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History

Introduction and Background.

Emergency Response and Development Initiative (ERDI) a registered nationally recognised South Sudanese based non-profit Organisation with Relief and Rehabilitation Commission in 2018 registration License No. 1,297 and TIN: NNGO20230713V0PDX5.

ERDI thematic areas include; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Health, Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods, S/Non-Food Items (NFIs), Protection, Gender Based Violence (GBV), capacity building and Peacebuilding.

ERDI is currently implementing “Emergency WASH Response to Intercommunal Conflict Affected Communities of Kuda Boma, Juba County with Funding from Save the Children International through Local Response Pool Fund (LRPF) that started on 01st June, 2023 to 31st December, 2023.

ERDI implemented WASH both developmental Soft and Hard WASH: 15th October, 2022, ERDI through the Ministry of Water Resources & Irrigation the Global Hand Washing Day under the theme “Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene”. In late 2021 ERDI implemented a WASH project on “Restoring the Self-Esteem of Menstruating Girls” through MHM Training & Distribution of Dignity Kits in Two (2) Primary Schools-Juba County-CES; training on MHM & Dignity Kits distribution at MAT Secondary School in 2020; UNMISS-REFERENCE TO HA CASE NO 7- Provisioning of Spares for Repair of Boreholes in Rokon Payam of Juba County where ERDI assessed the non-functional boreholes and made awesome repairs to the safe accessibility of drinking water in Rokon Payam in 2021. ERDI also successfully implemented Health programmes through Personal Protective Equipment’s (PPE’s) Distribution at Juba Teaching Hospital in 2021, Juba Military Referral Hospital in 2021, Morobo Specialized Hospital in 2021, Victorious Medical Centre in 2020 provided by WHO through IOM WASH Core Pipeline and WFP (Logistics Cluster).

Our Vision.

To provide resilience sustainable community-led development that foster local ownership and national development.

Our Mission.

To implement evidence-based, gender sensitive and inclusive projects promoting Peacebuilding, WASH, Livelihoods, Education, Protection, Health, Nut and capacity building according to perceived community needs and priorities as understood through coordinated assessments.

Our Goal.

To promote sustainable gender sensitive & inclusive equitable quality services through effective programs deliveries and improved operational systems for healthier communities.

Our Values.

  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Emergency Relief
  • Partnership
  • Cooperation
  • Networking

Modern Slavery Statement 2023-24

Moder slavery statement 2023-24

Slavery remains a scourge in many parts of the world with South Sudan inclusive, with the victims often being children, women, girls and the elderly.

Our approach to tackling modern slavery

Emergency Response and Development Initiative (ERDI) takes an integrated approach to tackling modern slavery, encompassing the following:

Working towards an end to poverty and injustice

Our work on tackling slavery sits within a broader mandate of working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of which tackling modern slavery is a part (goal 8.7).

Modern slavery is at the end of a spectrum of violations of human rights and labour rights, and the poor and vulnerable are often those most at risk of falling victim of exploitation. In working towards the common good ERDI is called to ensure that every human being has access to essential rights and can fulfil their own potential, thereby reducing these risks.

Campaigning for changes to law and policy

ERDI believes that we cannot allow our brothers and sisters to be enslaved in the rendering of humanitarian services to the vulnerable population. ERDI campaign to change the economic systems and structures that allow modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as other human rights and environmental harm, to take place.

 

Tackling modern slavery in our own supply chains

ERDI recognises that slavery and forced labour are embedded in many supply chains, and closely linked to the delivery of goods and services here in South Sudan and globally. ERDI want to prevent abuse in ERDI supply chains, just as we want to hold companies accountable for the impacts of their supply chains on people and planet.

ERDI is working on tackling modern slavery, human rights abuse and environmental harm in ERDI supply chains and other private sector engagements and partnerships, as part of our organisational approach to institutional integrity, in line with our existing donors. ERDI is committed to enhancing ERDI approach to tackling modern slavery.

Our continued commitment

In 2023-24 we have

  • Further developed our supply chains, due diligence processes and procurement policies and procedures as part of a thorough ongoing cycle of review cycle of our procurement strategy and practice.
  • Further developed the Supplier Code of Conduct and specific guidance on Modern Slavery in the Supply Chain

In future years we commit to:

  • Developed a software application to track administrative procurements incorporating a specific process requirement on Modern Slavery checks in line with our updated Procurement Policy. This policy will better reflect the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as wider human rights abuse and environmental impacts when making procurement decisions.
  • Complete the redevelopment of our procurement processes and the mapping of partnership agreements that are relevant to addressing risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.
  • Complete the full risk assessment of our supply chain in order to identify parts of ERDI business and supply chains where there is a risk of modern slavery.
  • Further strengthen our policies, partnership agreements and due diligence procedures to tackle risks of modern slavery and ensuring that any future statements include instances of where modern slavery has been identified, addressed and remediated.
  • Ensure these policies are implemented effectively and communicated across the organisation with appropriate staff training that includes recognising and acting on the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.
  • Monitor and track the effectiveness of these policies and procedures to understand what difference they are making and how they could be improved on an ongoing basis.

Review and approval

We will detail the outcome of these steps, and further work on this area, in our future statements.

Eriku Martin

Executive Director

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