Equal Access International
Equal Access International is a global not-for-profit organization, specializing in international development, headquartered in Washington, D.C., and founded in 2000 by Ronni Goldfarb. Our current President and CEO is Byron W. Radcliffe.
A communications for social change organization that combines the power of media with community mobilization, EAI creates customized communications strategies and outreach solutions that address the most critical challenges affecting people in the developing world such as women’s & girls’ empowerment, youth life skills & livelihoods, human rights, health, countering violent extremism, and civic participation & governance.
At EAI, we take an integrated approach to impact. We know that transforming violent extremism cannot occur without strengthening community resilience and engaging all members of society. We know that barriers to girls' education will not be fully removed until we address gender norms. We know that youth marginalization cannot be curbed without job creation and access to leadership roles. We know that a strong democracy is founded on the pillars of social equity and justice, which require engaged civic leaders and responsive, accountable governments. We know that stories and narratives that envision a world of equality and address community issues ignite change. By addressing challenges in these key impact areas, we co-create exponential impact and support locally-driven, lasting change with our community partners and donors.
EAI is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and is currently working in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, and Somalia. We have approximately 220 staff worldwide. 93% are in our field and country offices and 96% are local country nationals. Our HQ is located at 1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 909, Washington, D.C. 20036. Our phone number is 202-975-1318, general email is email@example.com.
Areas of Practice
EAI’s key areas of practice are Governance & Civic Engagement and Peacebuilding & Transforming Extremism – these are interwoven with two cross-cutting areas: Championing Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment and Participatory Media & Technology. Further broken down, our areas of specialty are: community, resilience, girls and women, education, gender norms, youth, leadership, democracy, governance, accountability, social transformation, countering violent extremism, communications, social media, outreach, collaboration, equality, opportunity, engagement, participatory media, and civil society.
EAI’s primary funders are USAID, U.S. Department of State, United Nations, UK DFID, Global Affairs Canada, Governments of Netherlands and Sweden, EU, MacArthur Foundation, Sesame Workshop, UNICEF.See more