The Dynamic 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 organization was formally registered as a national Non-Governmental Organization – NGO – with the NGO board. DADO’s strength is hinged on the diversity of expertise and experience working jointly with the most marginalized agro-pastoral and minority communities with a broader call toward providing a holistic approach to community development.
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.
Geographical Area of operation/coverage: DADO operates and implements its activities in Kaabong and Kotido district of North Karamoja with Concentration in the sub counties of Lodiko, Sidok, Lolelia, Kalapata, Kaabong East, Kaabong West, Lokori 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.
Legal status: On 26th July 2005 after operating as a CBO for approximately ten  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