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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.
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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

Osama Yacoub carries a tree to plant in the Egyptian village of Sakra. The campaign of tree planting is part of a project sponsored by the ACT Alliance and coordinated by Bless, the social development agency of the Coptic Orthodox Church. It provided economic assistance to families and communities affected by the political changes of the Arab Spring, when many Egyptians working abroad in Libya and other countries, or in the nation's capital Cairo, lost their employment.
22 Sep 2019

The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to care and protect Creation. The theme this year, “Web of Life: biodiversity as God’s blessings,” allows us to meditate on two essential components of creation: it comes from God and we play a part in it.  “God said, this is a sign […]

20 Sep 2019

ACT Alliance has signed onto a landmark declaration alongside over 200 representatives from grassroots networks, environmental, and human rights groups, calling on governments and corporations to tackle the climate crisis. The declaration was adopted at the first-ever Peoples’ Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival (18- 19 September). The Declaration highlights the threat that climate […]

10 Sep 2019

By Mattias Söderberg, co-chair of the ACT Alliance working group on climate change Climate change is increasingly leaving trails of destruction with devastating human consequences. Earlier this year, we have witnessed the catastrophic impact of Cyclone Idai, which affected vulnerable communities in southern Africa. Imagine if those communities would have had the same preparedness and […]

Latest Development

19 Feb 2019

After 60 years of isolation and armed conflict, Myanmar has embarked in a historic process of democratic and economic reform. However, according to UN women, one half of women are still out of the workforce.  The Rakhine state in the west part of Myanmar has a long history of settlements and migration. It is one […]

27 Dec 2018

Santino Deng Lou is an Education Supervisor from Aweil Town West Payam, in South Sudan. He has been working with the Girl Education South Sudan (GESS) project for some time and has seen first hand the critical role that this project has played in improving the status of young women and girls in the community. […]

16 Mar 2018

Related to building trust and ACT governance, including strategic collaboration as part of the wider ecumenical movement and learning with other forums Uganda Forum has excelled as one of the most exemplary and progressive forums in Africa and globally. These are some of the good practices we have undertaken: We have managed to recruit a […]

Latest Humanitarian

16 Sep 2019

Michael Yudha Church World Service’s Leslie Wilson looks very energetic. Together with dozens of other elderly people, she dances and smiles to the rhythm set by the gymnastic instructor, Stevany, a Pelkesi nurse. These dancing seniors welcomed the ACT Alliance Joint Monitoring Visit (JMV) team who arrived in Simoro, Sigi Regency, on Tuesday, September 3, […]

18 Jun 2019

The ACT South Sudan Forum organized a one-day validation workshop for the development of Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan (EPRP) for South Sudan. The workshop was held on May 31, 2019 and brought together over 20 officials and invitees. Participants included delegates from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management (MHADM), the South Sudan […]

07 Jun 2019

Written by: Arnice Ajawaila Arnice is an Emergency Response Coordinator of YEU— one of YAKKUM’s (Christian Foundation for Public Health) units which was established in 2001. Its core mandate is the delivery of inclusive emergency response. YEU works to articulate initiatives to build community resilience through community-led disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. After […]

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