ACTED is committed to acting today and investing in tomorrow with the contribution of a wide range of partners, from local-based organisations to global networks, which contribute with their expertise, experience and voice to more impact. We work and advocate together with our partners towards a world Zero exclusion, Zero carbon, Zero poverty.
Alliance2015 is a strategic partnership of seven European non-governmental organisations engaged in humanitarian and development activities. Alliance2015 members are ACTED (France), Cesvi (Italy), Concern Worldwide (Ireland), HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation (Switzerland), Hivos (The Netherlands), People in Need (Czech Republic) and Welthungerhilfe (Germany).
Set up in 2000, Alliance2015 aims to fight poverty more effectively by cooperating on various levels, working together in the least developed countries and influencing and campaigning together at EU level. By joining forces, we can meet the challenges and changing demands of our work and shape public and political opinion in Europe. Established to strengthen our members’ contribution to the Millennium Development Goals, this partnership intends to keep this commitment towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)
ICVA is a global network of non-governmental organisations whose mission is to make humanitarian action more principled and effective by working collectively and independently to influence policy and practice.
Established in 1962 by a small coalition of refugee and migration focused non-governmental organisations (NGOs), ICVA has grown into a diverse network of other 70 NGOs operating at global, regional, national and local levels. ICVA advocates for principled humanitarian action, enhanced recognition by governments and international organisations of the vital role of NGOs, and high quality partnerships among humanitarian stakeholders. ACTED is a member of ICVA.
VOICE (Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies) is a network representing 85 European non-governmental organisations (NGOs) active in humanitarian aid worldwide. VOICE is the main NGO interlocutor with the European Union on emergency aid and disaster risk reduction and it promotes the values and specificities of humanitarian NGOs.
CHS Alliance improves the effectiveness and impact of assistance to people and communities vulnerable to risk and affected by disaster, conflict or poverty, by working with humanitarian and development actors on quality, accountability and people management initiatives. Formed in 2015 by the merger of HAP International and People In Aid, the Alliance brings together more than two decades of experience supporting the sector in applying standards and good practices. Creating a truly global enterprise, it already has a membership of more than 240 organisations that are headquartered in 55 capitals and operating in more than 160 countries worldwide.
The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), which sets out Nine Commitments that the humanitarian sector can use to improve the quality and effectiveness of their assistance, is at the heart of CHS Alliance’s mission. CHS Alliance leads and facilitates the development, promotion and maintenance of the CHS, including by providing training and capacity building to its 240+ members and the wider sector.
Start Network counts 42 members, national and international aid agencies from five continents, ranging from high-profile organisations to smaller agencies.
Start Network aims is to deliver effective aid, harnessing the power and knowledge of the network to make faster and better decisions to help people affected by crises. The network is developing more effective ways to work together, and new approaches that will reduce the scale of human suffering.
InterAction is an alliance organization in Washington, D.C. of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Our 180-plus members work around the world. What unites us is a commitment to working with the world’s poor and vulnerable, and a belief that we can make the world a more peaceful, just and prosperous place – together.
Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP)
CaLP is a global partnership of humanitarian actors engaged in policy, practice and research within cash transfer programming. Formed of a community of practice including over 150 organisations and more than 5,000 individuals in the humanitarian sector, the CaLP is based on learning, knowledge sharing, networking and coordination around the appropriate and timely use of CTP in humanitarian response.
When appropriately incorporated into humanitarian response planning that includes access to goods and services, CTP presents opportunities for effective and efficient programming to meet the needs of people and communities affected by crises.
With the number, scale and complexity of humanitarian crises increasing, CaLP acts as a catalyst for positive transformation within the sector.
ACTED has been a member of CaLP since November 2015.
Since 2010, the SUN Movement has inspired a new way of working collaboratively to end malnutrition, in all its forms. With the governments of SUN Countries in the lead, it unites people—from civil society, the United Nations, donors, businesses and researchers—in a collective effort to improve nutrition.
Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)
GNDR was launched in 2007 in the belief that civil society will have a greater impact in strengthening the resilience of vulnerable people by working together. Responding to the underlying concern of civil society organisations that the Hyogo Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction does not translate into effective implementation and change at the frontline – where communities vulnerable to disasters live and work – GNDR focuses on how to strengthen resilience at the community level.
Spread across more than 129 countries worldwide, membership in excess of 800 organisations share a vision: A world of resilient communities where vulnerable people are able to prepare for, mitigate against, recover from and adapt to hazards and a changing climate.
Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) of the clusters
Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) of the clusters – In emergency situations, ACTED actively supports good coordination for a needs-based response through the Cluster Approach. ACTED is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) of the clusters:
1. the global Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster;
2. the global Food Security Cluster (gFSC); and
3. the global Shelter Cluster (GSC). As member of these SAGs, ACTED advises the UN Cluster Coordinators and works to advance these clusters’ strategic direction, overall priorities, and advocacy.
United Nations Global Compact
Since 2015, ACTED has been a member of the UN Global Compact, fostering synergies and innovative partnerships with the private sector, by undertaking strategic actions towards the promotion, deployment and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in Europe, as well as throughout its countries of operation.
By incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, organisations are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.
The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact are derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.
Consultative status provides NGOs with access to not only ECOSOC, but also to its many subsidiary bodies, to the various human rights mechanisms of the United Nations, ad-hoc processes on small arms, as well as special events organized by the President of the General Assembly.
Coordination humanitaire et développement – CHD
CHD which stands for Coordination Humanitaire et Développement currently includes 46 French international solidarity organizations.
CHD aims at:
- asserting international solidarity organizations (ISOs) specific character
- fostering coordination among practitioners throughout the humanitarian process: prevention, relief, reconstruction and development
- gathering the ISOs which perform humanitarian, reconstruction and/or development-oriented actions in favor of the most vulnerable populations
- representing these ISOs upon private and civil partners.
Coordination SUD – Solidarité Urgence Développement – is the national coordination of French international solidarity NGOs founded in 1994. It brings together over 164 NGOs committed to development aid, including ACTED. Member NGO work on humanitarian emergency, as well as on development assistance, environmental protection, human rights among disadvantaged populations but also educational activities for international solidarity and advocacy.
Comité de la Charte
The Comité de la Charte du don en confiance is a French accreditation an inspection body for charities and foundation calling for donations from the public at large.
ACTED has been certified by the label of the Comité de la Charte since 2011. The certification has been renewed in April 2018.
As an organization raising funds through appeals to the public’s generosity to fulfill a mission of public benefit, we pledge to abide by the principles and requirements of the Charte du Don en confiance, convinced that the donors’ trust creates the duty and obligation for us to meet their expectations. We agree to defer to the Comité de la Charte du Don en confiance’s monitoring of our compliance with the ethical principles and requirements and we vouch that they will be abided by in all entities included in the accreditation’s scope.
Résonances Humanitaires is a non-profit association, recognized as being of general interest. It was created in 2002 by former humanitarian workers, following the publication of a survey on volunteer and employee social precariousness in the humanitarian sector.
Résonances Humanitaires is the only French association to provide direct support to former expatriates of international solidarity in their social and professional repositioning issues.
The Inter-Agency Procurement Group is a group of international NGOs who commit to:
- Share and exchange information amongst members and share business opportunities where possible
- Provide help, advice and support to each other through effective communications.
- Develop links with appropriate academic and professional bodies to enhance training opportunities and to provide learning to the academic world and across our organizations
- Be a collective voice that promotes the interests of the whole community among stakeholders.
ACTED obtained the approval of “entreprise solidaire” in 2005, renewed in September 2017. The ESUS accreditation constitutes an identification by the French government of the solidarity character of ACTED’s activities, as well as a recognition of the role of international solidarity associations as actors and driving force of social entrepreneurship. The ESUS accreditation contributes to the recognition of ACTED’s public utility with donors, public institutions, but especially private sector actors, allowing easier access to solidarity-oriented investment funds and to be identified with new private financing partners. ACTED thus increases its societal impact.