Mission 21 is supported by Switzerland's Reformed Regional Churches, by the German Regional Churches in Baden, Württemberg and the Palatinate, by the French Protestant churches in Alsace and the Evangelical Church in Austria. Throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America, we work together with over 70 partner churches and partner organizations to bring about a fairer world, and we maintain contacts with international church organizations. Our international women's network forges links among women across the globe, giving them strength and support.

    Partner organisations

    Peacebuilding, healthcare, education, food sovereignty, and economic empowerment, good governance, and gender justice: these are Mission 21's thematic fields. Together with over 70 partner churches and partner organisations, we undertake commitments in development cooperation with a long-term horizon. These relationships – especially with our partner churches – date back many decades, and some of them have been in place for as long as 200 years.

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    The Mission 21 Women's Network

    In all our projects and programmes in Africa, Asia and Latin America, Mission 21 joins with its partners to promote the advancement of women and to bring about gender justice. Mission 21's coordinators deploy their skills and experience to work towards these goals. Women from every continent exchange ideas and experiences through Mission 21's network for women.

    ► Go to Mission 21's Women and Gender blog

    ► Go to the "Tejiendo Redes en América Latina" blog

    Beatrice Ngeh, ACA Coordinator since 2014

    Beatrice Ngeh coordinates the Women’s Department of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC). In its women's groups, women are encouraged and empowered to take part in Cameroon society on the basis of equal rights, and to have their say in decisions. Beatrice Ngeh studied social sciences, education, history and geography at the University of Yaoundé and she holds a degree in Biblical Studies.

    Ebed Adai Grijalva Yauri, General Director of CEDEPAS

    Ebed Adai Grijalva Yauri is the President of Mission 21's partner in Peru. Until recently, she was a member of the PRIME team (Planning, Realisation, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation) and Chair of Mission 21's Scholarships Committee in Peru. At present, Ebed is also a member of the Committee of the Continental Assembly of Mission 21 (CELA) and of the Evangelical Church of Peru (IEP).

    Joyce Manarisip, Coordinator of the Asia Cooperation Programme

    Joyce Manarisip, who hails from Indonesia, has been the Coordinator of our cooperation programme in Asia since 2012. Based in Jakarta, she and her two employees provide support for implementing the programme on the ground, as well as assisting our partner organisations and developing international cooperation.

    Associated and friendly organisations

    Mission 21 is the officially recognised mission organisation of the Swiss Protestant Reformed Church (EKS). The EKS brings together Switzerland's 24 Reformed Cantonal Churches as well as two other churches. It therefore represents about 2.4 million Protestants in Switzerland.

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    The Evangelical Mission in Solidarity (EMS) is an international Christian community in southern Germany, with its headquarters in Stuttgart. It has longstanding links with Mission 21 and also with the Basel Mission, Mission 21's largest supporting association. The EMS, which unites 23 churches and five mission societies, pursues development cooperation goals similar to those of Mission 21.

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    ACT Alliance is an coalition of 150 churches and faith-based organisations working together in over 125 countries. ACT Alliance works for disadvantaged and marginalised people, regardless of their religious, ethnic or political background, gender or sexual orientation. The aim is to work together to promote positive and sustainable development. 

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    Mission 21 is a member of the Community of Cooperation (KoGe). Jochen Kirsch, Director of Mission 21, has been President of KoGe since its foundation in 2019. The Community of Cooperation (KoGe) is the umbrella organisation of nine member organisations from the Protestant Reformed environment in Switzerland. We share knowledge, skills and resources and are committed to a common goal: a life in dignity for all people, regardless of gender, origin or religion. Our members work together with 150 local partner organisations in more than 40 countries worldwide. Peace, justice and inclusive societies are at the heart of our joint programme.

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    In keeping with its commitment to a fairer world, Mission 21 joins with five German and Austrian mission organisations in the Mission Press Cooperative. Our publications inform about the worldwide church, religion and development as well as international development cooperation. All the magazines of these mission agencies - including the "begegnen" of Mission 21 - are accessible online in a digital magazine kiosk. The members of the Mission Press Cooperative are, from Germany: the Evangelical Mission in Solidarity (EMS); the Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany (EMW), the Hamburgbased umbrella organisation; the Evangelical Lutheran Mission in Lower Saxony (ELM); and Mission EineWelt (MEW), the Bavarian mission centre; from Austria, the Evangelical Association for World Mission (EAWM); and Mission 21.

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    ► Go to the EMW website

    ► Go to the ELM website

    ► Go to the MEW website

    Mission 21 is a member of the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) of the World Council of Churches (WCC). The WCC is the largest and most representative community of the modern ecumenical movement; its objective is the unity of Christendom. The WCC organisation comprises about 350 churches of varied denominations, representing over 500 million Christians. The WCC also calls on its member churches to show solidarity: they are asked to 'engage in Christian service by meeting human need, breaking down barriers between people, seeking justice and peace, and upholding the integrity of creation'.

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    Through its work, the Basel Mission German Branch (BMDZ) sees itself as a link between the EMS and the Basel Mission/Mission 21. The German Branch supports and promotes Mission 21's programme work through educational and public relations activities, and through fundraising in southwestern Germany. The BMDZ is a member of the EMS.

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    In Alsace, the Union des Églises protestantes d'Alsace et de Lorraine (UEPAL) unites some 250,000 Protestants. UEPAL has a friendly association with Mission 21, which it supports as a member of the European Continental Conference.

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    Our partner organisation in Austria is the Evangelical Association for World Mission (EAWM) in Vienna. The EAWM plays its part in supporting Mission 21 as a member of the Basel Mission, Mission 21's largest supporting association.

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    Supporting Organizations

    The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) has been supporting the programme work of Mission 21 for several years, including the current phase 2018-2021.

    The Foundation Mercator Switzerland supports our Youth Embassy Program 2019-2021.

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    The Christoph Merian Foundation supported our archive work in 2019.

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    The Ernst Göhner Foundation supports the archive of Mission 21 in cataloguing its holdings.

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    The Symphasis Foundation supports in our project "Education for disadvantaged children and young people" the activities in Indonesia and enables 100 additional orphans in the project "Orphaned and vulnerable children in Tanzania" access to education. 

    ► About the project in Indonesia

    ► About the project in Tanzania