African Development Foundation

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AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

1400 I Street NW., Washington, DC 20005

Phone, 202-673-3916. Internet, http://www.adf.gov.

Board of Directors:

Chairman Edward Brehm

Vice Chair (vacancy)

Members of the Board Ephraim Batambuze, Jendayi E. Frazer, Jack Leslie, Lloyd O. Pierson,

(vacancy)

Staff:

President Rodney J. MacAlister

Vice President (vacancy)

Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for Nathaniel Fields

Africa Operations

General Counsel Doris Mason Martin

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The African Development Foundation's goals are to alleviate poverty and promote broad-based sustainable development and empowerment in Africa; to expand local capacity to promote and support grassroots, participatory development; and to enhance and strengthen U.S. relations with Africa through effective development assistance.

The African Development Foundation was established by the African Development Foundation Act (22 U.S.C. 290h) as a Government corporation to support the self-help efforts of the poor in Africa.

The Foundation awards grants and cooperative agreements to African private organizations to do the following:

--promote micro- and small-enterprise development that will generate income and employment;

--improve community-based natural resource management for sustainable rural development;

--increase participation of African grassroots enterprises and producer groups in trade and investment relationships with the U.S. and within Africa; and

--promote community-based HIV/AIDS intervention programs.

In addition, the Foundation works within Africa to perform the following tasks:

--build self-supporting, sustainable, local community development agencies that provide technical assistance and support to grassroots groups;

--develop and replicate new models for community...

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