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Through advocacy ACT Alliance seeks to influence decision makers, policies, structures, systems to bring about a just, peaceful and sustainable world. ACT leverages the knowledge, experience and member relationships, and the power communities, to advocate for just laws, policies and practices at all levels. ACT's advocacy strategy can be found here.
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ACT Alliance members work in long term transformational and sustainable development around the world and are at the forefront of this policy debate. For ACT development is deeply rooted in the growth and protection of human dignity, community resilience and environmental sustainability.
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Within the diversity of organisations that make up its membership, ACT Alliance endeavours to respond to emergencies around the world – local or global, large or small – with an ecumenical commitment to respond to the needs of communities when they are at their most vulnerable.
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Latest Advocacy

23 Sep 2021

“Africa is rising – we are planting trees, we are restoring eco-systems, we are embracing solar energy, we are creating green jobs. We must commit to doing more of all of these. We are innovative – we don’t have to be victims. We are part of the solution.” With these words Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Anglican […]

21 Sep 2021

Three recent climate reports point to the major climate challenges facing the world. The future looks dark, but there is still hope and opportunities for action. I would like to share my recommendations on what needs to be done, but first a look at the three reports.  In early August, the UN Climate Panel released […]

16 Sep 2021

ACT Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Dr. Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel and Dr. Humberto Martin Shikiya as ACT Goodwill Ambassadors. Each brings a wealth of experience to these newly created positions.   Appointed following the invitation of ACT’s Secretary General Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, the ACT Goodwill Ambassadors will spotlight critical issues affecting our […]

Latest Development

ACT members were the first agencies to bring relief supplies to villages in Nhamatanda District in Mozambique after the Cyclone Idai. ACT Alliance provided life-saving humanitarian relief after Cyclone Idai affected hundreds of thousands in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in 2019. Photo: Photo: Alwynn Javier/ACT
21 Apr 2021

This article is reprinted with permission of the World Council of Churches. Read the original article here. The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the ACT Alliance have announced the pilot of a “learning process” in Malawi and Cameroon that will lead to a model for strong collaboration in many other countries as well.  At […]

25 Mar 2021

The ACT Alliance’s strategic goal is to provide effective, efficient and cost-effective ways of delivering assistance that contributes to long-term solutions. Thus, ACT national forums and members engag​e local partners and communities, including local faith actors​, in delivering humanitarian response. ACT-member Christian Aid after six years of highly engaged work​, is leaving Nepal, handing over its projects […]

13 Nov 2019

ACT Alliance is weighing in on issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Global Summit on Population and Development, ICPD, being held in Nairobi from 12th to 14th of November. ICPD is an important moment, coming 25 years after the Cairo Summit introduced the UN Population Fund’s Programme of Action.  In Nairobi, […]

Latest Humanitarian

08 Oct 2021

“2020 will go down in history for the global pandemic, but also as proof of human kindness and determination,” says Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, ACT Alliance General Secretary, in his foreword to the ACT Alliance 2020 Annual Report.   “COVID-19 highlighted existing vulnerabilities and affected hard-won socio-economic progress.” Rudelmar says. “Yet we also saw governments […]

A house built by ACT members in Haiti still standing after the August 2021 earthquake. Photo: ACT Haiti Forum
13 Sep 2021

As the ACT Haiti Forum have worked to bring life-saving relief to communities impacted by the August 14 earthquake, they uncovered some excellent news about the work done by ACT members after the Hurricane Matthew in 2016. ACT members constructed about 100 houses for families who lost their homes in the hurricane and repaired more […]

24 Aug 2021

ACT Alliance members respond daily to humanitarian crises all around the globe – from building shelters for people who lost their homes to earthquakes or floods, to providing life-saving WASH infrastructures , to helping those in need with cash assistance. The crises that members are asked to respond to are growing in number and intensity […]

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