Becoming a weltwärts partner organisation
The strong partnerships between the German implementing organisations and the organisations in our partner countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Oceania are the essence of the weltwärts volunteer service.
Requirements for partners on the weltwärts programme
A key requirement of the weltwärts volunteer service is that the programme must be implemented by the participating organisations, working as partners. This means that German implementing organisations seeking to take part in the weltwärts programme need a partner organisation in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Oceania or Eastern Europe and vice versa. The two sides set out the underlying principles for their collaboration in a joint document they draw up before they begin working together.
Participation and collaboration in weltwärts are based on the programme objectives and the United Nations Agenda 2030 with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Due to weltwärts’ development focus, partner organisations on the programme must be based in a country on the OECD’s DAC list. Furthermore, there must not be any travel warnings from Germany’s Foreign Office in relation to countries of assignment in the weltwärts North-South component.
DAC list on the OECD website