7-8 AUGUST, 2004
Humanitarian leaders of 15 like-minded ANS met in Johannesburg, South Africa in August 2004. This meeting led to the following resolution:

In taking responsibility for their own development African National Societies will:

  • Seek to uphold the highest standards of good governance and management
  • Be accountable and transparent
  • Work more closely with their governments while maintaining independence
  • Work closely with the private and corporate sectors
  • Better communicate activities in-country and outside by engaging local and international media
  • Raise more funding and other resources locally
  • Recruit professional staff to manage ANS

This resolution resulted in the creation of the New Partnership for Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (NEPARC), a network of African humanitarian leaders committed to working together and to strengthening the capacity of Africa-based humanitarian organizations.

This is the first partnership of its kind in Africa that establishes a coalition of humanitarian organizations dedicated to self-sufficiency through developing new partnerships, operations and tools to collectively change the status quo.

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