HARDO which begun with 10 volunteer workers 2 decades ago has grown its human resource capacity and today boasts of 100 employees placed in different sectors of the organization and specialized in different capacities. HARDO has its headquarter in Mogadishu, Somalia and other implementing offices in Somalia, Somaliland and North Eastern Kenya where majority of its employees are based. Other offices include the Coordination office in Nairobi, Kenya, and supporting offices in the United Kingdom, Germany and Netherlands. HARDO not only operates in Beletweyne District in Somalia today but covers 6 regions in South Central Somalia i.e. Mudug, Galgaduud, Hiran, Middle Shabelle, Lower Shabelle and Banadir (See map) as well as Somaliland and North Eastern Kenya. Up to date, with the assistance of partner organizations whose numbers have increased overtime, HARDO has sustained livelihood in Somalia by assisting over 2.6 million people (over 430,000 Households). HARDO continues to provide emergency relief assistance to the most vulnerable communities in its areas of operation and supports development initiatives in various areas of focus including:
· Agriculture and Food security
· Water and Environmental Sanitation
· Health and Nutrition
· Economic and Social development
· Emergency humanitarian relief
· Education and Training
· Women and Youth empowerment
· Promotion of Human rights, Democracy, Peace and Conflict resolution
· Environmental Protection
We employ participatory approach by working closely with local communities to empower the needy with relevant knowledge, skills, tools and resources that assist them in becoming self-reliant.
We actively involve the communities right from project conception to its implementation to its sustenance and ensure they own the projects. They provide solutions to their own problems and we assist them to efficiently solve these problems. We therefore work in conjunction with local village elders, local authorities and the communities to identify problems facing communities and the people most affected and come up with solutions. After development projects are completed, committees are formed to oversee the management and sustenance of these projects. We emphasize on impartiality.
Our Board of Directors consists of 10 members who govern the overall operations of the organization. Their roles include formulating policies, strategic planning, fundraising, decision making, building relationships with interested parties, proposal development and safeguarding the good image of the organization. Execution of day-to-day organizational activities is done by qualified and experienced staff under the guidance and supervision of the Chief Executive Officer.