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Presentation about aid in Africa and achieving success in community programs. Given at the ICGFM DC Forum.

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Dr. Julius Coles Africare Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Africare
    • Delivering Humanitarian
    • aid and Economic
    • assistance to Africa
    • since 1970.
    Presentation by President Julius E. Coles
  • 2. “ I regard Africare as one of America's greatest gifts to Africa. Your work, in every corner of our great continent, has sustained our own commitment to building a strong and free Africa.” Nelson Mandela Former President Republic of South Africa
  • 3. Origins of Africare
    • Founded in 1970 in response to The Great Sahelian Drought of 1968 which sparked a widespread food crisis in the country of Niger
    • Africare began relief efforts through food assistance and health care activities
  • 4. Origins of Africare
    • As conditions improved, Africare expanded its assistance from drought relief to long-term rural development, and extended its work into neighboring countries
  • 5.  
  • 6. Where does Africare work?
    • REGION
    • Angola
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • South Africa
    • Tanzania
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
    • REGION
    • Burundi
    • Ethiopia
    • Ghana
    • Liberia
    • Nigeria
    • Rwanda
    • Sierra Leone
    • Uganda
    • Benin
    • Congo
    • Burkina Faso
    • Chad
    • Cote d'Ivoire
    • Guinea
    • Mali
    • Niger
    • Senegal
  • 7. Challenges Confronting Africa
    • HIV/AIDS is decimating African societies, especially in Sub-Saharan. 72% of Global AIDS death are represented in this region
    • Rainfall is becoming increasingly unreliable. Currently, some 25 million people are facing starvation in southern Africa and the Horn of Africa
  • 8. Challenges Confronting Africa
    • 90% of the world’s malaria deaths occur in Africa. Approximately 1 child dies every 30 seconds
    • The average African household where Africare is present is only able to produce 50% of their food needs
    • Political instability and civil war continue to disrupt development
  • 9. How does Africare Help?
    • Africare’s Philosophy:
    • We work with African communities,
    • not for African communities
    • We believe strong communities
    • are the answer
    • We work with everyone that
    • wants to help
  • 10. Africare’s Priority Program Areas Health & HIV/AIDS Emergency Humanitarian Assistance Food Security & Agriculture
  • 11. Health & HIV/AIDS Child receives oral vaccine
  • 12. HIV/AIDS
    • Strengthen the capacity of communities, NGOs, and governments to undertake HIV/AIDS programs
    • Integrate HIV/AIDS prevention into all development programs
    • Support indigenous responses to HIV/AIDS
    • Implement workplace HIV/AIDS prevention programs for Africare staff and their families
  • 13. COPE Community – based Orphan Care, Protection and Empowerment Project
    • Areas of Operation:
    • Mozambique
    • Tanzania
    • Uganda
    • Rwanda*
    • Rwanda is currently a COPE country, but it is not included in our proposal for scaling-up school block grants.
    OVC: Orphans and Vulnerable Children
  • 14. Children Served
  • 15. Health
    • Use locally accepted approaches to improve sustainable delivery of maternal and child health services
    • With local communities, plan and promote Behavior Change Communication
    • Establish partnerships that foster effective and efficient delivery of health services
  • 16. HEALTH: Children being vaccinated
  • 17. Health Improved Community Health Project (ICHP), Liberia Dec 2007 Report Largest Community Health Development Project in Liberia- A $10 million USAID funded project. GOAL: ICHP aims to increase the use of primary health care services through the participation of civil society.
    • ICHP Manages 37 clinics in 3 counties
    • Africare offers support from essential drugs , staff stipends, medical supplies and equipment and, PHC services including reproductive healthcare :immunizations , childcare; nutrition; control of diarrhea disease in children ; etc.
    • ICHP developed malaria control BCC strategy for Liberia
  • 18. Food Security/Agriculture
  • 19. Food Security/Agriculture Goals:
    • Main Goal: Reduce hunger and malnourishment in Africa.
    • GOALS:
    • Increase food security
    • (How long/where people can depend on getting their food)
    • 2) Encourage Income generation. (Ways to make money)
    • 3) Improve Nutrition (Better Health)
  • 20. Food Security/Agriculture
    • Food for Development works to reduce widespread hunger and
    • malnourishment on the continent of Africa through several Food
    • Security initiatives and development programs.
    • Africare Provides:
          • Credit to farmers
          • Improved seeds and tools
          • Training in food production and storage
          • Information on improving nutrition
          • Leadership training
  • 21. Emergency Humanitarian Assistance Sudanese Refugee camp in Eastern Chad
  • 22. Emergency Humanitarian Assistance Goals:
    • Address both natural and man made emergencies
    • Provide food, shelter , and medical care to disaster victims
    • Plan for long term development after short term needs are addressed
    Tents at Gaga Refugee Camp in Eastern, Chad
  • 23. Emergency Humanitarian Assistance Camp GAGA, Eastern Chad Camp STATS: 12 th UNHCR camp in Eastern Chad Number of Refugees : 15,000 + 52% are less than 14 yrs old 32% are women
    • Democracy/Governance and Civil Society Strengthening
    Africare leads communities in identifying and fulfilling their governance needs
  • 25. More Africare Program Areas
    • Micro Enterprise Development
    Africare introduces backyard businesses to provide cash income for rural families
    • Environmental and Natural Resource Management
    Africare teaches farmers to protect terracing from erosion
    • Basic Education
    Africare works to brighten the lives of children through better access to basic education
    • Water and Sanitation
    Africare has helped hundreds of communities to access potable water
  • 29. Other Noteworthy Accomplishments
    • Provided over $710 million in assistance
    • Carried out over 2,500 development projects benefiting millions of Africans in 35 countries
    • Currently there are 150 programs being carried out to reach families & communities in 25 countries
    • Responded on the front lines to virtually every emergency situation in Africa for the past three decades
    • Served as a bridge between Africans and African-Americans to heighten interest in Africa’s development issues and opportunities
  • 30. For more information please contact:
    • Julius E. Coles
    • President
    • Africare House
    • 440 R Street, NW
    • Washington, DC 20001
    • Tel.: 202-462-3614
    • Web site: www.africare.org
    • E-mail: development@africare.org