About Us

Since its founding in 2001, RACIDA has worked to build the capacity of Agro-pastoralist communities living in Arid and Semi-Arid lands across the Horn of Africa in preventing and mitigating the impact of hazards of communities at risk. Anchored by a Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) approach, and guided by our belief that the communities we work with should be at the centre of their own development trajectory, we implement practical programmes that enable (Agro)-pastoral development, empowerment and wellbeing.

It’s RACIDA’s desire to nurture a culture that favors proactive and innovative developmental action. We work in a participative, consultative and collaborative ways with our stakeholders, development partners, governments and civil society organizations through sharing of information, best practices and continuous learning. We ensure that the presence of women and their views are in an equal part of the RACIDA organization at all levels. We hold ourselves individually and collectively accountable for the promotion of this internal culture.


To enhance self-reliance and prosperity amongst vulnerable pastoralist communities living in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands through promotion of better livelihood systems, sustainable use of natural resources and community empowerment.


The following are the core values of RACIDA

Solidarity with the poor and the marginalised communities
Exhibition of highest levels of professionalism
Respect for authorities (state laws, organizational constitution and policies)
Respect for life and human dignity
Team work, voluntarism and commitment


We envision “Communities in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in the Horn of Africa having secured livelihoods and sustainably managing their natural resources”.


The following are the programs of RACIDA

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Program
Food Security and Livelihoods Program
Education Program
Governance, Democracy and Human Rights Program
Health and Nutrition Program
Environment and Natural Resource Management Projects