IRD Overview

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IRD is a non-profit humanitarian and development organization dedicated to improving the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people. IRD specializes in conflict and post-conflict environments and works in more than 40 countries. With the help of local groups and donors, IRD builds sustainable, community-based programs that address relief, stabilization and development needs in the areas of health, agriculture, infrastructure, emergency response, and governance. For more information on IRD, visit www.ird.org.

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IRD Overview

  1. 2. WHAT IS IRD? <ul><li>A non-profit specializing in conflict and post-conflict stabilization programming. </li></ul><ul><li>Community-based approach allows more rapid response and greater scalability of projects. </li></ul><ul><li>More technically-oriented than most non-profits and more community-based than most for-profits. </li></ul><ul><li>Adept at transitioning programs from relief to stabilization to development. </li></ul>
  2. 3. WHAT HAVE WE ACCOMPLISHED SINCE 1998? <ul><li>Assisted more than 100 million people </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented more than 100 programs </li></ul><ul><li>Operating in 40 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Over $1.75 billion in aid </li></ul><ul><li>More than 3,000 employees globally </li></ul>
  3. 4. PRIMARY DONORS <ul><li>U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of State (DOS) </li></ul><ul><li>United Nations </li></ul><ul><li>Church of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) </li></ul><ul><li>U.K. Department for International Development (DfID) </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) </li></ul>
  4. 5. Programs: Afghanistan Armenia Azerbaijan Bangladesh Cambodia Cameroon Chad Colombia Cuba Ethiopia The Gambia Georgia Haiti Honduras Indonesia Iraq Jordan Kosovo Laos Lebanon Liberia Mali WHERE WE WORK Mauritania Montenegro Mozambique Nepal Niger Pakistan Senegal Serbia Sri Lanka Sudan Swaziland United States Ukraine West Bank/Gaza Yemen Zimbabwe Shipments: Benin Kenya Philippines Vietnam
  5. 6. PROGRAM SECTORS Democracy and Governance Sustainable Food and Agriculture Systems Infrastructure Health Community Stabilization Relief Logistics and Acquisitions
  6. 7. Community Development, Democracy, and Governance <ul><li>Rule of law </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Civil society development/ community building </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational training </li></ul>Boxes of radios awaiting distribution, Sudan
  7. 8. A peace pledge signing ceremony in Aceh, Indonesia
  8. 9. The Construction Trades Training Center, Afghanistan
  9. 10. Community Stabilization <ul><li>Citizen engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Community participation and priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Reestablishment of livelihoods </li></ul><ul><li>Linkages between citizens and governments </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-conflict, conflict, and post-conflict </li></ul>Rural Yemanis learning about community mobilization through the Grassroots Theater Initiative
  10. 11. The AVIPA Plus program, Afghanistan
  11. 12. An agricultural cooperative, Serbia
  12. 13. Sustainable Food and Agriculture Systems <ul><li>Other Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Monetization </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Food Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition Education </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture Sector Development </li></ul><ul><li>Production </li></ul><ul><li>Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Market Access </li></ul>Agricultural assistance assessment, Niger Nutritious, low cost food products, Indonesia
  13. 14. Distributing seeds and farming equipment to refugees, Cameroon
  14. 15. Combine provided through CRDA, Serbia School children await a snack provided through the Better Foods for Better Lives program, Cambodia
  15. 16. Health <ul><li>Community-based primary health care </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmaceutical and medical commodity distributions </li></ul><ul><li>HIV/AIDS and Avian Flu awareness and prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Maternal and child health </li></ul><ul><li>Water and sanitation </li></ul>Basic health care in Iraq is improving thanks to IRD programs.
  16. 17. Participants in the Women First program, Mozambique
  17. 18. Volunteer for World Aids Day through the Reducing Stigma and Discrimination program, Ukraine
  18. 19. Infrastructure <ul><li>Small-scale infrastructure support </li></ul><ul><li>Medium – large scale projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water and sanitation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roads </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Monitoring and evaluation </li></ul>Using a new bath house in Aceh, Indonesia
  19. 20. Constructing a road in Tulkarem, West Bank
  20. 21. Infrastructure support for HRLS, Afghanistan
  21. 22. Rapid Response Team <ul><li>Food parcel distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Hygiene kits </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing, blankets, and school kit delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Income generation opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Water and sanitation </li></ul><ul><li>Shelter </li></ul>Relief programs in Iraq
  22. 23. Assessing needs after conflict, Georgia
  23. 24. Zambezi river flood relief, Mozambique
  24. 25. Acquisitions and Logistics <ul><li>Since 1998, obtained and delivered over $300 million in donated goods </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive donor network </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinates shipments with private companies, governments, and NGOs </li></ul>A boy with a donated soccer ball, Iraq
  25. 26. Hurricane Katrina relief, US – Mississippi
  26. 27. Children after receiving school kits and quilts – Laos
  27. 28. IRD <ul><li>Jeff Grieco, Chief of Communications, Legislative Affairs and Advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>1621 North Kent Street Suite 400 </li></ul><ul><li>Arlington, VA 22209 </li></ul><ul><li>www.ird.org </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone: 703.248.0161 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: 703.248.0194 </li></ul>

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