Commitment to Action

Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty

Commitment by

Edward W. Scott

In 2008, Edward W. Scott, Jr., committed to found the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty (CIFA), a national coordination mechanism between the faith community and the public sector, to harness the extensive capacity of religious institutions to address critical health issues in the developing world. It planned to scale development efforts and to organize faith-based organizations around joint actions to impact global poverty. For example, in Africa the Nigerian Interfaith Action Association (NIFAA) planned to initiate a malaria eradication program that to play a key role in helping the government increase mosquito net distribution and utilization.

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Commitment

Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

4 Years

Estimated Total Value

$15,000,000

Region

Africa

Countries

ETHIOPIA, KENYA, LIBERIA, MOZAMBIQUE, NIGERIA, SOUTH AFRICA, United States

Commitment by

Edward W. Scott

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Washington National Cathedral, Timothy P. Shriver, Jean Duff, Georgetown University