Message from the Executive Director
A New Look, a New Vision
Welcome to the AEDE website. We are incredibly excited to present and share our new site with you, which represents an entirely updated face for AEDE online presence. We feel extremely proud of what is unfolding here. This has been a collaborative effort by our dedicated staff who contributed enormously to this web project. We also benefitted greatly from the invaluable input of our Executive Board and International Affiliates, particularly Darpoh One Network Inc. of Canada. All of these contributors exemplify the best of what AEDE truly is: dedicated, enthusiastic, and forward-looking. I thank and congratulate them all on an excellent job!
We set out to refresh and rebrand our appearance, hoping to bring you a website that you can easily navigate and regularly visit. And we think we’ve done just that. It has meant literally re-building what was already a complex and in-depth website and setting the stage for a brand new, multi-media and user-friendly platform. It is our hope that this site is one you will want to visit and one you will want to take with you on your smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.
“New but the same,” this is what we set out to achieve. The new site continues to provide all of the information for professional services and helpful tools previously accessible.
AEDE remains dedicated to supporting vital social and business institutions through all of its programs and activities. We seek to serve as a partner and a resource to students, parents, teachers, Male and Female Organizations, administrators, and policy makers who are on the front lines of efforts to find solutions to the Economic and Development challenges confronting us a nation.
Thank you for your support.
Agency for Economic Development & Empowerment
FAO Partnership with AEDE
FAO activities are carefully implemented in support of the Ministry of Agriculture’s Food Security and Nutrition Strategy, the Poverty Reduction Strategy (Pillar II) of the Government of Liberia, and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework for Liberia (UNDAF). FAO is implementing a variety of initiatives to boost agricultural production, enhance food security, bolster the agriculture‐based rural economy, strengthen monitoring and coordination of the Food Security and Nutrition Joint Programme, and build capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture and partners (where possible) within the areas of the Organization’s expertise. FAO is working in eleven (11) of Liberia’s fifteen counties.
FAO has two main streams of work: Emergency interventions and regular development programmes. FAO implements projects in close collaboration with the Government and People of Liberia, UN agencies, NGOs, and other implementing partners
The key partners are the Ministry of Agriculture, Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC), UN agencies and NGOs. NGO partners include the Special Emergency Relief for the Elderly (SERE), Oxfam GB, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), South-Eastern Agriculture & Relief Agency (SARA), Agriculture Relief Services (ARS), Sustainable Agriculture Programme for Liberia (SAP) and the Agency for Economic Development and Empowerment (AEDE).
The role of the FAO Representation has significantly expanded over the last few years, especially as regards their increasing responsibilities within the project cycle and their interaction with the UN Country Team (UNCT).