Main Office: Baidoa, South West State of Somalia

OUR VISION

Empowering Communities in Somalia to prosper in an environment of peace and dignity.

MISSION

Inspire and promote community driven solutions to social, economic and political challenges.

CORE VALUES

Accountable leadership and actions, respect of the rights of all, promotion of Equality and diversity 

OUR CURRENT CAUSES

WE ARE EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES ONE FAMILY AT A TIME
SOME WORDS ABOUT US

South West Initiative for Sustainable Development Agency (SWISDO) is a non-governmental organization established in 2019 in Baidoa with invaluable support from the local communities. It is duly registered as Non-Governmental Organization in Federal Government of Somalia and in Southwest State of Somalia. SWISDO leadership is by board of directors and a competent management team that is concerned with daily operations. 

Our programs are run by a team of 6 professional staff in the areas of WASH, Health, Skills Training, Livelihoods and Economic development. Since its registration, SWISDO has implemented over 25 projects on emergency covering WASH, Health and livelihoods development. 

POLICIES & PRACTICES
  • Financial Manual: SWISDO has developed a strong internal control system that ensures prudent and accountable use of finances.

    The Financial Policy and Procedures manual covers finance regulations and procedures to be used in accounting for SWISDO financial operations and serves as a supreme policy in SWISDO’s financial administration. 

  • Financial Manual: SWISDO has developed a strong internal control system that ensures prudent and accountable use of finances.

    The Financial Policy and Procedures manual covers finance regulations and procedures to be used in accounting for SWISDO financial operations and serves as a supreme policy in SWISDO’s financial administration. 

  • Child protection policy: SWISDO condemns all abuse against children thus committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children, particularly those associated with SWISDO’s programs. Therefore, SWISDO has a policy of zero tolerance of child abuse.

  • Fraud, Whistleblowing and Complaints Policy: SWISDO requires staff at all times to act honestly and with integrity and to safeguard the resources for which they are responsible. Fraud is an ever-present threat to these resources and hence must be a concern of all members of staff. The prevention and detection of fraud is the contractual responsibility of all employees in SWISDO, and the failure to report suspicions and concerns may result in disciplinary action being taken. SWISDO contracts/agreements with contractors and other partners shall include a commitment to report to the program administrator on suspicion of and evidence possessed of an illegal act, an attempted illegal act or a plan to commit an illegal act by anyone associated with the implementation of the agreement.

  • Risk assessment: SWISDO has designated different levels of risk and stages that call for preventive action. This is to ensure that no resources are lost by anticipating risks and being able to closely estimate the direction of risk. A risk assessment matrix is maintained and reported monthly. This assists in strengthening systems and mitigating risks. SWISDO also subscribes to different code of conducts prescribed by the clusters and also by the humanitarian community.