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Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)
Headquarter: Paris, France


ACTED is a French charity, registered as an "association française loi 1901", overseen by a Board and a Bureau, with the support of an executive team based in the Headquarters in Paris, working alongside 6,000 staff across 37 countries.

ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED’s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development.

Our mandate

Independent, private and non-profit, ACTED respects a strict political and religious impartiality, and operates following principles of non-discrimination, transparency, according to its core values: responsibility, impact, enterprising-spirit and inspiration.

ACTED is committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

Our vision

Every human being has the right to live in dignity,

We choose to act for immediate change in the lives of those in urgent need,

We create new possibilities and sustainable change together with people by investing in their potential.

Paris, France
Type of Organization
Non-Governmental Organizations
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