Every Child has the Right to
a Safe, Healthy and Resilient
Living EnvironmentCities | Neighborhoods | Open Spaces | Schools | Institutions & HomesMake them Child-Friendly
An adequate standard of living is a right of every childEvery 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 childACE 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 DisasterACE 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 DEVELOPMENTACE 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 attentionACE 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 developmentACE engages in inclusive planning to fulfil the rights of children by promoting and creating child friendly urban environments.
- ACE has won the bid to host the next IPA conference in Jaipur, India in 2020. This will give a strong boost to promoting right to play in India which has the world's largest child population - 472 million to be exact - and very little focus on play needs of children! We are super proud and excited to get this opportunity!
- ACE CEO Dr. Sudeshna Chatterjee has been elected to the IPA international board.
- ACE participated in the IPA triennial conference in Calgary with strong presentations from CEO, Dr. Sudeshna Chatterjee who led IPA's Access to Play in Crisis research in 6 countries, and ACE program officer, Shalini Gupta, who presented the APC research from Kolkata.
ACE is leading the Outdoor Classroom Day Campaign in India to be celebrated across India's schools on October 12, 2017 backed by Project Dirt, UK and Unilever global.
120,761 children across 595 Indian schools in 26 states and 3 union territories celebrated the first-ever Outdoor Classroom Day in India by playing and taking their lessons outside. Thank you teachers, principals, parents, volunteers and influencers!
We will have the dates for next year out shortly. Please do sign up and make this an even bigger campaign 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.
create safe, resilient, inclusive and child friendly environments.