CURRENT PROGRAMMES

BUSINESS AND INCOME SECURITY PROGRAMME (BINS)

BINS has been designed to provide business-oriented support to the farming households , based on the assumption that targeted households are capable of carrying out farming as a business. The role of development actors is therefore to facilitate these initiatives by offering extension services, value chain analysis, and access to markets for farming communities. The programme will largely target the dairy and apiary sub-sector players to promote commercialization and a business approach. This open to any other sectors over the life-span of the plan. The programme will enhance targeted farmers capacities to increase production and productivity in dairy and honey in order to access profitable markets. These can then assure stable incomes for small producers and offer the necessary environment towards prosperity.

AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT FOR ENHANCED LIVELIHOODS PROGRAMME (AGRID)

SOCADIDO's experience is that communities that are on a recovery process need support in an empowering and sustained manner to increase and stabilize agricultural production. Improving access to resources, inputs, and services related to production, environment, and human rights will therefore set the communities on a stable path of Socio-economic development.

DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION PROGRAMME (DRR & CCA)

The DRR and CCA programme has been designed in response to the cyclic disasters that have befallen the region in recent times and are certainly part of the wider phenomena associated with global warming. These disasters brought about the loss of both lives and property across the region, and have adversely affected the livelihoods of the communities. It has become urgent, therefore, to help mitigate the impacts of climate change, reduce the risk of natural disasters, and address the retaliative lack of knowledge in local communities about the causes, impacts, and potential mitigation strategies of climate change. It is almost sure that climate change is bound to continue to have adverse effects on livelihoods, especially among fragile communities and the environment.

Establishment of Regional Resource Centers: Regional resource centers will be established in selected districts with the goal of improving information collection and dissemination to targets communities and and other stakeholders on various development aspects.

SOCADIDO encourages working with children, we believe it’s a strategy for ensuring that their engagement contributes to sustainable development, if knowledge is passed on to young generation, it becomes easier to sustain. In the communities that we work in, children have opened small gardens of woodlots and they are promoting multiplication of the local tree species like “pondo”, jack fruit, Mangoes etc.SOCADIDO has also encouraged parents to work with children as this enhances their learning on DRR,CCA,EMR.

INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT (INDE)

For the sake of efficiency and effectiveness, SOCADIDO, as the facilitating and implementing organization, needs to be well equipped to ensure that the expected changes at the community level are realized. Therefore, we at SOCADIDO plan to continuously work to improve our capacity to facilitate community development process in an effective, efficient and relevant manner; work with rights holders to claim and uphold their rights; engage with duty bearers so that they fulfill their legal, moral, and social obligations towards the people; and establish a presence that is ever more accessible to all stakeholders.

SOCADIDO CORE VALUES

The key guiding principles of the organization include among others the following: SOCADIDO is built on the values of Christ centered stewardship; Preferential option for the vulnerable; Subsidiarity; Transparency; Partnership; and Professionalism