ABOUT US

Initiative for Development Interventions (IDI) is an NGO registered in both Kenya and Somalia with its head office in Nairobi and subsidiary office in Mogadishu. IDI was founded as a welfare organization that is committed to improving the livelihoods and the level of participation of the communities and particularly the traditionally excluded groups, women and youth in development, conflict resolution and peace buildings and governance spheres.
The organization focuses issues on improving the quality of education, agriculture and livestock management, peace building and conflict management, health, governance, through research, civic education, interventions and partnerships.
IDI aims to raise the self-esteem and empower the communities it works with through full participation in its project formulation and implementation to facilitate community-based programs or projects.
The NGO endeavors to work through the local community’s tools, knowledge and skills to augment with that of the organization to confront the myriad problems such as poverty, diseases, ignorance, environmental problems.

IDI intends to collaborate and complement and extend efforts of all stakeholders’ local, national and international agencies to inform partnerships, discussions, forums, research and mobilize resources to empower and develop the local. The foundation of the IDI is premised on;
1. Addressing the existing gaps and the need to have a local NGO with the capacity to respond to the needs/livelihoods of the marginalized communities;
2. Monitoring, Evaluating, documenting and disseminating studies on the poverty, health, environmental and education challenges in Somalia to inform programs and influence policy formulation and intervention with stakeholders.
3. Engaging stakeholders in order to enhance peace building, dispute and conflict resolution mechanisms as well as strengthen governance process.

ORGANIZATION’S
DEVELOPMENTAL STRATEGIES

Mandate

Promote the accessibility to quality education, health, safe water, environmental conservation, Conflict resolution and peace building and promote participation in the governance process.

Vision

Strive to realize free society from illiteracy, diseases, conflicts and human indignity through empowerment and sustainable development.

Mission

Promote safe and sustainable livelihoods through quality education, health, environmental conservation, Capacity and peace building

IDI pursues this mission through

  • 1. Promote safe and sustainable livelihoods through quality education, health, environmental conservation, Capacity and peace building

  • 2. Implementation of integrated sustainable development projects that are community owned and focused to empower poor pastoralists, women and children. Implementation of integrated sustainable development projects that are community owned and focused to empower poor pastoralists, women and children.

  • 3.Implementation of integrated sustainable development projects that are community owned and focused to empower poor pastoralists, women and children.

  • 4. Lobbying and Advocacy for change of unbalanced socio-economic and political structures in the region hampering their progress. Lobbying and Advocacy for change of unbalanced socio-economic and political structures to promote inclusivity in the governance process.

  • 5. Researching, documenting and disseminating findings of these
    and other programmes that impact the community to inform and influence interventions. Undertake research, document and disseminate findings on issues that impact communities to
    inform and influence interventions.

Core Values

Our guiding principle is to safeguard the community’s core values and inform them of their rights and assist them in their development endeavors.

According to our strategies and methods of working, our core values include:

  • 1. Respecting Human rights and International humanitarian law at all times;

  • 2. Collaborating with all institutions/agencies working among the poor, vulnerable,
    underprivileged, refugees and minority communities in the counties.

  • 3.Promoting sustainable peace and development strategies including: Human and natural
    resource utilization and development, including Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK);

  • 4. Promote community participation and empowerment;

  • 5. Commitment, cooperation, trust, acceptance, accountability, and transparency in our operations.