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Alliances

Collaboration is core to ICCo’s ideology. ICCo is directly and indirectly part of many networks and alliances at the national, regional and global level. ICCo’s collaborations are strategic and directed towards creating the maximum impact and optimising the use of resources.

Global

Through our global network, we are associated with the following alliances:

ACT Alliance

Members of the ACT Alliance work together for positive and sustainable change in the lives of impoverished, marginalised and vulnerable women, men, girls and boys through coordinated and effective humanitarian development and advocacy.

The Alliance helps communities find sustainable ways to:

  • Overcome poverty;
  • Adapt to changes in their environment and reduce the risk of future disasters;
  • Cope with and be better prepared for emergencies;
  • Recover from major setbacks due to conflicts or war; and
  • Influence their governments and other decision-makers to fulfil their duties in protecting basic rights.

The ACT Alliance comprises more than 130 member organizations working in long-term development, humanitarian assistance and advocacy, in 140 countries.

Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is an international network of churches and church-related organisations committed to campaigning together on common concerns. By working with these groups, the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance strives to better inform policies and practices of governments, international institutions, corporations and communities. Current campaigns focus on HIV and AIDS advocacy and food.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Lutheran World Federation and Lutheran World Relief are members of the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance.

INERELA+

INERELA+ is an international, interfaith network of religious leaders – both lay and ordained, women and men – who are living with or are personally affected by HIV. INERELA+ empowers its members to be advocates against stigma, silence and discrimination; and providers of evidence-based, effective HIV-related services.

STOP AIDS NOW!

STOP AIDS NOW! works towards a world without AIDS. A joint initiative of ICCo, Oxfam Novib, Cordaid Memisa, Hivos and the AIDS Fund, STOP AIDS NOW! offers care, treatment and income opportunities to people affected by HIV and AIDS, and supports prevention initiatives.

The work focuses on six main themes:

  • Prevention for Youth
  • HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
  • Children and AIDS
  • HIV and Livelihoods
  • HIV and the Workplace
  • Treatment as Prevention

Regional

ICCo has close ties with like-minded organisations in South Asia through its partnerships in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. Our regional partners have offices in Dhaka (Bangladesh), Islamabad (Pakistan) and Kathmandu (Nepal) and function through their extensive networks.

National

ICCo is part of many alliances in the country. The key ones are:

Empowerment and Entitlement Coalition, India

The Empowerment and Entitlement Coalition comprises organizations with path-breaking work in the area of democratisation. The coalition’s core body comprises eight member organisations that are in turn linked with more than 100 grassroots groups. The coalition’s focus is to ensure access to peace, security and dignity for Dalit people and policy level organisations.

Food and Water Security Coalition India

The Food and Water Security Coalition India is a dynamic group of civil society organisations committed to the cause of food security in India. The coalition brings together networks, organisations and individuals to develop the discourse on food and water security in India. It provides a unique platform for cross learning and for taking initiatives towards addressing policy reforms that serve and promote food and water security.

Ecumenical Solidarity for HIV & AIDS (ESHA)

The Ecumenical Solidarity for HIV & AIDS (ESHA) is a unique program of the National Council of Churches in India. The Church’s response in India towards addressing HIV & AIDS took a historical step forward when a policy on HIV & AIDS was adopted and adapted during the XXVI Quadrennial Assembly of the NCCI in 2008 paving the way for the shaping of the ESHA programme. ESHA works to empower congregations, remove stigma and discrimination and deliver care and support.