Strategic Objective 1:

Promoting responsibility, mutual respect, transparency, accountability, creativity, partnerships and building strong organizations at all levels that can work and campaign effectively for interested and affected parties (IAPs) locally and/or through Social AID nationally and globally.
 

Strategic Objective 2:

Becoming leader in quickest emergency responses and endeavor to linking with need-based, sustainable and result-oriented development interventions for supporting the vulnerable, poorest of the poor and marginalized communities in real need on priority basis.
 

Strategic Objective 3:

Building capacities, creating awareness for negating discrimination of all kinds and / or forms and promoting self-resilience at all levels.
 

Strategic Objective 4:

Managing information, promoting action-research and wider information sharing linked to advocacy on key issues for enabling informed decision-making.
 

Strategic Objective 5:

Be a strong, sustainable, umbrella organization in the pursuit of excellence and in line with our mission and vision.

Promoting responsibility, mutual respect, transparency, accountability, creativity, partnerships and building strong organizations at all levels that can work and campaign effectively for interested and affected parties (IAPs) locally and/or through Social AID nationally and globally.

Social AID, based on previous experiences will continue to recognize local voices and issues to be dealt on priority for effective and sustainable resource mobilization. We will respect and incorporate local values, cultures, customs, indigenous knowledge, resources and actions, including promoting mutual respect/dignity, transparency, responsibility, accountability and above all partnerships at all levels for ensuring sustainable development into our all programs and campaigns.


Our goals for 2007–2011 are to:

  • Achieve real change – in policy and practice on selected key issues that matter poorest of the poor, vulnerable and marginalized, the most, with high levels of Social AID and partner’s commitment;
  • Through our programs and campaigns, positively change the attitudes and understanding at individual and collective levels in every region towards key beneficiary’s responsibilities;
  • Improve Social AID’s ability to gather and interpret credible information on the views of its target audience and articulate this to decision-makers; and
  • Building strong partnerships and capacity of partners for effective and long-lasting program impact.


To this end we will:

  • Give priority to programs that help promote good governance in targeting the vulnerable, poorest of the poor and marginalized groups on priority basis;
  • Deliver effective, efficient, economical and yet environmentally friendly projects with the highest standard of grant contract compliance;
  • Reflect Social AID’s code of conduct, core values and build recognition of the Social AID by making effective use of the media to communicate our work and purpose;
  • Be accountable and transparent, complying with meaningful and strong not-for-profit accountability standards;
  • Ensure strong and stable finances with carefully managed overhead costs within our program / projects and other incomes; and
  • Provide best possible working conditions to attract, retain and develop professional, committed and innovative staff, volunteers and partner organization.

Becoming leader in quickest emergency responses and endeavor to linking with need-based, sustainable and result-oriented development interventions for supporting the vulnerable, poorest of the poor and marginalized communities in real need on priority basis.

The number of events triggered on man-made and natural disasters globally, which has created a vacuum for support mechanism available worldwide. This ever growing need influenced Social AID’s decision to become one of the quickest responding organization based on the past experiences of its highly motivated, experienced and qualified staff and volunteers. Social AID will build upon the potential and linkages of its staff and supporters worldwide to achieve this objective. These emergency interventions will be focused to a sustainable, participatory development and result-oriented approach.


Our goals for 2007–2011 are to:

  • Establish an ongoing series of high-quality, influential comparative research reports focused on the performance of communities, civil society and government interventions in providing key products and services under ESDRI – environmentally sensitive disasters, and development research institute;
  • Influence targeted local, national and international umbrella groups and governments to endorse and promote better practices;
  • Provide recognized and cost-effective forums for governments at different levels and targeted groups in various regions to engage in productive dialogue; and
  • Increase public support through our programs and campaigns for alleviating extreme poverty and recognizing mutual respect with meaningful and strong accountability standards.


To this end we will:

  • Use our global network to research and publicize focused on the underlying issues and problems with their cost-effective, locally acceptable and sustainable solutions;
  • Taking evidence- and action-research based concerns of targeted groups to international community and governments through dialogue aimed at changing individual and collective behaviors detrimental to targeted groups and, when appropriate, by supporting government behavior favorable to target communities;
  • Influence the setting of key standards in support of our programs and campaigning priorities; and
  • Campaign publicly for compliance with meaningful and strong accountability standards.

Building capacities, creating awareness for negating discrimination of all kinds and / or forms and promoting self-resilience at all levels.

Central to our philosophy is the establishment of partnerships at all levels. Social AID will continue to build capacities of its staff, individuals and organizational partners to ensure self-resilience. We shall be committed to promote behavior change by increased awareness about negating discrimination of all kinds and forms. We will build on our past achievements to develop interventions and campaigns, equipped to work in collaboration with partners to achieve our long-term goals.


Our goals for 2007–2011 are to:

  • Achieve change in attitudes and behaviors by recognizing and promoting negation of discrimination of all kinds and forms by involving all stakeholders in the entire process.;
  • Through our capacity building programs under ESDRI and advocacy campaigns, bringing positive change in the capacities, attitudes and understanding of underlying issues affecting targeted communities towards key people’s responsibilities; and
  • Promoting, recognizing and building capacity of targeted groups for enhanced self-resilience at all levels.


To this end we will:

  • Mobilize our partners and communities through intensive campaigns, dialogue and discussions at all levels with the active involvement of stakeholders;
  • Enhancing the role of ESDRI as a lead research and advisory body for issues of priority concern by allocating more resources in partnerships with donors and international community;
  • Promote consistently in all our programs, campaigning and public communications for recognizing self-resilience; and
  • Building global linkages of ESDRI for quality and recognized research and advisory services on the issues of concern

Managing information, promoting action-research and wider information sharing linked to advocacy on key issues for enabling informed decision-making.

Social AID gives priority to campaigning on a small number of key issues so that we can focus our resources on making the maximum and long-lasting impact. We will incorporate and encourage local movements/actions, including crosscutting issues of beneficiary rights and responsibilities, and evidence-based and action-research analysis, into all our programs and campaigns. We will promote improvements through expert, independent advocacy driven by research.


Our goals for 2007–2011 are to:

  • Build a more comprehensive understanding of the people’s rights and support to alleviate extreme poverty and suffering through assessments of Social AID and target communities’ needs and capacities;
  • Complete a revision of Social AID information gathering & sharing services, with enhanced Internet platforms & development of knowledge-share environment for staff, members;
  • Implement, as resources permit, a realistic & appropriate capacity-building program whilst working to promote conducive operating environment for staff and partners where this is presently lacking;
  • Substantial increase in the number of partner organizations (POs) affiliated to Social AID by 2011; and
  • Ensure successful skills transfers from Social AID to partner organizations and communities by 2011.


To this end we will:

  • Continually assess our target groups’ needs and capacities;
  • Focus on gathering and sharing relevant and timely information services as the key service for Social AID partners;
  • Provide targeted organizational capacity building to our partners, based on needs assessments and in a spirit of strong partnership;
  • Stimulate the exchange of know-how among our staff, partners including government institutions/partners; and
  • Support our partners and target communities when they face any emergency situation or need to voice their issues and are looking for sustainable solutions.

Be a strong, sustainable, umbrella organization in the pursuit of excellence and in line with our mission and vision.

Social AID must be strong financially and operationally to continue being an effective, efficient, economical and yet environmentally sensitive (4Es) force for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and participatory sustainable development. We must be a highly skilled, ethical, inclusive organization, which values and nurtures our staff and beneficiaries. We must manage our finances with great care and provide our members and donors with maximum value for their money.


Our goals for 2007–2011 are to:

  • Ensure that Social AID’s go vernance and evaluation review’s recommendations are incorporated for the fullest possible compliance besides ensuring other global codes and carters, which Social AID is a signatory;
  • Embed a thinking, learning, results-oriented organizational culture, with related policies and indicators of achievement for all programs;
  • Consolidate Social AID’s public profile as partner in global voice for vulnerable, poorest of the poor and marginalized;
  • Establish a diversified, sustainable funding model to deliver on our strategic objectives and to secure Social AID’s financial future; and
  • Improve and implement human resource strategies, systems and policies that reflect and underpin Social AID’s ambitions and objectives


To this end we will:

  • Give priority to programs that help promote good governance in targeting the vulnerable, poorest of the poor and marginalized groups on priority basis;
  • Deliver effective, efficient, economical and yet environmentally friendly projects with the highest standard of grant contract compliance;
  • Reflect Social AID’s code of conduct, core values and build recognition of the Social AID by making effective use of the media to communicate our work and purpose;
  • Be accountable and transparent, complying with meaningful and strong not-for-profit accountability standards;
  • Ensure strong and stable finances with carefully managed overhead costs within our program / projects and other incomes; and
  • Provide best possible working conditions to attract, retain and develop professional, committed and innovative staff, volunteers and partner organization.

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