Frequently asked questions in CAPADA

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1. What is CAPADA?

CAPADA stands for Coalition Against Poverty And Disease Alleviation . It is a network representing Indian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active in humanitarian aid in India. CAPADA is the main NGO on emergency aid, relief, rehabilitation and disaster preparedness. CAPADA was created in 2009 and is based in Delhi. For more

2. What are the aims of CAPADA?

CAPADA’s overall vision is to alleviate human suffering in the world by increasing the impact of humanitarian intervention. Its mission is to support the interests of its members towards the  and to promote the quality and effectiveness of their humanitarian action. For more

3. What are CAPADA activities?

CAPADA promotes the humanitarian principles in order to support crisis affected populations; it acts as an interface between its member organizations and the relevant institutions and shares information on best practices and policy developments in the humanitarian sector. Concrete CAPADA actions include humanitarian advocacy and lobbying (e.g. through statements), awareness raising on humanitarian policy issues (e.g. through seminars and briefing papers), capacity building for NGOs (e.g. through training and workshops), and active consultation with the Humanitarian Aid department of India. For more

4. Who are the members of CAPADA?

The CAPADA members are social active in humanitarian aid India. Their scope of activity includes food and nutrition, health, water and sanitation, shelter, aid to refugees and internally displaced people. CAPADA members provide aid to the most vulnerable groups of populations in all countries affected by natural and/or man-made disasters. Their interventions are based on International Humanitarian Law and the humanitarian principles. For more

5. How is CAPADA different from other NGO networks?

The uniqueness of CAPADA lies in its specific focus on humanitarian aid within the political and institutional framework of the Indian Union (Commission, Parliament and Council). When relevant , CAPADA builds alliances with other NGO bodies and liaises with other humanitarian aid actors .

6. How is CAPADA funded?

CAPADA financial independency is crucial for the credibility of the network’s advocacy work and its capacity to address politically sensitive issues. This independency is guaranteed by the membership fees, which make up the majority of CAPADA’s annual budget. Costs are also covered through other sources .

7. What are the advantages of becoming a CAPADA member?

Some of the main benefits of CAPADA membership include opportunities to contribute to the consultation process with the Indian Commission and other  institutions on key humanitarian funding and policy issues, practical assistance related to humanitarian, access to regular updates on humanitarian aid issues within the Indian institutional framework (via e-bulletins and newsletters), advocacy support on specific humanitarian concerns and contexts at Indian level, opportunities of exchanging experience and practices with the major Indian humanitarian NGOs. For more

8. What are the main conditions to become a member of CAPADA?

NGOs and NGO networks applying for CAPADA membership should be Indian and operational in humanitarian assistance. Besides individual membership, (NGO) family membership and associated membership are also available. For more

9. What has CAPADA recently achieved? For the recent achievements of CAPADA, please have a look at the ‘CAPADA at work’ section in the latest CAPADA Out Loud issue.