SAACID
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Programme Sectors
SAACID was incorporated as a women’s non-governmental organisation (NGO) in October of 1990. Its original mandate was to advocate for women’s rights. Over the last two decades SAACID has expanded its operations into six sectors (see organisational chart), as well as research, with cross-cutting issues also resulting in broad programming overlap:

CONFLICT & GOVERNANCE
  • DDR
  • Conflict resolution & conciliation training
  • Democracy & rule-of-law education
  • Good local governance education
  • Advocacy
EDUCATION
  • Primary & secondary schools
  • Women's teacher training institute
  • Vocational training
  • Literacy & numeracy for women
  • IDP emergency school education
EMERGENCY RELIEF
  • Emergency distributions
  • Food kitchens
  • Disaster response
  • Quick impact cash-for-work programming
HEALTH, NUTRITION & WASH
  • Child nutrition
  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Maternal health
  • TB clinics
LIVELIHOODS & DEVELOPMENT
  • Urban infrastructure development
  • Cash-for-work
  • IDP settlement rehabilitation
  • Canal rehabilitation
WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT
  • Anti Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) programming
  • micro-credit
  • Advocacy
  • Women's rights training
  • All sectors that SAACID works in have built-in gender equality and women's empowerment outputs requirements
  • Micro-credit - including business entrepreneurship training and mentoring
The reasons for such broad operational coverage are twofold:

  1. The massive needs within the Somali context - and the systemic lack of support and empowerment to support those needs; and,
  2. The lack of recurrent funding that SAACID has access to, which forces SAACID, if it wishes to continue operating, to match donor interest and priorities. The result is a multi-thematic organisation, with a multi-skilled and innovative staff.


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