History

History

Change Alliance’s parent organisation Christian Aid has been supporting local organisations in India for more than five decades, initially providing relief and rehabilitation to people affected by natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and cyclones, this was followed by a shift in focus to projects aimed at long-term development.

Over the years, Christian Aid has built diverse partnerships with grassroots organisations, national policy and advocacy agencies, networks and campaigns, ecumenical organisations, socio-legal organisations, research institutions, the private sector and technical support organisations on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change.

In line with the changing landscape in the development sector, Christian Aid looked to plot an organisational road-map for India which can be sustained in the long run and is resilient to the changing environment of government policies, international aid scenarios, philanthropy, affirmative action, corporate social responsibility, technology and innovation, social entrepreneurship and new opportunities for engagement with the growing middle-class and youth on issues of social justice, equity and non-discrimination.

That is why Christian Aid launched Change Alliance, as a wholly owned Indian subsidiary, and in April 2014, Change Alliance took over the management of much of Christian Aid’s existing core programme and its extensive partner portfolio.