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.


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.