ActionAid International USA
1420 K Street NW Suite 900
Helen McEachren, Director of Fundraising, Anne Jellema, Director of Policy, Adriano Campolina, Director of the Americas Region, Nigel Saxby-Soffe, Director of Finance, Everjoice Winn, Director of Women's Rights, David Archer, Director of Education, Roger Yates, Director of Emergencies and Conflct, Francisco Sarmiento, Director of Food Rights, Leonard Okello, Director of HIV & AIDS, Sandeep Chachra, Director of Governance, Chris Kinanjul, Direcor of Africa
ActionAid works alongside poor and vulnerable people to end poverty and the injustices that cause it.
Education: Promoting access to basic education; access to quality learning environments; gender equity in education; access to education among marginalised groups. For example, AA Tz supported construction of a total of 81 classrooms with capacity for 3,645 pupils, contributing to an increase in enrolment in Tanzania from 7,959,208 in 2006 to 8,316,925 in 2007/2008.
Agriculture and Food security: Advocating for government to ensure access to and manage agricultural services among farmers, including farm extension services, inputs and fair markets. ActionAid also works on promoting improved crop production practices through farmers' field schools, and responds to food emergencies whenever they occur in its program districts. Through Actionaid advocacy activities, prices between 2007 and 2008 have increased by 52.5% for cashew nuts, 9.4% for cloves, and 30% for coffee, giving farmers better income to support improvement of their livelihood in some Actionaid supported countries.
HIV/AIDS: Promoting community based response to HIV/AIDS through empowering community based organizations; promoting access to treatment and care services to people living with HIV/AIDS; and empowering the government to deliver on HIV/AIDS commitments. in Tanzania supports construction of 4 Voluntary HIV/AIDS Counselling and Testing Centers in the Liwale Development Area, serving over 15,000 people.
Women's rights: Promoting women's participation in decision making and girls' rights to access quality education. Actionaid also works to challenge the traditions and cultures which impinge on women's rights to property ownership, including land.
Governance: Promoting good governance in both government and community-based organizations. Through training, Actionaid has supported strengthening of governance systems and structures, leadership and management capacity of partner community based organizations.