Organizational vision


Action For Development envisions Empowered, resilient, and thriving citizens leading a dignified life in an enabling and sustainable environment.

Organizational mission

AFD is a learning organization, which in partnership with other development actors, complements the self-development initiatives of pastoral and other vulnerable communities in Ethiopia through undertaking programmes pertaining to resilient livelihoods, WASH and other basic services, natural resource management, social protection, DRM, and accountable governance, with the mainstreaming of such issues as gender transformation, CHS, capacity development, CCA, & youth involvement.

Organizational values

  • People centeredness
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Equity and pluralism
  • Respect for indigenous knowledge and capacities
  • Passion for quality service
  • Social justice
  • Partnership
  • Learning
Organizational aims

The AFD programme, broadly, strives to contribute to the enhancement of:

  • Food and nutrition security, and resilient livelihoods at the grassroots level
  • Voice, space, and influence of deprived communities for the realization of citizen-responsive governance