The International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) brings together governmental and intergovernmental entities with diverse civil society organizations (CSOs) and faith-based organizations (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 counts to date 135 members, and is guided by a Steering Group of 12 elected members from the three membership constituencies and lead by three co-chairs (USAID, KAICIID and ACT Alliance), each representing one of these groupings. In addition, there are four work-streams focusing on the SDGs Good Health and Well-Being (SDG 3), Gender Equality and Empowerment (SDG5), Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6), Climate Action (SDG 13), Life below Water (SDG 14), Life on Land (SDG 15) as well as Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG 16).
This Annual Work Plan provides a comprehensive overview of PaRD’s engagement areas and foreseen activities for 2020/21. PaRD has identified three areas for 2021 as priorities for engagement:
- Strategic Planning
- PaRD Annual Forum and General Assembly of Members 2021
- COVID-19 Response
The Work Plan is divided into an explanation report and a listed overview of activities. The first part comprises PaRD’s priorities of engagement that affect PaRD’s work throughout the upcoming year as well as efforts from the PaRD work-streams as well as other PaRD engagement. Finally, the planned activities are illustrated in a table, reflecting PaRD’s aspirations for capacity building, knowledge exchange and informing policies.