Who We Are

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Organization Description

The 1st NAEF is a 21st century non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) focused on developing modern and innovative solutions to address critical gaps in stability operations, peace support, and humanitarian aid.

We develop and implement progressive and collaborative programs, over an extended period, to ensure that long-term stability is supported and nurtured in crisis, conflict, and near-conflict zones worldwide. Our solutions address critical gaps affecting the stability, security and well-being of vulnerable and neglected civilian populations.

  • Our motto: “Exemplum – be the change you want to see. Be the help that others need. Be the example.”

  • Expeditionary teams work together with local partners to deliver social-centric (country/area-specific) programs.

  • We are non-partisan, secular, and work to promote gender equality.


The Challenge

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Our world has suffered the most extreme humanitarian and migrant crisis in history with over 70 million people displaced from their homes, communities, and countries. International crisis response efforts are hampered by many critical gaps in current stability operations, peace support, and humanitarian aid.

The 1st NAEF has identified specific critical gaps in:

  • Cross-cultural engagement

  • Secure energy resource transition

  • Treatment of all victims of gender-based violence

  • Preventative and counter violent extremism (P/CVE) strategies

Other identified gaps have created problems in:

  • Humanitarian aid and response

  • Medical capacity and supplies

  • Displaced peoples, migration, and resettlement


Our Mission and Values

Our Mission is to develop and deliver aid, relief, and development services supporting a stable and secure local populace in conflict, near conflict, and disaster environments.

Our Values support all initiatives for Stability Operations, Peace Support, and Humanitarian Aid through:

  • Collaboration

  • Preparedness

  • Transparency


Our Core Proficiencies

Our work extends across 8 core proficiencies.

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Our Solutions

We have developed and launched five unique, innovative, and modern programs to address critical gaps which we – and others – have identified in stability operations, peace support, and humanitarian aid.

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  1. Strategies Against Violent Extremism (SAVE) [Learn More]

  2. The Lost Boys of the 21st Century [Learn More]

  3. Veterans for Secure Energy Resource Transition (VSERT) [Learn More]

  4. Learning Through Dialogue Initiative (LTDI) [Learn More]

  5. Gateway Care [Learn More]

 

Key Benefits of Our Work

Our work is critical, valuable, wide-ranging, and not being done by anyone else in an integrated manner.

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Our Value Proposition

WE ARE DIFFERENT BY DESIGN. No one else is doing what we do, or in the integrated way in which we do it. Others have described us as being ‘ahead of the curve’ – in identifying critical gaps in global stability and security, and in developing tangible and innovative 21st Century solutions to conflict, and disaster zones for a more secure and stable world.

We are a dedicated non-profit NGO that creates modern and practical, mostly social-centric, solutions to address critical gaps in stability operations, peace support, and humanitarian aid in conflict, near conflict, and disaster zones for a more secure and stable world.

 
 

Our Team

The 1st NAEF is a military veteran-founded NGO, initially focused on humanitarian and medical aid. The organization has since grown into a leading-edge stability operations, peace support, and humanitarian assistance organization.

Our success is heavily dependent on the dedication and experience of our Executive Team, and specialist support from members of our External Advisory Board and Legacy Board.

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