People4Change is based on the conviction that the synergy of international solidarity, understanding and knowledge that emerges when people from different parts of the world meet, learn and work together, increases skills and commitment among the involved individuals and civil society. This empowers them to become active agents of change.
The P4C approach lies in making external professional expertise available to ActionAid units and partner organizations. The fact that People4Change placements are cross national challenges existing practices and methods and encourages innovative thinking and critical reflection. This leads to the development of new approaches and knowledge. Through process oriented facilitation and shared learning, People4Change interventions empower and build the capacity of key individuals and key units to increase organizational effectiveness. Ultimately, People4Change is a means to attain the overall objectives and key change promises in the ActionAid International Strategy and now operates in 17 countries.
People4Change utilises three kinds of capacity development interventions:
Highly specialized, theoretically and practically experienced Advisors, who work on a short or long term basis and are paid a formal salary.
Highly practically experienced Inspirators, who work on a short term basis as volunteers.
To further build on solidarity and understanding, People4Change also offers Global Contacts in the form of a volunteer programme.
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People4Change interventions empower and build the capacity of key individuals and key units to increase organizational effectiveness