About ADPP Angola
Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo - Angola (ADPP Angola) - is an Angolan non-governmental association which currently operates almost 50 development projects in 17 provinces in Angola. ADPP Angola started its activities in 1986 and was officially registered with the Ministry of Justice in 1992, and with IPROCAC in 2015.
ADPP’s activities are built on four pillars:
• The conviction that education for all is the key to development
• A community-based perspective that seeks to empower individuals, families and communities to make positive
changes in their own lives.
• A recognition of government as a key player in promoting long-term sustainable development, and close working
relationships with local, provincial and national government partners.
• An integrated, holistic approach to development that applies a ‘whole community’ philosophy to link activities
in education, health and community development in order to achieve maximum impact.
Projects are implemented in agreement with government ministries, in the following key areas of development: Education, Health, Rural and Economic Development and Agriculture and Environment. Each project contributes to the fulfilment of the three overall objectives in the mission statement:
• To promote solidarity between people
• To promote the economic and social development of Angola by implementing development
projects in the areas of education, training, social well-being, health, culture, environment, production,
agriculture, trade and other areas compatible with the objectives
• To promote a better life for the underprivileged and the most needy part of the population
ADPP is headed by a Board of Directors, elected by the general assembly. Each of the projects managed by ADPP has a Project Council with a Project Leader. In 2016, more than 1.000 people are employed by ADPP.
ADPP’s work is financially supported by a wide variety of partners including national and local government, private companies, international organizations and overseas governments. ADPP’s projects receive institutional support from relevant ministries, including the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Families and Promotion of Women and the Ministry of Agriculture, and from authorities at provincial, municipal and local level.
All ADPP’s projects are subject to an annual external audit, carried out to international standards by Ernst and Young.
ADPP Angola is co-founder and member of the Federation for Associations connected to the International Humana People to People Movement, a membership network for organizations working with long-term, sustainable development. Members are independent national associations, whose work is based on keen knowledge of the needs and development potential of the communities where
they are situated.