Addis Development Vision (ADV) in its efforts to realize its mission follows the following strategic direction/ programmatic focus in the context of the vulnerable groups.
ADV will invest on the empowerment of the vulnerable groups in order to enable them improve their living condition by overcoming lack of participation and poverty. In its empowering approach, ADV will support capacity development of children, poor women, youths, and grassroots institutions that work with the disadvantaged. ADV’s capacity development services may include: Capacity development for social inclusiveness and effective engagement with various stakeholders, particularly those who are hard-to-reach, and neglected in the past. By inclusive, we mean that effective ways of involving those of different sexes, ages, those living with disability are proposed and other disadvantaged groups and classes.
2. Enable disadvantaged persons to have access to basic social services
ADV strongly believes that disadvantaged people will perform better if they get increased access to basic education, health, water and sanitation, rehabilitation, appropriate technologies and other social services. ADV will therefore work with the poor to achieve access services relevant to their lives.
ADV will undertake activities that are aligned with national and global priorities, including the national GTP strategy, development challenges identified in the country Plan, and the needs of marginalized children, youth and women, as recognized in the post Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Relevant program in education, health, livelihood, and environment will address the needs of communities.
ADV would like continue to work on concerns of all citizens regarding their access to and the quality of basic public services – basic education, health, water and sanitation, agricultural and rural roads.
3. Knowledge and skill development of poor people
As knowledge and skill factors including cultural beliefs and opinions are crucial factors in sustaining misery and poverty, ADV would like to build adequate knowledge and skills that prepare people for better living. This is to create opportunities for all to acquire skills throughout life, and especially for youth, women and disadvantaged groups
Evidence suggests that inequality and exclusion are in fact widening. Gains from growth have tended to bypass particularly those who are lowest on the economic ladder or are disadvantaged because of their sex, age, disability. Disparities between urban and rural areas are also pronounced with geographical remoteness. The strong correlation between continuing high levels of chronic poverty and marginalization clearly indicates the need for stronger efforts to target marginalized groups, in order to ensure equal access to education, health care, basic services and economic opportunities.