Bristol Link with Beira

Beira Partners

ADEL Sofala

ADEL Sofala are a local charity in Beira, managed by Mozambicans, dedicated to the development of the province of Sofala including the city of Beira. They focus on alleviating hunger and poverty, as well as improving health and education. To achieve these objectives, they work within the community to provide information on development, working in partnership, to raise funds to organise activities that address various global development issues.

Bristol Link with Beira have a very strong partnership with  ADEL Sofala and are working together to develop community programmes in Beira.

Beira Municipal Council

Since signing the friendship agreement with Bristol in 1990, council officers and mayors have been in contact, taking part in exchanges and capacity building excercises. Beira Municipal Council post regular updates on their Facebook page.

Amai Mussanhane

Amai Mussanhane is a community-based women’s organisation that offers support to local children many of whom are orphaned as a result of Aids. They provide education, training, employment skills and general support.

Funders

Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council supports BLB as part of its twinning programme

Rotary District 1100

Rotary is one of the world’s largest and most successful global membership and humanitarian service organisations, with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries. Ethical practice is encouraged, and members drawn from all walks of life. District 1100 acts in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Bristol, Swindon and parts of Monmouthshire, Somerset and Wiltshire

Festival of the Future City

An initiative of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership and Bristol Festival of Ideas, the Festival of the Future City, in Bristol 16-18 October 2019, aims to be the largest public debate about the future of cities. It brings together politicians, writers, artists, scientists, change-makers, academics, journalists, students, the public, economists, futurists, policy makers, roboticists, philosophers, flimmakers, think tanks, charities, social enterprises, city-builders and more.

ACTSA

Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) is a campaigning organisation that works for rights, equality and development across Southern Africa. This includes supporting BLB projects.

Bristol Commonwealth Society

The Bristol Commonwealth Society is part of an influential and global organisation which aims to: 

  • Raise awareness of the Commonwealth’s 52 nations, their people, their cultures and their histories.
  • Support young people who want to experience what the Commonwealth has to offer and contribute to its future.
  • Promote trade and industry by encouraging Bristol businesses to develop links and partnerships with member countries.

Operations

ADEL Sofala

ADEL Sofala are a local charity in Beira, managed by Mozambicans, dedicated to the development of the province of Sofala including the city of Beira. They focus on alleviating hunger and poverty, as well as improving health and education. To achieve these objectives, they work within the community to provide information on development, working in partnership, to raise funds to organise activities that address various global development issues.

Bristol Link with Beira have a very strong partnership with  ADEL Sofala and are working together to develop community programmes in Beira.

Team Rubicon UK

Using a military approach, Team Rubicon create order in the chaos caused by disaster, deploying teams of highly skilled volunteers to provide life-saving aid to those who need it most. The objective is to provide hope to those who have survived disaster, going where the need is greatest.

The BioFactory

The BioFactory is a Bath based start-up, designing sanitation-to-energy solutions for use low-income, high-density areas in sub-Saharan Africa. Their mission is to uphold the basic human right of sanitation and energy access for all, no matter their situation. They have designed an off-grid toilet and waste processing plant that utilises biological processes to convert human waste into cooking fuel and soil conditioner. Their system is rugged and easily deployable without the need for construction, and ideal for schools, urban community centres and refugee camps.

Memberships

Bristol International Twinning Association

Beira link is one of seven cities overseas, twinned with Bristol under the umbrella of the Bristol International Twinning Association. Twinning partnerships between cities are able to have a very positive impact on the international life of cities around the world. Twinning is a tried and tested way of linking citizens with their counterparts in other countries.

Bristol SDG Alliance

Bristol Green Capital Partnership encourages the adoption and practical use of the SDGs to guide Bristol’s future sustainable development, the Partnership has joined with a group of similarly-minded stakeholders in the city to form the Bristol SDG Alliance. The Alliance’s objectives are to use the SDGs to: 

  • drive the policy framework for long-term city-region development and resilience;
  • monitor progress and enable the city-region to hold itself to account; and
  • clearly connect community and city-level action to national and global challenges.

SWIDN

The South West International Development Network (SWIDN) supports and connects NGOs, civil society, think tanks, academics, consultants and private sector organisations to work more efficiently and collaboratively towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).