Agency for Assistance and Development of Afghanistan (AADA) is an Afghan non-governmental organisation (NGO) and was founded in September 2005 by public health experts. The organisation is headquartered in Kabul, with regional offices in Taloqan and Takhar districts, among others. The organisation is committed to improving the lives of the Afghan people - especially women, children and underprivileged groups - and is active in public health, education, rural development and agriculture. AADA employed more than 3,500 people in 2018, 81 of them at its headquarters in Kabul. This makes it one of the largest local NGOs in Afghanistan.
Since its inception in 2006, ACTD has implemented more than 150 projects across Afghanistan. ACTD is currently one of the most important Afghan non-governmental organisations in the field of public health, education, research and development of civil society. Johanniter and ACTD have been working together since 2014 in the province of Khost on the border with Pakistan. While Johanniter is responsible for technical support, training, and consulting, ACTD implements the project activities in the field. The project measures are aimed at refugees from Pakistan, returnees and the local population in the border region.
Organization for Health Promotion & Management (OHPM) from Afghanistan is the agency responsible for implementing primary health care in Kunduz and has access to a total of 72 health facilities in the province. OHPM maintains First Aid Trauma Posts (FATPs) in remote regions, implements protection measures for the population and provides better access to psychosocial support for those affected by the conflict. Especially women and children as well as people with disabilities are at the centre of OHPM's activities.
OHW is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation founded in 2007. The organisation has received certification from the Afghanistan Institute Civil Society (AICS) that it meets the standards required for international program operations and financial management. With the exception of the West, OHW is active in all regions of the country and implements programs in the areas of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, children's rights and child and youth development. The focus is also on health and water. Johanniter cooperates with OHW in the Informal Settlements of Kabul (KIS).
SYAPH is a platform of 12 member organisations working to improve the living conditions of people with disabilities. They work in the fields of education, protection, food security, microcredit, conflict resolution and socio-economic reintegration. SYAPH operates throughout the province of North Kivu.
The Kivu Emergency Medical Group (KEMG) is a non-profit organisation and works medical community based in North Kivu Province. KEMG has been active since January 2012, providing support in the health sector, including access to basic health care for vulnerable populations, patient transport, maintenance of biomedical equipment and training of providers in various areas such as quality and safety related to anaesthesia.
The American Bar Association (ABA) is a voluntary association of members of the American Bar Association, whose Goma office is dedicated to protecting the rights of detainees and improving detention conditions. The cooperation with Johanniter is part of the legal accompaniment of survivors of sexual violence who have appealed against the violence they have suffered.
IEDECA is a national NGO from Ecuador and has been involved for more than 25 years in the management of communal highlands and water catchment areas, as well as the development of national water legislation. They each have offices in Cayambe and Ambato and work closely with the vulnerable indigenous population. IEDECA also has very good relations with the national and regional indigenous associations. IEDECA also focuses on the following topics: Agroecology, environmental education, representation of interests, adaptation of rural production systems to climate change, drinking water supply, irrigation farming and recultivation of degraded soils. Johanniter has been supporting its work since 2011.
FMS was founded in 1987 as an NGO and umbrella organisation in Ecuador and is officially recognized by the Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion (MIES) and the National Women's Council CONAMU. Approximately 110 women's groups are organized in it, to which about 1,500 women belong. Among the institutional goals are the support of the women's movement in the province of Sucumbíos, the fight against intra-family violence and violence against women as well as socio-political advocacy and lobby work to promote the economic organisation of women. The organisation has a strong presence and socio-political representation in the province and has extensive capacity and experience in the implementation of gender-sensitive projects. Johanniter International Assistance has been carrying out joint projects with FHE since 2011.
PRODAS has been active since 2005 and is a non-profit foundation recognized by the Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion (MIES) and the Ecuadorian Higher Education System. Institutional objectives include the sustainable socio-economic development of the agricultural sector in the province of Sucumbíos and training in this sector. The organisation has technical capacities in the areas of education/training and further education, consultancy and process support for the socio-economic and sustainable development of the vulnerable rural population. Johanniter has been working with PRODAS since 2015.
INANTA (Innovation of Community Resilient - Inovasi Ketahanan Komunitas) plays an active role in developing and strengthening the community through effective, sustainable and successful aid approaches and strategies. The aim is to strengthen communities, especially in coping with disasters, and to develop responses to changing environmental conditions such as food shortages, livelihoods, human rights issues and poverty. INANTA focuses on the holistic participation of the community towards a democratic and gender-equitable civil society. Women in particular should be actively involved in development. INANTA was founded in 2010 and has three offices in Makassar, Toraja Utara and South Sulawesi. A further office is planned in Palu, Central Sulawesi.
The Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights is a non-profit organisation that primarily supports survivors of serious human rights violations. It was founded and officially registered in May 2005 as a non-governmental organisation focusing on human rights. The Jiyan Foundation has already implemented numerous projects with funds from German donors. Jiyan commits itself to neutrality and confidentiality. The Foundation coordinates its activities with the Ministry of Health of the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan. It is represented at six locations in Iraqi Kurdistan, maintains an office in Berlin and is registered as an association in Germany.
Since 2013, Johanniter International Assistance has been working together with its Jordanian partner Sahel Horan, a community-based organisation with many years of experience in implementing aid projects. Among other things, this includes the establishment of Child Friendly Spaces in the project region. So far, the focus has been on social work. In addition to measures in the health sector, the new strategic orientation also includes psychosocial aid. The organisation maintains very good contact with the local government authorities and is represented in all relevant networks such as Protection, Health and Education Cluster Meetings of the United Nations, the Health Working Group of the World Health Organization and the Jordan Regional NGO Forum. The organisation is a member of the Islamic Charity Association (ICA) and the Jordan Charity Union.
Save Cambodia´s Wildlife (SCW) was founded in 1999 and has been registered as an official non-governmental organisation in Cambodia since 2002. In its mission statement, SCW advocates coexistence between and habitats for humans and animals. They promote sustainable livelihoods in an environment adaptable to climate change. SCW works regionally in the provinces of Ratanakiri, Stung Treng and Kratie in northeastern Cambodia and in Kampot and Kep in the south of the country. Sectorally, SCW focuses on natural resource conservation and biodiversity, agriculture and food security. The focus is on helping people to help themselves. In the area of climate protection and climate change, SCW pursues a holistic approach and involves not only science (universities and schools) but also national authorities in order to respond sustainably to the dangers of climate change.
Human and Health was officially registered as an NGO in 2011 and works exclusively in Ratanakiri Province. H&H is committed to ensuring unrestricted and improved access to health care for all Cambodians, especially the indigenous population. To this end, they work closely with local government authorities, carry out awareness-raising measures for and with the population on health-related issues and strengthen the self-help habilities of the communities through continuous knowledge transfer. A large proportion of the employees have indigenous roots. Their sectoral field of activity is health, with a focus on tuberculosis. In addition, H&H has acquired knowledge and experience in the areas of nutrition and hygiene.
All Ears Cambodia (AEC) is an NGO working in Cambodia since 2004. The organisation is specialized in the relief and treatment of hearing and ear canal disorders. AEC is the only organisation in the Asian country explicitly dedicated to the treatment of hearing loss under various national plans for people with disabilities and inclusion. Mobile teams provide health care and treat ear infections in rural areas. AEC examines about 26,000 patients per year.
ICSO was registered as an official NGO in 2006 and promotes the self-help capacities of the indigenous population, including through a rights-based and participatory approach. They work for the specific interests and the preservation of their traditional way of life and habitats. ICSO works in provinces with a large indigenous population, mainly in Ratanakiri and Mondulkiri, in agriculture, income generation and legal empowerment. In Ratanakiri, the indigenous people are supported in the official registration of their common land. ICSO also supports 100 Indigenous Rights Active Members (IRAMs) and around 500 indigenous community leaders from all provinces of Cambodia in their fight against rights violations and the exploitation of their natural resources.
KCD was registered as an official NGO in 2005 and promotes peaceful coexistence in a multicultural society. It aims to perceive and respect the needs of all those involved, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious belief or social status. Strengthening the individual plays an essential role. KCD is convinced that people who work for their well-being also do so for the society in which they live. KCD has been carrying out successful third-party funded projects in the areas of inter-ethnic peace work, community development, WASH and gender for many years. Regionally, the work has so far focused on the community of Prek Chrey in the province of Kandal, which is the only Cambodian community with more ethnic Vietnamese than Khmer. There, KCD carries out inter-ethnic peace work.
Women Peace Makers (WPM) was registered in Cambodia in 2003 as an official NGO with a focus on peace work and conflict transformation, gender and gender-based violence (GBV) and community development. For implementation and management, they use instruments such as Do No Harm, Project Cycle Management and Monitoring & Evaluation. WPM is currently a steering member of the Gender and Development Network (GADNet), a network of 43 NGOs and individuals working on gender and development in Cambodia. WPM is also a member of the United Nations Youth Advisory Panel (UNYAP).
Africa Inland Church (AIC) was founded in 1895 and is a church registered in Kenya. Africa Inland Church Health Ministries (AICHM) is an independent department that operates five hospitals, 52 health centres and pharmacies, and two medical training centres. Its work focuses on preventive and curative health services, community health training for health workers and rehabilitation for children with disabilities. AICHM is also active in disaster relief, primary health care and medical aid for refugees. In Kenya, Johanniter has been working with AICHM on health and food security since 2011.
For more than 30 years, the Fundación Las Golondrinas has been committed to internally displaced and socially disadvantaged families in the marginalized and conflict-prone regions of Colombia. As a state-approved educational and social institution, it has been carrying out activities in the fields of education and training, nutrition, health, social and community development since 1987. It also concentrates on vocational training and income-generating measures. The implementation of the projects is made possible by numerous government grants, private donors, international donors and alliances. The first project activities as a Johanniter partner began in July 2011.
ORTOPEDICA T.A.O. is a cooperative whose technical and administrative employees are guided by high ethical principles and values. Since 2002, they have been providing high-quality orthoses, prostheses, orthopaedic shoes, insoles and silicone accessories to patients from economically weak backgrounds, mainly in Medellín. The products meet high quality standards at reasonable prices, which are partly subsidized. The employees have a well-founded and certified education, have many years of work experience and strive to continuously improve their knowledge and adapt it to new standards.
Through the development, implementation and propagation of decentralised sustainable technologies and social support measures in the areas of water, sanitation, energy and waste, BORDA has been helping people in underserved poor communities worldwide to have access to basic services of general interest since 1977. BORDA is active at all levels of intervention to make neighbourhoods more liveable, strengthen social structures and develop and implement innovative approaches locally with local partners. Together with the local population, they develop sustainable solutions for unresolved wastewater and waste issues in participatory dialogue processes in order to make cities and residential areas healthy and liveable for all people. In order to achieve their goals, they work closely with political and social actors at various levels. Johanniter is pursuing this approach with BORDA in Laos.
Naba'a is a local non-governmental organisation based in Lebanon that has been working with Palestinian and Lebanese communities since its founding in 2001. Naba´a aims to create an environment in which children and young people, regardless of their religion, gender or nationality, can develop and live together in harmony.
MAPS (Multi Aid Programs) was founded in January 2013 and provides aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. It focuses on education, basic community services, health and emergency aid. MAPS is committed to empowering refugees so that they can live in dignity until their return to their homeland and participate in reconstruction. The motto of MAPS is "As a family for more dignity". Syrians help each other, if necessary with support from the Lebanese side.
ESMABAMA is a Mozambican association (non-profitable organization) bringing together four catholic missions in the poorest districts of Sofala’s south: Estaquinha, Mangunde, Barada and Machanga. The four missions develop projects in education, health and agriculture and livestock to the surrounding population. Among the many projects there are 50 health activists (20 in Estaquinha), inclusive education, gender, sanitation and hygiene, adult and children literacy, training communities in agriculture and livestock techniques. All these projects are often developed in the communities even far away from the missions. Every mission has a complete school offering education from the first grade up to twelfth grade, and an agricultural school (equivalent to the 8th up to the 10th grade). Currently more than 8.000 children are attending ESMABAMA's schools of which around 2.000 live in the missions' boarding schools (43% are girls). The vulnerable and poor attend the schools for free. The association's health centres (3) provide for 70.000 medical consultations per year and assist in 900 births each year. The combined agricultural area of the four missions amounts to more than 1.000 hectares, which are currently used to produce corn, rice, vegetables, coconuts and for grazing the missions' animals which intend to supply the boarding schools.
arche noVa has already supplied 1.3 million people worldwide with clean water and is continuing its efforts to provide people with access to drinking water and sanitation facilities, as well as with knowledge about the hygienic use. They work closely with local actors in the project areas and focus on long-term solutions. arche noVa offers help for self-help in long-term projects and seeks simple, yet effective and sustainable solutions. Johanniter and archenoVa are active in eastern Myanmar.
Founded in Myanmar in 2004, KDN aims to meet the needs of direct victims of the armed conflict, including many IDPs. At the same time, KDN promotes community development through peace-building initiatives. This includes raising citizens' awareness of their rights and promoting individual or community-based capacities. Their goal is to gain access to sustainable livelihoods, health and education.
KDHW was founded in 1956 with the aim of providing free access to health services for all people in Karen State, Myanmar. During decades of fighting, KDHW organised the provision of basic health services in conflict-affected communities through a network of clinics and mobile teams. KDHW uses its own data from impact studies to track long-term changes in the health sector in Karen State. As a result of change in Myanmar and the improved operational conditions, KDHW has begun to expand its health services in the target region and strengthen cooperation with the Ministry of Health.
Registered as a community-based organisation in 1993, KORD aims to provide emergency assistance and improve the living conditions of the Karen population in conflict-affected areas. KORD is involved in food security and livelihood development projects in partnership with INGOs, including monitoring food distribution. The organisation has also been involved in major needs assessments and research activities in Southeast Myanmar. KORD is a founding member of the Ethnic Community Development Forum, a network of social, community-based development organisations made up of a variety of ethnic groups in the country.
Meikswe Myanmar (MM) was founded in 2004 with the aim of providing adequate health care for women, children, orphans and people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. In addition, the organisation has implemented education and disaster prevention programmes. This has strengthened the capacity of local organisations in Yangon, Lashio, Sittwe and Myeik Island: an important prerequisite for supporting the weakest and most vulnerable community members.
CIDKP was founded in 1998 to raise awareness of the plight of IDPs in Karen State and to provide humanitarian assistance in response to their needs. CIDKP staff works in all townships of Karen State, in parts of the Tanintharyi region in northern Mon State and in the eastern Bago region. Recently, CIDKP has become more involved in the implementation of emergency aid and development projects.
The "Leprosy Mission" was originally founded in Great Britain and has been working nationwide in Myanmar since 1898. The focus is on supporting people suffering from leprosy and people with disabilities. They contribute to health care and education, inclusion, strengthening resilience through disaster preparedness and the creation of alternative income opportunities. Furthermore, the organisation is an advocate for the observance and extension of the rights of people with disabilities. In recent years it has also repeatedly provided emergency aid and supported reconstruction in affected regions. The Leprosy Mission Myanmar is very well networked nationwide and represented in several national and regional development forums.
Hualngo-Land Development Organization wurde 2010 offiziell als gemeinnützige Organisation bei der Staatsregierung des Chin Staates (Nr. 0012) registriert. HLDO unterstützt die Hualngo Bevölkerung und der Menschen, die im sog. Hualngoland leben. Sie fördern eine verbesserte Infrastruktur und den Wasserzugang in Hualngoland und setzen sich im LAndwirtschaftsbereich sowie Gesundheit ein. Die Johanniter starteten 2017 die Zusammenarbeit mit HLDO. 2018 unterstützten die Johanniter HLDO in der Strategieplanung und der Entwicklung eines Strategiepapieres für die nächsten fünf Jahre. HLDO arbeitet in sehr schwierigen Kontexten und leistet einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Verbesserung der Lebensbedingungen der Bevölkerung.
GMSP is a women-led local organisation that has pursued the goal of combating human trafficking, slavery and gender-based violence since 1993. It also promotes the rights of children and women and peaceful coexistence. GMSP also works on food security, education and public health in six rural districts of Sindhupalchowk Province. Johanniter has been working with GMSP since the 2015 earthquake.
St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group is the only professional eye care provider in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. The clinic's physicians and staff treat patients regardless of their ethnicity, religion or financial situation against the threat of blindness and, for example, treat cataracts surgically with state-of-the-art technology. The service is available to around 640,000 people. Together with the Israeli Hadassah Medical Center, St John Eye Hospital runs a training program in which Israeli and Palestinian doctors jointly complete courses. The aim is to strengthen peaceful and constructive relations between Israelis and Palestinians.
The Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR) is an NGO founded in 1960 in Bethlehem that aims to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities in Palestine. BASR's work is based on a human rights-based approach. They firmly believe that improving the living conditions of people with disabilities and promoting their full participation in society has a positive impact not only on social change processes but also on the overall development of the community. BASR has its own hospital. In Palestine it is regarded as a respected reference centre. In addition to health and rehabilitation services, advocacy work plays a central role. Successfully integrating people with disabilities into the labour market and thus actually promoting inclusion in society is a core element of BASR's strategic orientation.
The local partner organisation Tambayan is based in Davao City. Since its registration as a child rights organisation in 1996, it has established very good relations with the population, local authorities and institutions. Tambayan has been able to achieve considerable success in the last two decades due to the good networking in communities among children and young people aged 9-17, their parents, official representatives of the Barangays, school principals, teachers and the parents' councils. The protection of children's rights has become an integral part of the regulations and structures of local authorities.
BALAOD ist eine gemeinnützige Institution, die ihren Partnergemeinden den Aufbau von Kapazitäten und Rechtsdienstleistungen in Bezug auf Ressourcenbesitz und andere Rechtsfragen hauptsächlich auf Mindanao anbietet. Sie wurde am 11. August 2000 durch eine kleine Gruppe von Einzelpersonen, Anwälten und Gemeinde-Organisatoren gegründet und bei der Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registriert. BALAOD glaubt an die rechtliche Stärkung marginalisierter Gruppen und Gemeinschaften als Mittel, um ihren Zugang zur Justiz und zu Ressourcen zu verbessern, und die Gleichstellung der Geschlechter zu erreichen. Zu diesem Zweck engagiert sich BALAOD mit verschiedenen marginalisierten Gruppen im Bereich Bildung und Kapazitätsaufbau, alternative Rechtsberatung und Lobbyarbeit, die von aktiver Gewaltlosigkeit als integralem Prinzip geleitet wird. BALAOD Mindanaw ist derzeit in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Surigao del Sur und den Dinagat-Inseln tätig.
EcoWEB is a national NGO based in Iligan City, Mindanao. It was founded in 2006 with focus on peace-building, sustainable livelihoods and disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the Lanao provinces including Iligan and Marawi City. EcoWEB has programmes in Eastern Visayas, Northern and Western Mindanao with gender-responsive capacity building of community partners with effective participation of the vulnerable and marginalized sectors. Furthermore, EcoWEB supports the localization of response to global concerns about climate change and the increasing vulnerability of communities to both natural and human-induced hazards. The organisation participate in Johanniter´s transnational GROWTH-project to strengthen local actors.
Kalusugan Alangsa Bayan, Inc. (KAABAY) means “health for the people”; the acronym KAABAY stands for “partner” which describes how KAABAY and the people work as partners in the establishment, promotion and maintenance of an alternative health care. KAABAY was founded in 1988 by a group of medical doctors and other health professionals. Although based in Davao City, KAABAY in the past decade assisted several urban and rural communities. They developed community-based responses to health issues and needs of people in Southern and Northern Mindanao regions, respecting the indigenous culture and reliance on indigenous wisdom and resources. Along that line, KAABAY developed community health care providers, promoted traditional healing methods such as acupressure/acupuncture and herbal medicines. The organisation is involved in Johanniter´s transnational GROWTH-project to strengthen local actors.
Kasilak was registered in 1997 and organized as a sustainability mechanism of the Libuganon River Reforestation Project, which was co-funded by Dole Philippines Inc. –Stanfilco and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Kasilak is a non-stock, non-profit social development organization; its primary purpose is to uplift the socio-economic condition of the communities living in a peaceful and ecologically balanced environment. Major programmes of the Foundation are e.g. environmental conservation and sustainable farming; livelihood assistance and income augmentation. The Foundation expanded their activities in Davao Provinces and nearby areas. Kasilak emphasizes strong coordination and partnership with the national and local government units, community-based volunteer organisations and other development organisations present in the Foundation’s areas of operation. The organisation is involved in Johanniter´s transnational GROWTH-project to strengthen local actors.
PASAKK is a registered people's organisation (1992) of members belonging to the Manobo tribe in Southern Philippines which aims to support the indigenous people to claim their right to self-determination and ownership over their ancestral land. The organisation is involved in Johanniter´s transnational GROWTH-project to strengthen local actors.
The Hinatuan Passage Development Alliance (HIPADA) is an alliance of 8 Local Government Units (LGUs) including the municipalities of Malimono, San Francisco, Surigao City, Tagana-an, Placer, Bacuag, Gigaquit, and Claver, and Surigao City. This encompasses the mainland coastal communities of Surigao del Norte Province. The alliance, recognized by the Provincial Government, derived its name from the main coastal water - the Hinatuan Passage. The overall purpose of the alliance is to strengthen inter-LGU collaboration and undertake natural resource management programs, as many residents are dependent on fishing and farming. The alliance also strives to develop sustainable economic opportunities for its constituents in harmony with environmental protection efforts. The HIPADA Partnership for People Empowerment (HIPPE) is the Civil Society Platform for the HIPADA alliance. It was established and registered with the Security and Exchanges Commission. Johanniter collaborates with HIPADA in the transnational GROWTH project, which aims to strengthen local organisations.
Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD) was founded in 1976 as a consortium of international NGOs with the aim of providing joint assistance to the poorest and most marginalised regions of Africa. Over the years, ACORD has developed programmes and promoted local capacity building. ACORD has been present in Uganda since 1979 and has a special focus on people with special needs such as women, children and adolescents, people with disabilities and HIV-infected people. Communities are empowered and guided to stand up for their rights. Johanniter is working with ACORD in the field of inclusion since 2018.
Global Aim was founded in 2000 as an NGO in Uganda and maintains structures in the three districts of Moyo, Yumbe and Adjumani. The thematic focus is on areas such as income generation and the environment, health with a focus on gender and HIV/AIDS, and WASH. Johanniter and Global Aim started their cooperation in 2018 with a WASH pilot project in the refugee settlement of Palorinya in Moyo District.
Pachedo was founded in Uganda in 2007 as a community-based organisation. In 2012 followed the registration as an independent NGO. Pachedo works in ten districts of the country affected by conflicts and disasters. Its work focuses on nutrition, agriculture, sustainable sources of income, WASH and waste management. Other topics include reproductive health and child protection. Johanniter has been working with Pachedo in the refugee settlement of Palorinya since 2018 to reduce malnutrition, especially among young children.