Partners

Our mission of eliminating extreme poverty cannot be achieved without partnership and collaboration. That is why we are proud to partner with a range of local, national and global groups who share our vision.

Civil society groups

We work with civil society groups to implement projects and programmes. Local groups have a deep understanding of their people and surroundings. Working with them helps ensure the success and sustainability of our programmes.

In Somalia, we partner with Youth Link to teach young people about good hygiene and the importance of drinking clean water to avoid disease. We also support the management of the Youth Link programmes, which helps to build both structure and accountability in the organisation.

Staff at the Youth Link Somalia office. Photo: Marco Gualazzini / Concern Worldwide.
Staff at the Youth Link Somalia office. Photo: Marco Gualazzini / Concern Worldwide.
Women gather around water distribution taps in Refugee Camp located in the Afgoye corridor. Photo: Marco Gualazzini / Concern Worldwide.
Women gather around water distribution taps in Refugee Camp located in the Afgoye corridor. Photo: Marco Gualazzini / Concern Worldwide.

National governments

In most of our countries of operation, national governments are responsible for providing basic services such as health and education. We work closely with government departments to support their development plans which are aligned with our mission. This approach improves access to basic services and helps improve the quality of the services.

In Kenya, we delivered the 'Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition' (CMAM Surge Approach) alongside government partners to help health systems more effectively deliver services for children with acute malnutrition. We supported the district help office to identify when there would be spikes in demand for services and developed plans to deal with that increased demand.

Mum Everlyne Raruo (21) with eight-month-old Melchedeck as they wait to have the child’s growth monitored at Mukuru Health Centre. Photo: Peter Caton / Concern Worldwide
Mum Everlyne Raruo (21) with eight-month-old Melchedeck as they wait to have the child’s growth monitored at Mukuru Health Centre. Photo: Peter Caton / Concern Worldwide.
Jacqueline (28) and her daughter Faith (18 months) pictured outside her flat on the street of Pipeline a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Jennifer Nolan / Concern Worldwide.
Jacqueline (28) and her daughter Faith (18 months) pictured outside her flat on the street of Pipeline a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Jennifer Nolan / Concern Worldwide.

Global strategic partnerships

We have created and nurtured strategic partnerships with a range of organisations that share our mission and values. These partnerships take many forms.

We are a proud member of Alliance2015, a network of eight European charities that work together to fight poverty. We work together to deliver aid and we campaign together at an EU level. By joining forces, we are better equipped to tackle the challenges of our work and use our combined influence to shape opinion in Europe.

We partner with research and academic institutions such as Trinity College Dublin and the Institute for Development Studies to help us to test our programming and produce robust evidence of what works. This helps us build on our successes and scale up where appropriate.

A distribution site in Ndeja, Mozambique, where people affected by cyclone Idai queue up to receive food and supplies from Concern and its Alliance2015 partners. Photo: Tommy Trenchard / Concern Worldwide.
A distribution site in Ndeja, Mozambique, where people affected by cyclone Idai queue up to receive food and supplies from Concern and its Alliance2015 partners. Photo: Tommy Trenchard / Concern Worldwide.
Joana Luis, 65, photographed with her family's pile of supplies received from Concern and Alliance2015 partners. Photo: Tommy Trenchard / Concern Worldwide.
Joana Luis, 65, photographed with her family's pile of supplies received from Concern and Alliance2015 partners. Photo: Tommy Trenchard / Concern Worldwide.

Our impact in 2018

11.5 M

people reached through our emergency response

17.6 M

people reached through our health interventions

12.4 M

people reached through our long term development programmes

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