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CONTENT     arche noVa PROFILE

            arche noVa HISTORY


            REFERENCES – completed projects

            IRAN
            Supporting Female Headed Households with Microfinance

            NICARAGUA
            Supporting a Farmer’s Initiative in Sustainable and
            Ecological Agriculture

            TSUNAMI RELIEF PROGRAM
            Water, Sanitation, and Microfinance for India and the Maldives

            GERMANY
            Flood Disaster Relief

                                                                    G E R M A N Y, D r e s d e n
            REFERENCES – ongoing projects 2007

            INDONESIA
            Appropriate Water and Sanitary Facilities for Handicapped

            REPUBLIC OF CONGO                                                                                             PAKISTAN
            Reconstruction of a Primary School                                            IRAQ
                                                                                                               IRAN,Bam
            PAKISTAN
            Emergency and Rehabilitation in Rural Areas

NICARAGUA
            IRAQ
            Water, Primary Health Care, and Hygiene                                                                INDIA
                                                                                                                 SRI LANKA
            TSUNAMI RELIEF PROGRAM
            Water, Sanitation, and Micro-finance for Sri Lanka          CONGO,Brazzaville
                                                                                                                   MALDIVES
            EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
            School-Workshops on Development Policy Issues

            SRI LANKA
            IDP Camp Management




            arche noVa e.V.         Humanitarian Aid       Development Cooperation                 Education
arche noVa
PROFILE




We work with local partners
We surrender our expertise to the beneficiaries
We offer assistance to self-help



Ever since the first transport of relief supplies to Iraqi Kurdistan in 1992, arche noVa has been committed to assisting
people suffering from humanitarian crises – regardless of their ethnic origin, religion, or philosophy of life. As a registered
non-governmental and non-profit relief organization, our priority is to help develop people’s capacities to strengthen
their autonomy and to enable them to live without external assistance. In accordance with this goal, arche noVa has
consistently concentrated on facilitating the basic conditions for an autonomous improvement of living-conditions: the
implementation of stable water supply systems, the chance to gain self-sufficiency by vocational training, and the provision
of micro-credit programs. We provide help in the form of self-help. We do not want beneficiaries to enter into a state of
dependency; instead we offer a partnership enabling them to help themselves.

arche nova provides immediate emergency relief and implements sustainable development cooperative projects that
are strictly geared to local conditions and to the protection of human dignity. arche noVa is associated neither with any
religious denomination nor with any political party and is strictly opposed to intolerance, racism, and military conflict
solutions. Instead, we are championing the inequitable allocation of minimum living conditions and development chances
in our world. Our work is financed primarily through private donations, project funds, and international donor organiza-
tions.
arche noVa
HISTORY

 MILESTONES

 2007          SRI LANKA: Managing temporary IDP camps for civil war refugees
               Republic of Congo: Reconstruction of a school building in Kongo-Brazzaville

 2006 – 2007   INDONESIA: construction of handicapped accessible sanitary facilities

 2005 – 2007   PAKISTAN: Construction of water supply systems and sanitary facilities

 2005 – 2006   INDIA: Tsunami-Relief Program– Income-generating measures for women

 2004 - 2007   SRI LANKA: Tsunami-Relief Program – Well cleaning, well construction, and
               hygiene promotion

 2004 – 2006   IRAN: Income generating program supporting Female Headed Households
               (FHH) after the Bam-earthquake

 2003 – 2006   IRAQ: Operation of a mobile clinic, setup of medical teams, drinking water
               supply

 2002 – 2005   MEXICO, Chiapas: Project “Opening up Conflicts and Reconciliation”

 2002          GERMANY: launch of development policy education program, units: “War in
               Yugoslavia,” “Water,” “The Iraq War and the Media”

 2001 – 2006   GHANA: Project “Health, Hygiene, Education, Food, Work” at an internation-
               al school; construction of sanitary facilities an eco-farm in Theshi

 1999 – 2000   BOSNIA AND HERZOGOVIA: Post-War Relief - Three transports of relief sup-
               plies, reconstruction of a destroyed school, water analysis, and reconstruc-
               tion of wells

 1999 – 2000   BOLIVIA, Santa Cruz: Support of “St. Elena” school

 1998 – 1999   NICARAGUA: Disaster Relief - Distribution of pharmaceuticals to victims of
               Hurricane Mitch and support in reconstruction

 1997 – 2003   MOZAMBIQUE: arms-exchange project “ Waffen gegen Nähmaschinen“

 1994 – 1996   TANZANIA, MOZAMBIQUE, AND GEORGIA: Supply of medical technology
               and instruments

 1992 – 1998   BOSNIA AND HERZOGOVIA: Post-War Relief - 14 transports of relief sup-
               plies, organization of a work camp for the reconstruction of destroyed
               houses

 1992 – 1996   IRAQ: Three relief transports to Iraqi Kurdistan

 1992          Foundation of arche noVa – Initiative for People in Need
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REFERENCES - COMPLETED PROJECTS

IRAN       SUPPORTING WOMEN´S COOPERATIVES (2004 – 2006)

The heavy earthquake that hit Bam on December 26, 2003 especially pauperized female headed households (FFH). In
cooperation with the Dutch organization, SAI, arche noVa offered an income generating program for affected women.
Participants were trained in one of three cooperatives producing leather balls, pottery, or handicrafts. Women who had
run their own enterprise before the catastrophe were eligible for micro-funds to be used for start-up financing. Thus, ap-
proximately 150 women were able to (re-)start economic self-sufficiency. With further financial support, more than 1500
indigent women could be provided with basic equipment such as: sewing machines, shop furnishings, and farm animals,
enabling them to earn a living.



  FACTS

  Title                  Economical self development for female headed households including psycho-social
                         supports

  Objective              Economical self development and psychological stabilization of female headed
                         households in three cooperatives after the earthquake in Bam

  Target Group           150 female headed households in Bam affected by the earthquake

  Activities             • Provision of micro credits for FHH to enable them to start a small enterprise
                         • Stabilization of women through psycho-social consultations
                         • Training of women in productive skills, basic business, and management
                           knowledge within the cooperatives
                         • Equipping cooperatives and leading them into self sustainability

  Duration               2004 – 2006

  Budget                 241.000 EUR

  Donors                 Aktion Deutschland Hilft, CARE, arche noVa




                                                                        First female football production cooperative in Iran
arche noVa
REFERENCES - COMPLETED PROJECTS

NICARAGUA
SUPPORTING A FARMERS´ INITIATIVE IN SUSTAINABLE AND ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE (2004 – 2005)

Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. The dropped market value of coffee and the high prices for com-
mercial (crossbreed) seeds as well as plant protective agents cause the dependency and impoverishment of many small
farmers. From 2004 till 2005, arche noVa supported the local farmers‘ initiative Hijas y hijos del maíz (Sons and Daughters
of Corn). Small farmers were trained to grow their crop ecologically using traditional seed that is available for free and
does not require fertilizers and plant protective agents. Additionally, seed banks were set up to exchange and cultivate
seed as well as to make it available to many families. Thus, arche noVa made a contribution to the farmers‘ growing inde-
pendence and the advancement of their living conditions as well as to the development of a sustainable and ecological
agriculture.enabling them to earn a living.




  FACTS

  Title                  Obtainment of traditional seeds and assistance regarding sustainable farming

  Objective              Independence of the farmers by sustainable farming with traditional seeds for
                         sowings.

  Target Group           Farmer families in 4 villages

  Activities             • Installation of seed banks
                         • Education efforts for the farmers

  Duration               2004 – 2005

  Budget                 7.000 EUR

  Donors                 Foundation “Nord-Sued-Bruecken”, arche noVa




                                                                    This farmer´s corn is grown without fertilizers
arche noVa
REFERENCES - COMPLETED PROJECTS

TSUNAMI RELIEF PROGRAM
WATER, SANITATION, AND MICROFINANCE FOR INDIA AND THE MALDIVES (2004 – 2006)

Immediately after the disastrous seaquake in Southeast Asia on December 26, 2004 an arche noVa team started to
distribute desperately needed aid supplies and to examine long-term needs in South India and the Maldives. In March
2005, we started to implement long-term and sustainable reconstruction projects. In Tamil Nadu (South India) Community
Based Organisations (CBO) were successfully supported with capacity building and income generating measures as well
as micro-credit programs. The development orientated projects covered 7000 beneficiaries of whom 30 percent were fe-
male headed households. On Bandhidoo Island (Maldive Islands) rain water collecting tanks were installed to secure and
improve the water supply systems of 120 households.




  FACTS

  Title                 Relief / Social Welfare Program and rehabilitation of income generating activities in
                        Tamil Nadu / South India

  Objective             Ensuring a basic supply of Community Based Organizations in Tamil Nadu

  Target Group          682 Community Based Organizations with 8-10 members plus their families

  Activities            • Distribution of relief goods to families
                        • Supply of school materials to students
                        • Supporting the adminisitration of CBO funds

  Duration              2004 – 2006

  Budget                287. 000 EUR

  Donors                Aktion Deutschland Hilft




                                                                  With arche noVa´s support this father is hoping to stabilize his
                                                                  family´s life again
arche noVa
REFERENCES - COMPLETED PROJECTS

GERMANY DISASTER RELIEF (2002 – 2005)
Emergency aid on the doorstep: during the „flood of the century“ in Saxony (2002) arche noVa was able to use its know-
how, ranging from technical and logistical support to psychosocial counseling, on the spot. In addition to a four-week work
camp in the Mueglitz Valley, Saxony to remove flood damages, arche noVa established a counseling center for the period
of one year. In that context, arche noVa provided services, such as: assistance filling in application forms, psychological
debriefings, coordination of donations, transport of sanitary equipment, and assistance to child care institutions, etc. One
result of this engagement was the publication of the guidebook, Psychosocial Counseling. The Flood of the Century in
Saxony 2002 (Co-Editor: Moritz Weisskopf, CEO arche noVa).



  FACTS

  Title                  Disaster Relief and publication

  Objective              Support of the villagers in retrieving their life quality.

  Target Group           Villagers in the flood affected areas in Dresden and the surrounding region (counsel-
                         ling), Interested people and personnel of social and welfare institutions (publication)

  Activities             • Support to remove the flood damages in and around Dresden
                         • Operation of a counselling center
                         • Financial support of physiological services suffering from the flood
                         • Publication

  Duration               2002 – 2005

  Budget                 91.500 EUR

  Donors                 arche noVa, Aktion Deutschland Hilft, Deutscher Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband




                             arche noVa displays emergency competences
                             at home in Dresden, Germany.




                                                                         First female football production cooperative in Iran
arche noVa
REFERENCES - ONGOING PROJECTS

INDONESIA APPROPRIATE WATER AND SANITARY FACILITIES FOR HANDICAPPED
On Saturday, May 27th 2006 an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale struck Central Java and the Province of
Yogyakarta. More than 5,000 people died and approximately 38,000 people were seriously injured. Some 400 people
suffered spinal cord injuries. These victims and their families are targeted in this arche noVa project with the provision of
Wat/San facilities. Since July 2006, arche noVa has provided assistance for 75 families with handicapped people by con-
structing sustainable MCK (Mandi Cuci Kakus = Bathroom Washing Place Toilets) and functioning wells. The new facilities
allow people with wheelchairs to use the toilet and to wash themselves independently. Increasing their autonomy does
not only give back privacy and dignity to the handicapped people, but also increases the capacity for other household
members to generate income and decreases the poverty risk of the affected families. Using the approach of community
based rehabilitation (CBR), the project focuses as much as possible on the mobilization of local resources and on the
involvement of the disabled community members.



  FACTS

  Title                  Community Based Rehabilitation / Reconstruction of private Wat/San facilities for
                         families with handicapped members in Kabupaten Bantul, Java

  Objective              Realization of appropriate water and sanitary facilities for people handicapped due
                         to the earthquake in 2006

  Target Group           75 families with handicapped members

  Activities             • Construction of 75 private sustainable MCK (Mandi Cuci Kakus), which provide a
                           suitable toilet as well as bathing and washing / cleaning facilities
                         • Construction or reconstruction of wells to ensure a clean water supply
                         • Conduction of accompanying hygiene programs

  Duration               2006 – 2007

  Budget                 251.000 US$

  Donors                 UNICEF, Aktion Deutschland Hilft




                                                                    Almost 400 people are left quadriplegic after the earthquake
arche noVa
REFERENCES - ONGOING PROJECTS

REPUBLIC OF CONGO RECONSTRUCTION OF A PRIMARY SCHOOL
From 1993 to 1999, the Republic of Congo was shaken by a violent civil war. Despite the initiation of the peace process,
the current situation is characterized by insufficient medical care, a bad condition of the educational system, and a weak
economy. Facing this situation, arche noVa will support the primary school ”Gaston Lenda“ in the outskirts of Brazzaville
in 2007 in the reconstruction and extension of the school building. Currently, more than 200 pupils are taught in each of
the narrow and dark class rooms in a shift system. Due to the lack of tables and benches the students sit on the ground.
The reconstruction and extension of the school will reduce the class size to 100 students each and thus considerably im-
prove the learning situation. The project also contributes to the 30-year-old cooperation between Dresden and the capital
city of Congo, Brazzaville.



  FACTS

  Title                  Reconstruction of a primary school in Brazzaville

  Objective              Improvement of the tuitional conditions in the primary school

  Target Group           Primary school pupils 6-12 years

  Activities             • Reconstruction of the school building, construction of new class rooms to
                           educe the class size to 100 pupils per class
                         • Furnishing of all classrooms with tables, benches, and boards

  Duration               2007

  Budget                 ongoing

  Donors                 City of Dresden, arche noVa




                                                              Primary school pupils in Brazzaville
arche noVa
REFERENCES - ONGOING PROJECTS

PAKISTAN EMERGENCY AND REHABILITATION IN RURAL AREAS
During the UN operation “Winter Race” in December 2005, arche noVa started its activity in the area of NWFP (North
Western Frontier Province) and Kashmir, Pakistan, with the construction of emergency shelters for 100 families and the
distribution of 500 wooden stoves. After a deep need assessment in January 2006, we started to redevelop and improve
the destroyed water systems in several villages of the district of Muzaffarabad in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The affected
communities, including women, have been involved in the planning and implementation of the project. We have started
the reconditioning process in 41 villages. During this project we have faced the problem of long historical disputes be-
tween the communities. These disputes have arisen as a consequence of the difficult water situation occurring in the last
centuries. Therefore, we use the tool of Participatory Rural Approval (PRA) and Social Mobilization to solve this problem
and to find alternatives for the improvement of the water system in this area.



  FACTS

  Title                 Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for rural villages

  Objective             Improvement of the water supply in 41 villages and ensuring sustainable mainte-
                        nance of the safe water supply systems

  Target Group          30,000 inhabitants of 41 villages of the Union Councils of Lamnian, Sena Daman,
                        and Khaliana

  Activities            • construction of community managed drinking water system and maintenance
                          structure
                        • Construction of school sanitary facilities
                        • Training of local hygiene promotion teams, consisting of teachers and parents

  Duration              09/2006 – 05/2007

  Budget                663.000 EUR

  Donors                UNICEF, Aktion Deutschland Hilft, arche noVa




                                                                   Operation Winter Race provides them with a wooden stove
arche noVa
REFERENCES - ONGOING PROJECTS

IRAQ WATER, PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, AND HYGIENE (2003 – 2006)
Ever since the first transport of relief goods in 1992, working in Iraq has been a main area of focus in the work of arche
noVa. In 2003 we started implementing a decentralized and community-based water project in rural communities still
depending on river water, channels, or salty wells that are often far away and heavily polluted. The main goal of arche
noVa was to provide an appropriate and sustainable solution for fresh drinking water. To ensure sustainability, local water
committees were trained to serve as communicators and to be responsible for the maintenance and hygiene education.
In cooperation with local companies deep wells were dug; water pipelines built; taps, pump houses, and water tanks
installed; or alternative solutions sought. Using local materials arche noVa developed a water filter system, the Mercana
filter. After distributing 2,800 Mercana water filters in rural areas for over two years, arche noVa was asked by the villag-
ers and camp dwellers to continue the assistance in water-related issues. In consequence, arche noVa trained local water
committees to build and maintain the filters. In terms of capacity-building, local staff was also trained in: project manage-
ment, conflict resolution, intercultural communication, and security issues. arche noVa is currently conducting a study on
the long-term effects of Mercana water filters.



  FACTS

  Title                  Drinking Water Supply and Capacity Building

  Objective              Ensuring a stable drinking water supply in villages in the north of Iraq

  Target Group           24.000 villagers

  Activities             • distribution of 3,400 Mercana filters
                         • primary health care (medical teams)
                         • workshops
                         • building of wells
                         • hygiene promotion
                         • capacity building

  Duration               2003 - 2006

  Budget                 470.500 EUR
                         1.788.000 US$

  Donors                 UNICEF, IOM, Federal Foreign Office Germany, Aktion Deutschland Hilft



                               Water filtered through an
                               arche noVa filter
arche noVa
REFERENCES - ONGOING PROJECTS

TSUNAMI RELIEF PROGRAM II
WELL CLEANING, WELL CONSTRUCTION, HYGIENE PROMOTION, AND MICROCREDITS IN SRI LANKA
(2004-2007)

Following the emergency relief phase after the Tsunami catastrophe arche noVa has started a large-scale water sanitation
project including: well cleaning, well construction, and hygiene promotion in 3 of the most Tsunami-affected districts:
Mullaitivu, Trincomalee, and Batticaloa. At the end of 2006, more than 3000 wells had been cleaned and 500 new wells
had been handed over to the beneficiaries. In addition, the National Water Board of Sri Lanka was provided with water
testing equipment. In partnership with the local People Organization of Progress Evolution (POPE) micro-credit programs
for women in Female Headed Households are implemented in Batticaloa (Sri Lanka).



  FACTS

  Title                 Water/Sanitation and Microcredit Programme

  Objective             Well cleaning, well construction, training and hygiene promotion in Tsunami affected
                        areas, micro-credits for women

  Target Group          6.000 people with insufficient water supply,
                        microcredit programm: 150 women (ongoing)

  Activities            • Cleaning of > 2000 wells and construction of 800 new wells
                        • Creation of water committees and conduction of hygiene promotion
                        • Microcredits on a CBO model

  Duration              11/2005 – 1/2007

  Budget                Approx. 1.000.000 EUR

  Donors                Aktion Deutschland Hilft
arche noVa
REFERENCES - ONGOING PROJECTS

GERMANY SCHOOL WORKSHOPS ON DEVELOPMENT POLICY ISSUEs
Water shortage, military conflicts, and famine are the issues we are confronted with as professionals in the course of our
daily work. To circulate this experience to students and interested people, arche noVa started workshops on development
policy issues in 2002. The goal of these workshops is to increase the awareness of problems concerning environmental and
development policies. Together with the students, we would like to develop not only a better understanding of complex
global affairs, causes and effects, but also a way to possible solutions.

The arche noVa education program contains workshops on water, globalization, conflicts and tolerance, and humanitar-
ian aid plus a special unit on landmines (including a landmine exhibition). The education program has been selected by
UNESCO as an “Official project of the world decade 2006/2007 - Learning Sustainability”.



  FACTS

  Title                  Development Policy Education

  Objective              Information and conscience raising of students and teachers regarding causes and
                         effects of global conflicts and possible solutions

  Target Group           Elementary and secondary schools in Saxony

  Activities             • workshops on water, globalization, one world, humanitarian aid, etc.
                         • landmine exhibition

  Duration               since 2002

  Donors                 Foundation “Nord-Sued-Bruecken”, Free State of Saxony




                                                       The world has become complicated: arche noVa
                                                       helps to understand today´s conflicts
arche noVa
REFERENCES - ONGOING PROJECTS

SRI LANKA IDP CAMP MANAGEMENT
Due to the escalation of the armed conflict between the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) and the Sri Lankan Army (SLA), in Sri Lanka
thousands of civilians are being forced to leave their homes and villages to flee crossfire, shelling, and violence. UNHCR
estimates that approximately 45,000 people have been displaced to the neighboring district of Batticaloa, where they
are settled in temporary camps. arche noVa (running a local office carrying out the Tsunami-relief program) reacted im-
mediately and has taken over the management of camp Kokuvil 3, which is located in the district of Batticaloa and has
approximately 500 refugees. In addition, the arche noVa water/sanitation team is providing for drinking water and camp
sanitation in the other Batticaloa district´s camps.



  FACTS

  Title                  IDP camp management, water supply/ sanitation, and microcredit programme

  Objective              Supply of up to 91 IDP camps in the Batticaloa district with drinking water and
                         sanitary facilities

  Target Group           Approx. 500 refugees

  Activities             • Distribution of food, water, hygiene kits, and other non-food items
                         • Training of local hygiene promotion teams
                         • Cleaning of soak pits

  Duration               1/2007 – ongoing

  Budget                 ongoing

  Donors                 Aktion Deutschland Hilft
arche noVa
OUR COMMITMENT

Contains

        disaster relief and care for refugees of humanitarian crises
        delivery of medical, technical, and psychological emergency relief
        conception and implementation of short-term humanitarian aid measures
        sustainable long-term development cooperation projects
        educational program on development policy issues


Is driven by

         the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, and partnership


Is pledged to and in compliance with

        the Humanitarian Charter and the Minimum Standards in Disaster Response (SPHERE Project)
        the Code of Conduct for The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in
         Disaster Relief
        the “Twelve Basic Rules of Humanitarian Aid Abroad”


                                                                                               Aktion
                                                                                               Deutschland Hilft
                                                                                               Das Bündnis der Hilfsorganisationen
ASSOCIATES AND DONORS
Aktion Deutschland Hilft (ADH) + UNO + Federal Ministry for Economic
Cooperation and Development + German Federal Foreign Office +
Deutscher Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband (DPWV) + VENRO (Association
of German development NGOs) + Development Policy Network Saxony
(ENS) + Alliance Dresden Hilft



HONORS
DZI Spendensiegel, Since 1995 arche noVa has been permanently awarded
the seal of the German Institute for Social Affairs (DZI) marking exemplary
clarity and effectiveness in the use of donations.

Official Project of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable
Development (2006)

Party of Democratic Socialism’s award for special engagement in Iraq

Foundation “Lebendige Stadt – Dresden verein(t)” Award 2003

Robert-Bosch-Foundation’s award for humanitarian aid in East and
Southeastern Europe

Dresden Peace Award of the foundation “AnStiftung” (1996)
CONTACT:


Moritz Weisskopf (CEO)
moritz.weisskopf@arche-nova.org

Sven Seifert (Program Manager)
sven.seifert@arche-nova.org




Headquarter:       E-Mail: info@arche-nova.org
arche noVa e.V.    Phone: +49 (0)351 49 43-598
Schützengasse 18   Fax: +49 (0)351 49 43-599
D-01067 Dresden    www.arche-nova.org

				
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