AHEAD Initiatives brings together over a hundred years of experience in Rural Development stretching from exemplary grassroots Action Research & Capacity Building to successful evidence based Advocacy, which has led to policy changes in Local Governance.
It has been constituted as a Not-for-Profit Association under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 to ensure greater transparency, accountability and monitoring which would help inspire public confidence and participation. It hopes to transform itself into a widely held Not-for-Profit Association which, while focusing on basic issues of Hunger will also endeavour to bridge the cultural divide and work towards redefining a more sustainable development paradigm
AHEAD Initiatives has been issued a special license (100531) as a Not-for-Profit Association by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, New Delhi. Its Corporate Identification number (CIN) is U85300WB2009NPL134655 (2009-2010)
... to go to the people,
Live among them,
Learn from them,
Start with what they know.
Build on what they have.
... that the best leaders,
when their work is done,
the people all remark,
"We have done it ourselves"
To promote a society where people of diverse cultures are able to define their own development paradigm and fulfill their economic, social, cultural, and spiritual aspirations.
Alleviate poverty by addressing Hunger and Food insecurity as the primary focus of our development endeavour
Engage with development in the context and through the medium
of human cultures.