The Asociación Solidaria Andaluza de Desarrollo (ASAD), established in November of 2005, is a nonprofit organization that aims to contribute to changing the fundamental structures that impede the self-management and development of communities in accordance with their principles and values.
To that end, we work for the promotion and defense of Human Rights around the world, which we believe to be a matter of global justice.
– To act against the structural causes that lead to the violation of human rights in order to promote the social development of the people we work with.
– Promote awareness and education activities for democracy, gender equality, social justice, peace and solidarity with impoverished countries.
– Organize, train and support volunteers to work to achieve these objectives both in Spain and in the countries with which we cooperate.
– Accompany the populations with whom we cooperate with professional and solidarity actions generated together with them and that respond to their practical and strategic needs with a focus on gender, cultural relevance and respect for the environment.
In order to achieve these objectives, we create and carry out consultations and projects in cooperation and development education in which creativity and communication play a central role, because we consider these to be key factors in the empowerment and active participation of the citizens. Through the full cycle of communication (diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation), through its projects, ASAD has succeeded in promoting more democratic societies and development based on the will of the communities of people involved based on gender equality.
While our work is based in Granada, Spain, we are also present in various countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
ASAD is a NGDO that was born in 2005 with the aim of acting against the structural causes of inequality that prevent all people from having a dignified life according to their principles and values. To this end, we promote and defend Human Rights through actions that contribute to community empowerment, emphasizing gender equity and the awareness and participation of civil society, both starting points to achieve a true endogenous social welfare.
ASAD is a NGDO formed by people who, in a critical and constructive way, work for a real positive change in society through development cooperation, education for global citizenship and social action. To this end, we employ professionals in cooperation, education for social transformation, transformative communication and we promote volunteering among civil society.
In our projects, always identified together with other organizations and social movements, creativity and communication with a gender focus play a fundamental role, as we consider them key to understand the global socioeconomic system that prevents equity and environmental sustainability; as well as to position ourselves and assume the individual and collective responsibility that affects the injustices between North and South (and within both), promoting mobilization and action to transform their structures and demand that companies, governments and international organizations comply with Human Rights.
We believe in Justice as the linchpin of promoting development and human dignity through the full exercise of each and every human right.
We believe in Solidarity understood as the responsibility that we all share in the situation of those who are most vulnerable and disadvantaged. This shared responsibility is what pushes us to transform reality as well as support and encourage the processes of empowerment and mobilization of other collectives.
We believe in the Participation of all sectors of society in the processes of social transformation, valuing the local knowledge of the communities we work with and building relationships based on equality, trust, and mutual respect.
We believe in Integrity toward all people as worthy human beings with the right to live in conditions suitable for their personal and collective development.
We believe in Equity as the starting point for achieving equality between women, men, and all genders, and between all populations and sectors, fighting against discrimination and exclusion.
We believe in Diversity as a part of the shared heritage of humanity and an essential element for the enrichment of human beings.
We believe in Peace, as an essential value for human being development and enjoyment of its rights, understood holistically as a state of harmony between the self, social collectives, groups and nations, and nature, as an essential value for human development and the enjoyment of human rights.
ASAD is a large collective made up of a volunteer Board of Directors, the majority of whom were founders of the organization and continue working in the organization in a professional capacity, as well as technical staff, volunteers, and other temporary and/or long-term collaborators.
Board of Directors:
Ignacio Tamayo, President
Teresa Cruz, Vice President
Jerónimo González, Secretary
Adolfo Gally, Treasurer
Sofía G. Peula, Communications Chairperson
María Espinosa, Gender Equality Chairperson
Ignacio Tamayo, director
Adolfo Gally, financial director
Sofía G. Peula, HQ Coordinator and Head of Communication
Javier López, head of the Cooperation area
Lyvia Porras, Development Education technician
Álvaro Cirujano, Development Education technician
Dunia Mohamed Abdelkader, Global Citizenship Education Technician
Magdalena Frigerio, Communication Technician
Jorge Arenas, Institutional Strengthening, Administration and Services technician
Óscar Martínez, responsible for the Audiovisual area
Pau Cirre, Audiovisual area, IT support, web
José A. Pascual, responsible for the Artivismo area
Francisco Pascual, Artivismo area
Cecilio Puertas, Audiovisual area, photography
Teresa Cruz, Communication, editing and layout area
Aitor Lobato, Communication area, illustration
María Carmona, coordinator in Guatemala
Irene González, international cooperation technician in Guatemala
Gabriela Fernanda Itzep Xiloj, local accountant in Guatemala City (GGM)
María Vicenta Lopez Tot, local accountant in Guatemala City (GGM)
Alva Gordillo, local project coordinator in Chimaltenango (ASOGEN)
Soledad Jutzutz, local project coordinator in Chimaltenango (ASOGEN)
Myrna Cubur, local accountant in Chimaltenango (ASOGEN)
Mercy Flores, local project counsellor in Chimaltenango (ASOGEN)
Lucrecia Jerónimo, local project coordinator in Rabinal (GGM)
Leidy Ramirez, local counsellor in project in Rabinal (GGM)
Eva Gloria Perez, representative in the Dominican Republic and project technician
Cibeles Sánchez, focal point in Dominican Republic