Our Values

IAM is a signatory to the Principles of Conduct for The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Response Programmes. Amongst others, we ascribe to the code that aid will not be used to further a particular political or religious standpoint. IAM fully commits to the standard that aid is given regardless of the race, creed or nationality of the recipients and without adverse distinction of any kind. IAM is registered as a non-profit association in Switzerland (#CH-660-1239000-6), and with the Ministry of Economy in Afghanistan (#1).

Core values

  • Dependency on God

    We recognize that only with God’s guidance and help can we do anything worthwhile.

  • Love for All

    We believe every human being has the same God-given value, and therefore deserves our love and care and we will therefore not discriminate but treat everyone with respect, paying special attention to those most marginalized.

  • Teamwork

    We will utilize a participatory approach, involving all concerned, particularly the intended beneficiaries, and will encourage everyone to contribute according to their strengths.

  • Accountability

    We will do what we say and what is right, be transparent about what we do and that will be subject to internal and external evaluation.

  • Learning

    We encourage continuous learning, raising questions and seeking answers that throw new light on the complex issues that affect the lives of Afghans.

  • Quality Work

    While aiming at excellence we will seek to use resources effectively and deliver sustainable, long term results through capacity building and transformation.


IAM’s Approach

  • 1. Staff reflecting IAM Core Values

    IAM staff and volunteers demonstrate reverence for God, love for others and good character in their lives, work and relationships.

  • 2. Facilitating Sustainable Development

    IAM projects are innovative, benefit Afghan people and contribute to national development goals and are designed so that project benefits continue after IAM withdraws.

  • 3. Strategically Serving Afghans

    IAM projects are strategically focused either on people in rural and urban areas who are under-served or focused on men and women in leadership.

  • 4.Fostering Transformation

    IAM facilitates personal, professional, and organisational learning and growth that builds people’s capacity and fosters the holistic transformation of individuals as well as society.

  • 5. Strengthening Communities

    IAM promotes mutual understanding, respect and reconciliation within and between diverse communities and peoples and reduces their vulnerabilities.