In setting priorities and focusing our resources to ensure that our work with communities achieves tangible results, we must ensure that all of our projects take special consideration of the issues of Gender, HIV and the Environment. These crosscutting strategies pervade all facets of life in the communities in which we work, colouring every aspect of what we do.
We recognize the importance of addressing gender equality, not only to promote fundamental human rights, but also to create sustainable development. We understand that the environment must be respected and climate change must be addressed in order to make development sustainable. And we recognize the devastating and continued impact of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, both in terms of the human cost and the impact on economic development.