Partenariats pour répondre aux catastrophes (en anglais)

Tear Netherlands (a partner of Tearfund in the Integral Alliance) worked with Tearfund to examine the role of churches in disaster response and produced the following ten guidelines for NGOs who wish to partner with churches:

  1. Prioritise building strong relationships
  2. Recognise the wider context
  3. Strengthen the church's mandate
  4. Use existing church capacities and build new ones
  5. Develop realistic expectations
  6. Adopt a forward-looking perspective
  7. Recognise and work through church institutions
  8. Develop leadership within the local church
  9. Build up linkages and networks
  10. Ensure adequate safeguards are in place

For more detailed 'do's and don'ts' and case studies that illustrate these principles, download Churches in Disaster Response (PDF 649 KB)

Christian Aid, which invests in disaster response through many of the same local partners as Tearfund, has produced a report on partnering with local organisations: Building the future of humanitarian aid (PDF 3 MB) describes Christian Aid's experience and lessons learnt in partnerships.