East Africa region MAA64003 Annual report 2011
This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2011.
In line with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Strategy 2020, the East Africa regional representation’s disaster management programme focuses on strengthening capacities of National Societies in the region in disaster preparedness aimed at empowering communities to becoming more prepared and resilient to disaster.
Its health and care programme aims at strengthening capacities of vulnerable communities to respond to public health emergencies; reducing vulnerability and impact of HIV and AIDS; improving access to reproductive health care services; strengthening maternal, newborn and child health; promoting voluntary non-remunerated blood donation; and increasing access to safe water and sanitation services in target communities.
The National Society development programme works towards strengthening institutional structures and support systems at regional and branch levels, enhancing volunteer management, strengthening governance and management leadership capacities, and improving National Societies’ planning techniques as well as their monitoring and evaluation. The principles and values programme seeks to improve understanding and application of the Movement’s Fundamental Principles, along with humanitarian values, among National Societies’ staff, volunteers and beneficiaries, as well as ensure gender mainstreaming in all programmes.