Asian Muslim Action Network Asian Muslim Action Network has been working for Peacebuilding through humanitarian aid, emergency response and community development for long period. In certain country, AMAN has become a champion in their focus. Bring the value of solidarity to place of greater motivation to help, change and bring back the present of humanity.

Primary Approaches and Methodologies

In order to ensure that work targets are met, the AMAN network has prepared at least 4 strategic focuses, namely:

1. Spreading inclusive religious interpretation. This method is carried out with various approaches, not only through seminars, public discussions or workshops, but also by collaborating with policy makers and institutions working directly on education issues. This needs to be done in order to ensure the interpretation of inclusive religious teachings becomes mainstream in the community, so that the public can think and be open to diversity and current challenges.

2. Increasing capacity among Muslims and interfaith leaders, youth and women. This has become one of the main agenda approaches to the network, especially by reflecting on a number of findings that mention the low capacity of Muslim groups, especially in responding to current issues. A report released by OIC and obtained by the International Islamic News Agency (IINA) shows unpleasant facts. Illiteracy is stunningly rampant in the Muslim world. Nearly 40 percent (with varying percentages in the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation) of the Muslim world’s population, cannot read or write, which means that there are hundreds of millions of illiterates in the OIC countries, mostly female.

3. Facilitate transformation from within, especially on Islamic education, to be more inclusive and problem-solving oriented. Admittedly, religious education among Muslims requires fundamental and profound changes. One of them is by directing Islamic education to be oriented to problem-solving that is relevant to the contemporary issues and challenges.

4. Building collaborative works among practitioners, researchers, policy makers and journalists to make better use of research, analysis and evidence regarding peace building, inter-faith communities, etc. The collaborative works will help to reconceptualize the national experience of working on peace building, community empowerment, women-peace-security or emergency response into lessons learnt documents and measurable work programs.

AMAN works focus on strengthening networks and implementing programs that are based on research and analysis (strengthening evidence base), supported by capacity building activities and linked to advocacy and networking. The core and centre of the Network working methods is its role as a connector – fostering and enabling collaboration between different actors and connecting efforts across sections, from local to global levels.

Strategic Objectives

1. Facilitate, interact, dialogue and exchange in order to enhance inter-faith understanding and cooperation towards peace, women human’s rights and sustainable development in Asia and beyond.

2. Facilitate and consolidate progressive voices to take up collective advocacy to promote agenda of peace building, women human’s right and sustainable development at national and global.

3. Collaborate with universities to perform research on the changing situation in Muslim communities in Asia in countering ethno-religious conflict and violent extremism.

4. Strengthen national movement of AMAN to increase capacity of associates organization, local NGO, and support for partnership with government.

5. Establish an appropriate mechanism in mobilizing financial resources needed for program implementation such as capacity building of network, facilitating CSO forum, supporting national and international advocacy and emergency response.