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Architecture & Development (A&D)

Architecture & Development (A&D), which aims for international solidarity, is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in 1997 in France. The objective is to reinforce the competences of the architects as actors of the development process, while emphasizing their social role as citizens in helping the vulnerable and divested populations, of the North and the South.

A&D also contributes to the creation of a network of expertise and capacity building in several fields of intervention like - the problem of appropriate and environmentally responsive architecture, linking of the urban and rural development, response to the humanitarian and the post-emergency need of disasters and the conservation of our built and cultural heritage.

Thanks to a mulitcultural approach and a team of multi-disciplinary people, A&D has involved itself in the framework of international solidarity through the organization of events, training programmes, sensibilization and the organization of exchanges in North / South and South/ South countries and the implementation of development projects through a system of cooperation and partnerships.

  • Office in India
    Address : 503, Kurupam Towers, East Point Colony
    Visakhapatnam - 530017, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Phone : 91-891-274 1378 / 273 3845
    Email :
  • Office in Morocco
    Contact : Abderrahim. Kassou.
    Address : 89 Ed Anfa 20 000
    Email :

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. The Conference was organized in response to the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected the Sahelian countries of Africa. The conference resolved that "an International Fund for Agricultural Development should be established immediately to finance agricultural development projects primarily for food production in the developing countries". One of the most important insights emerging from the conference was that the causes of food insecurity and famine were not so much failures in food production, but structural problems relating to poverty and to the fact that the majority of the developing world’s poor populations were concentrated in rural areas.

Address : 107 Via del Serafico
00142 Rome - Italie
Phone : (39 06) 54 591
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