From 2011 until June 2016, the Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES) program worked across eleven countries in Africa (Ethiopian, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe), in three general sectors (food security, maternal and child health and water, sanitation and hygiene) and beyond. The A$83 million program has focused on empowering women, youth, children, people living with disabilities and others.

Implementing agency: Anglican Overseas Aid

AACES has been recognised for three distinguishing features;

  • The partnership model for managing the program represented best practice, enabling greater impact along with learning and sharing of lessons
  • Use of a diversity of strategies including strength- based, rights-based and endogenous development approaches made a significant contribution to both impact and sustainability
  • Over 2.3 million poor women and marginalised people were positively impacted, representing substantive Value for Money

Final DFAT Review Report

Kenya Report

Ethiopia Report

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