Welcome Note Cont ..
Our research and community development work spans a range of sectors including law, Education, Health, Governance, Resource and Financial management, and Information Technology design and Management. We have created many African and American partnerships, including the US/Nigerian Food Safety and Security Initiative which was funded by USDA/FAS and USAID through North Carolina State University between 2000 and 2005. This has resulted in several cross Atlantic high profile visits by both Americans and Africans since 2000 and an international conference held in Nigeria in 2001. In spring 2005, USADF helped to develop an international partnership between Intrahealth International, UNC Schools of Public Health and Social work and several African public and private educational and faith-based institutions to compete for a multi-year, multimillion dollar USAID grant under the US Presidentís 5-year initiative to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa. We strongly believe that it is important for Diaspora Africans in North America, especially those in science, medicine, agriculture and technology should be available to assist western government development efforts in Africa. We have over 117 high caliber professionals as members of our organization. There are many affiliate organizations as well. Our people come from diverse backgrounds and experiences - a mix that helps us to provide our partners with the best development advice and project management expertise available. We work hand in hand with host nation governments, faith-based organizations and other civil society organizations to create local solutions which strengthen their institutions and make communities self-reliant beyond the life of our projects.