ACTED (Agency for the Technical Cooperation and Development)
ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) is a non-governmental organization with headquarters in Paris, founded in 1993. Independent, private and not-for-profit, ACTED respects a strict political and religious impartiality and operates according to principles of non-discrimination and transparency.
Our Mission: Providing Adapted Responses
ACTED’s vocation is to support vulnerable populations affected by wars, natural disasters and/or economic and social crises, and to accompany them in building a better future; thus contributing to the Millennium Development Goals
The programs implemented by ACTED (around 300 per year), in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, aim at addressing the needs of populations affected by wars, natural disasters and/or economic and social crises.
Our interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context.
ACTED is committed to meeting the highest standards of accountability and strives to meet the needs of the most vulnerable populations by delivering the adequate humanitarian service in each situation. As a charity, we will intervene whenever and wherever needs arise, guaranteeing the compliance and relevance of our interventions and innovating whenever possible. ACTED is thus a member of HAP International which supports humanitarian accountability and quality management.
Our Vision: Guaranteeing the Link between Emergency, Rehabilitation and Development
ACTED’s vision is to establish a link between emergency, rehabilitation and development.
Once basic needs have been covered, the population’s living conditions remain critical as our areas of intervention are among the poorest in the world.
We guarantee the sustainability of our interventions carried out during crises, through remaining on the field after the emergency and involving the communities, ACTED engages in a long-term support with a continued presence in the field the to break the poverty cycle and accompany the populations on their way to development.
Today ACTED strives to share experiences and expertise with other actors working in development cooperation, with whom we share common values. ACTED has therefore joined Alliance2015, a partnership of seven like-minded non-government organisations working in the field of development cooperation and for the Millennium Development Goals (CESVIfrom Italy, Concern Worldwidefrom Ireland, Welthungerhilfe from Germany, Hivosfrom the Netherlands, IBISfrom Denmark, People in Need from the Czech Republic). ACTED is also member of Voice, the European network representing 85 European non-governmental organisations active in humanitarian aid worldwide, as well of CoordinationSud, the French network for relief agencies.