Reduce extrem poverty and achieve a sustainable environment that provide improved living standards to everyone

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Learning from the Community and community participation is one of our fundamental key approach in implementing successful community initiatives. 


Action for Environmental Sustainability (AFES) was established in February 2007 and is registered by The NGO Board of Malawi, The Council for Non-Governmental organizations in Malawi (CONGOMA) and the government of Malawi as a non-governmental organization under the trustees Incorporation act.

The Organization is also governed by five members of trustees who execute various duties powered by the constitution of the organization and a separate management structure which is headed by the Executive Director.

Currently the organization is implementing its activities in Malawi, Tanzania and part of Mozambique


Implement dynamic initiatives to address the most critical root causes of poverty and environmental degradation in communities.  



To reduce extreme poverty and achieve sustainable environment that provides improved living standards for every one.


  • To build partnership and networks with individuals, organizations and other stakeholders in order to strengthen capacity of the communities as they work towards poverty reduction, natural resources and biodiversity conservation within and outside key biodiversity areas,
  • To implement activities that address complex factors that causes community poverty and enhances human development,
  • To promote sustainable agriculture and food security,
  • To promote water, sanitation and hygiene in communities.


 The organization is implementing the following activities in its thematic areas;

  • Natural resources management and biodiversity conservation,
  • Sustainable energy (Solar energy, Bio-gas energy, Methanol and Ethanol as a cooking fuel),
  • Water supply, sanitation and hygiene initiatives,
  • Livelihood enhancement, agriculture and food security initiatives,
  • Disaster risk reduction and management,
  • Climatic change mitigation,
  • Community empowerment (empowerment of vulnerable groups including; Women, Youths, Children, the elderly and others).


  • Malawi Government
  • Critical ecosystem partnership fund
  • The US embassy in Malawi
  • Global Environmental Facility
  • Engineers without Boarders (USA)
  • Global water partnership
  • Japan water forum Fund
  • Conserve Africa
  • Global Network for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • USAID 
  • Vibrant Village Foundation
  • AfWA
  • Rural Water Supply Network
  • The Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC)