Working in conflict and disaster areas is complex. Cooperation is therefore crucial. As ZOA we cannot, and do not want to achieve our objectives on our own. We greatly value our donors, the implementing and strategic partners. We consider partnerships and collaboration essential elements of our work, in the field as well as in the Netherlands and worldwide. We cooperate with other NGOs wherever possible, sharing knowledge and experience on implementation and security, lobbying among policymakers, complementing each other in the implementation of programmes, raising awareness among the public, as well as soliciting for funds.