ACT is an abbreviation for Action by Churches Together. As indicated in Norwegian Church Aid's logo, where the ACT Alliance name is incorporated, ACT is the most important of the many alliances and networks to which NCA belongs.
ACT Alliance is composed of more than 110 member organisations working in long-term development and humanitarian assistance
With a Secretariat of only 20 staff to support the 110 members working in 130 countries, it is clear that the work and input from members is the key to establishing and maintaining ACT as a unity.
It is highly prioritised in NCA to contribute to building a strong alliance. The majority of our emergency work is done with other ACT members, and as an organisation we always give input to new policies as well as relevant technical guidelines.
Two of the key features which help support the cooperation and collaboration between the members are:
The ACT Secretariat's role is also to support the members through global level coordination, collaboration and facilitation of special initiatives, working groups, policy engagement and more.
All members meet every four years at a General Assembly (GA) and elect a Governing Board of up to 21 representatives who meet one-two times annually.