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ONE would like to recognize the work of the following organizations, who were finalists for the 2008 ONE Award.
Kyakulumbye Development Foundation (KDF), Uganda builds safe water sources and sanitation facilities in the Mpigi district of Uganda. KDF focuses on the achievement of sustainable and equitable health improvements and the well-being of target populations in Uganda, which include vulnerable children and women in under-served areas. KDF's approach lays emphasis on developing, implementing and evaluating methodologies and systems that are appropriate, relevant, affordable and effective. KDF also mobilizes communities to demand for water and sanitation services. To ensure they are meeting local needs, KDF works with local leaders and communities. KDF also involves women and children in the planning process, as they are responsible for water collection.
The Social Enterprise Development Foundation (SEND), Ghana is the technical secretariat of the Millennium Development Goal Campaign in Ghana, focused on the implementation of the MDGs in Ghana. SEND supports and coordinates civil society and community-based organizations working on the implementation of social development projects, monitoring their progress and working with them to engage the government around MDG issues. The process is improving documentation of MDG-related activities and supervision of development projects to ensure effective delivery of essential services.
The Fortify West Africa Project is an initiative by the Association of Edible Oil Industries of Francophone West Africa to address Vitamin A deficiency in children under 5. The project is the first regional food fortification program in Africa. Cooking oil was chosen for fortification because it is a staple product in the poorest families. Working with national Ministries of Health, Commerce and Industry, Fortify is now looking to extend to other countries of West Africa and to expand its initiative to include the fortification of centrally processed cereal flours with iron, folic acid and zinc.
Friends of the Global Fund Africa is a Pan-African organization which works to mobilize political and financial support for the fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria through education, multisectoral advocacy and documentation. Friends Africa work supports the fight against the three pandemics with emphasis on the Global Fund a key funding mechanism in the fight. They provide technical assistance to country coordinating mechanisms and contribute to the strengthening of African civil society groups through implementation and advocacy grants. Friends Africa has also produced three publications covering the impact of funding from the Global Fund and case studies highlighting the implementation activities of grants in Rwanda and Ethiopia.