On August 8, 2021, Ms. Caroline Tveoy, LWF Regional Program Coordinator and Global Gender Focal Point, visited Ankawa Humanitarian Committee and met with AHC’s Executive Committee.
Ms. Tveoy was accompanied by Dr. Prabin Manandhar, LWF Iraq Country Representative, and Ms. Maryam Sryoka, ACT Iraq Forum Coordinator.
The LWF and ACT Alliance delegation was welcomed by Dr. Devar Sher, AHC Executive Director, Mr. Alin Rassam, AHC Project Director, and Ms. Sogheetha Imad, AHC Project Coordinator.
During the meeting, Dr. Sher gave a brief about humanitarian relief programs of the Chaldean Archdiocese of Erbil and the establishment of AHC by H.E. Archbishop Warda to carry on the humanitarian work of the Church. Dr. Sher also discussed the upcoming climate activities with LWF and the means of working together to combat climate change.
From her side, Ms. Tveoy reiterated the importance of local organizations in ACT Alliance and how it is a mandate for LWF to support and build the capacities of local organizations like AHC.
AHC is currently in a waiting period to be a full member of ACT Alliance.