Bristol Link with Beira

Our Approach

Vision and Values

Our vision at Bristol Link with Beira is to promote city to city networks and to identify links between ideas and opportunities that bring about sustainable exchange between Bristol and Beira.

Our core values are partnerships, sustainability, equality, participation and accountability.

Project Delivery in Beira

Our projects focus on Health & Education, Climate Change & Energy, Community and Civil Society, Culture & Sports.

All our projects in Beira are based on needs identified by communities there. We then follow a delivery process as summarised here. Bristol Link with Beira identifies strategic partnerships with organisations to develop into project partnerships to leverage funding in addition to private donations: to link those who have funds with those who need funds. Organisations include NGOs, universities, the private sector, and local authorities both in Bristol and in Beira. This ties in with the capacity of BLB which is run by volunteers. We have a Programme Working Group which includes Trustees and volunteers, who lead projects aligning with their skills and interests, from preparing the project proposal to presenting the final monitoring and evaluation report, aimed at making the projects sustainable.

Activities in Bristol

Global citizenship covers social, environmental, and economic actions of individuals and communities who recognise that every person is a citizen of the world. Bristol Link with Beira runs initiatives and events in Bristol to create awareness of the issues faced in Beira. We aim to influence decisions in Bristol, by explaining how these can affect people living in Beira, and about how we all share a common humanity and are of equal worth. We engage positively with identities and cultures in Beira and  recognise and challenge stereotypes. It is also about how we use and share the earth’s resources fairly and uphold the human rights of all.