WHERE WE WORK: AUSTRALIA
CLAN is an Australian NGO
CLAN (Caring & Living As Neighbours) was founded in Australia in 2004, and incorporated by the NSW Department of Fair Trading as a charitable, non-profit organisation in 2007.
CLAN was approved by AusAID for Overseas Aid Gift Deductibility Scheme (OAGDS) status in 2008 and by the Australian Taxation Office for tax deductibility status in 2009. CLAN is formally associated with the UNDPI/NGO, in Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC and a member of WHO's Global Coordination Mechanism on Non-Communicable Diseases (GCM/NCDs).
Where do we work?
CLAN identifies strongly with our geographic neighbours in the Asia Pacific region, and we are committed to the vision that children living with long-term, chronic health conditions in low-middle income countries of our region will one day enjoy the same high quality of life as that of children in higher income countries such as Australia.
CLAN is also committed to networking beyond our own neighbourhood, and is proud to support community development activities in countries as far afield as Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria.
Advocating for children and Indigenous peoples within the global NCD discourse
A key activity for CLAN in recent years has been advocacy efforts for communities that are excluded from the global NCD (Non-Communicable Disease), health and development discourse.
In 2011 CLAN worked as Chair of the Child-focused Working Group of the NCD Alliance, and in 2013 CLAN took on the role of inaugural Secretariat of NCD Child ( www.ncdchild.org), a global coalition of organisations and individuals committed to a life-course approach to NCDs.
In 2018 CLAN has proud to provide Secretariat support and assist in the establishment of IndigenousNCDs (www.indigenousncds.org), an international movement promoting the voices of Indigenous peoples within the global NCDs discourse.