ActionAid is a non-political, non-religious organisation that has been working in Uganda since 1982 to end poverty and injustice.
ActionAid is among the leading anti-poverty agencies working directly with over one million poor and excluded people in 50 districts of Uganda.
ActionAid focuses on tackling the root causes of the injustice of poverty rather than just meeting people’s immediate needs.
The organisation is primarily concerned with defending and raising awareness of human rights, be they economic, social, cultural, civil or political.
Employing local staff in its work, the organisation supports projects and programmes that promote the interests of poor and excluded people at all levels.
Recognising that poverty cannot be fought single-handedly, ActionAid works with others in the fight to end poverty and injustice.
A world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys their right to a life of dignity.
To work with poor and excluded people to eradicate poverty by overcoming injustice and the things that cause it.
Mutual respect: Recognising the innate dignity and worth of all people and the value of diversity.
Fairness, equity and justice: Ensuring that everyone, regardless of sex, age, race, colour, class and religion, has equal opportunity for expression and for using their potential.
Integrity: Honesty, transparency and accountability. We strive to be accountable for the effectiveness of our actions and open in our judgement and communications with others.
Solidarity: Connecting with poor and excluded people. We try to do everything in the interests of the poor, excluded and marginalised.
Courage of conviction: Being creative and radical without fear of failure, in pursuit of the highest possible impact on the causes of poverty.
Humility: Recognising that we are part of a bigger fight against poverty and requiring our presentation and behaviour to be modest.
Respect for the rights of women and children: We believe in deliberately strengthening the capacity of women to meet their basic needs and to improve on their position, and have a strong commitment to the rights of children.
Independence: As an organisation we remain independent of any religious, party-politics or other partisan affiliation.
Management and Governance
The management of AA Uganda comprises of a Senior Leadership Team headed by the Country Director. Management reports to the National Governing Board.
Nine persons sit in the Governing Board whose members are drawn from a General Assembly. One member of the Board represents AA International. The National Governing Board reports to the General Assembly.
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