Delivery partners

To deliver the Active Citizens programme, we work with a network of partners around the world.

Our partners are civil society organisations who have a strong influence on cultural relations at community level. These organisations and their staff are powerful advocates for social justice.

They reflect the culture and interests of the community and are effective leaders and organisers within the community. They can, for example, include youth groups, arts groups, trade unions, religious groups or local authorities.

The Active Citizens programme is flexible and we work with our partners, adapting content to address the specific challenges they face.

Meet Mona Hassouna from Development for People and Nature Association (Lebanon)

Meet Jacqui Roberts from the Shoreditch Trust (UK)

Academy for Peace & Development

Country: Georgia

Partner from: 2010

The APD is an international, non-governmental, non-profit, non-political youth organisation, which aims to empower youth, promote peace, tolerance and solidarity in the South Caucasus, through assisting young people in acquiring knowledge and developing their skills and competences.

Algerian Muslim Scouts

Country: Algeria

Partner from: 2010

Established in the 1930s, the Algerian Muslim Scouts have increased in both size and positive reputation throughout their long and active history. Enjoying a good reputation among the Algerian people, the AMS provides schooling in the basics of Arabic and Islamic thought.

Asian Development Association of Bury

Country: UK

Partner from: 2009

ADAB is a community organisation which aims to develop and implement initiatives that will improve and enhance the economic, educational, social, cultural and recreational needs of the communities in Bury. ADAB’s Services are particularly targeted at all the residents living in the disadvantaged areas and ethnic minority communities living throughout locally and regionally. Community cohesion is central key component to all the services. The organisation has been in existence since 1997 and has undertaken a range of initiatives to achieve its objectives. At the beginning much of its work was undertaken by volunteers and although volunteers still remain an integral part of the organisation, ADAB has been able to secure external funding to develop and implement a range of projects over the 15 years.
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Association of Youth Organisation in Nepal (AYON)

Country: Nepal

Partner from: 2010

The Association of Youth Organisations Nepal (AYON) is a non-political, non-religious, non-governmental, not-for-profit, autonomous network of youth organisations. As such, the organisation provides a platform for collaboration, cooperation, joint action and collective endeavour between youth organisations in Nepal.


Country: Pakistan

Partner from: 2010

Awaz was founded in 1995 by Mohammad Zia-ur-Rehman and a group of local university graduates who wanted to contribute to their society. Widespread ignorance, poverty, sectarianism, violence, non-democratic culture and values, human rights violations and social backwardness within the region of Southern Punjab provided the group with extra impetus. Awaz is an Urdu word that means ‘voice’, and, as such, the organisation aims to provide a platform to facilitate and capacitate marginalised communities to raise their voice against socio-economic and political disparities within the region.

Children First

Country: Pakistan

Partner from: 2010

A leading not-for-profit child-focused national organisation, Children First work with disadvantaged segments of society to bring about the kind of positive change that will ultimately improve children’s living and learning environment. Children First has gone through a planned transition from Save the Children’s UK Kashmir Programme to a national organisation and is registered under section 42 of Companies Ordinance 1984.

College of Youth Activism and Development (CYAAD)

Country: Pakistan

College of Youth Activism and Development (CYAAD) - an organisation working on youth social action, community development, community mobilisation and participation mainly in the education sector and social media development. CYAAD has facilitated capacity-building of more than 435 young people in Quetta through the Active Citizens Programme, while 26 Social Action Projects are have been initiated by Active Citizens in the region.

Croatian Youth Network (CYN)

Country: Croatia

Partner from: 2010

The Croatian Youth Network (CYN) is an alliance of 55 non-governmental youth organisations acting as the National Youth Council in the Republic of Croatia. CYN is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-partisan association founded in December 2002. It advocates and promotes interests and positions of young people following the principles of tolerance and understanding, and respecting young peoples' rights and needs. CYN is a member of the European Youth Forum.

Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA)

Country: Lebanon

Partner from: 2010

The Development for People & Nature Association (DPNA) is a Lebanese non-governmental secular association founded and led by social activists to work with and respond to the needs of the local community, especially the disadvantaged (children, adolescents, youth, women and people with special needs). Development, solidarity, human rights and environmental protection are the basis on which the DPNA builds its partnerships and alliances with the local, regional, and international communities.

Development Research & Projects Centre (DRPC)

Country: Nigeria

Partner from: 2010

The DRPC is a non-profit social enterprise formed in 1994. The organisation aims to build capacity and social capital for participatory and action-based research within implementing agencies, in both the public sector and civil society. Its vision is for a vibrant and empowered civil society, communities and social institutions that will place and keep Nigeria on the path of sustainable development. In this proposed civil society, the poorest and most vulnerable are full members whose voices are heard in the policy-making process.


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