1.1. Mission Statement

The Mission Statement of the organization is seeking to purposefully create and manage opportunities for connection and communication across sectorial, identity and geographical boundaries to promote social and sustainable integrated development by enhancing capacity to network.

1.2. Vision

Central to our activities is the epoch when civil society organizations and popular networks are sufficiently empowered-economically, materially, politically, culturally, socially and technologically -to take greater control of and determine confidently the direction and scope of their own development.

1.3 Aims and Objectives

The general aim of the organization is to promote sustainable and social integrated development by assisting and advising community development practitioners, voluntary groups, and needy communities, popular networks, and individuals seeking for social and sustainable development to identify, mobilize and gain access to right sources of resources to enable them access and benefit from good education, health, environment, vocational training, credit, micro finance, cultural diversity and charitable support toward the development of a better world.

  • To support and promote strategic partnership involving civil society organizations, voluntary groups and individuals working together for the development of communities by collecting, analyzing, linking and disseminating information about the sector.
  • To advise and assist non-profit, non-governmental organizations, popular networks, voluntary groups and individuals seeking for relief-in-need to identify the right trusts, gain access to right sources of funding and mobilize the requisite resources by sharing and developing their skills, knowledge and experience through workshops, seminars, conferences, symposium, etc. organized on our own or with partners.
  • To assist and encourage CSOs to achieve their aim of having a real social progress and transformation.
  • To assist in or undertake community based development projects.
  • To promote the growth of civil society organizations and voluntary groups through information and practice exchange among community development practitioners by networking.
  • To advocate constructively for an enabling environment for the growth of the sector towards achieving a better world.

1.4. What We Do

Real development is impossible without consideration of the environment and without taking into account local social and cultural values, and enabling stakeholder participation.

Addressing the issue of how to respect the “inner limit” of satisfying fundamental human needs within the “outer limit” of Earth’s carrying capacity is the core principle of our sphere of activities.

The organization ensures to work towards the direction of the five agreements which were made during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro which are as follows:

  • Agenda 21

A global plan of action for sustainable development, containing over 100 programme areas, ranging from trade and environment, through agriculture and desertification to capacity building and technology transfer

  • The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

A statement of 27 key principles to guide the integration of environment and development policies (including the polluter pays, prevention, precautionary and participation principles)

  • The Statement of Principles on Forests

The first global consensus on the management, conservation and sustainable

development of the world’s forest.

  • The Framework Convention on Climate Change

A legally-binding agreement to stabilize greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at levels that will not upset the global climate system

  • The Convention on Biological Diversity

A legally-binding agreement to conserve the world’s genetic, species and ecosystem

diversity and share the benefits of its use in a fair and equitable way.

Moreover; the organization promotes sustainable development which aims at achieving a quality of life that can be maintained for many generations because it is:

  • Socially desirable, fulfilling people’s cultural, material and spiritual needs in equitable ways.
  • Economically viable, paying for itself, with costs not exceeding income, and Ecologically sustainable, maintaining the long-term

The organization’s overall sustainable development programme optimizes the realization of the society’s many and different social, environmental and economic objectives at one and the same time through an adaptive process of integration, whilst striking bargains (trade-offs) among the different interest groups concerned.

Elizka Relief Foundation also supports the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact.