Partners and Network
World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international alliance of members and partners which constitutes an influential network of organisations at the local, national, regional and international levels, and spans the spectrum of civil society. CIVICUS includes the following in its definition of civil society: civil society networks and organisations; trade unions; faith-based networks; professional associations; NGO capacity development organisations; philanthropic foundations and other funding bodies.
ARK Foundation is a non-government, non-political, and not-for-profit organization dedicated to the socio-economic development of Bangladesh. Through evidence-based research, training, and communications provide sustainable solutions for health, education, and social development. ARK Foundation works closely with Government organizations, national and international NGOs, universities, and development partners to achieve its vision and mission.
GNDR: Disaster Risk Reduction is a model of disaster management which emerged in the 1970s. Many of those who would become GNDR’s founding members were present at the UN & World
Conference for Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan in January 2005; which established the present ten-year plan for action on Disaster Risk Reduction – the Hyogo Framework for Action'.They were representatives of civil society organisations, who attended to observe and to advocate on behalf of the communities around the world who are most at risk from the impact of disasters.
An underlying concern of these civil society representatives was that the high level policy statements of policy frameworks such as this one would not be translated into effective implementation and change at the frontline – where communities vulnerable to disasters live and work. In expressing this concern, they had history on their side, as the review of the preceding ten-year programme, the 'Yokohama Strategy for Natural Disasters' had concluded that intentions still needed to be turned into actions. It became clear that by working together, civil society could increase their effectiveness in advocacy and campaigning. As a result, over the following two years, a series of discussions and meetings let to an agreement to form the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) in 2007.
The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is a global, feminist, membership, movement-support organization.
The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) is a collection of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that implement programs and lobby for road safety initiatives around the world. Our member NGOs are often set up by everyday citizens responding to the needs they see around them. NGOs can fill government gaps by providing immediate solutions, or they can influence decision-making through advocacy and education. They play a vital role in the growing worldwide movement to reduce the devastating effects of traffic injuries. With interventions based on evidence for what works, our NGOs help save lives.
Around the World, the One Health Initiative is a call to action for the establishment of closer professional interactions, collaborations, and educational and research opportunities across the health science professions and related disciplines to improve health of people, animals, plants, and the environment. Our changing environment now often increases human and animal contact creating significant challenges for all three domains. These challenges require integrated solutions and call for collaborative leadership. The One Health Commission was formed to facilitate these trans-disciplinary interactions.