Dianova Network Dianova Portugal
International Network on Addictions, Education and Social Development
Dianova is an international NGO composed of associations and foundations operating in four continents. Namely, in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. Its Members contribute to the development of individuals and communities through programs and interventions. Specifically, focusing in the health, social and humanitarian fields.
Each member develop their actions based on a shared mission, vision and values. Initiatives implemented by its members are based on:
> contribution to the mission of the network.
> support to its vision.
> respect for the core values of Commitment, Solidarity, Tolerance and Internationality.
These four values form the foundation of the Dianova Network’s action principles. They constitute interventions to promote, for example:
> at the individual level. Self and mutual help, self-confidence and integration in their communities.
> and at the collective level. Civic engagement to promote health and quality of life of individuals and communities. And, on the other hand, to the empowerment of the human being as a key factor for sustainable development. Namely, in the fields of economics, social progress and environmental.
Headquatered in Barcelona, is shaped and nourished by the interactions between the International Coordinator (Dianova International), and its Members. This cooperation has been reinforced with the 2007 Lisbon Convention.
Dianova is an International NGO of Swiss law under the European Convention, 24 April 1986, on Juridical Personality of International Non-Governmental Organizations.
Was granted in 2007 the Special Consultative Status at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations ECOSOC|UN. And since 2010 is an official partner of UNESCO.
Dianova Members are oriented to quality standards and guidelines established by the public institutions in their countries. Besides, are integrated and accredited at civil society national and international networks.
For instance: Civil Society Forum on Drugs at the European Commission. Organization of American States. RIOD. CICAD. WFTC (World Federation of Therapeutic Communities). Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs. And finally by the Public Administrations and Governments in which its Members operate.
Good Governance and Evaluation Practices
This organization excels and is recognized for its transparent practices. Spefically, in terms of good governance and professional management. In other words, takes responsibility for its actions and achievements. It does it through:
> a clear mission, organizational structure and decision-making processes.
> acting in accordance with declared values and agreed procedures.
> ensuring that their programmes achieve results consistent with their objectives.
> and communicating these results in an open and precise way.
The Annual Reports describe:
> objectives and results achieved by its programs and advocacy initiatives.
> governance structure and processes, including key corporate office holders.
> main sources of funding from companies, foundations, governments and individuals.
> and financial performance that is in compliance with relevant laws and practices. The report is audited by a qualified independent public accountant.
Social Impact and Horizon 2020
In 2018, had a team of 527 (55% W and 45% M) multidisciplinary and multicultural professionals. 26.508 (9.003 directly and 17.505 indirectly) people benefited from Dianova programmes.
Markedly, is an organization in constant adaptation to the evolution of the contexts in which it operates. And a proactive actor in the Social and Solidarity Economy Sector. Particularly, aims to build a more equitable and balanced society.
To materialize its Vision 2020, Dianova developed its 2020 Strategic Guidelines. In particular, are based on the principles of Diversification, Internationality, Proactivity and Adaptability. Thus, Dianova builds up, step by step, as a trustworthy international network.
Important to realize, develops diversified projects, in cooperation with the public and/or private sectors. Notably with direct impact on public policies.
Sustainable Development Goals and Dianova
In 2015, the United Nations has adopted Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. This initiative aims to strengthen the cooperation between governments and other stakeholders. In particular, who strive to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda (SDG) and its 169 specific objectives have become symbols of this ambitious project.
Our mission found echoe in the context of the Agenda 2030. In particular, by implementing a diversity of local and international practices and initiatives. Hence, Dianova has a significant impact on the implementation of the SDG. First, adding to the global efforts to build a better world for all. Finally, incorporating the language of Agenda 2030 into its work.
The Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development focuses on five main themes for humanity and the planet, the so-called “Five Ps“. People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Participation.
Dianova demonstrates its commitment to reach the SDG by aligning its actions and initiatives in four main areas:
> Children / Youth and Education.
> Health / Addictions.
> Protection / Support and Humanitarian Aid.
> Alliances and Cooperation.
Full and Associated members of the Dianova Network are committed to this involvement on a global scale. Thus, contributing to the achievement of the various goals of the SDG.
Dianova International . Dianova Canada . Dianova Chile . Dianova Spain . Dianova USA . Dianova Italy . Dianova Nicaragua . Dianova Sweden . Dianova Uruguai . Društvo Up Slovenia . RIO Norway . European Center for Preventing Addictions Romania . Ray of Hope Pakistan . SPYM Society for the Promotion of Youth and Masses India . Slum Child Foundation Kenya . AJEAH Association des Jeunes Engagés pour l’Action Humanitaire Togo . FAPE Democratic Republic of Congo . Karim Khan Afridi Welfare Foundation – KKAWF Paquistão. Izmir Saglik Turizmi Dernegi (IZSATU) Turquia. Kothowain Bangladesh. GRADH – Groupe de Réflexion des Amis pour le Développement de l’Humain Togo.