Welcome to ASCEND e.V.

Human and fair living conditions?


We believe it is possible. For everyone. Everywhere.

Let us tackle global challenges together!

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who we are

Our non-profit organisation 'Association for Sustainable Community Enacted Development e. V.', or simply ASCEND, was founded in Hannover, Germany, by a group of global citizens who perceive local problems in vulnerable areas as global challenges and want to take action to support a sustainable way of living for all human beings.

what we want

We aim to focus on local problems in endangered regions of our world as challenges. With our experiences and knowledge, we want to take action to ensure humane living conditions for every human being on earth on the long rum.

what is new

Impressions CPI - 09/07/2020

A small look at our CPI


We have now been busy for several weeks distributing face masks, soaps and hygiene guidelines to the people in the slums of Khulna, Dacope, Bangladesh. 

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Here are a few impressions of this project phase: 

Update CPI - 30/06/2020

WHO confirms the benefit of non-medical facemasks


At the beginning of the pandemic, it was not entirely clear whether non-medical facemasks provided the necessary protection against infections with Covid-19. Nevertheless, in April ASCEND decided to produce three-layer cotton masks for the population of Dacope, Khulna, Bangladesh, due to the urgent need for action. 

At the beginning of this month, on June 5, WHO published a letter confirming the usefulness of non-medical masks with at least three layers of cotton to prevent infection, especially in areas where social distancing is not effective. This also applies to the slums in Bangladesh and underlines once more the necessity of our CP initiative.

More at https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/332293/WHO-2019-nCov-IPC_Masks-2020.4-eng.pdf


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