NorthSouth Group

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The NorthSouth Group was formed out of a concern for the persistence of poverty and vulnerability. Main areas of focus are adolescent health and development, youth employment, child protection, disability, gender equity and menís participation, and water and sanitation. We come from international agencies, NGOs, academia and government. Our mission is to collaborate with local partners and communities to improve the health and well-being of those at risk.

About North South Group / Our Mission

Our organization was established in 2006 by a group of people with extensive international development experience and a strong passion for poverty reduction. We come from international agencies, NGOs, academia, and government with backgrounds in management, education, economics, medicine, epidemiology and public health. Our aim is to help reduce poverty and vulnerability by promoting innovative schemes, applying lessons learned, and bringing new thinking to poverty reduction strategies. We focus on strengthening and empowering those who are the most vulnerable through: building local capacity; collaborating with a range of stakeholders; bringing key partners together; and demonstrating good practices for replication and scaling up.


Core values and principles

social justiceThe NorthSouth Group operates according to certain fundamental values and working principles: equity, social justice and human rights; lasting outcomes; good governance; and focus on local solutions. Our operating principles are: collaboration, inclusion, partnerships, and empowerment.



How We Work - Our Methodology

NorthSouth MethodologyThe NorthSouth Group works in close collaboration with local communities and organizations towards finding solutions to local problems. We focus on lasting measures to alleviate poverty and reducing vulnerability of populations at risk. We partner with global networks of communities and organizations, and we document and disseminate good practices and lessons learned to promote locally-appropriate replication and scaling-up. We do this through: Needs assessments, project planning and design, project implementation and operation, training and skills development, monitoring and evaluation, and research and policy studies.




The Niblock Charitable Trust is funding our work in Kenya to support orphans and vulnerable children.

ExxonMobil The NorthSouth Group receives a grant for its outreach work from the ExxonMobil Foundation.

NorthSouth Group Advisory Committee member Mariam Khokhar is awarded International Organization for Migration Director General's Award for her contribution to IOM's immediate earthquake response.

International Organization for Migration Award

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NorthSouth Group discusses human trafficking at the International Health Conference at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Human Trafficking

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