AZEECON is an informal, member-led regional network of field programs and Associate Programs of Lutheran World Federation/Department of World Service active in promoting disaster risk reduction in seven countries. It was founded in 1997.

AZEECON’s primary role is primarily capacity-building, facilitating practical, peer-to-peer learning in the broad field of LRRD (Linking Relief, Rehabilitation & Development) responding to members’ needs and priorities. AZEECON offers a convenient and cost effective platform for member organizations and staff to gain knowledge, exchange ideas and interact regionally.

Since established, thousands of staff have participated in the range of capacity-building activities conducted in topics such as Trafficking, Food Security, Climate Change, HAP, SPHERE Standards, Youth, Advocacy, RBA, etc.


People of Asia, living in just societies in peace and dignity, united in diversity and empowered to achieve their full potential, claim their universal rights, meet their basic needs and improve their quality of life.


To respond to and challenge the causes and effects of human suffering and poverty, through empowering and promoting the human rights of the displaced, marginalized and vulnerable in Asia to claim and enjoy their rights and to build resilience.


To reduce vulnerabilities among marginalized and disadvantaged groups in the working areas of member programs by strengthening the capacities of local communities and the organized poor through effective and sustainable risk and disaster management, and linking relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD).


It aims at strengthening capacity, performance, quality and effectiveness of AZEECON partners by promoting integration of development and emergency components in all the country programs. It also focuses on promoting practical co-operation and co-ordination amongst regional partners

Core Values

• Dignity and Justice
• Inclusiveness and Participation
• Accountability and Transparency
• Dedication, Compassion and Decency