Please find answers to frequently asked questions regarding PaRD below.
The International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) brings together members from all over the world in order to harness the positive impact of religion and values in sustainable development and humanitarian assistance. PaRD aims at greater and institutionalized communication and coordination between secular and non-secular actors to contribute towards a more coherent and effective international agenda on religion and development.
Please refer to our mission statement and our partnership principles for a detailed explanation of PaRD and what we strive to achieve. For an overview of PaRD's structure, please find out about our members and visit our world map. For further information, please visit the news archive, sign up to the quarterly PaRD newsletter, and visit the knowledge center.
Currently, there are 135 members of PaRD.
For an overview, please click here to find out about our members and here to visit our world map.
Members are governmental, intergovernmental entities as well as Faith-Based Organizations (FBO) and Civil Society Organizations (CSO) active in the field of religion and development and/or humanitarian assistance.
If you are interested in joining PaRD and your agency qualifies to become a member, please contact us.
PaRD is free to join. The key investment of our members is their active participation in our global partnership.
PaRD brings together members from all over the world in order to harness the positive impact of religion and values in sustainable development. It is free to join and free to use, but does not offer any kind of financing.
PaRD aims at greater and institutionalized communication and coordination between secular and non-secular actors, while fostering new synergies through cooperation of its members and partners. In addition, PaRD uses synergies with existing networks and initiatives to contribute towards a more coherent and effective international agenda on religion and development. As a results-driven partnership, PaRD focuses on joint activities in the following areas of cooperation:
- Knowledge Sharing & Learning Exchange
- Networking & Dialogue
- Capacity Building
- Policy Advice
- Monitoring, Reviewing & Joint Learning
The working programme is decided on during PaRD's annual meeting. Members discuss issues and propose activities before the working programme is finalised by our members.
During Annual Forum and General Assembly of Members 2020, the following priorities have come up:
- Strategic Planning
- PaRD Annual Forum and General Assembly of Members 2021
- COVID-19 Response
The PaRD Secretariat supports the members in implementing the goals of PaRD and its working programme. The Secretariat's offices are located at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Bonn and Berlin.
If you would like to contact the secretariat, please click here.