CORE VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Humanity: AADO was born by a desire to provide assistance without discrimination to the vulnerable people and to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.
Impartiality: AADO does not discriminate based on nationality, ethnicity/race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavors to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.
Neutrality: In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, AADO does not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.
Independence: AADO is independent. It always works for the people who are in dare needs of humanitarian services without falling under influences of any political, religious and ideological nature. The decisions will be mostly guided by these principles which are underlined in the organizational documents and form part of the policies.
Integrity: We strive to deliver all our programs, activities, and institutional operations with honesty, truthfulness, and honor.
Transparency: In all our actions, we believe that communities we serve, organs of government, donors, and all other stakeholders should have confidence in our work through openness, sharing, and engagement.
Partnership: will work with members of local communities, government agencies, donors and other stakeholders to create effective and lasting partnerships for beneficiary ownership of the intervention processes and for sustainability of project results.
Sustainability: will endeavor to keep to the synergistic intervention model of livelihoods, education, environmental conservation, collaboration and sustainability to deliver long lasting, efficient, effective and replicable community initiatives to address the root causes of community challenges.
Across Africa Development Organization ’s strategic priorities take into account the humanitarian context in South Sudan, the mandate of AADO, current capacity and how we plan to strengthen that capacity over the next four years. AADO recognizes that it is part of a humanitarian community and do not need to do everything. Equally, we recognize that we cannot do everything at once and we will not be able to do everything in all parts of the country. Therefore, we need to partner with other humanitarian to deliver assistance to affected population.
Taking all these factors into consideration, for the next four years we will focus on the following: