ACIED mobilizes the skills and wealth of experience of its committed professional teams and partner organizations to efficiently conduct its development missions as under:
Design and Implement Field Projects: As an innovative project implementer, ACIED acts as delegated contract manager and contracting authority. It provides the technical, methodological and managerial support necessary for proper operations, and shares its know-how. It empowers communities to own and manage community projects by working with government, other NGOs and the private sector to design, launch and manage those projects.
Provide Expertise: ACIED conducts and shares crucial expertise in a wide range of areas-“projects and organization” (feasibility, monitoring, assessment, institutional support, etc.), “policy” (development policy definition support, etc.), and “scientific knowledge” (economics, engineering, agronomy, hygiene, etc.)-based on the results of applied research, experience and excellent knowledge of the field.
Project and Green Sukuk: ACIED acts as a catalyst in mobilizing ethical funds and facilitating investments in good quality infrastructure and climate change projects in order to address the pressing challenges of accelerating growth, ecological and climate controls, creating jobs and reducing poverty. With Africa’s infrastructure investment needs estimated at over $100 billion per annum and government finances deteriorating in several African countries, mobilizing more private capital for infrastructure development is essential. Beyond acting as a catalyst, ACIED forges Private Public Partnerships, fosters best practices and encourages collaboration through publications, forums, workshops and other forms of support to support governments, private sector entities and communities to tap the Sukuk capital markets.
Runs Networks and Defends Ideas: ACIED networks expert actors and researchers, it speaks in international forums, and advocates strongly in favour of ethical finance, inclusive and asset-based paradigm of economic development, providing a unique contribution thanks to its dual roots in the field and in policy.
Produces and Disseminates References: ACIED analyses and documents its own development experiences, taking an objective look at its practices, and learns lessons from them to improve its modes of intervention and disseminate knowledge, know-how and methods that have been tested and improved in the field.