The Allied Initiatives for Community Development (AICD) is non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation, registered and incorporated with Uganda Ministry of Internal Affairs under the National NGO Board with registration number s. 5914/9135.
The formation of AICD in 2012 was born out of a deep conviction by a group of highly motivated community leaders to respond to the plight of the community whose rapidly growing youth, children, and women populations were suffering from hunger, disease, unemployment, and poverty. Key main concerns in the Lake Albert Valley community were the lack of jobs for graduates and other out of school youths; absence of reproductive health services for women and youth; hunger; and the huge number of youths who abuse drugs, & are economically unproductive. This prompted the conceptualization of three key focal programs for the organization to start working on: - 1) Agriculture & food security; 2) Sexual & Reproductive health; 3) Youth Rehabilitation & Empowerment.
Agriculture and food security program: Under this program AICD intends to work with rural families to have sustainable food production all year round using: - 1) Home-based garden micro-irrigation activities; 2) Village food banks to act as food reservoirs for rural families. 3) Farmer cooperatives program that offers agricultural production support to rural households.
Sexual & Reproductive health service program: Under this program AICD will be providing healthcare services at it’s Community Medical Centre with strong emphasis on quality family planning services, maternity care for expectant mothers, and adolescent’s sexual health services. Also under this program other healthcare services shall be delivered to the rural people.
Youth Empowerment & rehabilitation: This program aims at increasing the economic productivity of youths in the community; and improves their livelihoods through sustainable income generating activities. It involves providing entrepreneurship development and capacity building activities to the youths and women in the community; rehabilitating youths involved in prostitution, drug abuse; and preventing others from engaging in such risky behaviors.
The Allied Initiatives for Community development is a private, not-for-profit non governmental organization working in areas of sustainable development, human rights, health and youth empowerment.
The Allied Initiatives for Community Development has a governance structure that is made of the General Assembly (GA) which comprise of all member organizations, the Board with membership elected by the General Assembly and the Secretariat which runs the day to day affairs of the organisation.
The General Assembly is the highest policy making organ of the organisation. It meets once a year to conduct the business of the organisation and each fully paid up Member Organization is represented by three active members in the Assembly. The General Assembly elects members of the Board after every three years.
AICD's Board comprises of a nine members elected every three years to formulate policies and oversee the management and effective running of the affairs of the organisation. The board is headed by the chairman and it has 9 members all of whom are elected by the organization’s general assembly.
The Board appoints the management committee that is headed by the executive director. The management committee is the organization’s organ that runs the daily activities of the organisation. AICD at the moment has five full time staff members at its secretariat.
The Secretariat is headed by the management committee with the leadership of the executive director. The Secretariat has got a number of staff to include: Program Officers, Project Officers, Accountants, Administrator, Support Staff, Interns and Volunteers