Our Vision & Mission

We are committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by empowering communities in Africa and beyond to improve their standards of living. We support this process by using a robust, adaptable and well governed model for sustainable development that puts each community firmly in control of tailoring realistic, achievable and sustainable programmes to suit their own social, cultural and environmental context.

Our Approach

We use a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to sustainable development. We work very closely with the local communities to develop an integrated long-term strategy that focus on key areas that provide an effective and sustainable solution to end poverty and improve the livelihood of the local communities.

What do we offer

  • Bespoke solutions using the local resources available;
  • Financial support by applying for international grants, by providing micro-credit and develop projects with revolving funds;
  • Training and technical advice, as well as overall assistance with capacity building, planning, budgeting and institutional development.
  • We also act as a cooperation platform, through which we seek to partner with international organisations available to link up with local partners.

Why are we different

We don’t tackle one problem at a time; instead we work very closely with the community in developing an integrated long-term strategy for the general improvement of their living conditions. Thus, our areas of action are:

  • Water & Sanitation, Hygiene & Public Health;
  • Skills development & Education;
  • Micro-finance;
  • Food & Organic Agriculture;
  • Environment, Biodiversity & Climate change adaptation;
  • Promotion of Cultural Heritage

How we do it

We work through local partner organisations in order to provide support to project implementation. These local partners are usually non-governmental organisations, local government departments, small private companies and community based organisations. We use competencies sharing among  North-South, South – North and South-South.

Strategic Objectives

Strengthen the capacity of local communities to sustainably improve their agricultural production, income generation and food security.
Professionalise and revitalise local communities’ agricultural sector by improving farmers’ agricultural skills and levels of productivity, whilst helping them to build viable agribusiness through developing their ability to reach larger more profitable markets and gain access to finance.
Re-brand the agriculture sector in local communities to encourage youth and people with disability to participate in the agriculture sector and create a pool of new experienced farmers. We will support the youth and people with disability to overcome the barriers which hinder them from accessing agriculture activities.

Support local communities in developing water resource management strategies and devising water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) service delivery systems that respond to their needs but are respectful towards the surrounding environment.
Work with local communities to identify and design water resource management strategies that balance existing water needs and promote environmental sustainability in the long-term. For example, we will work to improve irrigation systems to ensure the availability of water for the agriculture activities to support achieving Objective 1.
Work with local communities to develop WASH service delivery strategies that capitalize on existing re- sources (human and technical) but also address service gaps. For example, provide technical support to service water providers, we will promote business development approaches to waste management and sanitation and we will foster cross-sector collaboration to increase local communities’ adoption of safe hygiene practices.

Support local communities to ensure a sustainable usage of the existing natural resources.
We will work with local communities to identify the existing natural resources including water resources, forest and wildlife, and facilitate the best strategies to manage and protect. We will bring a Natural Resources management approach, which includes land, water, soil, plants and animals with a particular focus on how management affects the quality of life for both present and future generations. It brings together land use planning, water management, biodiversity conservation and the future sustainability of economic activities such as agriculture, tourism, fisheries, mining and forestry.
Reignite Action for Development recognises that people and their livelihoods rely on the health and productivity of our landscapes and our actions as stewards of the land play a critical role in maintaining this health and productivity

Our Themes

Gender equality

We support local communities to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls.
We do this by mainstreaming gender into how we work as an organisation, how we design project interventions with our partners and how we engage with local organisations. Internally: We will provide training for our staff on gender mainstreaming and promote inclusion of women in key roles of our organisation. Through our projects: We will ensure women from the local communities are involved in shaping the activities of objectives 1, 2 and 3, and actively participate in achieving them. How we engage with partners: We will work with other Women’s organisations and groups to enhance their capacity and increase their involvement in decision making, sensitizing local communities to discard social prejudices which limit women’s participation in local development or limit women’s access to economic resources. Working closely with rural communities in Africa educated us on the impact of menstrual days and lack of hygiene on girls and women lives. A lack of adequate menstrual hygiene management (MHM) denies women and girls their right to education, right to health, and right to work in favourable conditions. We will keep working with the communities to raise the awareness and reduce stigma to help women and girls access to MHM.

Disability Inclusion

We engage with people with disabilities and ensure their participation in our development work with the local communities. People with disability are often amongst the poorest and most marginalized people in communities.The cost of living with a disability can also increase household poverty. Therefore, we believe that people with disabilities have the right to participate in and benefit from our development work with the local communities and their inclusion is essential to break the cycle of poverty and improve livelihoods for sustainable development in the communities we support. We mainstream disability into our projects and we provide disability specific interventions within our projects. We engage with people with disabilities and ensure their participation in our development work with the local communities. We provide training for our staff on inclusive of people with disabilities in projects planning and implementations and promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life including education, employment and cultural activities among the local communities with whom we will work.

Climate resilience

Climate change will have wide-ranging effects on the environment, and on socio-economic and related sectors, including water resources, agriculture and food security, human health, terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity and coastal zones. Changes in rainfall pattern are likely to lead to severe water shortages and/or flooding. Melting of glaciers can cause flooding and soil erosion. Rising temperatures will cause shifts in crop growing seasons, which affects food security, and changes in the distribution of disease vectors putting more people at risk from diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. Temperature increases will potentially severely increase rates of extinction for many habitats and species (up to 30 per cent with a 2° C rise in temperature).
Reignite Action for Development increase local communities’ knowledge on potential climate change-related hazards and how to the changes triggered by those. This is done in relation to Objectives 1, 2 and 3.