Donors | Partners | Networks

We value deeply the strong relationships we have with donors, partners and the networks which bring us together.

RET’s actions at all levels seek to align with international and national legal and operational frameworks and standards, bringing together leadership, innovative thinking, and resources to create a better strategy in response to gaps.

RET coordinates with relevant stakeholders, affected populations, local agencies, and the private sector working in the same or correlative fields to prevent duplications, ensure complementary and joint efforts to contribute to collective outcomes called for by the 2030 Agenda and the Agenda of Humanity.

We could never do this without you.
Thank you!


RET benefits from the generous support of three different categories of actors of which you will find in the detailed lists below:
1) NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS 
2) INSTITUTIONAL DONORS such as United Nations organizations and agencies.
3) THE PRIVATE SECTOR, may they be individuals, corporations or private organizations such as foundations and charities

GOVERMENTS
INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS

ECHO – EU – European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations 
UNDP The United Nations Development Program
UNESCO – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency
UNICEF – The United Nations Children’s Fund

UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund
IOM International Organization for Migration
WHO – The World Health Organization
OCHA – Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

PRIVATE DONORS

Alfred Herrhausen Society
Alistair Pilkington Trust
Arthur Anderson SA, Geneva
Asfari Foundation
Banque Cantonale de Genève
Barbara Hendricks Foundation for Peace and Reconciliation
CARAES (BE)
Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) 

Council for Better Corporate Citizenship, Japan
Credit Suisse
Delta Airlines
Ecopetrol
Ernst & Young
Ford Foundation
Goldman Sachs Foundation
Hewlett-Packard Company
FoundationIntercontinental Hotel Hospitality Tokyo
International Council of Nurses
International Ladies Benevolent Society, Japan
Jagaimo-no-Kai

Japan Center for Conflict Prevention (JCCP)
Japan Committee for Refugee Relief (JCRR)
Japan Ladies Tennis Federation
Keidanren
National Geographic
NHK Japan Broadcasting Corp, USA
Nike
Nikko Salomon Smith Barney
Sacred Heart University Students
Sammy Corporation, Japan
Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation
Shell International
Shinnyo-en Youth Association
Star Dancers Ballet Foundation
Swiss Solidarity (Chaîne du Bonheur)
Telefónica, Ecuador
The Swatch Group, Japan
UBS Optimus Foundation
University of Georgia
Private individual donors from
France, Japan, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.


Networks

Where Relationships Are Built, Coordination Takes Place and Ideas Are Shared
Humanitarian crises are, by their very nature, extremely complex to solve. A vast array of actors have to work together in limited time-frames to achieve efficient and effective results. Affected communities, local associations, local authorities, national governments, NGOs, donors, United Nations and multilateral agencies all have to come to minimal agreements on causes, effects, priorities, methods, resources and more.
Failure to do so will inevitably produce, inefficiency, overlapping, tensions and could even make situations worse. Coordination is therefore a core aspect of humanitarian interventions. Below you will find the networks RET joined to be part of this collaborative process and dialogue.

UNHCR

Member of the Secondary Education Working Group 
RET International is an independent organization, and not a part of UNHCR (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). We were born out of the relationship with UNHCR, at the time of the 50th Anniversary of UNHCR when Mrs Sadako Ogata, the founder of the RET, was High Commissioner for Refugees.
RET works closely with UNHCR to ensure the priority areas where refugees need our attention the most are focused upon. We had a Global Memorandum of Understanding with UNHCR, which fosters a respectful, complementary cooperation and symbiosis with UNHCR. In addition, RET is, or has been, an UNHCR implementing partner in various countries around the world.

GRF
Global Refugee Forum of UNHCR 

Member of the Education Working Group
• Member of the Durable Solutions Working Group

The first Global Refugee Forum comes at the end of a tumultuous decade in which the number of refugees has risen to over 25 million people worldwide. Guided by the Global Compact on Refugees, the Global Refugee Forum is an opportunity to translate the principle of international responsibility-sharing into concrete action.

The G-7 Global Task Force
The G-7 Global Task Force

Member of the G-7 Education Working Group
• Member of the G-7 Gender Working Group
• Member of the G-7 Peace & Security Working Group

The G7 Global Taskforce is an informal coalition of some 70 civil society organizations working on the G7. The members come from a wide-cross sector of civil society as well as sectoral interests. All members are actively working on some aspect of the G7 whether it is deep policy or mobilizing the public to put pressure on the G7 leaders. (www.g7.stateofchange.co)

The Youth Compact in Humanitarian Action
The Youth Compact in Humanitarian Action

Member of the Task Team for Action 1: Promote and increase age- and gender-responsive and inclusive programs that contribute to the health, protection and development of young women, young men, girls, and boys within humanitarian settings. 
A global call to prioritize the needs and rights of young women and men, girls and boys affected by disaster, conflict, forced displacement and other emergencies.  The Global Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit, the Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action is an unprecedented and collective commitment of 50+ humanitarian actors working to ensure that the priorities of young people are addressed and informed, consulted, and meaningfully engaged throughout all stages of humanitarian action. 

GADRRRES
GADRRRES

Member of GADRRRES – Global Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction & Resilience in the Education Sector.
The mission of GADRRRES is to ensure that all schools are safe from disaster risks and all learners live in a culture of safety. (www.gadrrres.net

IOM – International Organization for Migration

Member of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working group
IOM (the International Organization for Migration) was founded in 1951 to aid migration issues after the Second World War. RET and IOM have worked together on several projects in Latin America through a Memoranda of Understanding(s) and partnerships. In addition, RET held an Observer Status with IOM.

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

Member of Unaccompanied and Separated Children Task Force
• Member of Family Strengthening Task Force
• Member of Assessment, Measurement and Evidence Working Group

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action is a global, interagency group. we set standards and provide technical support to ensure that efforts to protect children from violence and exploitation are of high quality and effective. (www.alliancecpha.org)

INEE – International Network for Education in Emergencies

• Member of the Standards & Practice Working Group (2004+) and Co-Chair of the INEE Knowledge Management Work-stream
• Member of the Policy Education Working Group (2018+)
• Member of the Alternative Education Work Stream and Co-Chair of the Alternative Education Work-stream
• Member of the Reference Group on EiE Data
Past INEE:
• Steering Committee (2010 – 2017) Co-chair with the World Bank and IRC from 2012-2016.
• Member of the Youth & Prevention of Violent Extremism Group (2017-18)
• Co-convener of the INEE’s Adolescents and Youth Task Team (2005+)

The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE – http://www.ineesite.org) is an open global network of representatives from NGOs, UN agencies, donor agencies, governments, academic institutions, schools and affected populations working together to ensure all persons the right to quality and safe education in emergencies and post-crisis recovery. Since 2001, RET International has been an active member of INEE, joining the Steering Committee in 2010 and taking on the Chairmanship together with the World Bank. RET was also instrumental in the development of the Minimum Standards and launched the Minimum Standards in Geneva together with UNESCO and UNHCR.

Education Cannot Wait (ECW)
Education Cannot Wait (ECW)
Education Cannot Wait

• Member of the Executive Committee 
• Member of the Educational Technical Task Team           
• Member of Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) Northern Group 

Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is the first global fund dedicated to education in emergencies and protracted crises. ECW was established during the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 by international humanitarian and development aid actors, along with public and private donors, to help reposition education as a priority on the humanitarian agenda, usher in a more collaborative approach among actors on the ground and foster additional funding to ensure that every crisis-affected child and young person is in school and learning.(www.educationcannotwait.org

RECI – Réseau Suisse Education et Coopération Internationale

• Member of the RECI Executive Board (2015+)
RET is a Committee Member of RECI, the Swiss Network for Education and International Cooperation (www.reseau-education.ch). RECI is a coalition of Swiss organizations, which are engaged in the field of education internationally. The purpose of the network is – through coordination and alliances – to advance the message that quality education is one of the main levers for human development.

Global Education Cluster

• Member of the Strategic Advisory Committee (2017+)
• Member of the Global Education Cluster

At the end of 2006, a total of 38 countries have formally established an Education Cluster (EC ) as a mechanism for coordination of education in emergencies. The goal of the Education Cluster is for it to be operational and active in assessment, response, and early recovery. In certain countries, the EC also takes on other context-specific work such as preparedness and disaster risk reduction. RET International is an active member of the Education Cluster in the fields where it operates. RET is an active member of the Education Cluster Working Group (ECWG), which is an open platform of organizations and individuals that was established to support Education Clusters in the field through inter-agency collaboration on standards and policy setting, building response capacity and operational support to field level coordination efforts. In addition, the ECWG engages in advocacy to promote and support education as an integral part of humanitarian response and early recovery following emergencies. RET is actively represented in the global ECWG and has been involved in different task teams and thematic groups.

ICVA – International Council of Voluntary Agencies

• Member of the Humanitarian-Development- Peace Nexus Group
• Member of ICVA – the International Council of Voluntary                                    Agencies

The International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA ), founded in 1962, is a global network that brings together humanitarian and human rights NGOs as an advocacy alliance for humanitarian action. Focusing on humanitarian and refugee policy issues, ICVA draws upon the work of its members at the field level and brings their experiences to international decision-making forums. ICVA provides a means for the collective body of its members to work together to effect change, and also assists members to improve their own work through access to initiatives and tools that help to increase quality and accountability.


Partners

Formal Partnerships with the World’s Main Coordination Agencies
Throughout the years RET International has worked both in the field and in the capitals with the most important agencies of the humanitarian and development fields. Some of these collaborations have with time taken a more formal nature through memorandums of understandings (MoUs) or a special consultative status.

UNHCR

RET International is an independent organization, and not a part of UNHCR (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). We were born out of the relationship with UNHCR, at the time of the 50th Anniversary of UNHCR when Mrs Sadako Ogata, the founder of the RET, was High Commissioner for Refugees.
RET works closely with UNHCR to ensure the priority areas where refugees need our attention the most are focused upon. We had a Global Memorandum of Understanding with UNHCR, which fosters a respectful, complementary cooperation and symbiosis with UNHCR. In addition, RET is, or has been, an UNHCR implementing partner in various countries around the world.

UNICEF

UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund) and RET International have partnered together in the fight to give refugee and displaced youth the protection and education they need to build themselves a brighter future. RET and UNICEF work together in many countries and shared regional Memoranda of Understanding (MoU). RET International is and has been an Implementing Partner of UNICEF in Turkey, Panama, Kenya, Burundi and the LACRO Region.

UNESCO

UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) contributes to the creation of sustainable societies by accelerating progress towards the Education for All goals, while helping Member States to build their human and institutional capacities in the field of education. RET International and UNESCO-IBE (International Bureau of Education) shared a Global Memorandum of Understanding and worked closely together on projects worldwide.

ECOSOC 

RET International has had a consultative status at ECOSOC (the United Nations Economic and Social Council) since 2005. This allows RET to attend international conferences and events or make written and oral statements at these events or enter United Nations premises in order to network, coordinate and raise awareness of the situation and role of young people in fragile environments.


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