Working together, AIDA's members are a collective voice on behalf of international organizations and the communities they serve.
What we do
The mission of AIDA is to strengthen the work of the international non-governmental organization community in the oPt in order to better address the rights of the Palestinian people.
AIDA does this by being a collective voice of its members and representing their interests to key decision-makers, and by coordinating and facilitating exchange, learning and resource-sharing among its members.
Who we are
Active since 1967, AIDA is one of the longest-standing INGO coordination mechanisms in the world. This coordination, important in any aid/development context, acquires additional significance in the complex political environment of the oPt.
AIDA provides a forum for organizations to share experiences, identify challenges, and find solutions to support the humanitarian and development work of its members and the people and communities they support.
Planning & Permit Regime in Area C
In March 2011, AIDA members developed a position paper on development principles in the oPt, identifying the Israeli permit and planning regime as one of the most significant challenges to the delivery of humanitarian aid.
Gaza Blockade Campaign
AIDA succeeded in raising awareness of the Israeli blockade through a campaign on its fifth anniversary that included a media blitz picked up by press from the New York Times to the Oman Observer, private lobbying, and supplying questions to European parliaments. Three years later, AIDA and its members continue to press the international community to work to end the blockade and open Gaza to the West Bank and the rest of the world.