et Action (AEA) first initiated its intervention in India from 1981 by routing
resources through ActionAid UK. This partnership culminated in the year 1985
and AEA decided to move ahead with its mission independently and commenced to
support interventions in India
through ASSEFA (one of the partner organisations). In the year 1988, AEA registered
itself as a not-for-profit private limited company under Section 25 of Indian
Companies Act, 1956 and opened its office in Chennai (Tamil Nadu state) to
promote the India Programme.
the past years, Aide et Aaction underwent different strategic phases which helped it grow
and establish itself. In the year 2005, AEA India programme transitioned into
AEA-South Asia. This step was taken based on the ETG* review and suggestions
made thereafter analysing the changing scenario, emerging need, the strategic
scope and advantage of doing so.
2005, AEA not only expanded its reach within India, but also initiated
interventions in Sri Lanka. By the end of 2009, interventions in India, which spanned across 18 states and one Union
Territory, were managed by seven operational offices, and interventions were
established in three locations of Sri Lanka. Intensive efforts were
also made to establish AEA in Nepal which ultimately materialised in the first
quarter of 2010. Interventions in Sri Lanka had commenced post Tsunami
(Disaster response programme) while gradually Livelihood Education programme
(iLEAD) was initiated in two locations. In Nepal the interventions have been
planned to address the issues of both Quality education and Livelihood education
primarily while efforts would be gradually made to get into other relevant
thematic areas. The planned
interventions would cut across 5 districts spanning three diverse regions.
ETG*- Etats Généraux is the intensive and extensive exercise of consultation, carried out with various stakeholders including our partners communities and partner organisations to review and determine the future course of action.