- Dialogue with Cabo Verde local and national governments and national partners to reflect the IFRC priorities and positions on the post-2015 development agenda.and the proposals presented by the United Nations Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Dvelopment Goals (SDGs).
By engaging with our government on what it sees as future development priorities, a Cabo Verde Red Cross can fully leverage its auxiliary roles, position itself as partner of choice post-2015 and ensure that the voices of the most vuklnerable are heard.
Our collective priority areas for post-2015:
- Reducing risks and strengthering resilience
- Healthier Lives
- Food and Nutrition Security
- Water and sanitation
The Cabo Verde Red Cross post-2015 development agenda should take into account the needs and rights of the most vulnerable people in setting targets and indicators for development.
Cabo Verde Government must also lead decisively in taking action to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable people, communities and livelihoods to disasters and crisis, food security crises and health-related risks.
Without a renewed sense of urgency on these issues,the Cabo Verde Red Cross fears that disasters and crises will hinder progress towards sustainable development for years to come.
The voices of Cabo Verde Red Cross volunteers and those communities they work with should inform the design and implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.
Overwhelming evidence shows that the poorest and most vulnerable are disproportionately affected by disaster. To this end, targets and indicators should address the wellbeing of the poor and vulnerable groups, and should include in addition to the reduction of economic losses, the protection and wellbeing of the most vulnerable.
- Number of local and national disaster risk reduction, resilience and climate change adaptation plans adopted
and referenced in national development and poverty reduction strategies.
- Proportion of poor and vulnerable people with access to social safety nets.
- Proportion of existing health care facilities in hazard-prone areas that have been assessed for levels of safety, security and preparedness.
- Percentage of health disaster risk assessments that are conducted on a regular basis with the participation
of the communities.
- Percentage of vaccinations amongst hard to reach and vulnerable groups.
- Proportion of population with access to a safe water source subsequent to a disaster.
- Proportion of population with improved sanitation facilities subsequent to a disaster.
- Per cent of sanitation infrastructure that is disaster resistant.
- Percentage of agricultural land located in high-risk,hazard-prone areas.
- Percentage of farmers with access to climateresistant crops and livestock.
- Percentage of schools that have integrated disaster risk management and climate change adaptation subjects into school formal or informal curricula and teacher professional training.
- Percentage of schools that implement and evaluate annual school drills to respond to the hazards they face.
Take actions to strengthen the resilience ofvulnerable people, their communities and livelihoods to disasters and crisis, food, security crises and health-related risks.
- Invite high-ranked official (prime minister, minister of foreign affairs…) for a meeting to discuss post-2015 text, targets and indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals.
- .Engage with civil society partners with similar interests (while upholding the Fundamental Principles) in the Sustainable Development Goals. Together you can draft and propose targets and options to Cabo Verde Government. In addition jointly draft an editorial in local media on the post-2015 development agenda.
- Participation on relevant panels, boards or in an advisory capacity on matters within areas of expertise
(such as emergency disaster response or dealing with the impacts of migration).
- Identify those individuals, institutions and organizations with the power to effect the change.and those to whom you will direct your advocacy efforts and who can act as ‘door openers’ to facilitate/ help to reach out to the decision makers/Parliamentarians.
- Initiate or engage with a Cabo Verde Red Cross "Parliamentary Friends" group..The cross-party group of
parliamentarians are ambassadors for the work and activities of National Society.
Mr José Maria Lopez De Simédo
Managment Programas, Cabo Verde Red Cross