• Every Child has the Right to
    a Safe, Healthy and Resilient
    Living Environment
    Cities | Neighborhoods | Open Spaces | Schools | Institutions & Homes
    Make them Child-Friendly
  • An adequate standard of living is a right of every child
    Every eighth urban child in India in the age-group of 0-6 years lives in a slum. ACE promotes housing rights of children to support happy healthy childhoods in affordable, adequately provisioned and inclusively developed housing.
  • Highest attainable level of health is a right of every child
    ACE plans, designs and advocates for healthy living environments to prevent diseases, infections and childhood mortality linked to unhealthy surroundings.
  • Child-centred Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster
    ACE engages in action research to systematically build children's resilience to the challenges of climate change and other non-climatic disasters.
  • Play and recreation are essential to children's DEVELOPMENT
    ACE strongly advocates for embedding play in local area development as a priority in planning and for involving children in the design of their play and recreation spaces.
  • Child friendly facilities for children requiring particular attention
    ACE engages in research, planning and design of facilities for children requiring special attention such as girls, children living in poverty, children with disabilities, children living in institutions, children from indigenous and minority communities, children in situations of conflict, humanitarian and natural disasters.
  • Mainstreaming children and youth concerns in urban development
    ACE engages in inclusive planning to fulfil the rights of children by promoting and creating child friendly urban environments.
  • CEO of ACE with ACE support is coordinating the international "Access to Play in Crisis" projects for IPA in 7 countries across Middle East and Asia.ACE was invited to make an expert presentation to the UNICEF Country Management Team to help shape the urban thinking in the new Country Program Cycle starting in 2018.

How we help children

We empower children

We help children to identify and remove barriers that prevent them from enjoying their rights to survival and development, protection and participation in their communities and cities.

We build capacity of duty bearers

We develop tools to facilitate our development partners to collect evidence, monitor and evaluate programs.

We train children as well as duty bearers-communities, organizations and local governments in their use.

We help design effective plans and strategies to promote an adequate standard of living while safeguarding the rights of most deprived children.

We influence policies, plans, programs and projects

We engage in research and analysis to understand how to improve well-being of children in poverty and crisis.

We support policy actors to adopt a child-centered approach in planning and development decision-making.

We engage with children in processes of research, planning and constructive community change to improve their lives.

ACE's expertise lies in three critical areas
We have worked in 10 different states in India and 8 other countries to
create safe, resilient, inclusive and child friendly environments.