Building the future
INA provides those passionate about eradicating global poverty an International Development Platform through which you can be informed and involved, “a window into the world we can create together.”
A just world where all people are treated equally to reach their God-given potential.
We are committed to building innovative partnerships for community well-being and empowering women and children in our work.
What We Do
Global poverty is a complex problem.
INA, accredited by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), was founded in 1974 to solve that problem, and is a social development goals platform, a window into the world we want to create. It is both:
An information platform through which everyone can be deeply immersed in learning about the whole world and issues that humans are facing, and
An action platform that provides attractive and effective ways to be part of the solution, not only through INA’s fully accredited development work, but also in their everyday life choices through ethical consumerism and spreading the word.
We currently work in 8 countries in these 4 focus areas: Education, Health, Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Livelihoods.
INA works with in-country partners to extend our reach beyond our own boundaries and ensure our projects are locally led, locally driven and appropriate to the historical, cultural and social context.
Our Impact (2017/18)
6,242 children enrolled in formal education
4,668 poor people with increased incomes
5,776 poor people adopted innovative agricultural and fisheries practices
30,533 people benefited from integrated health and well-being approaches
15,500 people provided with awareness raising and training on gender issues and women’s rights
12,847 people exposed to awareness raising campaigns highlighting issues of violence against women including harmful cultural practices
Read more about our projects here
See more detailed impact numbers here.
our CORE VALUES
We are a child safe organisation committed to protecting children and promoting child well-being through our work.
We are Christian
We are motivated by the example of Jesus, reaching out to the poor, marginalised and oppressed of the world.
We are a voice for the poor, the disadvantaged and the oppressed
We advocate for just actions that bring positive change to the lives of the poor.
We value and respect people of all ages, gender, race and creed
We do not discriminate against any person but treat all equally and with dignity.
We are stewards of natural, human and financial resources
We are transparent and accountable, at all times striving to maximise our impact and effectiveness.
We are committed to empowering local communities
We promote self-reliance and community ownership; participation that is both inclusive and genuine.
We demonstrate integrity and commitment
We are ethical and passionate about meaningful and quality partnerships, both in Australia and abroad.
our Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
Pri Fernando is a leader who is passionate about seeing the Australian community play a proactive role in addressing local and global gender, economic, and systemic inequality. As the CEO of INA, Pri brings with her a wealth of experience in senior leadership roles within the aid and development sector. Pri wants her generation to be one that took corrective and collective action to address climate change, eradicate poverty, and end gender discrimination.
Manager Corporate Services
Pam is a CPA accountant who has worked as a Finance Manager and CFO in various industries including Not for Profits as well as Commercial and Retail industries. Pam has a proven track record of being able to develop and implement efficiencies and procedures for timely and accurate financial and management reporting. Pam also has proven people skills and expertise in IT. Pam is committed to motivating staff to consistently achieve goals and meet deadlines.
Krystal Navez John
Manager International Programs
Krystal is a highly qualified Programme Manager with Bachelor Degrees in Arts and Law as well as two Masters Degrees, one of which is in Evaluation. Krystal also brings many years of international development experience both in Australia and overseas with substantial experience in Uganda and the Pacific. Krystal is committed to journeying with field partners to ensure best practice development processes in empowering communities for sustainable development impact and values transformation to achieve INA’s mission.
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