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Accountability and Accreditation

Act for Peace Accountability Statement 

Act for Peace believes that accountability is the responsible use of power and being responsive and answerable to our key stakeholders, in particular the people and communities involved in our advocacy, development and humanitarian work.

Working in partnership is central to Act for Peace’s approach to all our international aid and development work. Act for Peace works in partnership with other organisations, communities and individuals for sustainable positive change. Our partnerships are based on long term engagement, trust and ongoing consultation, shared learning and feedback. We support our partners to obtain the skills, capacity and will to deliver on our accountability commitments.

Our Accountability Framework consists of: 

  • An Accountability Statement that details our understanding and approach to  accountability and our core Accountability Commitments
  • A supporting Accountability Commitment Plan that details the current mechanisms we have to implement our core Accountability Commitments and goals and indicators for continually building and strengthening them. 

Download Act for Peace's full Accountability Statement here

Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct for Non-Government Organisations

Act for Peace is an active member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and a signatory to its Code of Conduct. We are committed to adhering to its high standards of corporate governance, public accountability and financial management. More information about the Code is available from www.acfid.asn.au/code-of-conduct.

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct is a voluntary, self-regulatory industry code. It includes sections on aid and development effectiveness, relationships with partners, human rights, advocacy, and emergency management. Signatories are required to have their own complaints handling process and demonstrate compliance with the code before they are eligible to obtain accreditation with the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the Australian Government’s overseas aid program. Compliance is met by submitting an annual report for assessment against established criteria and completing a self-assessment process designed by ACFID.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) accreditation

Act for Peace has been fully accredited by the The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) since accreditation began in 1997. DFAT is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia’s overseas aid program. The accreditation process provides DFAT and the Australian public with confidence that where the Australian Government provides grants to Australian NGOs to implement their own aid and development programs, it is funding professional, well-managed, community-based organisations capable of delivering good development outcomes.

Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)

Act for Peace is a member of the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP), the humanitarian sector's first international self-regulatory body. Members of HAP are committed to meeting the highest standards of accountability and quality management. 

ACT Alliance Code of Conduct

Act for Peace is affiliated with ACT Alliance, by whose code of conduct we are bound. 

More ways to take action

You can help prevent children like Maala being born with chronic illnesses by helping pregnant women stay healthy and nourished in the first place.

Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week (June 2017). Raise money to support refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.

Right now, thousands of innocent people are fleeing Syria every day to protect their families from bloodshed, violence and death. We need your support to provide emergency relief packs to the families fleeing in Syria.