To be the preferred provider of sustainable local economic development in Southern Africa, addressing job creation, food production and renewable energy - through project development & implementation, skills transfer and intensive mentorship.
2.0 MISSION:To provide excellence in sustainable development and service provision for Project owner-clients, Investor partners, participating communities and beneficiaries, using sound management techniques in a cost effective and environmentally-friendly manner.
3.1 To provide support for Sustainable Development in Southern Africa by focusing on the development of previously disadvantaged communities through promoting a symbiotic relationship with established commercial activities.
3.2 To ensure that skills are transferred to the local community through an intensive, practical hands-on and on-going in-job education, training and mentorship approach.
3.3 Provide accredited training and skills development.
3.4 Develop rural communities; to enable them to utilise available resources and skills to provide an income and increase economic growth for their region or country.
3.5 Promote the development of entrepreneurs and SMME participants.
4.0 BACKGROUND AND APPROACH:
Much of ARD’s experience in agriculture, tourism, conservation, forestry and renewable energy has been hard earned & at the “coal-face” through ARD’s implementation of and participation in conservation and environmentally friendly projects.
Typically this has involved the establishment of SMME’s project-management of and training for community-driven projects.
Where appropriate project planning provides for cutting edge solutions, in respect of renewable energy, waste management, recycling and environmental rehabilitation; through established linkages with leading research and educational institutions.
ARD through its associate ZCSD (Zululand Centre for Sustainable Development) has a fully functional Community and Educational Development Centre with various demonstration systems including:
4.3 THE ZCSD TRAINING CENTRE.
Courses are registered with the Department of Labour and are certified through
Against the above background ZCSD is currently offering certified courses in the following:
5.0 GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS OF WORK:
ARD carries out work predominantly in Southern Africa / SADC.
· Embassies: U.S. and other European Aid organisations.