Members A4EP

We are activists representing and supporting civil society organisations in different countries, for South-South and triangular Cooperation, around the world, who are a vital third sector next to the state and the market. We believe in the sustainable growth of independent and accountable local civil society organisations, which provide humanitarian assistance and development support. Generally, we see such organisations also being committed to democratic societies with equality and social justice. This is in line with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We have been encouraged by the commitments made to ‘localisation’ under Agenda for Humanity, Grand Bargain and Charter for Change that came out of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit. We believe in healthy collaborative relationships that support the existence and growth of independent, sustainable and accountable local and national organisations, certainly in aid-recipient countries.

Mr. Som Sopheak

AFD is a non- government, independent organization, not affiliated to any religious, political or individual ideology and was 23rd Fab 2004, officially registered with the Ministry of Interior (MoI) on May 3rd, 2006 and the latest amended on April 19th 2017. AFD has continued working with vulnerable households and communities reliant on natural resources as their main source of livelihood in natural resource and environment management, climate change adaptation and disaster resilience. The themes of gender equity and good governance are cross- cutting themes integral to all projects. AFD works in partnership with civil society groups and local authorities, specializing in providing grass-roots education, training, practical skills and building capacity within the communities to increase democratic influence on decision-making and improving family livelihoods. The AFD team consists of a core group of committed paid and volunteer staff from diverse backgrounds with many years of practical experience working on developmental issues facing Cambodians. The AFD Board provides oversight and guidance for the effective operation of the organization and continuous improvement.
Vision: Participate protect biodiversity and use natural resources sustainably for improve livelihood
Mission: Participate communities to strengthen knowledge on natural resource management, biodiversity and improve livelihoods
Goal: Improve living income and environmental communities
Core Values: Transparency, Accountability, Participation, Equality and Honesty
Website: http://www.afd-cambodia.org

Adv. Samar Muhareb

Adv. Samar Muhareb is the cofounder and the CEO of Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development – ARDD, a Jordanian NGO which she cofounded in 2008, in response to the Iraqi Refugee Crisis. Having worked as a lawyer and aid worker in many international organizations, such as Oxfam-GB for many years prior, she realized that one of the most urgent needs refugees and marginalized individuals and communities face is access to justice regardless of status. With over 15 years of experience in working for the international aid community, she developed experience in the field of human rights, refugee affairs, humanitarian response and women’s empowerment in Jordan and the Middle East. In addition, she actively supports initiatives focusing on environmental justice in the region. She has been recognized for her efforts towards furthering social justice and strengthening the role of civil society, and was awarded the TAKREEM Arab World Young Entrepreneur Award in 2011. In addition she is currently a board member of the START Network, Greenpeace Mediterranean, the Southern Refugee Legal Aid Network, a member for the Scientific Committee for the Queen Aliya Award, a member of the special committee of the Royal Court’s Human Resources Development initiative, and was also selected as a delegate member to the Arab League under a new initiative to represent the work of civil society in the humanitarian field. She holds a B.A. in Law and a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Human Development from the University of Jordan..
 

Naomi Tulay-Solanke

Naomi Tulay-Solanke is a Liberian feminist, a human right activist, a humanitarian, and the Founding Executive Director of Community Health Initiative (CHI), a local non-governmental organization that is providing healthcare and social services to women and children in underserved and hard to reach communities in Liberia. Naomi has nurtured a career in female advocacy with a humble interest in working with underprivileged youths and slum dwellers through the provision of advocacy, awareness, and basic health and social services. She is passionate about local actors’ visibility in humanitarian and development spaces. She holds a master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis on Community Health. As a social entrepreneur, Naomi launched the PAD4GIRLS project, a solution to menstrual health by training local women how to locally produce reusable sanitary pads making it more available and accessible to girls of school going age. Naomi is Dr. Fritz Raleigh, Humanitarian Award Recipient from Harvard University 2017. She is a 2018 ASPERN New Voice Fellow and as a Change Maker, Naomi is an ASHOKA Fellow. Naomi dreams of living in a world that is free of all forms of violence, embraces gender equity, and is peaceful.

Josephine Alabi

Josephine Alabi is a Project Management / Business Development Consultant. She was trained on different fields with a First Degree in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Post Graduate Diploma in Economics and Masters in Economics. She has different professional trainings too on some other fields, both within and outside Nigeria to boost her expertise. Her objectives are: To engage people in conferences, workshops, seminars and training programs for capacity building & leadership promotion; To network with Professionals, Advocacy & Activists groups of both women and men; To promote equitable development, healthy communities& good governance; To promote world peace through interracial collaboration, dialogue, negotiation, participation; To promote sustainable development, social entrepreneurship skills, volunteering skills and solutions to environmental issues; Cross boarder issues on migration, trade, peace and security; Humanitarian support for the affected areas due to natural disasters such as floods, community clashes, farmers/ herdsmen clashes, insurgencies (Boko Haram),etc. Josephine Alabi is the Executive Director of Keen and Care Initiative, Nigeria. Website: www.keenandcareinitiative.org

TIRTHA PRASAD SAIKIA

Tirtha Prasad Saikia is a young and dynamic civil society leader recognised for his work on humanitarian response & advocacy, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, human rights and sustainable development. He is one of the frontline development activists associated in a wide range of community based interventions in the floodplain of Brahmaputra river basin. Presently, Tirtha is the Joint Director of North-East Affected Area Development Society (NEADS), a grassoot development organisation which is working with poor people in their struggle against humanitarian crisis, exploitation & poverty primarily in Assam and North-Eastern region in general. He has been rooted in the civil society sphere with his grassroot experience, passion, visionary leadership and his commitment for pro-people development justice. He has been extensively engaged with his efforts in institutionalizing the flood and river bank erosion risk-prone communities living in the plains of Brahmaputra. Tirtha is committed to the cause of promoting and defending disaster affected communities’ rights where people live their life with dignity, find scope to enhance their sustainable management systems on their lands, water and resources to prevent, mitigate and prepare for disasters.