Welcome to KAHRDO

Kalkal Human Rights Development Organization (KAHRDO) is a non-political, non-profit making organization founded on 7th July 2013 to respond to the current needs of the Somali people in order to sustain and strengthen human rights protection and advocacy, mainstream Peace building & reconciliation, engage in climate change mitigation and adaptation, promote democracy & good governance, spearhead youth empowerment,  advocate for environmental  conservation and climate change, participate in people living with disabilities & inclusive programmes, general protection in health and nutrition, education sponsorships and support humanitarian crisis in South/Central Somalia.

KAHRDO is run and managed by non-partisan local professionals whom have great experience practically & technically on various fields of capacities in the areas of community development and transformation. Over the years the organization has been growing too fast creating impacts to the communities it s operating in Somali.

VISIONA society that respects the fundamental rights and freedom of all for sustainable development.

Mission: We are committed to a sustainable future and to improving the social, economic and environmental well-being of the community. We are dedicated human rights & peace protection that foster a sustainable future and lead to social and economic improvements in the community and foster progressive realization of human rights.Goal:

To build individuals and institutions which are enlightened about their rights and working together to enhance the development of their communities.


Ensuring that all our humanitarian response, priorities are planned and implemented accordingly

Maximizing sustainability of our humanitarian interventions even in emergency responsesProactively engage communities drawing from their experiences

  • Promoting the protection of the most vulnerable rural and urban population against violence and exploitation
  • Continuous consultation and sharing with all stakeholders for development purposes

 Core Values:

KAHRDO believes in the following core values:-

  1. Transparency
  2. Accountability
  3. Neutrality
  4. Participatory decision making
  5. Non discrimination
  6. Commitment
  7. Incorporation of Islamic teaching and positive Somali Culture and respects for human rights
  8. Mutual respect and partnership with the development humanitarian actors’ include human rights and media groups (Agencies)


 Coverage Areas:

The organization operates in South/Central Somalia (Bay, Bakool, Lower Shebelle and Benadir Region. We are implementing programs in all those areas with different partners.

Legal Status:Kalkal Human Rights Development Organization (KAHRDO) is registered as non-profit making organization in Somali Federal Government and as well as South West State of Somalia.



Kalkal Human Rights Development Organization (KAHRDO) Corporate governance is overseen by a Board of Directors (BOD) comprising of three members with a wide range of skills, experience, and expertise. Board members act as stewards to the organization, working together to effectively achieve the mission of KAHRDO ORGANIZATION. They provide legal and fiduciary oversight on the organization; play an active role in mobilizing resources for program implementation; set strategic direction in policy; delegate authority and responsibility to management and staff for the day-to-day implementation of the organization’s work. The BOD has appointed various Board Committees that deal with the issues of resource mobilization, audits, human resource management, legal/ethical, and procurement.The Senior Management Team (SMT) have responsibility for the stewardship of program resources, oversee the technical delivery, coordinate the program strategy with the partners and ensure smooth project implementation according to set budgets and targets.

The Head of Programs oversees all the projects and provides oversight, management and coordination on all project managers as well as technical advice on all issues related to the design, development and strategic management and direction of projects. This is conducted through various designated project management teams.

The Head of Finance & Operations oversees the administrative, logistical and financial management for the organization and projects.

The Business Development Manager & IS Advisor steers resource mobilization efforts and supports ongoing internal capacity development.



We believe that the idea of partnership can hold much as the humanitarian challenges we face increase and become more complex. KAHRDO understands that through partnerships we can contribute our small part and reap the benefits of everyone’s effort; we can accelerate learning and distribute skills and knowledge; and we can add depth and breadth to our community impact. To make real the promise of partnerships, however, KAHRDO is always prepared to build, sustain, and evaluate them in a thoughtful way.

While there are many recognized benefits and advantages to partnership development, the answer to why KAHRDO seeks to establish partnerships is relatively simple. There is added value in working with other organizations. The benefits of effective partnerships do not appear overnight. Establishing effective and inclusive partnerships takes time, and it is important for us to create the right framework from the start and review the structure and process of the partnership on an on-going basis to measure its success or failure.

KAHRDO defines Partnership simply as “a collaborative relationship between entities to work toward shared objectives through a mutually agreed division of labor.”While this working definition may not be very precise, it does help us to distinguish various forms of partnerships and shape KAHRDO approach. KAHRDO always prefers a long term, flexible, and evolving style. During partnerships KAHRDO looks for the opportunity to learn more about effective management, build capacity, and gain valuable experiences in all the sectors we work in. In that sense, partnerships act as learning mechanisms that teach us to be better at what we do and enable us to achieve our goals.


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