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African-European Development Agency (ADEVA)

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ADEVA

Website

http://www.adeva.eu

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https://www.facebook.com/adeva.eu

Reference language

English

Description

African-European Development Agency (ADEVA) is a Sweden registered non-profit organization which works on improving the quality of life of youth and promotes their integration and active participation in all spheres of European society. Enhancing civic participation and empowering immigrants and refugees in Europe is one of the key strategic roles of ADEVA. Our organization engages in activities that promote cultural education for both immigrants and refugees. ADEVA was founded in 2010 and based in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Moreover,our aim lies in contributing to Africa’s sustainable, social and economic development through harnessing the huge potential will of both  African-Europeans and African Diaspora.ADEVA realizes the importance of African Diaspora in creating a positive  socio-economic change in Africa. We believe that building bridges between Africa and Europe shall help stimulate economic activities along with enhancing the exchange of knowledge and culture.

 

ADEVA works closely in:

  • Enhancing civic participation and empowering immigrants and refugees in Europe;
  • Empowering youth through projects on training courses, conferences and seminars;
  • Striving to dispel negative stereotypes and promoting positive image of migrants through various educational seminars, workshops and conferences ;
  • Helping African Europeans to be involved and be part of their local communities;
  • Empowering African Europeans through cultural awareness, health, education and employment;
  • Addressing discrimination issues;
  • Building the capacity and alleviate poverty in disadvantaged and marginalized communities in Europe and Africa.
  • Facilitating access to community development in terms of making use of available resources and creating employment opportunities;
  • Creating greater awareness of Africa’s development issues;
  • Forging stronger connections with local development organizations in Africa;
  • Increasing collaboration with other African Diaspora in development and mainstreaming for International Development organizations;
  • Networking with other organizations and institutions for mutual benefit in Africa and Europe;

Mission

Our Mission lies in improving the quality of life of youth and promotes their integration and active participation in all spheres of European society. Enhancing civic participation and empowering immigrants and refugees in Europe is one of the key strategic roles of ADEVA. Our organization engages in activities that promote cultural education for both immigrants and refugees. Moreover, our aim lies in contributing to Africa’s sustainable, social and economic development through harnessing the huge potential will of both African-Europeans and African Diaspora. ADEVA realizes the importance of African Diaspora in creating a positive socio-economic change in Africa. We believe that building bridges between Africa and Europe shall help stimulate economic activities along with enhancing the exchange of knowledge and culture. We encourage and engage all African-Europeans in the Diaspora in the building of a better future for the African continent. ADEVA is convinced that Africans have to take responsibility for their political and economic fortunes and as such we will provide the platform for innovative ideas with which to craft responsible policies for the sustainable development of Africa.

 

Vision

Our vision aims to have greater involvement in Africa’s development and gain wider recognition for the various ways in which we contribute to Africa’s sustainable social and economic development, in both Europe and Africa.

The ADEVA´s vision is composed of two parts

Europe component:

  • Inspiring and promoting positive vision and civic engagement among immigrant youth
  •  Building a strong community, participatory and accountable demonstrating its leadership in Europe
  •  Creating a wide network of mutual aid and solidarity to the youth, enabling them to take their place in the European society·
  • Building a social framework working towards the development of youth in Europe

Africa component:

  •  Creating greater awareness of Africa’s development issues
  • Actively engaging in Africa’s development
  • Forging stronger connections with local development organizations in Africa
  • Increasing collaboration with other African Diaspora in development and mainstreaming to the international development organizations
  • Establishing win-win partnerships with international organizations related to the ADEVA’s mission and vision
  • Working for the recognition of good cultural and traditional practices in Africa that encourage the development and the benefit for all
  •  Strengthening European humanitarian missions in Africa
  • Educating Africans on various themes related to the environment and climate change, as well as all other global issues
Countries of intervention in Europe

Sweden

Countries of intervention in Africa

Djibouti, Somalia ,Ethiopia, Sudan,Kenya,Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda,Cape Verde, Morocco and Zambia.

Theme

Youth empowerment, Migrant rights, Diaspora engagement, Cultural integration, Education accessibility, Sustainable Development Goals