Established in December 2013, the Shire Alliance is
the first experience of a multi-stakeholder alliance in the humanitarian field
promoted by Spanish cooperation.
Promotion of the Project
Shire Alliance and NGO ZOA: Transforming Lives in Ethiopia in Collaboration with ARRA
In the Ethiopia project, the Shire Alliance works in partnership with the Dutch NGO ZOA and the Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA), the Ethiopian government agency responsible for refugee affairs.
Overcoming the Challenges of 2021
Overcoming the Challenges
After a first pilot project benefiting more than 8,000 people in northern Ethiopia, the Alliance was severely affected by the war (March 2021) in the Shire region.
Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the world’s largest wind power producer and one of the world’s largest utilities by market capitalisation.
The company is leading the energy transition to a sustainable model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation.
acciona.org, The Energy & Water Foundation
acciona.org is the foundation of ACCIONA, a global company that provides energy, water and other services and infrastructures with a business model based on sustainability.
acciona.org meets these needs at the base of the pyramid, through innovative service provision models adapted to the context of development cooperation. In this way, it mitigates inequalities and poverty, and improves the health, education, work, environment, etc. of thousands of people, contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Signify is a global leader in lighting products, systems and services, with innovations that deliver experiences that help improve lives by transforming homes, buildings and urban spaces. It works to turn light sources into data points to connect more devices, places and people through light, helping to create a more connected, more productive and safer world.
In 2018, it invested approximately 4.5% of sales in R&D. Sales in green products at the end of this year were 79%. It aims to be carbon neutral by 2020.
Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)
The main management body of Spanish Cooperation, AECID currently works in 30 countries through a network of Technical Cooperation Offices, Cultural Centres and Training Centres.
In Ethiopia, AECID has a Technical Cooperation Office in Addis Ababa, which has been in operation since 2007.
The Centre for Innovation in Technology for Human Development of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (itdUPM) is an open innovation platform that integrates researchers, professors and students to address development and sustainability challenges.
The itdUPM works in collaboration with companies, civil society organisations and public administration. Specifically, in the Shire Alliance it acts as a facilitator between all the partners involved.
IN COLLABORATION WITH
United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
Since its inception, the Shire Alliance has worked closely with UNHCR, which is responsible for coordinating international action for the protection of refugees worldwide.
UNHCR’s objective is to safeguard the rights and welfare of refugees and to ensure that everyone can exercise their right to seek asylum.
The members of the Shire Alliance take as our framework the Global Compact on Refugees, adopted on 17 December 2018 in New York, the 2016 New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants and the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework.
The members of the Shire Alliance take as our framework the Global Compact on
Refugees, adopted on 17 December 2018 in New York, the 2016 New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants and the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework.