Since its foundation, Welthungerhilfe has been working together with other organisations – worldwide. Whether with policy issues, public relations, emergency response work or in our projects: The cooperation with other NGOs makes our voices heard by politicians, and it helps saving costs and sharing knowledge. Our donors and above all the people in our project countries benefit from it too. On this page you can find an overview of our partner network.
To reach the millennium development goals
Alliance2015 is a network comprising seven European non-governmental organisations. Together, we run overseas projects and campaigns in Europe. The aim is to make the Millennium Goals achievable.
Alliance2015 is based on respect for the independence of its members. There is no central headquarters; instead a rotating presidency manages the network. It is currently held by Dominic MacSorley, Chief Executive of Concern Worldwide.
The European network was founded in 2000 in order to bundle resources in practical project work, increase efficacy and accompany European development policy in a critical manner.
Fighting the causes of conflict and suffering
The organisations implement their aid measures independently, but discuss them together and raise funds together in the case of urgent need. They wish to avoid aggressive advertising measures in their public relations work and to counter the fixation on crises and catastrophes.
Forum to promote global food security and combat hunger
The "Arbeitskreis Welternährung" (working group on global food security) is organised by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection. Welthungerhilfe regularly participates in the meetings.
The working group provides a forum for politicians, non-governmental organisations and researchers and scientists to exchange knowledge about fundamental questions relating to global food security. At the same time, it provides a platform for a flow of information about the latest debates, conferences and positioning processes.
Fight climate change
The Climate Action Network Europe (CAN-E) is Europe's leading network in the field of climate and energy issues. Together with 149 member organisations in 25 European countries, CAN-E aims to hold climate change in check and to promote sustainable energy and environmental policy in Europe. CAN-E is a member of CAN International, in which further regional CAN networks are represented, such as Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Southern Africa.
German Committee for Disaster Reduction
The German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV) was founded in 2000. The charitable association is a competent partner in all matters relating to effective disaster reduction: from technical measures to social and pedagogical approaches to political programmes. In Germany, the DKKV forms a network for national and international organisations working in disaster reduction. It advises, researches and supports others in matters of practical disaster reduction. Welthungerhilfe has been a member since 2007 and has been represented on the Board of Directors since 2008.
European Interagency Security Forum
The European Interagency Security Forum (EISF) is an independent platform for European humanitarian aid organisations. Founded in 2006, the London-based EISF deals with questions relating to personal and project safety. In addition, it promotes an exchange of ideas between non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the United Nations, the respective donors, research institutes and other service providers.
More than 50 European NGOs are members of the EISF. Six further organisations and donors have observer status. Welthungerhilfe has been a member since the EISF was founded.
The Brussels "office" of Welthungerhilfe
Eurostep is a network of secular aid organisations from 14 European countries, with a small branch office in Brussels. It partakes in the debate about a European constitution and in discussions about development policy in the EU organs. Although changes in EU policy have a definite impact on the work of aid organisations, these organisations have been unable to establish a presence in Brussels until now due to a lack of expertise. As such, Eurostep acts as the Brussels office of Welthungerhilfe and its European partners.
The Internet platform for global learning
One World Internet Conference (EWIK) is a union of 60 organisations and institutions who make offers to the development-related education on the Internet. The Internet platform is in sponsorship of the World University Service and is promoted by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. The Internet platform offers a quick and clear access to all relevant information and educational offers on global learning in the German-speaking space.
Fight for better living conditions in Africa
"Gemeinsam für Afrika" (United for Africa) is an alliance of 23 aid organisations working towards better living conditions in Africa. Under the patronage of the German President, the alliance calls attention to the opportunities in Africa and the potential of its people.
Television presenter Anne Will, BAP singer Wolfgang Niedecken and many other celebrities support "United for Africa" in its campaign work. The legal supporter of the alliance is the association GEMEINSAM FÜR AFRIKA e.V.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH
GIZ is a service provider for the German federal government, supporting it in achieving its aims in the field of international cooperation and sustainable development. Welthungerhilfe works together with GIZ and had already successfully cooperated with its predecessor organisation. For example in a cocoa and coffee cultivation project Sierra Leone, which offers new perspectives to young people in rural areas.
The right on education
Almost 70 million children of primary school age across the globe still have no access to education. The majority are girls. The situation is similar for the 759 million adults who cannot read and write: two thirds are women.
Thus the Global Campaign for Education works to make the right to education as much a reality for girls and women as for men and boys. The international alliance of trade unions, development and children's rights organisations coordinates annual campaign weeks in more than 60 countries.
Humanitarian Accountability Partnership
HAP members commit themselves to the highest standards of accountability and quality management so as to improve the transparency and quality of its emergency assistance to people in disaster and crisis situations.
Welthungerhilfe shares the mission of HAP which is to make humanitarian action accountable to its intended beneficiaries through self-regulation by its members linked by common respect for the rights and dignity of beneficiaries.
International Council of Voluntary Agencies
The International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) is a global network of more than 70 non-governmental organisations (NGOs), founded in 1962. Members of the secretariat in Geneva work for effective humanitarian aid projects. Welthungerhilfe has been a member since 2010.
As the only global network of NGOs, the ICVA represents the interests of its members in many key international development cooperation committees, plays a key role in the United Nations reform process and promotes exchange between NGOs in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Climate change and biological diversity belong together
Hunger and poverty cannot be separated from environmental issues such as climate change and biological diversity. The tropical forest foundation OroVerde and Welthungerhilfe cooperate in joint projects in order to achieve the same development and environmental goals.
The self-determination of local populations is a key issue in all activities, as international agreements also should be reflected in the improvement of living conditions and environment.
Improve Rural Water Supply Services
The Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) is the global network of professionals working to raise standards of knowledge and technical as well as professional competence, practice and policy in rural water supply and so achieve the goal of sustainable rural water services for all. Capacity Building, innovation, research and documentation are the intended keystones for RWSN´s work.
Making faster and better decisions to help people affected by crises
The Start Network is a transformational network, made up of 42 national and international aid agencies from five continents. The aim is to harness the power and knowledge of the network to make faster and better decisions to help people affected by crises. With the vision to transform the current humanitarian system for the better, the Start Network uses new and more effective methods to deliver rapid humanitarian assistance where others often fail to respond. The ethos of collaborative decision making in the provision of aid is embodied in four main areas of work: Start Fund, Start Engage, Start Labs and Start Response.
SuSanA - For the provision of safe and sustainable sanitation and an hygienic environment
Welthunterhilfe is partner of SuSanA, an informal network of organisations who share a common vision on sustainable sanitation. SuSanA came into existence in early 2007 and works as a coordination platform, working platform, sounding board, contributor to the policy dialogue on sustainable sanitation and as a "catalyst".
VENRO is the umbrella organisation for German NGOs
Welthungerhilfe has been a member of the "Verband Entwicklungspolitik deutscher Nichtregierungsorganisationen e.V.“ (VENRO) since the latter was founded in 1995. The umbrella organisation unites 117 organisations from the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid.
VENRO represents the interests of its members on the political stage and supports them in increasing the quality and transparency of their work. The association provides a forum for a mutually beneficial transfer of knowledge and for effective networking. Welthungerhilfe staff member Ulrich Post has been Chairman of the Board of VENRO since December 2009.
Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli
Founded in 2005 by Benjamin "Benny" Adrion, midfielder for FC St. Pauli, Viva con Agua works towards achieving the safe provision of drinking water in developing countries. With festivals, concerts and sports campaigns, the association predominantly reaches young people, creates awareness and raises funds. An independent foundation was launched in 2010, and is supported by numerous celebrities. Says Adrion: "We view our partnership with Welthungerhilfe as an open network. Everyone who wants to support us financially or creatively is welcome at all times."
“WA-S-H” stands for water, sanitation and hygiene
Recently eighteen German non-governmental organisations (NGOs) involved in emergency- and transitional aid, and in international development cooperation formed the German WASH Network. Although one of the primary aims of the network is joint advocacy and public relations it is also an effort to further professionalisation through the continuous exchange of knowledge and through improved integration of emergency- and transitional aid and development cooperation.
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