Church Agencies Network Disaster Operations (CAN DO)

Church Agencies Network Disaster Operations (CAN DO) is a consortium of eight Australian based humanitarian church agencies that exists to build the resilience of communities, to strengthen the capacity of partners, and to enhance agencies’ effectiveness in responding to disasters, especially in the Pacific.

A community impacted by Cyclone Winston in Fiji, 2016

CAN DO collectively shares a deep commitment to providing humanitarian response to disasters, and longer-term preparedness and risk reduction. We work with indigenous, grass-roots organisations to overcome poverty and injustice through empowering and capacity building of local people.

CAN DO is one of the successful tenders for the Australian Humanitarian Partnership, receiving $5 million over five years in funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT). The network will be responsible for delivering that five million over five years of aid and relief on behalf of the people of Australia when humanitarian disasters strike. CAN DO will also take part in an extensive program of disaster risk reduction throughout the most vulnerable areas of the Pacific.

The CAN DO network includes: Caritas Australia, the Australian Lutheran World Service, Act for Peace, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia, Anglican Board of Mission, Anglican Overseas Aid, Transform Aid International (TAI) and UnitingWorld.

All members of the CAN DO network are signatories to the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) code of conduct and committed to following the principles contained within it.

More information

For more information on CAN DO and the other agencies involved with the consortium, visit the CAN DO website.