ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all.

Vision & Mission

Actionaid Somaliland is part of the Actionaid International family and has embarked its mission in Somaliland in June 1992 after signing an agreement with the Government of Somaliland in Hargeisa and Council of Elders in Erigavo. 

Actionaid International Somaliland (AAIS) has been working in Somaliland since 1992; it has been committed to putting the active agency of people living in poverty and exclusion first to bring about transformative and sustainable changes to their lives.

Our Vision

Our vision is a world without poverty and injustice in which all citizens enjoy their right to a life with dignity

Our Mission

Our mission is to work with poor and excluded people and their organizations eradicate poverty and injustice in Somaliland.

Our Values

  • MUTUAL RESPECT, requiring us to recognize the innate worth of all people and the value of diversity
  • EQUITY AND JUSTICE, requiring us to work to ensure equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, HIV status, color, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion. 
  • HONESTY AND TRANSPARENCY, being accountable at all levels for the effectiveness of our actions and open in our judgments and communications with others. 
  • SOLIDARITY WITH THE POOR, powerless and excluded will be the only bias in our commitment to the fight against poverty. 
  • COURAGE OF CONVICTION, requiring us to be creative and radical, bold and innovative – without fear of failure – in pursuit of making the greatest possible impact on the causes of poverty. 
  • INDEPENDENCE from any religious or party-political affiliation. 
  • HUMILITY in our presentation and behavior, recognizing that we are part of a wider alliance against poverty.