In the cradle of humanity, Africa, the Movendi movement is represented through 74 Member Organizations in 25 countries – all located in Sub-Saharan Africa, where we cover all regions with our work.

Burundi

Burundi Alcohol Policy Alliance (BAPA)

Full member

Burundi Alcohol Policy Alliance-BAPA is a coalition of ten civil society associations fighting against alcohol abuse

Cameroon

Mike Yanou Foundation

Associated Member

Mike Yanou, Mike Yanou Foundation (MYF) is a non-profit organisation focused on engaging, empowering and equipping boys to become effective fathers and father figures, with the vision of creating prosperous communities with functional families. MYF aims to tackle the root problem of gender-based violence perpetuated by men with dysfunctional adolescence.

MYF’s approach is developmental, with a focus on school outreach and community focal points. MYF plans to establish BoysEngage Clubs in schools and communities to curb the challenges posed of dysfunctional boys and absence of fatherly figures in the society.

Through these channels, MYF addresses various problems caused by the absence of fathers and fatherly figures which includes amongst others:

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse – Psychosocial Support, Safe Space, Sensitisation
  • Mental Health – Psychosocial Support, Safe Space, Sensitisation
  • Domestic Violence – Psychosocial Support, Safe Space, Sensitisation/Awareness
  • Financial Struggles – Trainings, Career Orientation and Mentorship, Economic Inclusion, Micro Loans.
RADA – Reconciliation and Development Association

Full member

RADA is a community of young professionals and experts who believe in the potential of everyone to add value to themselves and the communities where they live and contributing to sustainable community development.

They envision communes where individuals live harmonious and peacefully, harnessing their full potential to support sustainable development, growth, prosperity, health and well-being for all. Their mission is to support community development by building bridges to sustainable solutions inclusively in health, education, agriculture, technology, peace and environmental protection solutions. 

Value Health Africa

Full member

Value Health Africa (VAHA) is a non-profit, whose mission is to add value to life by improving health and wellness in Cameroon. Our work is focused on reducing premature mortality from communicable and non-communicable diseases and fostering sexual and reproductive health, through strengthening access to primary health care, policy advocacy and research.

DR Congo

Maroy Foundation

Associated Member

They an Anglo-Congolese, home-grown, home-led Foundation headquartered in Bukavu, South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They organise and manage programmes concentrating on Education with an embedded focus on entrepreneurship, gender equality, youth leadership and skills training. They provide scholarships, educational classes, we hold sporting and community events, and we provide vital medical care.

Maroy Foundation operates in South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The core focus of our work centres on implementing innovative, holistic and comprehensive thoroughly-planned interventions in education and healthcare. They seek to make an impact complementing existing resources and projects in the community rather than duplicating them.

Ethiopia

Menorah Trustees Community Service

Full member

Menorah is founded by the initiative of Tewodros Hailemariam he had firsthand experience with substance use problems after he freed himself from SUD, and he starts working to tackle the problem in Ethiopia. He had been working in Mequamia Community Development Organization as a cofounder and prevention program director for 10 years.

Tewodros took the initiative he forms a group a member of 7 professionals, by the collaboration of the team Menorah Trustees Community Service becomes true. Menorah Trustees Community Service (MTCS) was established at the first Board meeting of the founding members held on January 10, 2023.

The organization began its quest by focusing its full efforts on substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation, and Professional Development on Drug Demand Reduction Universal curricular courses of UPC, UTC, and URC through Educational and Training program.

Gambia

IOGT The Gambia

Full member

IOGT The Gambia promotes a fresh and sober lifestyle, and empowers Gambian youth to take control of their lives through healthy social activites and education. Anda sa sago – be in control of your own life.

Ghana

INSLA

Full member

The Institute of Leadership and Development (INSLA) is a non-profit civil society center for the strengthening of leadership capacity and the promotion of development.

INSLA’s interventions are based on proven local, national and global scientific evidence, facts and good practices.

INSLA is a development oriented center which has been in operation since December 2009.

The Institute’s current focus is to strengthen leadership to assist in the implementation of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other international development frameworks.

The Institute works to promote development and counter the irresponsible corporate activities detrimental to human health and the environment.

INSLA engages in health promotion and information activities, as well as sensitization efforts on clean, productive and safe environment. INSLA is advocating for good governance and peace, and youth and gender empowerment.

Vision for Alternative Development

Full member

Vision for Alternative Development (VALD) is a non-governmental organisation registered with the Registrar Generals Department of the Republic of Ghana.

The main goal of VALD is to promote alternative initiatives and support development at all levels of society by advocating for a tobacco-free society and road safety in Ghana. VALD also strengthens tobacco control at the local level in Ghana to improve health and reduce poverty.

VALD’s objectives are to advocate, sensitise and build capacity on tobacco control and health issues; to empower and support community participation in good governance; and to promote and support cultural diversity, dialologue, peace and development in Ghana.

Guinea-Bissua

IOGT Guinea-Bissau

Full member

IOGT Guinea-Bissau works to provide education for peace, health and solidarity – and real developement of the country. IOGT Guinea-Bissau runs schools in the country to provide basic education and empowerment. IOGT Guinea-Bissau also works with sports and leisure time activities to prevent alcohol and other drug use among children and youth.

Kenya

Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance

Associated Member

The Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance (KETCA) is an umbrella organization for all Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) advancing the fight against the ills caused by the farming, production, manufacturing and consumption of tobacco in the Kenya.

As an umbrella body, KETCA strives to coordinate tobacco control efforts with the ultimate goal of having a Tobacco-Free Kenya.

Its mission is to ensure coordinated efforts in tobacco control in Kenya, bringing on board all stakeholders not affiliated to the tobacco industry and not involved in the promotion of the growth or use of tobacco, in implementing national and international legal instruments, policies and activities on tobacco control and health.

Nyalenda Journey to Recovery

Full member

Nyalenda Journey to Recovery is a community based organization envisioned to restore public health and championed for resilient community through multi-sectoral approaches; i.e through 7 comprehensive strategies and change on levels of influence to cover(individual, interpersonal, organizations, community and policies).

Graceful Youth Recovery Centre Cbo

Full member

Graceful Youth Recovery Centre is a Community Based Organisation in Kiambu County, Kenya. The core objective of the organisation is promotion of an alcohol-free and drug-free community.
This is achieved by creating awareness on the harm caused by alcohol and drugs, promoting prevention, promoting sober living by conducting awareness talks in the community, in schools, tertiary institutions, churches and offices. They assist the needy community members – men, women and children in desperate situations who include commercial sex workers, the less fortunate in the community through recovery by connecting them with professionals in that field. They work with volunteer counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and mental health experts to offer professional services. They provide food, water and clothing. We look forward to setting up a drop-in center, and a residential rescue center where people can access information and programmes that promote Alcohol and drugs prevention, support and recovery.

Blue Cross Kisumu

Full member

They  are an independent not for profit organization with a vision of sober communities and a mission to mobilize alcohol prevention, treatment, and after care intervention for the whole family. They work with children, youth and families affected by alcohol and drug use/abuse in Kenya.

Their work majors on prevention, harm reduction, awareness and treatment in Kisumu County and its environs. We are affiliated to the International Blue Cross, an organization working in more than 40 countries.  They are also members of different National and international networks working in the field of alcohol prevention and treatment that include Alcohol control policy network, World federation against drug abuse, Movendi international, Vienna NGO committee among others.

ACPN – Alcohol Control and Policy Network

Full member

Network of likeminded organizations set up in 2009 to advocate for implementation of evidence based alcohol policies.

SLUM Child Foundation

Full member

Established in 2008, Slum Child Foundation is a non-profit social service and community-based organizations with a special status with economic and social council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

The Foundation is dedicated to helping the most vulnerable and marginalized members of the Kenyan society. We work with vulnerable and marginalized children, women and youths from major slums in Nairobi, Kenya which include but not limited to:- Korogocho, Huruma, Mathare, Ngei, Baba Dogo and Dandora.

The Foundation has developed interventions that promotes safe spaces for children in the slum of Korogocho, they include, addiction prevention initiatives and implementation of actions to promote children’s rights, Prevention of Violence against children, Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Prevention of gender-based violence, promotion of Life Skills for self-reliance and sustainability to promote women’s and girls’ empowerment.

Students’ Campaign Against Drugs

Full member

SCAD is a not-for-profit and politically independent youth run organization. SCAD works for reducing the prevalence rates of substance abuse, HIV risk behaviors and infections among young people of Kenya. Through education programs, SCAD works with and for young people, equipping them with skills to aide in their making informed decisions while SCAD’s advocacy efforts are aimed at addressing the environment within which they live. Research guides both SCAD’s education and advocacy efforts.

Lesotho

Anti Drug Abuse Association of Lesotho

Full member

The Anti Drug Abuse Association of Lesotho (ADAAL) works to educate young people and adults in Lesotho about HIV and substance use prevention. ADAAL’s main activities are projects to empower healthy youth. ADAAL’s works comprises advocacy, prevention, community development, Human Rights promotion and research.

ADAAL also runs a project for orphans and vulnerable children. Other areas of work are HIV/Aids, Counseling, Education, Prevention, Training, Anti-Human Trafficking, and Sustainable Livelihood / Alternative Development.

Liberia

Poverty Reduction Initiative – PORIN

Associated Member

Poverty Reduction Initiative (PORIN) was founded as a nongovernmental and non-political organization out of the need to respond to the poverty reduction attempt of national Government with the mandate to contribute her quota to reduce poverty and to create an enabling and competitive environment in which potential and existing urban and rural communities can thrive and grow and achieve sustainable balance development.

Aalem for Orphan and Vulnerable Children

Full member

Aalem for Orphan and Vulnerable Children was started in 2012 by a number of caring people who wanted to reverse the ravages of the HIV and AIDS pandemics that had ravaged significant populations in Liberia, and, most importantly, its children and future. The new Facebook page is part of a larger strategy to bring a message of hope to the children served by the mission of AOVC. Our Vision: to care for orphans and vulnerable children, remove the stigma of being an orphan, and alleviate poverty and suffering by facilitating programs that foster a change in our community.

Malawi

Centre for Girls and Interaction (CEGI)

Full member

Centre for Girls & Interaction (CEGI) is a non-profit making ​organization, primarily concerned with creating access to information on girls  and young women rights, health and related issues through interaction, advocacy, documentation, education, networking  for positive change in Malawi.

CEGI strongly advocate for approaches that provide girls and young women with safety and support. Our human rights work includes public education campaigns, policy development and advocacy, ​coalition building, research and training and technical assistance

 

Drug Fight Malawi

Full member

Drug Fight Malawi is a registered national not for profit making organization in Malawi that focuses on prevention of alcohol and drug use. Its working strategy include advocacy for policies and laws against alcohol and drug use, mobilization of people’s support for implementation of those policies and laws and finally through education giving to ensure target group are imparted with evidence-based information on the dangers of use of alcohol and drugs so that they have informed choice

Malawi Alcohol Policy Alliance (MAPA)

Full member

Reduce harmful alcohol consumption for the GBV free society

Women’s Coalition Against Cancer – WOCACA

Full member

WOCACA aims to contribute towards cancer control by empowering women and their families through awareness education, training, research, lobbying and advocacy, mobilization and networking. Additionally, WOCACA provides support and care especially to women and children with cancer and their families.

Mali

IOGT Mali

Full member

IOGT Mali promotes a lifestyle free from alcohol and other drugs through the example of their own members.

Nigeria

People Against Drug Dependence and Ignorance PADDI

Full member

People Against Drug Dependence & Ignorance {PADDI Foundation} is working towards rational Drug Policies which take into consideration human right, public health, social justice and security concerns. We factor in disparity of norms and values, public health response capacity and circumstances of peoples in formulating and implementing appropriate Drug policies and interventions.

The Wellbeing Initiative

Full member

The Wellbeing Initiative is a community of young people advancing NCD prevention in Nigeria with a focus on health promotion and public policy.

African Youths Initiative on Crime Prevention (AYICRIP)

Full member

AYICRIP is a nonprofit/non-governmental youth based organization registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2011 with special focus on crime prevention and youth development.

They are committed to the fight against crime through preventive approach and since inception we have successfully organized programmes which cuts across, Drug and Substance Abuse/Trafficking, Youth Migration, Abortion, Cyber-crime (yahoo. yahoo), Sexual harassment, Prostitution , Examination malpractice , Campus Cultism, Environmental Crime,  Stereotype, Democracy/ Electoral education, Terrorism, Rape, Kidnapping, Gender equality, Anti-Corruption, Youth Development,  Climate change Peace building, Conflict Resolution, Community Policing, Leadership and Good Governance.

Hauz Of Elnathan Initiative

Full member

Hauz of Elnathan Initiative, a Non-Governmental organization, registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) of the Federal Republic Nigeria.

THEI is a Nonprofit Organization focused on protecting and improving young persons health by promoting knowledge on issues on drugs abuse, sexual orientation and facilitates users & victims recovery/re-integration.

Hauz of Elnathan Initiative is founded with the sole purpose to enhancing youthful person’s development towards a better African society, and possibly to advocate the enhancement of the well being of the ill and deserted Old persons in our society.

House of Hilkiah Foundation

Full member

House of Hilkiah Foundation is a Nigeria-based NGO dedicated to the promotion of human welfare and social reforms. The Organization is based in Makurdi, the Benue State Capital in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region.
House of Hilkiah Foundation has conducted several capacity and peace building training programs, and has also engaged women in rural areas of Benue State, especially those affected by Herdsmen attacks on rural farmers. The Foundation has also hosted trainings, providing entrepreneurship and vocational skills to young people in Makurdi.
The desired outcome of their efforts is an environment that is conducive for everyone to come together, work and share ideas irrespective of social class, religion, or sexual orientation, to build a better nation.

Nigeria Alcohol Prevention Youth Initiative

Full member

The Nigeria Alcohol Prevention Youth Initiative (NAPYI) is a not-for-profit non-governmental youth organization with a mission is to give voice to young Nigerians’ views on alcohol harm, to create more awareness about evidence-based policies that help prevent and reduce alcohol harm, and to promote science-based practices independent of commercial interests. NAPYI works to empower young people by educating and empowering youth to lead a healthy lifestyle. NAPYI works to monitor the activities of the alcohol industry in Nigeria and engages in the development of public policy solutions for alcohol control and to work according to WHO standards.

Rwanda

Purpose Rwanda

Full member

Purpose Rwanda operates in Rwanda as a capacity building non-profit organization that focuses on Purpose Development and support among the youth. They identify and develop key outstanding purposes among the youth and commission them to develop their society.

Guided by its curriculum, Purpose Rwanda also partakes on the journey to build Positive and Addiction free citizens in a bid to strengthen the growth of their purposes.

Their core areas of intervention are aligned to fulfil Purpose Rwanda’s vision of building a Purposeful, Positive and Addiction Free Generation towards self-sustainability and socioeconomic transformation among the citizenry.

PURPOSE RWANDA’s strategic development plan recognizes the two components as part of the cross-sectoral areas that need to be strengthened to foster socio-economic development among the citizenry and that is;

  • Purpose Development and Support
  • Positive and Addiction Free living (Fight Against Addiction)

This initiative is therefore, designed to build a Purposeful, Positive and Addiction free Generation in a bid to bring about socio-economic transformation.

Youth for development and Human Rights Advancement (YDHRA)

Full member

Youth for Development and Human Rights Advancement (YDHRA) is a local non-governmental organization. Founded in 2015, they are focused on promoting human rights and development among the youth and women which will finally lead to the development of our country and the world at large. They empower them to have a powerful voice, knowledge, and resources so as to create changed lives.

Association des Guides du Rwanda

Full member

Association des Guides du Rwanda is a non-profit organization, enabling girls and young women to acquire skills leading to their development and autonomy and to become agents of positive change as responsible citizens.

Senegal

Senegalese Youth Network on Population and Development

Full member

The Senegalese Youth Network on Population and Development (RESOPOPDEV) is a youth organization that advocates for adolescents and youth on issues of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) as well as on Migration and Participation issues affecting young people. RESOPOPDEV was created to provide answers to the concerns of young Senegalese about their health and socio-economic status. RESOPOPDEV’s mission is to be a powerful national network at the forefront of Senegal’s youth development. RESOPOPDEV works to create an enabling environment for effective participation of adolescents and young people in protecting and promoting SRHR, education, and sub-regional integration as well as the fight against the spread of HIV/ AIDS, poverty , unemployment, inequities and gender inequalities.

Sierra Leone

IOGT Sierra Leone

Full member

Christian Outreach Justice Mission Sierra Leone

Full member

The Christian Outreach Justice Mission – Sierra Leone is a human rights Christian charitable organization which was formed about a decade ago by well-meaning Sierra Leoneans to serve humanity for their holistic development and build their communities through the creation of opportunities to make a living meaningful for the people regardless of where they live.

Somalia

Development and Relief Solutions DRESO

Full member

Development & Relief Solutions (DRESO) is a non-profit making and non-Governmental Organization working in Benadir, Hiran, Middle and Lower shabelle regions.  DRESO is head quartered in Mogadishu, Somalia.DRESO projects focus on children, youth, women and displaced persons. The programs touch on human rights, democracy, WASH, Health and Nutrition, Livelihood, relief and development.

South Africa

Multi Arts Alliance

Full member

Multi Arts Alliance is registered NGO. Their mission is to incorporate performing and visual arts into health, social issues, and advocacy activities to enhance impact in various ways. They organise advocacy through theatrical productions, art exhibitions, educational workshops, and art installations. Additionally, they offer rehabilitation programs, community art projects, human rights promotion, and countering harmful industries through artistic protests and street art activism. These approaches not only make messages more engaging but also foster a deeper emotional connection with the audience, provoking thought, inspiring action, and creating lasting social change.

Creative expression through the arts serves as a powerful tool for community empowerment and resilience.

BSYD – Be Smart Youth Development

Full member

BSYD is a NGO operating in South Africa and their main objectives are:

  • to create an enabling environment for the local youth so that they can be self-dependent by regularly drug testing them.
  • Building up skills development skills activities, and reduce the use of illicit substances combined with knowledge.
  • Teach them about the negative effects of using these substances.
Bambanani NGO

Full member

They empower and develop the lives and livelihoods of youth, women, disabled and unemployed persons

The Independent Order of True Templars

Full member

The Independent Order of True Templars (IOTT) is present all over Southern Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe. IOTT works to prevent and reduce harms caused by alcohol and other drugs and to promote a sober youth, for a sober nation.

South Sudan

Christian Action for Development & Support (CADS)

Full member

CADS is a Christian non-profit, non-governmental organization extending Life –serving help and opportunity of people facing the most profound human challenges of extreme poverty working lasting sustainable change. Its aim is to provide a rapid world response to the basic needs of population affected by humanitarian crisis to help them regain independence and dignity.

Christian Action for Development & Support (CADS) works to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats different lives to achieve immediate and lasting change in every living life.Its vision is a world in which every life attains better status, protection, development and participation.

Tanzania

ADEACH – Agriculture Development and Community Health Organization

Associated Member

ADEACH is a NGO operating in Tanzania and their mission is to enhance Sustainable Agriculture through modern Technologies and accelerate improvements in Community health, safe water, gender balance, quality education, Empowerment of Communities and well-being on food and nutrition to both urban and rural communities

Their objectives are:

  • To promote and motivate Women and Youth to adopt improved practices and technologies, information related to agriculture, agri-marketing, agri-business and co operatives
  • To advocacy and promote health services and hygiene to the community through health programs
  • To empower Community to collaborate and solving the greatest food and nutrition challenges now and in the future
  • To promote and empower community to access quality education through different programs
  • To create awareness to community on preventing and protecting water sources and environmental conservation
  • To promote gender awareness to community and fighting against GBV through gender programs
  • To empower community to achieve sustainable development
Rehema Foundation Tanzania

Full member

Rehema Foundation Tanzania [REFOTA] is a non-governmental organisation and non-profit making.

The organisation aims at dealing with community programs and community projects in many aspects, especially health programs like HIV/AIDS, TB, Drug addiction and Gender-based violence,

Rehema Foundation Tanzania comprises professional workers who are ready to build a better productive and future community by eliminating the youth population from using drugs. Also to educate the community on gender-based violence and violence against children.

PDI – Population and Development Initiative

Full member

PDI – Population and Development Initiative is a national Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that was established in 2020 and registered in 2021 with registration number 00NGO/R/1566. PDI was established by a group of active agents of change who want to contribute to different capacities and build strong collaborations to advance socio-economic development in Tanzania.
 
They work in five thematic areas of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Environmental Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Rights and Education, and Economic Empowerment. PDI has offices in Kigoma, Geita, and Morogoro regions in Tanzania. 
PDI intends to provide skills, capacity, networks, information and resources needed to address these challenges to support development of children, youth and children in Tanzania.
Blue Cross Society of Tanzania

Full member

BLUE CROSS OF TANZANIA (BCST) is a non-governmental organization working with the issue of alcohol and drugs abuse related problems under Christian values and uniting peoples in their communities to fight against alcoholism and drug abuse and bringing their own development. The Blue Cross Society of Tanzania subsequently called “Blue Cross” is a voluntary organization introduced in early 1996 and registered under Non-Governmental Organizations Act, 2002. Its Head Office is in Morogoro (Ifakara town) with sub head office in Arusha city.  Blue Cross Society of Tanzania is also a member of International Blue Cross since established.

Their objectives are:

  1. To assist those who are battling with alcohol-related problems, using every available modern means.
  2. To provide information to the societies about the dangers of alcohol and all other drug abuse.
  3. To encourage prevention amongst young people by promoting drug free life style.
  4. To support alcohol policy and promoting health for all.
  5. To fight against poverty, HIV/ AIDS and social exclusion especially connected with alcohol and other drugs.

 

Tanzania Network Against Alcohol Abuse – TAAnet

Associated Member

They are working towards the improvement of public health and social economic status of the Tanzania population

Morogoro Saving the Poor Organization (MOSAPORG)

Full member

Morogoro Saving the Poor Organization (MOSAPORG) is a Non-Governmental Organization established in January 2012 in response to the improvement the lives of the most vulnerable groups in Tanzania. Since its inception the organization has been front line in supporting the Tanzania Government Efforts in improving the lives of the Most Vulnerable Groups in Tanzania.

Future For Marginalised Community

Full member

FUMACO is a registered NGO based in Mwanza, Tanzania and is politically and religiously independent. In collaboration with a wide network of partners, FUMACO works to facilitate an enabling environment for the struggling to address economic, social and physical needs of the community so as to empower them and have a voice.

FUMACO’s vision is to leave a sustainable community for future generations.

FUMACO’s mission is the promotion of social inclusion in order to empower and to reflect the perspective of the minorities, the excluded groups and the poorest in the development process.

FUMACO runs different programs, such as:

  • Early Childhood Development: intends to strengthen the capacities of families and the local community structures to support vulnerable children to access preschools, pre-primary education and feeding program within targeted communities.
  • Skills Training and Economic Empowerment: providing long term solutions to poverty through giving skills that can provide sustainable incomes.
  • HIV-TB Education and Support: enlighten community members on the link between HIV and TB and also infusing rights based approaches in the management and care of HIV patients who have TB.
  • Child Marriage Campaign: raise awareness of the harmful impact of child marriage by encouraging open, inclusive and informed discussion at community level.
Tanzania Media Womens Association – TAMWA

Associated Member

The Tanzania Media Women’s Association (TAMWA) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental and non-partisan organisation. TAMWA is committed to advocating for women and children’s rights by conducting awareness raising activities for cultural, policy and legal changes in society through the use of media. TAMWA has two offices, one in Dar -es- Salaam and one in Zanzibar. Currently the Association has over 200 members with a minimum qualification of Diploma in Journalism and three years’ work experience in the media industry. Members are working in public and private media houses as editors, reporters, programme managers, producers, public relations and communication officers. Their mission is to advocate for women and children’s rights by conducting awareness raising activities for cultural, policy and legal changes/transformations in the society through the use of media.

Iringa Development of Youth, Disabled and Children Care

Full member

Iringa Development of Youth, Disabled and Children Care (IDYDC) is a non-governmental organization located in southern part of Tanzania.

The organization is working in three regions: Iringa, Dar-es-Salaam and Njombe with the headquarters in Iringa Municipality.

IDYDC seeks to address the issue of health, poverty and illiteracy. Lack of education, poor knowledge on health issues and poverty affect the welfare of children and youth and increase their vulnerability. IDYDC works with street children, and children and youth that have alcohol and other drug problems. IDYDC also works to mitigate and prevent risks of contracting HIV and STIs. IDYDC has established five major programs to prevent and reduce problems in the community.

Women and Child Vision

Full member

Women and Child Vision (WOCHIVI) is a non-partisan, religiously independent non-governmental organization with a mission to enlighten people in Tanzania specifically in Arusha municipality on a lifestyle free from alcohol and other drugs. WOCHIVIV works to create a healthy community where people do not live in fear of infection with HIV/AIDS and burdened by poverty. Their activities include teaching disadvantaged youth; providing home-based care to sick patients including food support; giving small business grants to widows whose partners have died from HIV/ AIDS – which allows them to stop producing informal alcohol and earn money for family needs such as rent, food, medicine and school fees; as well as community outreach and capacity-building of school students.

Uganda

Uganda National Association of Community Occupational Health (UNACOH)

Associated Member

Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH), is a public health Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) Registered in 1991 under the NGO Act. The Association brings together health professionals, individuals and organizations interested or active in the improvement of health in Uganda.

UNACOH aims at promoting a positive health culture and influencing healthy public policies in Uganda through advocacy, education and research by involving public health professionals and other persons interested in public health such as policy makers, health media practitioners, social scientists and teachers, among others.

International Aid Services – IAS Uganda

Full member

IAS Uganda wants to equip the local communities with the skills to manage their own development process. IAS Uganda uses a Rights Based and Needs Based approach to community development and Civic education is carried out to enhance the civic competence of the community. We believe that when understanding the roles and responsibilities as rights holders the capacity to demand for the rights from the duty bearers at all levels will increase.

Community Care Foundation- Uganda (CCFU)

Full member

CCFU is a youth led and youth serving non-profit organization. They are working to improve the wellbeing of young people and women in Masaka region to live a better and a purpose driven life through providing Educating, Engaging & Empowering them. CCFU is to bring love and hope to young people and to transform poor communities in Masaka region and in Uganda at-large.

Real Agency for Community Development(RACD)

Full member

RACD is a Ugandan organisation established in 2007 with the aim of empowering communities to improve their livelihoods. RACD focuses on carrying out sustainable income generating activities and sensitising youth on issues such as HIV/AIDS, human rights, and environmental conservation.

Ndibwami Integrated Rescue Project (NIRP)

Full member

A development organisation providing support and care to people Living with HIV and AIDS, as well as their families and the communities they live in. By setting up local and small-scale projects in rural communities of Uganda they seek to contribute to a process of Preventing HIV infection, restoring hope and improving the quality of life of those affected by HIV and AIDS. Scroll down this page to get a better understanding of our organisation and the projects we started.

Uganda Alcohol Policy Alliance (UAPA)

Associated Member

Founded in 2011, the Uganda Alcohol Policy Alliance (UAPA) is a network of civil society organizations (CSO) working to reduce alcohol related harm in Uganda through advocacy for effective policies and making positive contributions working with Ministry of Health (Mental Health Division). Their vision is a Nation free from alcohol related harm.

UAPA operates at national level while the member organizations operate at district and community level.

Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health

Associated Member

Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH) is a Public Health NGO that brings together Health professionals and any individuals and organizations interested or active in the improvement of health in Uganda. Its motto is “Health for all by all!”

Founded in 1987, UNACOH runs activities in advocacy for alcohol control regulations at grass root level.

UNACOH also conducts community awareness campaigns on prevention and control of alcohol and other drugs. UNACOH strives to link community members identified with alcohol problems to government health centers for treatment. UNACOH works to promote a positive health culture among the Ugandan population and to influence healthy policies through promoting the principles of Primary Health Care (PHC).

UNACOH is member of the Global Health Workforce Alliance.

Uganda Youth Development Link

Full member

The Vision of Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL) is a transformed society where young people live a good quality life free from exploitation. UYDEL advocates for children that have been victims of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and child labour. UYDEL works to enhance socio-economic transformation of disadvantaged children and young people through skills development for self-reliance.

Kawempe Youth Development Association

Full member

Kawempe Youth Development Association (KYDA) works to provide activities beneficial to children, young people and other concerned adults (care givers) through mass media, community and person-to-person interventions. KYDA is driven by the vision to create an appropriate framework for enabling the youths to develop social, economical and cultural skills, necessary for them to participate in development and improved welfare.

Hope and Beyond

Full member

Hope and Beyond is Uganda’s leading alcohol and other drugs rehabilitation center. It is an organization with a mission to provide holistic care to families and communities suffering from addictive illnesses and substance abuse. Hope and Beyond works for a society without substance abuse. Hope and Beyond provides treatment and rehabilitation services in order to help clients achieve abstinence and attain better quality of life. Hope and Beyond works to implement programs and activities geared towards the prevention and reduction of substance abuse; to mitigate the challenge of HIV among people affected by substance abuse; and to work with people and communities affected by substance abuse in order to provide support for them to acquire and sustain resources to improve their standard of living.

Zambia

Tobacco Free Association of Zambia

Full member

Tobacco Free Association of Zambia (TOFAZA) is a Non-Governmental Non-Profit Making Organization Committed to highlight public awareness, on the dangers and concerns on the issues of tobacco and health for the population to achieve longer and better lives.

Serenity Harm Reduction Programme Zambia (SHARPZ)

Associated Member

SHARPZ is dedicated to supporting the advancement of wellness and mental health in Zambia, through strengthening the provision of accessible, culturally sensitive and professional services for people with drug and alcohol problems, across the continuum of services and supports.

S.H.A.R.P.Z is guided by a Public Health Approach (PHA) specifically HARM REDUCTION to the treatment of alcohol and drug misuse.

Zimbabwe

Pamumvuri Environ – Mental Health Organization

Full member

Pamumvuri is a non profit organisation working on mental health and environmental conservation.

For Youths By Youths

Full member

FYBY is a youth led organization seeking a quality provision of education and support to youths in Zimbabwe

Africa Foundation for Development and Tolerance

Full member

The Africa Foundation for Development and Tolerance (AFDETO) works to promote prevention of substance use; to promote youth rights, women’s rights and child rights; to empower communities and workplaces with adequate knowledge concerning harmful substances, HIV/ AIDS and other development issues.

Youth Against Alcoholism and Drug Dependency

Full member

Youth Against Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (YADD) is an association of young people who having realized how substance abuse damages the ability of the youth to act as free and conscious beings, capable of taking action to fulfill their needs; are working to fight alcoholism and substance abuse by promoting possibility oriented living.

YADD’s mission is to build a community responsive to the life threatening nature of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse. YADD strives for promotion of healthy alternatives to substance use among young people in Zimbabwe.