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About CHD

CHD which stands for Coordination Humanitaire et Développement currently includes
52 French international solidarity organizations.

ESTABLISHED

back in 1983 and named Coordination d'Agen then, it is now entitled Coordination
Humanitaire et Développement, aka CHD.

CHD

is among the founding members of Coordination SUD. it is one of the major
French international solidarity-oriented organizations groups.

IT GATHERS

organizations which implement humanitarian projects dedicated to relief, reconstruction
and/or development issues all around the world. Under the management of its own
Chairman, both Divisions are responsible for their own internal activities, schedule and external events...

History

CHD brings together emergency field actors
to development around the world since 1983

52

Number of NGOs

8902

french
employees

18591

local
employees

3556

International projects

1 287 253 253 €

NGO Budgets 2018

Since 1983, from the coordination of Agen to the CHD ... it brings together NGOs, Humanitarian and Development, of all tendencies but characterized by a pragmatic and non-ideological approach of International Solidarity.

CHD aims at:

• Fostering coordination among practitioners throughout the humanitarian process: prevention, relief, reconstruction and development

• Gathering the ISOs which perform humanitarian, reconstruction and/or development-oriented actions in favor of the most vulnerable populations

• Representing these ISOs upon private and civil partners.

For CHD, the aim was first to ensure a better collective representation for humanitarian NGOs, especially within Coordination SUD, closely with those not belonging to CHD.

But also to promote exchanges among CHD members while sharing field experiences from emergency, restoring and development, as well as prevention actors.

As for now, CHD features 50 member NGOs. It is thus able to play a positive defining role.
Challenges and issues are still there in 2019: better deal with crises, strengthen populations’ resilience, their ability and empowerment, improve efficiency, and influence public policies, both in France but also in European Commission and the UN.