Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

DFAT provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government. This includes the Government’s development policy on Australian aid – promoting prosperity, reducing poverty, enhancing stability.


As a non-government organisation (NGO), ALWS works with DFAT to support the Government’s development activities. DFAT works with NGOs to build on their local knowledge and connections, development expertise, and ability to influence change.


To maintain accreditation with DFAT, ALWS’ systems, policies and processes are rigorously reviewed by the Australian Government. Currently, ALWS receives support through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) for the programs in Burundi, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal and Somalia.


Through the PNGAusPartnership, the Australian Government also supports the Church Partnership Program in PNG.


Through the Australian Humanitarian Partnership and the CAN DO Consortium, the Australian Government also supports our work in Bangladesh and Myanmar.


ALWS gratefully acknowledges DFAT’s support for these programs.


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