ROAD works to foster good governance ,Education and a respect for human rights, believing that they are vital to ensuring peace and social and economic development. We empower people to participate in finding solutions to their own problems. We work to improve access to justice and respect for the rule of law. We encourage cooperation between local and national governments and the people they serve, leading to more accountable and productive leadership
The programs we support focus on by empowering people to solve their own problems. The process of how things are done in a given context: by ensuring that the needs of all groups, regardless of gender, age or ethnicity, are taken into account within local decision making processes and that people understand and trust the processes by which decisions are made. Understanding the dynamics of power: by working to ensure that processes of power at community and government levels recognize that all members of society have equal rights that must be respected and realized.
Supporting the growth and capacity of local organizations is key to the long term development of a region. We provide support and training to local organizations which are responsible for a range of activities in areas such as health, water and youth development. In order to help these organizations better serve their constituencies, individual strengthening plans are created for each organization, addressing topics such as financial management, programme design, public relations and sound organizational management. The ROAD advocacy is fueled by an understanding of situations on the ground and in the field that comes from working on a daily basis with people affected by war and violence. It is rooted in a tradition of speaking out on behalf of the oppressed and.