Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation (acronym: AKÜ) is an independent not-for-profit coalition of non-governmental organisations that work in the field of development cooperation or have expressed interest towards that topic. AKÜ’s main goal is to work towards sustainable future, read about AKÜ’s main activities below!
AKÜ’s members can be Estonian not-for-profit organizations and foundations, active in the field of sustainable development. The highest decision-making body is the General Assmebly. AKÜ also has a Council responsible for strategic planning and deciding on daily matters that cannot be brought to the General Assembly. AKÜ’s legal representative is the Board, which is also responsible for managing the organisation’s staff. The statute is approved by the General Assembly on May 14, 2009 in Tallinn. Our financial year lasts from January 1 to December 31.
Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation
We feel that it is important to deepen our impact by expanding our education and raising our collective voices to let our elected officials know why sustainability is one of the most important issues in Estonia and in the world. AKÜ is a good partner for the governmental organizations – our role is to be a critical friend and ask questions about long term impact of the decisions.
Coalition for Sustainable Development unites non-governmental organizations, private sector enterprises and state institutions in order to support the United Nations sustainable development agenda. The coalition came out with a good-will memorandum to show their commitment in helping Estonia reach sustainable development goals, with their expertise and actions.
We talk about climate change, human rights and democracy, but at the same time we organize really practical workshops. What is a perfect gift for Christmas or Valentine’s Day? How to restore eco systems in the cities by permaculture? What are the negative impacts of soft drinks and what to drink instead?
AKÜ is membership-based organzation. Our goal is to reinforce members’ capacities through peer learning, community building and co-funded projects.
We travel through Estonia, talking about sustainable development and helping communities to become more sustainable. Our seminars are fun and myth-busting, showing that our preconceived ideas about poverty, inequality, development cooperation and economy are sometimes distorted.
All policies across the world should aim at eliminating poverty and achieving a better, more sustainable future for all. Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) is an approach and policy tool for integrating the economic, social, environmental and governance dimensions of sustainable development at all stages of domestic and international policy making.