This is NCA

Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is a diaconal organisation mandated by churches and Christian organisations in Norway to work with people around the world to eradicate poverty and injustice.

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Outlook from the General Secretary

As Norwegian Church Aid’s new General Secretary as of April 2019, I cannot take credit for all the results NCA and our partners have achieved in this period. Yet, I feel proud and humble to represent an organisation that is able to adapt and adjust in a rapidly changing world.

Where we work

Partnerships for Change

NCA has a mandate to strengthen civil society in all countries where it has a presence. Faith in Action, NCA’s global strategy, justifies this stating, “a robust and free civil society is a prerequisite for social justice, development of democracy, and good governance”. Partnering with civil society actors, including faith-based actors (FBA)s, is NCA’s main approach to fulfilling this mandate. In the programme period 2016-2018, Strengthening Civil Society was a cross-cutting issue, addressed within each of the six global programmes. Under the mandatory outcome, NCA core partners have increased their capacity as civil society actors, NCA’s country offices have also implemented a tailored partner capacity development programme.

NCA has also strengthened the vibrancy of civil society by equipping partners with the skills, outreach and networks needed to hold authorities accountable through contextually tailored advocacy initiatives. It has also increased coordination and cooperation with local and international members of the ACT Alliance, through national ACT forums and international arenas.

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Programme Quality

A rights-based approach (RBA), gender justice, and conflict sensitivity are among the commitments that inform NCA’s programming. Key approaches, successes, and challenges documented during 2016-2018 in relation to NCA’s cross-cutting agenda are presented here.

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People reached

6,156,700

women, men, girls and boys have access to a safe water supply

1,351,842

women, men, girls and boys have access to a toilet

8,510

women skilled in conflict transformation

99,363

women and child survivors of GBV received medical and psychosocial treatment and care

305,741

children under five received health care

41,000

households used agricultural practices better adapted to climate change

28,450

women, men and youth have established an enterprise

1,347,504

women, men, girls and boys have been reached through hygiene promotion activities

2,123

women and men have worked to ensure public budgets and expenditure meet the needs and rights of the poor

Looking ahead

As NCA embarks on a new programmatic period, it is encouraged by the results is has achieved together with partners and looks forward to continue fostering positive changes.