Cooperation and Network
Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service considers itself part of the global Christian Community. We seek the cooperation with churches and church agencies throughout the world and assume our responsibility in ecumenical networks.
Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (Diakonie Emergency Aid) is the sister organisation of Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World) underneath the umbrella of the Evangelisches Werk für Diakonie und Entwicklung (Protestant Agency for Diakonia and Development). It has been providing worldwide humanitarian aid in response to the most desperate need for almost 60 years now, supporting people who fell victims to natural disasters, wars and displacement.
Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe helps people regardless of their colour, religion and nationality. For its work it also receives resources from the Brot für die Welt emergency relief fund: 4.0 million euros in the reporting year. Both organisations closely cooperate, especially in regions where people are threatened by natural disasters due to climate change.
Consisting of 125 member organisations and counting more than 33,000 people of staff the international church network ACT Alliance is one of the biggest alliances for emergency relief and development aid worldwide.
ACT is an abbreviation for “Action by Churches Together”. “Action by Churches Together” offers immediate as well as sustainable assistance to people affected by poverty and injustice. The mission of ACT Alliance is to worldwide coordinate the work of church organisations and to structure their work even more effectively with mutual quality standards.
The Working Group of Development Services (AGdD) is an umbrella organisation of the seven German development services that are officially recognised. It assists homecoming specialists in settling in again and provides them with seminars about possible future career choices.
Learning and Helping Overseas
The Association “Learning and Helping Overseas” (AKLHÜ) is a central service point for any actors within the development co-operation field as well as for the general public interested in development co-operation.
Members of the association include officially recognised development services, international volunteer services and development-related educational organisations. Since its foundation in 1963 AKLHÜ has been promoted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Alliance “Development Works”
Together with Welthungerhilfe, MISEREOR, terre des hommes and medico international Bread for the World established the alliance “Development Works—Together for People in Need”.
The alliance members provide immediate and long-term aid in the aftermath of major disasters and in case of any emergency. Its aim is to fight the causes of misery and conflicts. All Alliance members closely cooperate with local partners.
Civil Peace Service
The Civil Peace Service (CPS) seconds experts to local partner organisations all over the world in order to help stemming violence without resorting to arms, to strengthen civil structures and to peacefully resolve conflicts.
The CPS Consortium includes various peace and development organisations, non-governmental as well as governmental agencies. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Churches helping Churches
"Churches helping Churches" is an initiative which supports churches in need and their institutions around the world. It helps churches of different denominations to carry out and develop their pastoral and social services. "Churches helping Churches" also provides funding for projects that are able to deepen ecumenical relations and cooperation.
The broad geographical and thematic scope of "Churches helping Churches" opens up various opportunities for support. Besides country specific measures, "Churches helping Churches" also supports programs worldwide.
VENRO is an association of approximately 120 German non-governmental development organisations. Its members are church agencies as well as private ones working in the fields of development cooperation, emergency relief, development education, public relations and advocacy. Together they campaign for more justice in our ‘One World’, fight against poverty, and take a stand for the implementation of human rights as well as the preservation of our natural resources.
VENRO joins forces and experiences of its member organisations, lobbies for common concerns both in the public and interacting with government agencies, and cultivates contacts with other societal circles.