Discussing during the PaRD GAM in South Africa. © GIZ/PaRD by Maurice Weiss


Partnership Principles

PaRD brings together governmental and intergovernmental entities with diverse civil society organisations (CSOs) and faith-based organisations (FBOs), to engage the social capital and capacities vested in diverse faith communities for sustainable development and humanitarian assistance in the spirit of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

PaRD members are committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda and identify with the following guiding principles:

  • Commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Human Rights standards
  • Focus on the 2030 Agenda and the implementation of the SDGs
  • Equality of all humans
  • Leave no one behind – Inclusivity and diversity in regional, sectoral, religious and gender representation
  • Agreement to reciprocity by not only benefitting from PaRD, but also contributing one’s own expertise
  • Transparency in governance structure and decision making procedures
  • Intellectual ownership – contributing members and partners remain owners of their publications and products
  • Dedication to building bridges between existing knowledge of governments and civil society initiatives
  • Non-profit status – programmes, products and publications developed and made accessible through PaRD have no commercial purpose and are available to all members and partners
  • Self-reflexivity and regular critical review of work and outcomes

Would you like to become a partner? Please find more information here.