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AGEN and AGEN-USA Inc. are one but affiliate organizations: AGEN oversees operations in Sub-Saharan Africa whereas AGEN-USA Inc. oversee operations in both the United States of America and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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AGEN-USA Inc., overseeing check, money and online donations from US and across the globe, is a not-for-profit Public US International NGO with 501 (C) 3 United States IRS Tax Exempt Status. AGEN-USA Inc. is registered with Charities Bureau under Attorney General of New York state; registration number 43-15-29.
It is our mission that we use your donation to organize resources for the poor. We have managed to use a grant of $25,000 to organize resources worthy $300,000 to run a successful project in Sub-Saharan Africa and launch a 501 (c) 3 Tax exempt AGEN-USA Inc. in America. Not a single expense is incurred without the approval of one of the most informed and trustworthy board of directors in the World. You can count on AGEN-USA Inc. to make this world a better one. Donate to AGEN-USA Inc. and 95% of your donation is in the hands of impoverished grassroots people (who will multiply that donation three or four times and pass it to others in desperate situation) in America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Help the poor to help themselves and be independent by donating to AGEN-USA Inc. and AGEN today (AGEN-USA Inc. oversees all donations as per 501 (c) 3 requirements).
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Please make Checks and money order payable to AGEN-USA Inc. and then Mail them to :
170 MANHATTAN AVE #456
BUFFALO, NY 14215-9998
AGEN in Sub-Saharan Africa
Affirmative action on Gender Equality Network (AGEN), initially known as Africa Grassroots Gender Empowerment Network (AGGEN) was established de facto in 2008 when its initial founders, Tanzania's Fulbrighters, were brought together by Ms. Diana A. Carvalho. This lady was the Coordinator at the Dar es Salaam U.S Embassy overseeing U.S. Department of State Fulbright and Humphrey Alumni programs in Tanzania. While Ms. Carvalho brought together the Fulbright alumni as part of her job description, she always went an extra mile beyond her job description, by creating and strengthening relationship, firstly between her and the alumni and secondly, among alumni themselves. Through that relationship the idea of establishing AGEN emerged. The driving force for its establishment was to foster cooperation among U.S Department of State Alumni in Tanzania and beyond and make change to the society. Today, AGEN-Africa has extended its presence in all of Sub-Saharan Africa where its members have started to open AGEN country specific branches as semi-autonomous Not-for-profit NGOs in their respective countries. Please visit all pages of this website for details.
AGEN-USA Inc. in the United States of America
AGEN-USA Inc. has been incorporated in New York State, USA since February 6 2012.
The main purpose of AGEN-USA Inc. is to network Sub-Saharan immigrants in New York, USA with the aim of fostering collaboration among themselves and eventually reconnecting them with men and women in Sub-Africa to boost everlasting social, cultural and economical collaboration. AGEN-USA Inc. will conduct all lawful activities that may be useful in accomplishing the foregoing purpose to network resources and empower scholars (US Department of state alumni members and other interested scholars) and activists dedicated to gender empowerment and human rights promotion in Sub-Saharan Africa, to share their expertise to empower women and men through provision of financial services, cutting edge monitoring, capacity building training and awareness raising campaigns so as to boost target population's socioeconomic wellbeing and thus create self-confidence which is important for meeting Sub-Saharan Africa's life challenges and fostering Sub-Saharan Africa collaboration with the United States. AGEN-USA Inc. will also serve as an Affiliated, but autonomous organization, of Affirmative action for Gender Equality Network (AGEN) which is a Sub- Saharan Africa international NGO whose headquarter is in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. In furtherance of the foregoing purposes, the AGEN-USA Inc. shall have all the general powers enumerated in section 202 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law together with the power to solicit grants and contributions for any corporate purpose and the power to maintain a fund or funds of real and/or personal property for any corporate purposes. The corporation shall have the right to exercise all other powers which are, or hereafter may be, conferred by law upon a corporation organized for the above purposes, or which are incidental to the conferred powers.
Both AGEN and AGEN-USA Inc. are Not-For-Profit organizations that solely depend on members' and well-wishers in-kind and cash donations. AGEN-USA Inc. and AGEN-Africa use your donations to further their charitable purposes as set forth in section 501 (c) 3 of the United States Internal Revenue code of 1986. Neither AGEN-USA Inc. nor AGEN-Africa accepts donations for purposed other than those clearly stipulated in our purpose.
1. If you are AGEN-USA Inc and AGEN member (or would like to actively become one of our potential volunteers to offer services to our target population), please click here
2. If you are a member, volunteer or employee of AGEN-USA Inc., please request a copy of the latest version of AGEN-USA Inc. policy. Failure to oberve AGEN-USA Inc. policy may jeopordize AGEN-USA Inc.'s 501 (c) 3 IRS status and may lead to undesirable outcomes to the violators. This rule equally applies to all who are currently engaged in AGEN-USA Inc. activities.
AGEN-USA Inc. and AGEN-Africa employ PARTICIPATORY approach in all of their interventions. This approach stresses the importance of taking local people’s perspectives into account and giving them a greater say in planning, implementation, managing, monitoring and evaluation processes.
We do believe that local people, community based organizations, grassroots NGOs and other stakeholders need to fully participate in their projects, if sustainability has to be attained. AGEN-USA Inc. and AGEN-Africa have decided to take this approach in changing the lives of poor people because many low-income individuals and groups feel that they have no voice in the society, that they are not listened to even when they are asked for their opinions. In this regard, a significant number of "top down" projects which are conceived and implemented by a variety of developmental players do not succeed. Our approach is to change the paradigm since we subscribe to the view that if people are integral to the planning of community intervention, then that intervention will be theirs. They would have a stake in it not only as its beneficiaries but also as it originators. They will do what is possible to see their work succeed.
Message of the month February 2012
On January 2012 AGEN launched it official website: http://www.agentz.org. That follows nearly a year of using other means of electronic social media to communicate with the rest of the world. Some online visitors of our various social media tools took us seriously but a significant number of them were discouraged by the tools and consequently misjudged our capabilities. Once again and following the launching of our website, their curiosity has been renewed and they have started asking again questions: “who you are?” and “where are you from,” Well a simple answer to all this questions is we are from everywhere and live all over the world but we share a common vision and mission: and that is to uplift the people of Sub-Saharan Africa out of extreme poverty and dis-empowerment.
AGEN, as an international NGO, does not subscribe to any doctrine or ideology but the most famous International NGO in Sub-Saharan Africa hosts a family of members who subscribe to many political, cultural, social, religious and economic ideologies; this diversity is what makes us one of the fastest growing international NGO in the world. If for example, patriarchy serves as a barrier to an intervention that AGEN needs to achieve, AGEN extends its wings in face that patriarchal perpetrator are likely to listen to. Similarly, if it is matrilineal domination that blocks AGEN intervention, AGEN sends our strong ladies groomed and nurtured in Sub-Saharan matrimonial societies.
If a donor needs a native speaker of English to understand our requests, AGEN sends a team of native speakers and in all colors to make