ACTED was born in Kabul in 1993 against the backdrop of the forgotten crisis of Afghanistan. ACTED is the result of a will to go where others did not want to go, and to act differently: with an area-based approach, no mandate restriction, and by investing in local knowledge and expertise, following the motto “Think outside the box.”
With an operational Headquarters divided between Kabul (Afghanistan) and Peshawar (Pakistan), ACTED
provided emergency response and information management support to inform humanitarian interventions in Afghanistan.
After Kabul fell to the Taliban in 1996-97, ACTED moved to Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
In 1997, ACTED responds to the crisis in
the Congo (Brazzaville) and to Hurricane Andres in Nicaragua, working for the first time outside of Central Asia. The international NGO ACTED was born.
In 1999, the Headquarters were transfered from Kabul/Peshawar to Paris, France, marking the consolidation of processes and programmatic approaches, as well as geographic expansion on all continents.
Over 25 years later, ACTED works in 37 countries worldwide, providing humanitarian and development support to 20,7 million most vulnerable people in hard-to-reach areas.
With more than 25 years experience working closest to the needs of the most vulnerable worldwide, ACTED contributes
to reaching the Global Goals, advocating for an integrated, ″decompartmentalized″ approach to humanitarian action, for co-construction and global partnerships towards the sustainable development of territories.
In 2020 launched its vision of a “Triple Zero” (3Zero) world: Zero Exlusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty.
Zero Exclusion…because nobody should be left behind.
Zero Carbon…because we only have one planet.
Zero Poverty…because poverty should not hold back potential.
The “Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty” vision should incite us to think and act together to achieve what appears to be a paradox: Both a world without poverty, and a world without damaging levels of carbon emissions.
The 3Zero vision of ACTED is based on the following aspects:
We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas.
We want a Triple Zero (3Zero) World:
We need to think local and act global to achieve greater
impact for a 3Zero world.
We aim to achieve a 3Zero world by:
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