Children and Young People’s Perceptions of Climate Change and Environmental Transformation in Albania
52% of young people in Albania are concerned about climate change, while 46% of the children surveyed by World Vision Albania have limited knowledge about this pressing issue. This is one of the major global concerns that demand immediate action.
World Vision Albania
World Vision started working in Albania in 1999, in response to the Kosovo refugee crisis. For more than two decades, our work has been focused on transformational development and long-standing support of vulnerable children, youth and families. Children’s well-being is at the heart of World Vision’s work in Albania, spread across three key sectors, protection and social inclusion, youth activism and building secure livelihoods via economic development opportunities for vulnerable families.
During 2022, we have impacted the lives of over 69,610 people, among whom 49,738 children, in 123 communities in Albania. Disaster management is also a key element of our ministry in Albania as well; as World Vision, we are committed to protecting the vulnerable during and after an emergency. In 2020, the country found itself in the middle of two consecutive emergencies: the aftermath of the 6.4 magnitude earthquake of November 26, 2019, and the pandemic of Covid-19. World Vision responded in a multisectoral approach to the devastating loss of Albanian families by reaching approximately 68,373 beneficiaries in 24 municipalities across the country.
World Vision is recognized in communities as their mobilizer and liaison with institutions and organizations on issues that affect children's lives. Together we have supported families, informed, raised awareness and advocated for the most vulnerable children.
World Vision works on behalf of the most vulnerable children and communities in Albania responding to their needs. Every child has the right to grow with dignity and prosperity, to develop his full potential! The foundation of our work is the reconciliation of broken relationships, unity and strengthening of partnerships.
Celebrating a quarter century serving children, youth, families, and communities
World Vision has been working in Albania for 24 years, bringing a positive impact on the lives of the most vulnerable
Our Areas of Focus
GENDER EQUALITY and SOCIAL INCLUSION
World Vision Albania has worked towards progressing the systematic integration of gender equality and social inclusion within and across our programming sectors.
Recognizing gender-based discrimination and exclusion as important conditions hindering the further development of young people’s life skills, confidence and self-efficacy aspects, WVA has provided opportunities for children, adolescents and communities to advocate for advancing peaceful and inclusive societies and institutions.
As part of our stewardship World Vision Albania is committed to integrating and mainstreaming climate action activities in our programs.
We strive to address the root causes of environmental degradation and climate change, to contribute to positive outcomes for the most vulnerable and the natural environment.
World Vision applies the Citizens Voice and Action methodology in its long-term development programmes to transform the dialogue between communities and government to improve services, like child protection, life skills and education, which impact the daily lives of children and their families.