We work together with other organisations to deliver programmes, share expertise and develop joint initiatives to tackle global issues. Our development partners include local civil societies, international development agencies and global consortia.
Our decades of experience have taught us that working with others – and sharing our expertise and knowledge – allows us to work more effectively and achieve more impact than if we act alone. So we join with other organisations in supportive global networks that maximise our impact. And we keep our work relevant by teaming up with small, community organisations that have an in-depth understanding of the local context.
Bond is the UK membership body for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in international development. Established in 1993, Bond now has over 330 member organisations, from large organisations with a world-wide presence to smaller, more specialist organisations working in specific regions or with specific groups of people.
The Cathy Rich Centre
We established the Cathy Rich Memorial Food Processing Centre in 1992 in memory of our food processing programme officer, who was killed in a road accident in Sri Lanka. The centre facilitates development by solving food enterprise-based problems, with an emphasis on small and micro units, using appropriate technologies and services. It is now a fully-autonomous institute, acting as a centre for excellence in small scale food processing.
The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is helping our projects in Peru, safeguarding parts of the Amazon rainforest around the settlements of the local people. Instead of having to cut down trees to make a living, CIAT and Practical Action are helping local farmers to create stable and sustainable farms.
We’re a member of Duryog Nivaran, a network of individuals and organisations working in South Asia. The group promotes alternative perspectives on disaster and vulnerability as a basis for disaster mitigation in the region.
Energy4Impact supports businesses that provide energy access to off-grid communities in Africa. We believe that businesses can offer the best solutions to energy poverty. We help them access capital, technology and operational advice so they can become profitable and sustainable. Expanding clean energy markets improves livelihoods and accelerates economic growth.
We’re a core member of the Household Energy Development Organizations Network (HEDON), set up in 1992 to act as a focal point for those working in the field in household energy. The Network promotes links among organisations working in this field, including government agencies and consultancies.
We closed our Sril Lanka office in 2014. A new charity, Janathakshan – meaning ‘people’s technology’ or ‘technology for people’ – has been created to continue our legacy in the country.
In 1992, we helped to set up LA RED. This alternative, open and independent network is concerned with research, information, capacity building and education relating to the theme of risk and disaster management in Latin America.
The Mulanje Electricity Generation Authority (MEGA) micro-hydro project is a sustainable and ambitious social enterprise – aiming to tackle the dual challenges of sustainability and scale. We initiated it and we continue to support it with project management and knowledge capture.