Apoline Niyosenge is taught how to wash her hands properly by Concern community worker Abel Bamwisho, DRC. Photo: Pamela TulizoApoline Niyosenge is taught how to wash her hands properly by Concern community worker Abel Bamwisho, DRC. Photo: Pamela TulizoApoline Niyosenge is taught how to wash her hands properly by Concern community worker Abel Bamwisho, DRC. Photo: Pamela Tulizo

Why partner with Concern?

Why partner with Concern?

Right now, for the first time in a generation, the quest to end extreme poverty has suffered a setback. Until 2020, extreme poverty had been in steady decline for almost 25 years. 

A lethal combination of conflict, climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic has greatly intensified the scale and complexity of the challenges facing people living in the world’s poorest places.

With over 50 years’ experience in tackling health and nutrition, education, livelihoods, agriculture and emergencies in the world’s poorest places, Concern knows how to reach the most marginalised people and create lasting change. However, tackling extreme poverty is an enormous task and we know we can only play a small part working on our own. We have seen first-hand how much more can be achieved by working in partnership with other people and organisations who are also dedicated to ending extreme poverty and have the expertise to do so. In partnership, we can develop cutting-edge approaches, reach more people, increase our impact and amplify the voices of those living in extreme poverty.    

Our values in strategic partnership

Concern brings a genuine commitment to being around a table and really achieving something.

Act4Peace - Concern partner since 2019

Despite the scale of the challenges posed by extreme poverty, we know that other people and organisations with the ideas, resources and commitment to tackle them are out there. Even if our ultimate organisational goals aren’t the same, we welcome approaches from those who share this agenda.

Chagawa*  who is 9 months pregnant with Concern midwife Rebekka. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith
Chagawa* who is 9 months pregnant with Concern midwife Rebekka. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith
Workers unload kitchen kits from a truck at a distribution in Ndeja, Mozambique, which was hard hit by cyclone Idai in March 2019. Photo: Tommy Trenchard / Concern Worldwide
Workers unload kitchen kits from a truck at a distribution in Ndeja, Mozambique.
Staff talk to residents during distribution of hygiene kits in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery
Staff talk to residents during distribution of hygiene kits in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery

Our most effective partnerships are built on and sustained by good relationships in which we invest time and effort to nurture, bolstered by strong accountability and internal processes.  In our experience, good partnerships start with transparency and the opportunity to explore shared interests and work together to develop solutions, products, collaborations or projects that positively impact the lives of others. As with any kind of partnership, we recognise how crucial it is to first invest time in understanding each other and create a genuinely shared vision of what we want to achieve together, before planning specific actions.

We believe partnerships can create opportunities to develop different ways of thinking and doing, and value the experience of collaboration as well as the ultimate outcome. We are curious about and open to ways of doing things beyond our own experience, and recognise that each partner will bring their own talents and perspectives to help achieve our shared mission.

How you can partner

By working with Concern, you could play an active role in delivering a significant, positive impact on the lives of those living in extreme poverty. If you would like to discuss a potential partnership with Concern and what this could achieve, please contact Michelle McHugh ([email protected]).

 

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