As issues related to climate change and global warming start to occupying large spaces on our tables, it is high time that we also made preparations to address them in a holistic manner. Many NGOs are not yet ready to equip themselves with information on climate change either because they still believe it is too scientific or because it can easily divert their current work strategies. While it is important to remain focused on issues of interest, it is also necessary to keep our eyes and ears open to the world.
Projects on climate change are the next big thing for NGOs (like it is used for HIV and AIDS some years ago) as donors continue to look at NGOs as the strongest mediums to reach out to communities in poor and developing countries (of course, in a pyramid-like top-down fashion). Nevertheless, climate change is a critical issue (as we have all been feeling about it in our homes) and all organizations should start considering it as an issue of the highest relevance and work in its direction either in a full-fledged manner or as a cross-cutting theme in their other projects.
Besides, in recent times, we have all observed a high number of call for proposals advertised by NGOs concentrating mostly on addressing climate change and global warming and we cannot ignore the fact that it is the poor (with whom we work) who bear the greatest brunt of these problems.
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