our organisation

Norwegian Church Aid has Norwegian churches and congregations as its constituency.

Dagfinn Høybråten is General Secretary of Norwegian Church Aid, and Kjetil Aano is chair of the organisation’s Board of Directors, consisting of nine members chosen by Norwegian Church Aid’s Board of Delegates, the President of Changemaker and two employee representatives.

The Council is the main representative entity of Norwegian Church Aid, and comprises:

  • Delegates from each diocese of the Church of Norway 
  • Seven members of the Church Council of the Church of Norway (whereof one representative of the Saami Church Council and a youth representative under the age of 30) 
  • Representative of nationwide home mission organisations and organisations for children and youth: Norwegian YMCA-YWCA
  • One representative from each of the following church communities: the Evangelical Lutheran Free Church, the Free Evangelical Congregations, the Baptist Union of Norway, The Mission Covenant Church of Norway, the Salvation Army and the Norwegian Methodist Church. Two representatives from the Pentecostal Movement in Norway.  
  • NORME, Global Aid Network and Norwegian Council of Norway meet as observers

Approximately 155 people are employed at the main office in Oslo, as regional consultants around Norway, as part of Changemaker (Norwegian Church Aid’s youth organisation) and at the field offices around the world. In addition, approximately eighty individuals make up the organisation's emergency preparedness roster, who travel out on missions at regular intervals to assist in emergencies.