2 Mar 2017

March 2017: NGO of the Month

Drylands Development Initiative Karamoja, Uganda

Drylands Development Initiative (DDI Uganda) is a community-based organization formed in 2016 and working in Kaabong District of North Karamoja. It operates in this area in collaboration with local and regional organizations.
Livelihoods Based Workshops and Training

DDI Uganda is on a mission to reduce poverty and conflict by building community resilience and capabilities, securing better lives and sustainable livelihoods. This mission is embodied in such thematic areas as environmental protection, wildlife conservation and co-existence, land rights, research and advocacy among others.
Training Ik farmers on the best practices of crop production, in Kaabong town

This year, DDI Uganda is working on a number of projects such as the establishment of Agro-pastoral Field Schools, training community members on income generating activities, and capacity building in the district. These projects and all the activities that DDI Uganda engages in are guided by respect for human dignity, transparency and accountability, integrity and cooperation as core values.
Lokori Women Mulching the cassava plants in Community Demonstartion garden supervised by Extension services provider, to improve farming practices in Lokori Sub county, Kaabong district. Climate smart Agriculture is a practice that need to be accepted by the community.
In the course of their activities and projects in the community, DDI Uganda faces the following challenges:

  • Inadequate transport system
  • Unstable Internet connectivity
  • Illiteracy among community members
Lokori Women Mulching the cassava plants in Community Demonstartion garden supervised by Extension services provider, to improve farming practices in Lokori Sub county, Kaabong district. Climate smart Agriculture is a practice that need to be accepted by the community.
To find out more about DDI Uganda and how you can collaborate with them in meaningful partnership email [email protected] or see their work on Facebook here dadnework.org.


Resident District Commissioner also, the Chairman security committee, speaks to the youth about the importance of peace in service delivery, food security enhancement and live wealth creation involving livestock. Photo by DADO and DDI Karamoja During the Dialogue meeting on Livestock and Natural resource management.