1. Self-determination: The premature death of African initiatives stems from their increased dependence on external generosity and especially on the control of certain financial and technical partners in solving development problems in Africa. Despite their goodwill sometimes displayed, these foreign actors undermine not only the resilience of local initiatives and complicate the entire development process, but underestimate and frustrate local elites by wanting to control development models or by playing tutors . Anything reminiscent of condescending neocolonialism that inhibits creativity, and cultivates the spirit of inferiority and afro pessimism among many young Africans.In view of its long history of decline, sub-Saharan Africa requires innovation in its approach to development. To this end, self-determination is an essential psychological and strategic need to exorcise the frustrations endured and regain dignity and pride in this concert of nations and peoples. This is why ASUDEC has made it a flagship principle for its effectiveness and sustainability. Self-determination is also promoted by ASUDEC at the community and individual levels by prohibiting the willingness by proxy in order to organize development around the manifest will of beneficiaries to self-promote.
2. Good governance: The good governance of an organization is the foundation on which the trust of its partners is based and thus, the foundations of its sustainability. As such, it requires eligibility, not only from partners, but also from beneficiaries in the field. However, the receivability must be mutual between the parties to avoid the frustrating and condescending scheme of one-way relationship. As such, good governance allows the creation of effective networks for mobilizing funds and the massive support of target populations for the activities of the NGO. Apart from these considerations, ASUDEC's spiritualistic commitment commands him legality, transparency, honesty, and insight. This is why ASUDEC makes good governance a primary concern.
3. Local values: No development can be harmonious and sustainable if local positive values are ignored. In sub-Saharan Africa, for example, the ancestral vision of life is deeply spiritual and holistic. According to this vision, every man comes to life to fulfill a sworn mission, guided by the ancestors and divine spirits who are supposed to know better God and his desires to guide our daily steps. That is why every authentic community is run by a spiritual leader who is the custodian of customary law. ASUDEC takes into account local values in all its approaches in order to facilitate the development process. This helps to preserve the cultural diversity and dignity of the assisted communities
4. Education: Food, economic, political, social and environmental insecurities in Africa are attributable to the education deficit of local populations. Education softens the mind and facilitates understanding and learning of skills and attitudes. Education is the key to the complete emancipation of man and the resilience of c7. Environmental Governance: ASUDEC's understanding of the environment is inspired by the long-standing African vision telling that environment is ‘everything in life’ . According to this vision the environment includes the material world of perceptible things and the immaterial world of the invisible spirits between which man evolves and transfigurates himself. In each of these two worlds diversity is simply inestimable and sacred. Diversity is characteristic of the environment and of each of the elements that make it up. It is the generating factor of existence, the very foundation of all equilibrium and universal sustainability. Any inequity in environmental management is a threat to diversity, and therefore to stability and sustainability; even though this diversity is strong, the general cycle of life allows surprising adaptations. In view of the advanced state of degradation of ecosystems and living environments in Africa in general, ASUDEC has imposed reforestation, water and sanitation and the vision of "organic" life as imperatives to protect the basic resource that is soil and to preserve the biodiversity, beauty and generosity of the nature. Finally, ASUDEC contributes to the preservation of cultural diversity through the promotion of multiculturalism.ommunities. Education includes awareness, literacy, and practical and theoretical training, whether formal or informal. ASUDEC makes intellectual empowerment the focal point of all its development efforts.
5. Household approach: Life in a community reflects the mental, moral and intellectual quality of each members. For example, to build a lasting peace in the city, it must first be cultivated in each citizen. The family unit being the privileged environment for the construction of Man, ASUDEC makes the household approach its strategy of strengthening family relations in favor of a more harmonious and sustainable community life. To this end, ASUDEC focuses on strengthening the technical and financial capacities of women and men to enable them to generate enough income to meet food, nutrition, health and education needs of their children.Special importance is given to the promotion of gender.
6. The Wisdom of chameleon: The environment around us is full of valuable lessons. For example, in its normal step, the chameleon proceeds slowly but surely when it enters a new canopy: One step after another, it advances slowly, not setting foot after having reassured that the previous step is well stabilized. During this time, he scrutinizes the environment and integrates his various components in order to evolve in discretion and humility while contributing to the change of the environment. As a foreigner in its communities of intervention, ASUDEC is inspired by this wisdom of the chameleon to start small, both at the level of the family and the community, then grow over time according to the needs and the willingness of the beneficiaries to move forward. In its approach, ASUDEC takes into account local culture and values in order to build a climate of trust for easier integration into the community. In the same way, potentialities, constraints and various shortcomings are identified to better guide its development actions. As humble as the chameleon, ASUDEC keeps learning from its environments and is constantly challenged to improve its methods. In doing so, ASUDEC preserves the dignity of assisted communities within them as it evolve.
7. Environmental Governance: ASUDEC's understanding of the environment is inspired by the long-standing African vision telling that environment is ‘everything in life’. According to this vision the environment includes the material world of perceptible things and the immaterial world of the invisible spirits between which man evolves and transfigurates himself. In each of these two worlds diversity is simply inestimable and sacred. Diversity is characteristic of the environment and of each of the elements that make it up. It is the generating factor of existence, the very foundation of all equilibrium and universal sustainability. Any inequity in environmental management is a threat to diversity, and therefore to stability and sustainability; even though this diversity is strong, the general cycle of life allows surprising adaptations. In view of the advanced state of degradation of ecosystems and living environments in Africa in general, ASUDEC has imposed reforestation, water and sanitation and the vision of "organic" life as imperatives to protect the basic resource that is soil and to preserve the biodiversity, beauty and generosity of the nature. Finally, ASUDEC contributes to the preservation of cultural diversity through the promotion of multiculturalism.
8. Sustainability: For ASUDEC, sustainable development is a process in which social, environmental and economic actions are integrated in a balanced way according to a flexible prioritization that can allow a rapid recovery of the development process after a disaster, so as to preserve and improve life indefinitely. This vision, which takes into account economic, environmental and social aspects, also takes into account disastrous eventualities and implies that resilience is the key factor of sustainability. Therefore, ASUDEC infers that a sustainable community is a community that maintains and strengthens social peace and harmony among its members under all circumstances, and has the ability to ensure self-promotion and individual and collective well-being over time. This vision of sustainable development explains ASUDEC's holistic approach, which governs its multiple efforts at the community level.
This concern for sustainability concerns the very sustainability of the organization, the sustainability of individual, family and community projects, as well as the sustainability of relations with the different partners. Sustainability is one of the four (4) key words that make up ASUDEC: Sustainable Development Council for Africa.
9. Partnership: Aware of its inability to promote community development on its own, ASUDEC intends to collaborate with any institution willing to this end, whether at the local, national or international level. In addition to the indispensable financial partners, ASUDEC is looking for scientific partners (research institutions, universities) and technical partners to assist it in its many development efforts. The partnership advocated by ASUDEC means the collaboration of several disciplines to create and promote a synergy, or even a pool of means of action around the issue of development.
10. Participation: The effective participation of different stakeholders in a given project is an important principle within ASUDEC. The participation of the members of the NGO goes without saying since they are the ones who mobilize and manage the resources and / or lead the development activities at the grassroots.
11. Solidarity: Solidarity is a sacred value of traditional Africa. This solidarity manifests itself especially through mutual help in the work (culture, construction, etc.) and social events (diseases, funerals, initiations, etc.). Also, according to local traditions, animal gifts range from uncles to nephews or nieces, or from friends to friends to start personal breeding projects.Given the extent of poverty in rural areas, ASUDEC draws on this traditional practice of giving to extend the benefits of small grants received to a large number of beneficiaries in time and space. In doing so, ASUDEC makes the poor a donor and preserves the dignity of the latter while strengthening solidarity and social ties in the community.
12. Secular Spirituality: Secular spirituality differs from religious spirituality in that it is unlimited, impersonal, and open to all possible contradictions, not dictated by any religious dogma. Humility, equity, humanism, and respect for diversity and nature are important indicators of spirituality. It is in accordance with this principle that ASUDEC promotes intra and inter-community interactions, supports and collaborates with all social strata regardless of religion, nationality, race, political or ethnic affiliation, etc., and perpetually questioning in order to improve its methods. The application of this principle is an important indicator of respect for the real dignity of individuals and assisted communities.