Section outline

  • Welcome!

    Welcome to this ACT Induction Course developed in cooperation between eight of the European ACT members. 


    The course gives you a basic introduction in only 45 minutes to what the ACT Alliance is and how it works. Please go through the short video clips below organised into 4 mandatory parts and 1 optional part; answer the question after each part and print your certificate of completion when you are done


    All videos and quizzes are intended to help you pick up useful learning. And don’t forget to respond to the surprising challenge in part 4!


    If you have any comments or questions after completion, please send to Katri Suomi from Finn Church Aid (Katri.Suomi@kirkonulkomaanapu.fi) and Jørgen Thomsen from DanChurchAid (jth@dca.dk).  


    Please forward any technical questions to Learning Lab (actlearn-support@dca.dk)



    • Part 1: Overview of the ACT Alliance (10 minutes)

      This opening video will outline the rest of the induction, as we wish to show you various aspects of ACT.


      In this video we will cover the ACT cooperation in Haiti, to illustrate what ACT does well and why we are unique.

         

      In this video we will provide you with the historical background of ACT, from our beginning in 1995 up to today.


      Before continuing to the next part, please complete the quiz below. You must pass the quiz with a score of 3 to progress toward the certificate of completion. 

    • Part 2: ACTing Together (15 minutes)

      In this video, we will look into the added value of the ACT Alliance. In this video we will examine the importance of cooperation within the ACT Alliance.

      In this video, we will explain the global strategy. ACT is on a future-oriented track with a short and easy-to-remember set of overall priorities that integrate humaniatrian work, development work and advocacy. Before continuing to the next part, please complete the quiz below. You must pass the quiz with a score of 3 to progress toward the certificate of completion. 

    • Part 3: Areas of Work (15 minutes)

      In this video, we will provide insight into our advocacy work. By being a member of ACT we can influence and contribute to real change, and we have access to the decision-makers at all levels all the way up to the UN.

      In this video we will explain how the humanitarian response mechanism works within the ACT alliance, and also provide you with the tools to seek further knowledge on the HRM.

      In this video, we will have a closer look at ACT's development work. ACT has a unique contribution to give to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.Before continuing to the next part, please complete the quiz below. You must pass the quiz with a score of 3 to progress toward the certificate of completion. 

    • Part 4: Elevator Pitch (5 minutes)

      In this chapter, we would like to say thank you, sum up and give you a fun and challenging task – the elevator pitch!

    • Certificate of Completion

      Once you have completed parts 1-4, you can print your ACT Induction Certificate of Completion. To earn the certificate you must watch every video and pass all 3 quizzes. 

      • Part 5: Optional Viewing and Reading

        In this optional section, you can learn more in-depth information about membership in the ACT Alliance including facts, resources, and responsibilities. In this video we will touch upon the importance of co-branding. We are many different organisations in the ACT Alliance, but though co-branding we show that we are part of a big international alliance.

        In this video we will go into the rules and responsibilities of being in ACT. In this video we will look in to the funding for the alliance structure and what keeps it running.In this video we will have a closer look at some specific commitments and tasks that the E-8 organisations expect their staff to be aware of.