Action for Development (Suisse)

Organization's name: Action for Development (Suisse)
Organization's acronym: AfD
Former Name(s): Bakhtar Development Network Switzerland "BDN Swiss"
Headquarters address  
Address: 150 route de Ferney
1218 Grand-Saconnex
Geneva
Switzerland
Phone: 0041223479217
Email: info@actfordev.org
Web site: www.actfordev.org

Switzerland
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
Languages::
  • French

  • English

Remarks: Nahleen (15 May 2017): The change of name of the organization was taken note of by the Council in April 2017 from Bakhtar Development Network Switzerland "BDN Swiss" to Action for Development (Suisse).

Contacts & Participation:

First Name:

Last Name:

Contact Type:

Asha GOPALAKRISHNAN Public Administration , Committee on NGOs Representative , Advancement of Women , Financing for Development
Nicolette Colins Others
Nina Joyce Designation
Gabriella Nemes Designation
Zuhra DADGAR SHAFIQ Designation , Social Development , Committee on NGOs Representative , Advancement of Women , Financing for Development
Monique Yamgouet Advancement of Women
Kirti Chawla Public Administration , Designation , Social Development
Claudia Iseli Designation
Rabia Malik Designation
Kala MADHAV Others , Advancement of Women
Emma Eyraud Designation
Puja Schroth Designation
Meyriam Bendjeloul Designation
Morgane Metin Designation , Advancement of Women
Zabiullah Rahimi Others , Advancement of Women
Najia MUSOLINO Others , Social Development , Committee on NGOs Representative , Advancement of Women
Anna Lewicka Others , Social Development , Advancement of Women
Kate Neequaye Designation
Elena Moroni Designation
Ilaria CAMELI Others , Social Development , Advancement of Women
Morgane Metin Advancement of Women
Aseel Mugahed Social Development , Committee on NGOs Representative , Advancement of Women
Michelle Pichon Others , Social Development , Committee on NGOs Representative , Advancement of Women
Olena Kuzyakiv Advancement of Women
Claudia Iseli Others
Anna Fisher Designation
Anne Marie McNamara Advancement of Women , Financing for Development
Farzana Alizada Designation
Mina Pecot Demiaux Designation
Fanny NAVILLE Social Development , Advancement of Women , Quadrennial Report , Sustainable Development (primary)
Isabelle Villommet Others , Committee on NGOs Representative , Advancement of Women , Sustainable Development (primary)
Firdaus AHMED Others , Social Development , Advancement of Women , Sustainable Development (primary)
Dominique Chatelet Social Development , Advancement of Women
Qudratullah ABDUL RAZAQ Head of Organization , Designation , Social Development , Advancement of Women , Quadrennial Report
Eunice Bonzemba Designation
Daniela Gerzso Others , Designation , Advancement of Women
Sarah Gbegbeni-Perdrix Advancement of Women , Financing for Development
Alison Farnham Others , Designation
Myriam Bonvin Designation
Julien Chesaux Others , Social Development , Committee on NGOs Representative
Kavita Husein Designation
Roberto Bonino Public Administration , Others
Jasmine Gay Designation
Maria Catenacci Designation , Sustainable Development (primary)
Lynda Truong Others , Designation
Isis Gaeta Falcone Designation
Paul Lalvani Others
Mohammad Ismail Qarizada Conference Focal Point

Activities


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Social Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Women/gender Equality

  • Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Education and training of women
  • Human rights of women
  • Violence against women
  • Women and health

  • Population:
  • Morbidity and mortality
  • Population distribution and internal migration
  • Reproduction, family formation and the status of women

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Capacity-building
  • Gender equality
  • Health
  • Partnerships
  • Rural Development
  • Sanitation
  • Geographic scope: International
    Country of activity:
    • Switzerland
    • Afghanistan
    Millennium Development Goals:
    • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
    • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
    • Promote gender equality and empower women
    • Reduce child mortality
    • Improve maternal health
    • Develop global partnership for development
    Mission statement:
    Year established (YYYY): 2001
    Year of registration (YYYY): 2005
    Organizational structure: The overall organization is managed by a Board of Trustees of nine people from Afghanistan, Switzerland and other countries- one of them being the President- which ensures strategic direction of BDN’s work and set up long term objectives. The office in Afghanistan is managed by a Managing Director (MD) and a Deputy Managing Director (DMD). Under them are the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Director (PMED) the Operation Director (OD) and the Technical Manager (TM). The PME is assisted by PME Officers, the OD leads the administration and finance team and the TM is the head of all the Provincial Managers (PM). The Office in Geneva is managed by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is assisted by the Secretary General (SG) and a Treasurer. The CEO leads the administration and finance team. The total Program Staff of the Organization (excluding the health workers) is around 190 people. The Organization also receives technical advices for quality improvement of services from different national and international advisors called “BDN friends”. According to BDN statutes, all the people that have been assisting the organization in achieving its goals can become a member and take part in the General Assembly.
    Number and type of members: There are nine members of Board of Trustees that leads the overall organization, around 190 Program Staff, 900 Health workers, 3000 community volunteers in Afghanistan and an office with 8 members in Geneva.
    Affiliation with NGO networks: BDN has affiliation since 2011 with White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council and the NGO Forum for Health. BDN is also a member of Alliance of Health Organizations in Afghanistan.
    Funding structure other: Fondations Internationales, Agences pour le développement international et Organisations Internationales

    Main Objective

    Special Event / Application for Consultative Status with ECOSOC
    Username: info@bdnglobal.org