Who We Are
is a National South Sudanese Non-Governmental Organization (NNGO) in existence purposely to mobilize, support and organize the local communities in Eastern Equatoria State and South Sudanese communities to implement transformational community programs through effective resource mobilization, community empowerment and promotion of active participation in public policy and development processes. ICPDO`s main focus is to ameliorate the numerous sufferings of South Sudanese people in the post war and conflict era. Specially, we implement projects in six thematic areas namely:
ICPDO`s objective is to participate in rehabilitation, capacity building, and reconstruction of both lives and infrastructure affected due to decades of civil war in Sudan. ICPDO also aims at playing an active role in assisting the internally displaced persons (IDPs), Refugees and the returnees who are currently relocating to their original homes after many years of exile in refugee camps worldwide, s
Being a National NGO, ICPDO has the advantage of having a proper understanding of the local issues and context and is capable of mobilizing the community to dialogue and find remedies to their needs. ICPDO wants to specialize in resource mobilization for purposes of building capacities of the local communities to effectively partake in developmental, social stability and educational interventions.
ICPDO South Sudan is an entity that is:
- Non-profit makingand
On The Path to Achieve Our Goals:
To reduce suffering of Eastern Equatoria State and South Sudan communities by improving access to social services and justice. This goal shall be accomplished through the implementation of capacity building programmes, infrastructure rehabilitation and community development projects.
ICPDO exists to mobilize and organize communities to implement transformational community programs through effective resource mobilization, community empowerment and promotion of active participation in public policy and development process while promoting good governance and Advocacy for the rights of the citizens remains our cornerstone.
To achieve our mission, we are driven by the aspirations as indicated below:
To empower the people of South Sudan to combat food insecurity, conflicts, Gender Based Violence and child protection, promote hygiene and Sanitation promotion through water provision, hygiene and sanitation, food production, conflict mitigation, and Environmental Natural Resources Management and Protection. Reducing poverty is a vital factor for a quality lifestyle, so the organization strives to provide resources that maximize productivity to bring the rural needy population into mainstream economic development with accrued benefits of of decreased health risks, strengthening families, and enhancing financial stability. This by extension leads to prevention of GBV, Child abuse, conflict, environmental degradation and enhancing family productivity and posterity.
Principles of Work
To guide ICPDO in its task of achieving the mission, the following principles have been adopted. ICPDO will ensure the following:
- Independence: be national, independent, multicultural and non-party political
- Objectivity: use the best available scientific information to address issues and critically evaluate all its endeavors’
- Inclusivity: Seek dialogue and avoid unnecessary confrontation at program and institutional level, build concrete Social development solutions through a combination of promoting green technology, capacity building and skills transfer
- Involvement: involve local communities and indigenous peoples in the planning and execution of its social development and Rights programmes, respecting their cultural as well as economic needs
- Collaboration: strive to build partnerships with other organizations, governments, business and local communities to enhance ICPDO effectiveness
- Efficiency: run its operations in a cost effective manner and
- Accountability: apply donors’ funds according to the highest standards of integrity.
The organization has over the years developed beliefs and values that have become integral to its operations.
These core values are:
- Transparency and Accountability.
- Fairness, justice and respect for human dignity
- Gender equity & sensitivity.
- Environmental justice and governance.
- Respect for cohesiveness (diversity).
- Build open and honest relationships with communication.
- Personal Development.
- Commitment, Professionalism and Career development.
To fulfill its mandate, the Organization works in collaboration with other like-minded non-governmental organizations, local and national government actors as well as development actors. The organization aims not to duplicate efforts of its predecessors but to compliment any similar projects and or service undertaken in its target areas and core program goals. ICPDO works with all social sectors and organizations to ensure the communities are reached with developmental projects that builds their resilience.
Integrated Community Peace and Development Organization (ICPDO) is governed by its Board of Directors (BoD). The Board is the key policy making and governance body of the Organization and works independently. It formulates and approves policies and organizational systems and evaluates the overall performance of the Organization on period basis. The BoD consists of nine members (both male and female) and is headed by its Chairperson.
The Organization’s board of directors comprises of development professionals, intellectuals, academicians, and persons of substantial community influence. The Executive Director serves the board as the secretary and ex-official member. The Board works in the guidelines of the Board Policies Manual.