Many factors blend together to contribute to a distinctive approach to our work. The relatively small size of the organisation facilitates a decision making structure which is close to the ground and can adapt quickly to change.
Building the capacity of partners supporting them to be effective in the implementation and management of their projects; increase their visibility and community recognition; and therefore, attract and manage additional funds and resources is a key strength.
Our increasing networking and links with other CSOs and development actors provide opportunities for learning and exchange of knowledge and promotes lesson learning. The pooling of information, knowledge and best practice that these linkages allow, strengthens our development of appropriate results based and impact measurement systems and supports policy development. This successful approach, to support partners to help ensure their growth to enable them in turn to support more of the most vulnerable communities, represents a particular added value of our organisation.
At home we raise awareness of the causes and effects of poverty by delivering global education projects and, through our membership of the IDEA Comhlamh and Dochas, we campaign and lobby decision makers for change to benefit poor people. Our membership of advocacy networks in Ireland will help ensure the values, experience and expertise of Amawele and other member organisations feed into local, national and international policy formulation.
For the period of the strategy Amawele’s membership of such umbrella groups will support the fulfilment of its main objective: to promote sustainable development, social justice and a fairer society in both local and global contexts. Membership of working groups will provide opportunities for shared learning and enable us to apply that experience to our work.