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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • The girl child
  • Women and health
  • Women and poverty
  • Women and the economy
  • Women and the environment

  • Social Development:
  • Information and Communications Technologies
  • Technical cooperation
  • Youth

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Agriculture
  • Capacity-building
  • Climate change
  • Consumption and production patterns
  • Disaster management and vulnerability
  • Education
  • Freshwater
  • Gender equality
  • Health
  • Land management
  • Partnerships
  • Poverty
  • Protecting and managing the natural resources
  • Rural Development
  • Sanitation
  • Sustainable development for Africa
  • Sustainable development in a globalizing world
  • Sustainable development of SIDS
  • Geographic scope: International
    Country of activity:
  • State of Palestine
  • Serbia
  • Guatemala
  • Nicaragua
  • Cambodia
  • United States of America
  • Malawi
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Indonesia
  • Haiti
  • Kenya
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Colombia
  • Pakistan
  • Senegal
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Ethiopia
  • Angola
  • China
  • Afghanistan
  • Dominican Republic
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • El Salvador
  • South Africa
  • Sierra Leone
  • Paraguay
  • Viet Nam
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Timor-Leste
  • Burkina Faso
  • Niger
  • Uganda
  • Uruguay
  • Brazil
  • Honduras
  • Georgia
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Mozambique
  • Rwanda
  • Gambia
  • Thailand
  • Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 1974
    Organizational structure: 501 c(3) non-profit corporation. Board of directors appointed by member communions of the General Assembly of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. Regional offices in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia are supervised from the main office in New York. Work is organized by four quadrants: Global Strategies and Programs; Office of Executive Director/Relationships and Witness; Funds Development and Marketing; Finance and Operations.
    Number and type of members: N/A
    Affiliation with NGO networks: CWS is a member/participant of numerous networks and coalitions, including ACT Alliance, Interaction, ICVA, Ecumenical Water Network, HAP, etc.
    Funding structure:
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants
  • Funding structure other: CWS receives funding from U.S. member churches; public appeals fundraising; foundations and corporations; and governments (US, EU)
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