Community Action Collab (CAC) is a dynamic humanitarian emergency platform that builds the resilience of Vulnerable People and their institutions in their everyday emergencies and is ready for future humanitarian crises (climate & health). The platform orchestrates and influences the actions and decisions of 360 partners, governments and other alliances, enabling them to solve issues affecting the vulnerable and ensuring access to critical livelihood, health, social protection and climate impact solutions.

Community Action Collab (CAC) is a dynamic humanitarian emergency platform that builds the resilience of Vulnerable People and their institutions, in their everyday emergencies, and is ready for future humanitarian crises (climate & health). The platform orchestrates and influences actions and decisions of 360 partners, government and other alliances, enabling them to solve issues affecting 10 million vulnerable people and ensuring they access critical livelihood, health, social protection and climate impact solutions.

IN THE SECTION

Our Vision

A world that is resilient and invigorated. (Empowering the key vulnerable communities to survive and thrive during humanitarian crises)

Our Mission

The Collaborative is incubated by the Catalyst Group, a social impact platform with 26 years experience of working across 30 countries in social and economic development, including humanitarian emergencies.

Synergise resource access and allocate efforts, in an adaptive and urgent manner

Augment collaboration and connections, within the larger network, at multiple levels

Accelerate transformative impact in keeping with the changing needs within vulnerable communities

Our Partners

We believe that resilient communities are better able to prepare, adapt and get stronger in response to internal and external pressures and stresses in a way that not only allows them to maintain essential functions and bounce back quickly but also goes further toward an improved environment, social and economic health and wellbeing.

This kind of resilience can only be built through constant human collaboration, where looking out for and after each other becomes a way of life.

Our network of partners ranges from Implementers (NGOs, CBOs, Government bodies and Private Sector Organisations); Providers (Human Resources, Finance and Technology) & Enablers (Policy, Academia and Industry Associations).

Governance

A Governing Council of eminent individuals with rich experience from diverse backgrounds and expertise guides and steers the efforts of the collaborative.

It meets weekly to help in defining and evolving principles, policies, partnerships, programmes/actions, resourcing and reviewing for the Collaborative; and ensuring that key decision-makers in the government, private, civil society and communities are closely engaged with and their perspective is included for collective action.

Our Governing Council brings in a wealth of learning from the areas of health, livelihoods, disaster management, food supplies, bureaucracy, academia, technology and donors.

Arvind Kumar Pandian

Project Manager, Strategic Partnerships, USAID

Deepali Khanna

Managing Director, Asia Regional Office, The Rockefeller Foundation

Ganesh Natrajan

Founder 5F World, Chairman of Skills Alpha, Pune City

Madan Padaki

Entrepreneur, Co-Founder; 1Bridge, Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME).

N. Raghunathan

Founder, Catalyst Group

Naina Subberwal Batra

Chairperson & CEO at AVPN (Asian Venture Philanthropy Network)

Prasada Rao

Former UN SG Special Envoy on AIDS in Asia Pacific and former Health Secretary, Govt. of India

Rajeev Sadanandan

Chief Executive Officer of Health Systems Transformation Platform (HSTP); Former Additional Chief Secretary, Dept. of Health, Govt. of Kerala

S.P. Tucker

Chairman and Chief Mentor of Poverty Learning Foundation (PLF); Former (Special) Chief Secretary to Govt. of Andhra Pradesh

Shiv Kumar

Founder, Catalyst Group

Srinivas Uppaluri

Leadership Coach, Author, Speaker, Mentor & Advisor to several CEOs and CXOs, Business and Functional Heads, across IT, Business Consulting, Global Shared Service Centres, Banks, Investment Banking businesses

SS Bhat

CEO, Friends of Women’s World Banking (FWWB), India. Board of MYRADA and Sanghamithra Rural Financial Services and on Management Committee of Guarantee Scheme of Educational Loans of Govt of India.

Moutushi Sengupta

Director, India at MacArthur Foundation

Ben Pyne

Associate Principal, Skoll Foundation

Hari Krishna N

Senior Disaster Risk Management Advisor, UNDP

Gayathri Vasudevan

Chairperson, Labournet