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.
Take action against the structural causes of poverty and foster the social development of affected communities
Promote awareness and education for democracy, social justice, peace, and solidarity with impoverished countries
Organize, train, and support our volunteers so that they can work to achieve these objectives in impoverished countries as well as in Spain
Organize and carry out efforts for development cooperation and solidarity with impoverished countries, according to their needs, and keeping in mind their cultural identity, the perspective of gender, 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 complete cycle of communication (diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation), ASAD has been able to inspire more democratic societies and drive development based on the will of the community, taking as a base the concept of gender equality.
While our work is based in Granada, Spain, we are also present in various countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
ASAD was created with the objective of acting against the structural causes of poverty through the promotion of human rights. To that end, we lead development projects that favor community empowerment and the self-driven social development of the communities our projects are aimed at. Additionally, we work to strengthen the civil society through development education.
In ASAD we work to contribute to the generation of real, positive change in society through cooperation, communication, and development education, as well as awareness and social action. To do this, we employ professional staff, we help with the training of nonprofit professionals, we promote volunteerism, and we carry out internships that correspond to our organization’s values and mission.
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, 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
Sofía G. Peula, Coordination at Headquarters and Director of Communications
Inmaculada Tena, Development Education and Training Specialist
Jesús Toro, Director of International Cooperation
Óscar Martínez, Audiovisual Director
Pau Cirre, audiovisual, web, and tech support
José A. Pascual, Director of Artivismo
Francisco Pascual, Artivismo
Cecilio Puertas, audiovisuals and photography
Teresa Cruz, Communication, editing, and layout
Claudia Bañón, Communication Specialist
María Teresa Montesinos, Communication, revision, editing of texts, and translation
Aitor Lobato, Communication and illustration
Tamara Castro, Country Coordinator in Guatemala
Cibeles Sánchez, Technical Director in the Dominican Republic
Alessandro Carriero, Consultant in the Dominican Republic
Ignacio Ruiz, Point of Contact in Cuba
If you need to get in touch with our team, you can find our contact informationhere.