Diakonia - People change the world
Abner Paredes at the Diakonia partner organization CALDH in Guatemala works side by side with local Diakonia staff members. Photo: Maria Torstensson

Support to partners

Diakonia focuses on supporting the strategies of our partner organizations, in order to strenghten their ownership.

9/27/2013 Publisher: Eva Åberg

Supporting our partners’ strategies

Regardless of whether the focus is political, social, cultural, economic development - or all at once - our partners’ promotion of qualitative participation which we support, can generally be broken down into four interrelated strategies:

Awareness raising




To change reality

Without underestimating the intrinsic value of awareness and the social and possibly psychological effects of being part of a group dynamic, ultimately the first two strategies aim at the last, to possess the knowledge, the tools and the strength to be able to change ones reality.