Community Empowerment

Rural Impoverishment, People living in impoverished rural areas require mechanisms for increased control, balancing the expectations for change between the government’s role as ‘deliverer’ and the community’s role as ‘driver.’ These processes can be accelerated with increased support and resources, with an emphasis on community-based implementation and, ideally, increased community control over resource allocation for anti-poverty efforts. Rural development and family agriculture are also central to the Anti-Poverty Strategy. Reinforced interventions are required to improve the lives of rural residents. The interventions should ensure that rural residents can maintain an acceptable standard of living.

Our program focus in rural and urban places engaging in agriculture for food security, meaningful work, and sustainable livelihoods through Sustainable entrepreneurship creation in agriculture and related enterprise including establishing Light rural industries to create jobs and income by taping on R&D, Knowledge & Innovation, Quality education and training in agricultural sciences and rural development by focusing on the following key areas

Capacity Building

We work with rural communities and the urban poor to provide technical assistance to local organizations and communities to enhance their efficiency and hence best represent the communities with which they work.

Water and Sanitation

We support communities with serious water scarcity by increasing access to drinking and general-purpose water through the construction of boreholes, wells, dams and helping them improve sanitation and hygiene.

Health and Wellbeing

We assist communities in gaining increased access to improved health and services through advocacy, awareness, and outreach education for mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), support and care through sensitization on HIV and AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis (TB), sexually transmitted infections (STIs), vaccines and medical outreach, reproductive health education, and sanitation and hygiene awareness.

Persons with Disability

Youth and Persons with disabilities are associated with difficulties of physical access, high living costs, low incomes, and problems of social exclusion. It has major effects on employability making Social assistance essential to provide a safety net for them.

Poverty, Health and Nutrition

In providing research-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition, AAHRED focuses on:

  1. Fostering Climate-Resilient and Sustainable Food Supply,
  2. Promoting Healthy Diets and Nutrition for All,
  3. Building Inclusive and Efficient Markets, Trade Systems, and Food Industry,
  4. Transforming Agricultural and Rural Economies,
  5. Strengthening Institutions and Governance.

We collaborate with partners to develop evidence-based policy solutions for eradicating poverty and hunger in Africa.


We assist disadvantaged communities in improving their living standards through affordable microloans and management consulting and wealth creation training.

Research and Advocacy

We conduct research, lobbying, and advocacy to introduce new perspectives on Africa’s development paradigms for alleviating poverty and encourage R&D, knowledge, and innovation as a means of advancing the development of new technologies and multi-commodity products that apply to a wide variety of farming and other agricultural operations in poverty action.

Environment Rehabilitation

Youth and women must participate actively in environmental protection, including safeguarding food sources and ecological diversity and quality, considering Africa is one of the world’s richest continents in terms of diversity

Advocacy for resilient solutions to climate change in Africa

We advocate on a local, national, and international level climate-resilient solutions in Africa, conduct research and documentation on climate change effects, indigenous and local communities’ resilience to climatic changes and implications.

Our research aims to influence, strengthen, and facilitate the transition to climate-resilient development by developing responsive and effective indigenous and technological policies, programs, projects, and initiatives that promote environmental and climate justice, green economies, ecosystem health, and the wellbeing of indigenous peoples and local communities.

We ensure the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of modern and indigenous programs, projects, initiatives, and approaches in the fields of family, peasant, smart and climate-resilient agriculture, livestock, renewable energies, water, hygiene, and sanitation, climate disaster prevention and management, climate and environmental education and communication, climate and environmental justice, as well as conservation and resilient agriculture.

We Identify and support the implementation, development, and dissemination of innovative (modern and indigenous) initiatives and approaches in the fields of smart and climate-resilient agriculture, livestock, renewable energy, water, hygiene, and sanitation, disaster prevention and management, education, and climate and environmental communication, climate, and environmental justice, as well as in the area of biodiversity conservation and resilient management.

Air pollution

Air pollution is magnified by the same factors that contribute to climate change. Around two billion children live in areas where air pollution levels exceed World Health Organization (WHO) standards, exposing them to toxic air and jeopardizing their health and brain development. Each year, over half a million children under the age of five die due to air pollution. Additional children will sustain permanent damage to their developing brains and lungs.

Air pollution is now Africa’s second leading cause of death. It kills more people than tobacco, alcohol, traffic accidents, and drug abuse combined. Only AIDS is responsible for more deaths. Lower respiratory infections (336 460 deaths, 95 percent UI 251 827–430 493), ischemic heart disease (223 930, 185 558–268 252), neonatal disorders (186 541, 152 569–229 402), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (70 479, 53 765–87 251), and stroke (193 936, 165 936–227 196) are the leading causes of death attributable to air pollution.

Air pollution-related disease and death patterns vary considerably across Africa. The highest rates are found in countries with the least developed social systems.

Advocacy and outreach to address air pollution in Africa together

  • Promoting transitioning to clean, renewable sources of energy
  • Making air pollution prevention and control a top priority in all countries
  • Advocate for allocation of sustainable, long-term funding for air pollution control
  • Work to reduce household air pollution
  • Conduct source apportionment studies to identify and quantify the most important sources of air pollution
  • Track patterns and trends in air pollution by establishing robust monitoring systems
  • Advance air pollution control through public education campaigns
  • Champion air pollution control through the establishment of multi-sectoral partnerships
  • Promote research and build research capacity on air pollution, human health, and the economy in African research institutions

Climate-resilient Innovation opportunities

  1. Organize competitions and competitive accelerators to identify, select, and support African startups and indigenous initiatives addressing climate change;
  2. Disseminate funding opportunities for supported African startups confronted with climate change;
  3. Identify the needs of young green entrepreneurs and indigenous communities and strengthen their capacities through climate change training;
  4. Collaborate with partners and donors to secure logistical and financial support for startups and supported initiatives in Africa (including logistical materials, grants, repayable advances, deposits and guarantees, and access to venture capital);
  5. Monitoring and evaluation of African indigenous and local mechanisms for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Good governance

  • Youth and women participation in governance improvement and the effective and efficient management of public resources is critical for poverty reduction. Fiscal discipline, economic growth, and equity require prudent management of public resources. Ineffective and inefficient governance disproportionately affects the poor. Among other things, good governance entails the following:

    1. A sound macroeconomic framework that fosters productive and efficient domestic investment
    2. Establishing institutions that promote accountability and participation at all levels
    3. Advocating at all levels of the government for effective legal and regulatory framework capacity.

Community support

Collaborate with partner organizations to assist communities in identifying long-term solutions to poverty.

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