Over the last many years of our existence – ISID has developed partnerships in projects and programs that focus on children’s climate justice actions, community education and public library services, participation and social accountabilities, technical and equipment support for small scale farmers (agroecology, nature-based enterprises), school-based adopt-a-tree, water, sanitation and hygiene, indigenous language revitalization initiatives; indigenous peoples and local communities human, land and resource rights, humanitarian action to pandemics (Covid-19), climate emergencies and conflicts, resilience building initiatives, capacity strengthening of indigenous youth, women (mentorship and vocational placement services), cultural and minorities groups, networks and associations, educational projects for girlchild and children with special needs.
We also work directly with PLDs and their groups and leaders. ISID work with local communities to identify, assess and facilitate people living with physical disabilities and link them to assistance such as give a hand-give hope initiative. This assistance has changed the lives for most people and families who have benefited from this assistance which is given free of charge.
We work on all the above within core focus and priority themes of;
- Land and Natural Resource Governance
- Communities, Women and Youth Empowerment
- Food Security and Livelihood Sovereignty
- Volunteerism and Vocational Placement Services
- Research and Knowledge Management.
Land and Natural Resource Governance
Communities, Women and Youth Empowerment
Food Security and Livelihood Sovereignty
Volunteerism and Placement Services
Research and Knowledge Management.
School based cultural class
Our approaches and strategies
We integrate risk reduction, adaptation strategies, capacity strengthening, policy dialogue and influencing and rights-based approaches (RBA) in our program design, delivery and learning pathways.
We believe that even basic survival needs are human rights, ALL human rights are actually legal rights; are universal, immutable and are inherent in all right holders.
Therefore, we pursue RBA in the broadest scope within the precepts of supreme land law, humanitarian, human rights laws including United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP).
In crises and emergency situations – we engage in humanitarian responses and early recovery efforts in water, food (nutrition, health), livelihood/livestock and education sectors together with affected communities, coordinating agencies in government, UN agencies and humanitarian actors. We have unmatched expertise in humanitarian sector – capacity building in disaster risk management and core humanitarian and accountability standards.