Integral Announces a New Board Chair
Integral is pleased to announce that Allan Bussard has been unanimously appointed by the Board to be their new Chairperson, with immediate effect.
Allan Bussard is the CEO of Integra. Integra has been a Member of Integral since 2007 and have their headquarters in Slovakia.
Allan says, “I am humbled to be called to fill the role as Chair of the Integral Alliance for the next two years; following someone as effective as Andy Ryskamp from World Renew will not be easy. What makes the work both effective and enjoyable is the very high level of commitment and professionalism of the Integral Secretariat. I count it a privilege to be able to work more closely with them. Coming from one of Integral’s smaller Members, I am reminded of the values of our Alliance - that each Member has a voice, a unique contribution and a specific responsibility to carry out. Truly it is a 1 Corinthians 12.22 experience, that ‘those parts of the Body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.’ I hope to continue in this tradition of ‘together we are stronger’ that my predecessors as Board Chair have so ably established.”
Integral exists to promote collaborative working across its Membership, with a particular focus on working together in disasters. Current Integral Disaster Responses where Integral is involved in active coordination are: Nigeria IDP and Refugee Crisis, Cyclone Pam (Vanuatu), Nepal Earthquakes, the Middle East Crisis (Syria, Lebanon and Jordan) and South Sudan.
Integral’s website: www.integralalliance.org
Integral Alliance is a WEA affiliate and has served as a global partner to the WEA in the field of relief and development since 2006. Integral contributes to the WEA’s goal of fostering Christian unity around the world through working with its Members on a more integrated and collaborative strategy in disasters.
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Integral has 22 Members with headquarters in 14 countries.
Integral Members work in over 80 countries, with more than 650 local partners, in over 40 sectors and have a combined income of over $663m USDs.
The Members of Integral are:
CEDAR Fund - Hong Kong
Food for the Hungry – USA
Medair – Switzerland
Missions Alliance - Norway
Mission East - Denmark
Tearfund – Belgium
Tearfund - Ireland
Transform Aid International – Australia
World Renew - Canada & USA
On Integral Collaboration:
Integral’s goal is for all its Members to become more effective and efficient in their work and to see greater impact and reach as a result of working collaboratively.
Integral Members have a collaborative strategy for responding to disasters, with the Integral Disaster Response Process co-ordinating the emergency activities of its Members. The aim of the Integral DR process is to combine resources to ensure that as many people as possible are reached with the assistance they need. The Integral Secretariat plays a co-ordinating role to facilitate better communication between all Members in disaster situations with the aim of increasing support and avoiding duplication.
- For more info see www.integralalliance.org
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