ETC is a not-for-profit organisation whose 36 professional staff work worldwide to support people-centred development in rural and urban settings. Its focus areas include sustainable agriculture and food security, energy and health. ETC supports and advise governments, NGOs, bilateral and multilateral development agencies and the private sector to facilitate change that benefits the poor.
ETC works together with hundreds of partner organisations on all continents and hosts a number of national and global programmes and network organisations. ETC also works in the Netherlands to support citizens, farmers and the government to translate policies into practice with the goal of enhancing the vitality of the Dutch countryside.
ETC aims to enhance people’s access to energy in rural and peri-urban areas. It focuses on business development support, gender mainstreaming and strengthening technical capacity and skills. Part of ETC’s approach is to bring multiple stakeholders together to promote a shared responsibility for energy access.
These stakeholders include government organizations, NGOs, community based organisations, local entrepreneurs, international companies, financial institutions, researchers, multilateral organizations and donor agencies.
ETC focuses on sustainable use of natural resources (land, water, forest, biodiversity) through people-centred approaches. The organization aims for institutional change through multi-stakeholder approaches and supports capacity building, action research and advisory activities that enhance livelihoods of people living in rural areas.
ETC works with a wide range of Southern and Northern-based partners including government institutions, research institutions, non-governmental organisations, civil society organisations, farmer organisations, multilateral organisations and donor agencies. Biocultural diversity is a new field of ETC that links (agro) biodiversity, rights-based approaches and cultural diversity.
ETC aims to contribute to equitable and high-quality public health services in low and middle income countries. It offers short and medium term consultancy services to governments, NGOs and the private sector and combines technical advice with interventions aimed at strengthening the local capacities of its clients.
ETC focuses on Performance Based Financing, Impact Evaluation in SRHR and health sector performance.
ETC is not only active in development cooperation abroad. In the Netherlands, its goal is to contribute to sustainable actions of citizens, businesses and government. ETC’s work in rural areas in the Netherlands benefits from our experiences in the South. The organization implements projects where it acts as the link between the practices of farmers and field parties on the one hand and the policies of governments and sometimes large companies on the other hand.
ETC encourages interaction and exchange between these parties that is stimulating and inspiring for all. This helps to build confidence in each other for bringing about the desired, durable change.See more