Diakonia - People change the world
In Bangladesh the Diakonia partner organization MKP is supporting young women and their right to independence.


The one who stands alone is not strong. That is why Diakonia participates in and contributes to a number of networks. That way our voice gets stronger and harder to ignore. Here you see a brief listing of Diakonia's affiliations.

1. International networks and others

Formal/informal networks and cooperation with other actors Short description of cooperation

ACT Alliance

Member since 2012

Nordic ACT forum Coordination and exchange of experiences.

ACT Alliance EU office (previously APRODEV) and its sub groups: Gender, HIV/Aids, Working group on European and International Funding Development and Humanitarian Aid, PAG, Middle East Working Group (MEWG), Central American Working Group, PICA

La Oficina Internacional de los Derechos Humanos - Acción Colombia (OIDHACO) Member. Information and advocacy on Colombia, based in Brussels
Copenhagen Initiative for Central America and Mexico (CIFCA) Member. Exchange, information, coordination and advocacy on relations EU and Central America
European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD) Member. Eurodad is a network of 51 NGOs from 19 European countries working on issues related to debt, development finance and poverty reduction. The network secretariat in Brussels organizes meetings, develops positions, shares intelligence and facilitates collective advocacy among members.
Réseau Européen pour l’Afrique Centrale (EURAC) Member, coordination of advocacy and information regarding central Africa
Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) Member since 2009. Members of HAP are committed to meeting the highest standards of accountability and quality management when assisting people affected by or prone to disasters, conflict, poverty or other crises. To be certified in 2013
Crisis Action Network for advocacy in conflict areas with focus on policy coherence, Human rights and International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Diakonia has applied for membership (2012).
EuroMediterranean network (EMHRN) Network for advocacy regarding middle east, Diakonia is not a member but several of our partners like Btselem, AlHaq, AlMezan
ECCJ (European Coalition for Corporate Justice). Diakonia forms the Swedish branch togehter with Amnesty Internaitonal, ForumSyd and Fairtrade Center) Member


2. Informal networks and cooperations

Formal/informal networks and cooperation with other actors Short description of cooperation
Euro IFI Network (IFI= International Financial Institutions) The Network is informal and gathers NGO's in Europe working on International Financial Intuitions. Information sharing, coordination of advocacy initiatives and meetings with decision makers.
The Zimbabwe network - Europe  
Nordic/Baltic IFI Network (IFI= International Financial Institutions) Loose network of Nordic/Baltic NGO's that engage in IFI related issues with the purpose of sharing information and coordinating advocacy.


3. Swedish networks and cooperation

Formal/informal networks and cooperation with other actors Short description of cooperation
Forum Syd Member
FN-förbundet (United Nations Association of Sweden) Member

Concord, and also its working group European Institutional Funding

Member. Concord coordinates Swedish NGO's in a range of policy issues and initiatives facilitates meetings with decision makers and joint advocacy.
Fairtrade Sverige (Fair Trade Sweden) Member
FUF (Föreningen för UtvecklingsFrågor/Swedish Development Forum) Member
Sveriges kristna råd (Christian Council of Sweden) Member
Postkodföreningen Member
Arbetsgivaralliansen Mandatory membership
Frivilligorganisationernas Insamlingsråd (FRII) Member
Swedma Member

Världens Barn/Swedish Radio Assistance

Svensk insamlingskontroll (Swedish Fundraising Control)  
Globalportalen Member: Shared publication of web articles, job offers events and blog posts etc. Exchange of experiences. Capacity building.
Skutan Member
MR-dagarna (Human rights days) Member - annual national event
Seappi (Swedish branch of EAPPI - Ecumenical Accompainment Programme for Palestine and Israel) Member
Marknadsföreningen (Swedish marketing professionals) Member
Sveriges Kommunikatörer (Swedish communication professionals) Member
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) Donor-recipient
Studieförbundet Bilda (The Educational Association Bilda) Association with the same support base as Diakonia
Swedwatch Member
The Church of Sweden An organization Diakonia frequently cooperates with
Life and Peace Institute An organization Diakonia cooperates with on occasion
Kristna Fredsrörelsen (The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation) An organization Diakonia frequently cooperates with