1. To reduce maternal and under-five mortality and morbidity rates through focusing on safe motherhood and child survival interventions
2. To improve the education needs of the community and ensuring all children realize, learn, grow and develop their full potential through education programs.
3. To promote income generating activities and create vocational skills for the youth and women to become self-sufficient and reduce the level of poverty.
4. To mobilize communities and create awareness on HIV/AIDS and other terminal illnesses and mitigate stigma associated with the scourges.
5. To contribute to better access to quality health care services that include basic health care package, communicable disease outbreaks and emergency referral services for vulnerable populations.
6. Strengthening communities' capacity to identify, prepare for, respond to and mitigate problems in emergencies.
7. Contribute to improved access to acceptable quality of care and treatment of acute malnutrition as per Inter/National standards for vulnerable populations.
8. Promote child survival, growth and development through high impact, effective and low cost nutrition interventions.
9. Promote community peace building and conflict prevention and mitigation.
10. To ensure a food secure population with sustainable sources of livelihoods and good agricultural practice.
11. To ensure access to safe and clean water, improved sanitation and proper hygiene standards.
MaCDA has a defined governance structure comprising of Board of Directors, Executive Committee and staff which determines the chain of command and hierarchy of responsibilities within the organization. The Board of Directors is the highest decision making organ approving policies and reviewing achievements, plans and organizational budget. The Executive Committee is the top management body, headed by the Executive director, and is charged with planning and policy making. They also oversee implementation of programs and daily management activities of the organization assisted by other organization staff.
MaCDA in South Sudan, works with other partners in an endeavor to offer continuous response for host communities, returnees and IDPs in need of humanitarian and development assistance and has been Mandated by NGO Co-ordination Board to operate in the following states of the Republic of South Sudan, namely:
Central Equatoria State: Yei and Kajo Keji Counties
Eastern Equatoria State: Magwi County
Northern Bahr-al-Ghazal State : Aweil east, Aweil South and Aweil centre
Western Bahr-al-Ghazal State : Wau
Western Equatoria State: Mundri East, Mundri west and Mvolo Counties
The main focus will be to offer humanitarian services to improve the wellbeing of the vulnerable populations especially mothers and children through programmes in
Water and sanitation
Governance and support to civil society organisation
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Food Security - Food aid and Livelihoods improvement
Emergency relief and disaster management
Conflict prevention/resolution, peace and security
Gender mainstreaming and capacity development
Child protection and GBV
Hon. Hannah Lona Bona is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors (MaCDA).She holds Diploma in Rural Development and Community Studies from the University of Juba. She served as the Acting Speaker in Western Equatoria State Legislative Assembly in 2016 and from 2012 until 2016, she served as the D/Speaker in the assembly of Western Equatoria State. She also served as the Chairperson in various committees in the parliament from 2005 to date. She has undergone several workshops, seminars and conferences at national and international levels and many trainings that has empowered her and enriched her understanding in issues of governance. She also served as a civil servant in the Ministry of Public Service and Labour. Hon. Hannah Lona Bona is an evangelist in African Inland Church South Sudan and loves prayers. She is a humbly hearted and principled person who always loves teamwork.
Mr. Audelio Obur Kimo, is MaCDA’s Program Director. He holds MA in Peace and Development Studies from the University of Juba; BA Hons in Public Administration from Makerere University; Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the University of Leeds, UK; Postgraduate Diploma in Peace and Development Studies from the University of Juba. Mr. Kimo has done many short courses in Managerial Skills, Sudan; Project Development and Planning, Nigeria; Project Planning, Tanzania; Project Planning and Coordination, Kenya; Adult Learning and International Literature, Ethiopia; Peace and Conflict Transformation with Coalition for Peace in Africa, Kenya; and Strengthening Policy and Practice in Conflict Transformation, Kenya. Mr. Kimo is an experienced consultant. He has done consultancy work in the following: trained youth and elders in managing resources conflict in Terekeka and Rokon; conducted evaluation of the LEAD project in Eastern Equatoria and Jonglei States. He also participated in the capacity assessment of 39 national NGOs with the National NGO Forum for South Sudan; training on Strategic Planning and raising for South Sudan Red Cross Society; and training on Strategic Planning and Resources Mobilization for MaCDA. Mr. Kimo is an experienced teacher and a humanitarian worker. As a teacher, he taught for a long period 1979-1998 as a secondary school teacher and as a humanitarian worker, her worked in various organizations in Sudan and South Sudan.
The Rt. Revd. Bismark Monday Avokaya Azumu is MaCDA’s Campaigns, policy and influencing director. He is currently the Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Mundri of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan. He holds MA in Missions with Islamic Emphasis from the Africa International University (AIU), Nairobi, Kenya (2007), formerly known as Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST) and BA in Bible and Theology from Pan African Christian College (PACC), Certificate from Ridley Hall Theological College, of Cambridge Federation of Theological Colleges, UK (1995). A certificate of Christian Theology from Bishop Gwynne College (April 1988). Also he has other certificates of professional trainings: On Peace and Reconciliation, Rift Valley Institute Training in Bujumbura, Burundi (2010); Leadership from Canterbury Cathedral Training Centre, UK, for new Bishops (2008); Emergency Preparedness & Response (2004) for humanitarian intervention; Financial Management and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers from Uganda Management Institute (2003); Christian Writer’s training by African Christian Writers Association (ACWA) in Nairobi (2002); and certificate in Trypanosomes Microscopy for Sleeping Sickness Control, Juba Medical training School (1990). In addition to his experience of work as Lab Technician for Sleeping Sickness Control, he has some experience in teaching Principles of TEE at Bishop Gwynne College (1995-1996) in Juba and facilitating TEE classes successfully and most of his TEE students are not only serving as clergy in the ECSS, but a few are now graduates with Degrees from recognised Institutions. From 2003 -2004, he worked for an Organisation called Across both as Scripture Distribution Officer and Theological Education by Extension (TEE) Officer in Yei. Under his leadership and with his team of management in the diocese and of course by the grace of God, they were able to establish the Head Quarters of the Diocese of Mundri for the first time by constructing the Diocesan office, the Bishop’s residence and six rental shops for income generation to sustain the ministry of the diocese among others. Currently in addition to his role as the Diocesan Bishop of Mundri, Bishop Azumu is the Secretary of the Episcopal Council (or the House of Bishops) of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan. Also he is the Chair of the Board of Theology and Liturgy of ECSS. And he is one of the two members of ECSS on the Constitutional Review Committee of South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC). Moreover, Bishop Azumu is an Ex-Officio member of the Board of Mundri Relief and Development Association (MRDA). Finally, Bishop Azumu is married to Rina Sadia Benjamin and both of them were blessed with three children: a girl and two boys. Unfortunately, one of the boys had tragically passed on (2016). Bishop Azumu has two beautiful granddaughters