How AISDA manages Humanitarian Works
AISDA applies major standards that are accepted internationally. Sphere minimum standards (we have certified staff), Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) that has now become the mother of all international standards in the humanitarian sector. The Code of Conduct adopted by the International Red cross and Red Crescent Movement; and Humanitarian Charter are some of the major recognized and accepted documents in AISDA. AISDA is always committed to doing its humanitarian action in the lens of the four major humanitarian principles (Humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence).
AISDA has humanitarian response team at the head office that actively engage in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the humanitarian response projects. This team usually communicates with field level staff, government officials, community representatives through phone and other menses to gather information about situations related that needs humanitarian intervention. The organization has trained staff in rapid emergency assessment and using these team, the organization conduct emergency assessments whenever there is a need to intervene in humanitarian work. Following the assessments, within 24 to 48 hours, the emergency response team develops concept notes and proposals and submit them for the pre-identified and new potential donors.
AISDA has well designed and articulated emergency response strategic document, emergency procurement manual, logistics manual and financial procedures thanks to the three years emergency response capacity building program for selected in Ethiopian and Pakistani local NGOs funded by SIDA. Using our procurement and logistics mobilization procedures AISDA procured mainly NFI within a short period and distributes to the affected community.