Frequently Asked Questions
Who are we looking for?
The Alliance is looking for any stakeholder that has an interest in our vision, mission and aims. We would like to invite interested parties to contact us either via the sign up form or via the contact email on our website.
What will Alliance members do?
The Alliance will become an informal group of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds; we aim to provide a space for discussion and actions to support the Alliance aims. Members are invited to attend meetings, share information and work collaboratively on events and projects.
How does it work?
The Alliance is made up of a Core Group and a wider group of stakeholders. The Core Group currently comprises four charities: The Donkey Sanctuary, World Horse Welfare, Brooke and SPANA. Each year the Core Group will meet to decide on the Working Animal Alliance activities for the year. The Alliance then offers space for those who wish to work collaboratively at any organised events, with the opportunity to discuss further opportunities and activities.
Why is the Alliance needed?
With “leave no-one behind” as the fundamental commitment of the UN 2030 Agenda, it is crucial to work collaboratively to ensure sustainable development across countries worldwide. In order to meet that goal, any international action must be coherent and effective in supporting countries most affected by poverty and any form of barrier to development.
Despite being included within the UN frame of reference as part of the SENDAI framework, working animals are often “left behind” and do not benefit from adequate policy recognition regarding their contribution towards achieving the SDGs.
By joining forces and creating a space to foster dialogue and establish effective collaborations, the Working Animal Alliance aims to promote the role working animals play in the context of the 2030 Agenda. Expertise and knowledge provided through the Alliance’s work will enable regional and global players to translate concepts into action and ensure all are included in the decision-making process allowing them to benefit from sustainable development.