Let's Learn Together

Accord Network members understand that we are stronger when we learn and act together.

Check out these sector-based collaborations between Accord Network agencies:

Accord WASH Alliance

The Accord WASH Alliance is a collaboration of Accord members and other Christian professionals working in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sector. The Alliance seeks to build relationships and promote excellence, with a particular focus on WASH in the context of Integral Mission.

The Accord Summit on Excellence in WASH serves as an anchor meeting for the Alliance, and is held each fall as part of Accord’s annual Developing Excellence Forum. Throughout the remainder of the year, the alliance takes the form of a Steering Committee that meets regularly and a number of standing Working Groups. Visit the WASH Alliance website to learn more: wash.accordnetwork.org.

Accord Research Alliance (ARA)

The Accord Research Alliance facilitates training around various issues in development research.  ARA promotes interaction between researchers and NGOs that are working to understand Christian development and its impacts.  ARA is led by Rodney Green of World Relief and Kristen Check of Water Mission.

Global Relief Alliance (GRA)

The Global Relief Alliance (GRA) is a confederacy of like-minded and complementary North American disaster preparedness and response implementing agencies.  It is an adaptive structure that convenes by conference call as required and by annual meeting at the Accord's Developing Excellence Forum.  Organizational relationships are maintained at the level of the disaster response directors.  Member organizations elect to participate in collective relief, based on their focus and capacity.  GRA member organizations include:

  • Cross International
  • Engineering Ministries International
  • Food for the Hungry
  • MAP International
  • Medical Teams International
  • Missionary Aviation Fellowship
  • World Concern
  • World Relief
  • World Renew

Accord GIK Alliance

The Accord GIK Alliance focuses its efforts on strengthening the overall understanding of current trends in the GIK world and where possible, bring consistency to the work of its members.

Current Projects

In 2009, the GIK Alliance consulted with key stakeholders throughout the industry and updated its GIK standards.

The Group annually holds a GIK Event open to all in the GIK industry.

Review the GIK Standards PDF