ZOA usually enters into a broad variety of partnership arrangements with various organisations. Collaboration with local and international NGOs helps ZOA to focus on its own expertise and experience, and to make optimal use of the capabilities of others, for the benefit of the beneficiairies.

Co-operation in programme areas:

  • In the program counrries ZOA maintains contacts with local partner organisations on all levels (committees within communities, CBOs, local and district governments and institutions, NGOs and national governments and institutions). ZOA strives for co-operation with these organisations, whenever possible.
  • ZOA regularly executes projects in co-operation with UN-bodies such as UNHCR, OCHA, UNICEF, FAO and World Food Programme.
  • ZOA was a member of the Dutch Consortium Uruzgan (DCU) which recently ended in April 2013. In this consortium, funded by Dutch MoFA, ZOA partnered with Save the Children NL, Cordaid, Healthnet TPO and DCA-vet in activities in Uruzgan, Afghanistan. The ongoing activities of ZOA in Uruzgan are being funded by AusAID until June 2014.
  • ZOA collaborates with TEAR Australia in Ethiopia and South Sudan.
  • Together with Tearfund UK and Tear Netherlands, ZOA executes projects in Congo; and with Tearfund Belgium in another project in Congo.

Co-operation, knowledge exchange and financing in the Netherlands and on international level:

The Netherlands


  • ZOA is member of EU-CORD. EU-CORD is a platform in which twenty two European Christian organisations work together on mutual interests like policy issues in Brussels regarding development.
  • ZOA is member of HAP (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership) International. The Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) International was established in 2003 to promote accountability to people affected by humanitarian crises and to acknowledge those organisations that meet the HAP Principles of Accountability.
  • ZOA is also member of the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA). ICVA is a global network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that advocates for effective humanitarian action in UN-led humanitarian reform discussions (UNHCR, UNOCHA, IASC).