Integrated Development Organization, (IDO) is a South Sudanese national development and humanitarian organization founded on the 6th December, 2009 by a small team of dedicated volunteers; young ambitious youth who converged together in Khartoum, Sudan and founded what we now call Integrated Development Organization (IDO).The team had depended largely on their financial support and membership subscriptions of those who were interested in forming a humanitarian and developmental organization capable of delivering services and empowering communities quickly under post-recovery period in Sudan.
By March 2010, this committed group of volunteers officially incorporated the organization in South Sudan and South Sudan Integrated Development Organization came in to being, (SSIDO). Two years later, SSIDO membership grew to 50 members and employs 21 staffs and volunteers working in three (3) states of South Sudan,(Unity, Lakes and Central Equatoria State) empowering and working with South Sudan’s rural and urban communities to lead and develop their post-conflict societies every year.
In October 2015, the organization name was changed from South Sudan Integrated Development Organization (SSIDO) to Integrated Development Organization (IDO) through a board adopted resolution no. SSIDO/BoT/J/05/20151002 by dropping the South Sudan due to regulatory restriction by the state authority on the use of the pre-fix South Sudan as a non-state owned institution.
Due to a review of comparative advantages, IDO has narrowed down its programming from the broader focus to four thematic areas which include 1) Peace building, Advocacy and Governance (PAG), 2) Protection & Education (PAE), 3) Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), 4) Health and Nutrition (HAN).
IDO is managed and directed by a competent Chief Executive Officer (currently Mr. Yohanis Riek) appointed by the Board of Trustees. The Chief Executive Officer is assisted by qualified and professional staffs in programmes, admin & finance, and operations to run the day-to-day implementation of the four thematic areas outlined above.
To nurture just, peaceful and healthier societies.
To empower and work with grass root and urban societies/groups estranged and uprooted by conflict so that disadvantaged, vulnerable and excluded communities, societies and groups are able to lead and develop their post conflict societies.