Africa Alliance for Health, Research and Economic Development (AAHRED)
Providing development-responsive solutions through constructive partnerships, capacity building, structured-advocacy and development modelling.
The Africa Alliance for Health Research and Economic Development (AAHRED) is impact driven independent non-governmental organization, a regional network of NGOs, CSOs and local initiatives in Africa whose activities include; building local capacity to effectively drive innovative-driven, people-centered, community-responsive, accountability-bounded development initiatives; knowledge sharing; and evidence-based advocacy around the areas of health, economics and environment. Its aims is therefore to promote a culture of accountability by strengthening capacities of state and non-state actors when and where needed.
We envision ‘Africa free from poverty and disease’; where all individuals and communities can participate and benefit from accountable governance, equitable-resource distribution, and enhanced competences and innovation. Our Mission is to harness potential of communities to help themselves, assume control of their local development, improve their standard of living by eradicating extreme poverty and be able to prevent diseases. In alignment with this overall goal, the objectives of AHHRED are as follows:
Building capacities of its members, state and non-state development actors to promote participatory governance, transparency and accountability in local, national and transnational development.
Promoting knowledge sharing among state and non-state actors through structured ‘peer-to-peer’ and ‘state - non-state’ networking to promote strategic and constructive horizontal and vertical cooperation.
To initiate and promote market oriented and community-responsive development initiatives to promote development-ownership, effective management and sustainability.
To conduct evidence-based advocacy through constructive engagement with government and non-state actors to find sustainable solutions to emerging community and citizenry need.
To partner with like-minded entities , individuals and development partners within the principles of openness and transparency, do-no-harm, ethical conduct, responsiveness and innovation.
Publication of case studies, policy briefs, health and economic development research, popular policy versions among others to share knowledge and learning to our members, state and non-state actors and local communities.
Our commitment is to the poor and marginalized enabling them attain effective rights-based development and health, and be able to comprehensively eliminate poverty and diseases.
Our work with communities, development partners, media, researchers and stakeholders is to catalyze best-practices for human rights, good governance and anti-corruption, shaping actions for poverty eradication and disease prevention by modeling sustainable and impactful programs.
We seek that community and government shift attitudes and practices towards rights of children, their well-being and engages to provide services and make policies in favor of children protection women’s economic rights and empowerment of the majority poor for sustainable development.