The Huairou Commission works in tandem with global organizations who support Huairou’s efforts. While our Partners each work under their own unique missions, their organizational visions overlap with and amplify Huairou’s commitment to empowering grassroots women and their organizations.
The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) is the UN agency for human settlements, based in Nairobi, Kenya. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. Founded in 1995 by former UN Commission on Human Settlements Executive Director Wally N’Dow, the Huairou Commission has since held a long-standing relationship with UN-Habitat involving collaboration on several programs within each of Huairou’s areas of work.
Through this partnership, Huairou has helped to strengthen gender equality within UN-Habitat and has served as a resource on women’s empowerment, reinforced with the establishment of the Advisory Group on Gender Issues (AGGI) in 2012. The Huairou Commission also leads the daily women’s caucus at all UN-Habitat meetings.
The World Urban Campaign is a platform for public, private and civil society actors to elevate policies and share practical tools for sustainable urbanization. The Campaign seeks to foster more sustainable urban policies at the national level, and increased investment and capital flows in support of those policies. The Huairou Commission has been a member of the Steering Committee of the World Urban Committee since its inception in 2009.
The Gender Equality Unit of UN-Habitat and the Huairou Commission have worked with together on a number of key activities including promoting the Local to Local Dialogue process since 2002, and preparing the Gender Equality Action Plan as an institutional strategy to reduce gender discrimination and promote gender equality in human settlements development.
Sida is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Through its work and in cooperation with others, Sida contributes to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development (PGU). The Huairou Commission is currently implementing a four-year program with Sida focused on community resilience, monitoring and evaluation, and institutional strengthening.
Our Partners in Our Habitat III Work:
• Ford Foundation
• General Assembly of Partners of the World Urban Campaign
Our Partners in Our 2030 Agenda and Governance Work:
• International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
• UN Women
Our Partners in Our Community Resilience Work:
• CAF Development Bank of Latin America
• Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)
• Margaret A. Cargill Foundation
• Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
• Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
• United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
• U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)
Our Partners in Our Land & Housing Work:
• UN-Habitat Global Land Tool Network (GLTN)
• World Bank