The theme of this year’s Appeal is Forecast:hope! The Appeal highlights the serious effects of climate change which are already being felt in some of the world’s poorest countries, demonstrates some of the initiatives which are helping people to adapt, and calls on all of us to work for climate justice, that is, a shouldering of responsibility by those whose lifestyles have contributed most to climate change.
The projects being highlighted this year are in Bangladesh and Ethiopia. Bangladesh, with its tropical climate and low-lying coastal zone, is a country in which climate change is already having a severe impact. Our partner in Bangladesh is the Bangladesh Nazarene Mission (BNM), which is working through its network of over 55 churches in some of the areas most at risk. The 2015 Appeal will also support the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus – Development and Social Service Commission (EECMY), which is developing a new agricultural base for the women of Chewaka district.
Please find below various resources and background materials that are available for the 2015 World Development Appeal, including artwork for the poster and leaflet, PowerPoint presentation and video clips.
World Development Appeal 2015 // Main Film from Presbyterian Church in Ireland on Vimeo.
World Development Appeal 2015 // Savings Co-Op from Presbyterian Church in Ireland on Vimeo.