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Dodoth Agro-Pastoralist Development Organization (DADO) is a local, non-Governmental, non-political non-profit making organization founded in July 1996 by the agro-pastoralist communities in Kaabong district. As a community based Organization (CBO), DADO was to provide livestock extension services and other related efforts to bring peace and reconciliation among the ethnic groups in north Karamoja.


After a decade of its operation as a CBO the organisation was formally registered as a national Non-Governmental Organisation – NGO with the NGO board. Reg No: 5432 besides being registered with Kaabong District Local Government as ACBO.

DADO is founded on the principles of working with the most marginalized agro-pastoral and minority communities with a broader call toward providing a holistic approach to community development. It focuses on supporting community development initiatives through building resilience, peace & reconciliation, protection and promotion of pastoralist and minority groups’ rights, including livelihoods enhancement among the pastoralists’ communities in the triangular board areas of north-eastern Uganda, north-western Kenya and south-eastern South Sudan.


  1. To enhance agro-pastoral livelihood of the most impoverished pastoral rural communities through knowledge and skills development, promotion of viable economic activities for self-reliance and sustainable development.
  2. Enhance the capacity of pastoral rural communities to participate and influence decision making processes, peace building for harmonious living and sustainable development.
  3. To contribute to the improvement of animal health, traction and value addition for improved income and economic development >
  4. To advocate and support pastoral accessibility and management of natural resources for improved range land utilization in a sustainable way.
  5. DADO organizational and institutional capacity developed and strengthened to be effective and efficient in north Karamoja and its adjacent communities


DADO operates and implements its activities in Kaabong district of North Karamoja with Concentration in the sub counties of Lodiko, Sidok, Lolelia, Kalapata, Kaabong East, Kaabong West and Karenga. Light Projects are also implemented in the sub counties of Kawalakol, Kathile and Kamion on the corridors/borders of the Kidepo Valley National Conservation Area/Park the above mentioned sub counties found in both Dodoth East and West constituencies.


On 26th July 2005 after operating as a CBO for approximately ten [10] years under then Kotido district, DADO was registered with the National NGO board under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Uganda Government as a nongovernmental organisation [NGO]. And DADO is registered by Kaabong District Local Government as of the Development Partner among others.


To empower Agro-Pastoralist in Dodoth to Achieve Improved and Sustainable Livelihoods through Improved Agriculture [Cropping and Animal Health], Business skills development and Income Generating Activities, Domestic Violence Prevention and HIV/AIDS Awareness /Education, Peace Building, Conflict Mitigation and Transformation, Human Rights, Good Governance, Lobby and Advocacy for Pastoral Rights.