strategic partnerships

We believe it is essential for the DRC to collaborate with other organisations to build strategic partnerships and alliances. These relationships promote collaboration and co-operation, encourage active debates on global issues and use resources more effectively.

Engagement is an integral part of our education and learning models, and we seek out and form strategic relationships that will assist - and challenge us - as we work towards a just world. Where appropriate, we work towards building the capacity of organisations to enable them to work more effectively towards creating a just world. An important part of our work is to form working relationships with civil society organisations in other countries to ensure their voices are heard, to work in solidarity with them, and to exchange information and skills.

We work closely with organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand but as part of the wider Pacific community we have a specific focus on the Pacific, and are participating in a wider network of civil society organisations and resource centres in the Pacific region.

The DRC's current strategic partners are:

The DRC has a Strategic Agreement with NZAID Nga Hoe Tuputupu-mai-tawhiti – New Zealand’s International Aid & Development Agency - and is a member of the Council for International Development [CID] Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Development Education Association [DEA] UK. The DRC is the secretariat for the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network [DevNet].

Through work on te Tiriti o Waitangi, the DRC also aims to work in partnership with tangata whenua.