Who we are
We are a leading non-governmental organization in Somalia where we implement emergency aid intervention and development programs. We work to empower destitute agro-pastoral, riverine and IDP communities in Somalia.
Since 2008, READO has been responding to the multiple shocks facing Somalia, through the implementation of emergency response and resilience building programs in different regions within Somalia. With funding from various international partners we focus on capacity building for the communities to enable them to respond to emergencies. Our programs focus on improving livelihoods/Food Security, Good Governance/ROL, WASH, Protection, Durable Solutions and Reintegration, Rural & Urban Livelihood, Education, peace building & Conflict resolutions and Youth Programs on vocational skill training (Youth at Risk)
READO is a non-profit humanitarian aid organization with a vision to bring humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people in danger of natural and human-induced disasters. We are committed to ensuring the uppermost ideals of accountability are observed and strives to meet the needs of the most vulnerable populations by delivering the adequate humanitarian service in each situation.
A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
READO Somalia’s mission is to improve the living standards of the Somali people through rehabilitation of the economic infrastructure, agriculture, water and environmental protection. Through our income generation and education programs we promote a participatory approach that motivates agro-pastoralists and results good production which can eliminate poverty and hunger. READO Somalia has developed great and professional working relationships with its donors (IOM-SOMALIA) & FAO-SOMALIA and other partners, through these relationship we are able to implement quality programs that bring about lasting results in the lives of the needy in Somalia. Additionally, READO has also formed strong relationships with other stakeholders such as Government entities, International as well as Local organizations that work within the region. Despite the security challenges we face in Somalia, READO remains committed to continuing its humanitarian assistance efforts to the people affected by war, poverty and drought.
I would like to express my gratitude to our donors IOM, FAO and other coordination Agencies like UNOCHA, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, FSC-Cluster, the Education Cluster at Regional and National level, Government Institutions in the South West State of Somalia, MOAI, MOPIED, MOI and MoHADM, BAIDOA District Administration, Bay Regional Governor and the community at large for their support and encouragement and making sure all our projects are implemented from inception to completion with minimal or no delays at all.
I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the READO staff from Somalia for their efforts and commitments to achieve the set goals. It is through their hard work, dedication, effort, and sacrifice that people in Somalia can have improved lives and hope for a better future.
A MESSAGE FROM THE FINANCE MANAGER
READO Finance Department provides professional advice and support on financial matters relating to the Organization. We play a pivotal role in financial management of the organization, Including:
- Play a leadership role in the continued growth of the organization by designing and implementing financial policies for sustainability
- Provide essential input for financial planning, monitoring and evaluation to ensure all finances are grounded
- Review all financial grant requests and institutional operations and prepare work plans
- Supervise all finance and administration personnel, support staff and relevant finance and finance consultants, and ensure if they are smoothly functioning.
- Oversee all audit and internal control operations
- Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner.
- Communicate monthly and annual financial statements
- Collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
- Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
- Maintaining up-to-date financial system knowledge.
I would like to express my gratefulness to our donors IOM, IRC, FAO, UNOCHA, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, FSC-Cluster, the Education Cluster at Regional and National level, Government Institutions in the South West State of Somalia, MOAI, MOPIED, MOI and MoHADM, BAIDOA District Administration, Bay Regional Governor and the community at large for their support and encouragement and making sure all our projects are implemented.
I will also take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for the consistent support provided by our well-wishers, dedicated finance team, donors, volunteers and all collaborating organizations for their constant efforts