Darfur Development and Reconstruction Agency (DRA)
Established in July 2007, the Darfur Development and Reconstruction Agency is registered at the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC). DRA is a nonprofit-making organization with aims to reduce poverty and human suffering in the Sudan. DRA also strives to implement right-informed and partner-expressed interventions that take note of partner priorities and are believed as No-harm doing interventions.
DRA is formed and based on the understanding that Civil Society Organisations are well placed at the moment to participate and provide both humanitarian and development assistance to people victims of Natural and man-made disasters
WHO THEY WORK WITH
DRA works with communities that experience and live under conditions considered as abnormal by humanitarian, development and welfare standards. Communities live in areas under conflicts, structural food insecurity, and people live in high proneness-to-natural disaster areas constitute bulk of people they work with. Urban poor, conflict-affected (Internally Displaced peoples - IDPs – living in camps – or those still live in their traditional areas), transhumance, pastoralists and other vulnerable groups (women, children, the disabled, youth, elderly etc) rank high in the orgnisation’s attention and priority work list.
Also, DRA works in partnership and collaboration with a variety of government institutions, UN agencies, INGOs, SCOs, CBOs and NGOs. In this way, DRA has a wide range of network in order to maximise coordination, attain effectiveness and ensure participation.
WHAT THEY DO
Support to Livelihoods: through rebuilding production and productivity mechanisms (vocational training, small businesses, micro-credit, asset rebuilding etc).
Natural Resource Management: environmental protection and rebuilding, (agroforestation, environmental conservation, etc)
Capacity Building: for national and community-based structures and organisations.
Humanitarian response: Support to water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion in human settlements.
Advocacy: Support poor people to well voice their concerns to their authorities, donors and other concerned institutions at local, national, regional and international levels.
Direct planning and implementation of programmes
Study and research
Direct and catalytic response to emergencies
Fundraising and resource mobilisation