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ACT Alliance - Action by Churches Together

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Coorporate Accountability
  • De-mining
  • Debt Relief
  • Development
  • Disabled Persons
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Extreme poverty
  • Financing for Development
  • Food
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Affairs
  • Justice
  • Least Developed Countries
  • Micro-Credit
  • Migration
  • Minority Rights
  • Peace and Security
  • Refugees
  • Religion
  • Safety
  • Social Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Trade and Development
  • Volunteerism
  • Water
  • Women/gender Equality

  • Financing for Development:
  • Addressing systemic issues
  • External debt

  • Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Human rights of women
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Trafficking in women and girls
  • Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Women and armed conflict

  • Population:
  • International migration
  • Morbidity and mortality

  • Social Development:
  • Aging
  • Conflict
  • Disabled persons
  • Poverty
  • Social policy
  • Youth

  • Statistics:
  • Development indicators

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Capacity-building
  • Climate change
  • Desertification and Drought
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Gender equality
  • Health
  • Human settlements
  • Land management
  • Partnerships
  • Poverty
  • Protecting and managing the natural resources
  • Rural Development
  • Sanitation
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Geographic scope: International
    Country of activity:
  • Ukraine
  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • Ghana
  • Armenia
  • Sweden
  • Jamaica
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Switzerland
  • Myanmar
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Mozambique
  • Tajikistan
  • Rwanda
  • Chad
  • Denmark
  • Lebanon
  • Croatia
  • Indonesia
  • Nigeria
  • Serbia
  • Netherlands
  • Thailand
  • Lesotho
  • Philippines
  • Cambodia
  • Honduras
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Uruguay
  • Somalia
  • State of Palestine
  • Ecuador
  • Dominican Republic
  • Zambia
  • Botswana
  • Angola
  • Iceland
  • China
  • Pakistan
  • Norway
  • Mauritania
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Senegal
  • Nicaragua
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Mauritius
  • Israel
  • New Zealand
  • Eswatini
  • Cuba
  • Paraguay
  • Sudan
  • Argentina
  • Iraq
  • Madagascar
  • Niger
  • Peru
  • Romania
  • Cameroon
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Central African Republic
  • Afghanistan
  • Mali
  • Egypt
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Haiti
  • Uganda
  • Burkina Faso
  • Kenya
  • El Salvador
  • United States of America
  • Fiji
  • Sri Lanka
  • Timor-Leste
  • Bangladesh
  • Namibia
  • Malaysia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Sierra Leone
  • Congo
  • Chile
  • Uzbekistan
  • Albania
  • France
  • Zimbabwe
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Republic of Korea
  • Viet Nam
  • Hungary
  • Malawi
  • North Macedonia
  • Germany
  • Liberia
  • Nepal
  • Guatemala
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  • Brazil
  • Russian Federation
  • Australia
  • India
  • Burundi
  • South Africa
  • Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 2002
    Organizational structure: The ACT Alliance was formed on 1 January 2010, bringing together ACT International, established in 1995, and ACT Development, in existence since 2007. Members of the ACT Alliance have a combined staff including volunteers of over 30,000 people, of which some 16,000 are paid. The combined total annual income of ACT Alliance members exceeded US$ 1.6 billion for the financial year 2008/2009, with about half of all ACT expenditures devoted to long-term development and about one-quarter to humanitarian assistance. The ACT Alliance holds a General Assembly every four years. The Governing Board is responsible for the governance of the Alliance between General Assemblies. It meets annually, has global representation, and includes permanent representatives from the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF). The Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the WCC has general consultative status with ECOSOC since 2000 while LWF has special status since 1952.
    Number and type of members: The ACT Alliance comprises over 100 churches and church-related organizations from 65 countries, working in over 130 countries. The ACT Alliance Secretariat is based in Geneva, Switzerland. It supports the membership and governance through global coordination, collaboration and facilitation of special initiatives and thematic groups, policy development, and implementation of the ACT emergency response mechanisms.
    Affiliation with NGO networks: ICVA, SCHR, Interaction and HAP
    Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants
  • Funding structure other: ACT members fund ACT special initiatives and pay coordination fees for ACT emergency appeals
     
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