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Higsad Humanitarian Organization

Higsad Humanitarian Organization (HHO) NGO

Who we are? And who you could be . . .
This manual has been put together by a group of people who work in or with Non- Government Organizations’, (NGOs). Our experiences are mainly with NGOs in Africa, the Indian sub-continent and countries previously in the USSR. The NGOs are in cities, smaller towns and the countryside. Some of them are concerned with human rights but more with improving the quality of life of various groups.
The NGO field includes many dedicated and good-hearted people. But as NGOs attempt to grow, they face common problems. For example, often they fail to learn how to manage their money well. This leads to all kinds of problems – we function less well, their reputations suffer and they cannot get funding to pursue their plans. So, with this manual, our goals are to help to build best practice into our NGO; to prevent, recognize and fix problems. Wherever we are in the NGO field, we will find much that is useful in this manual.

Applying the exercises and examples:
Throughout the manual we will find best practice theory and appropriate EXERCISES.
These can be done by one person sitting alone or, better, by a group discussing the text.
By doing the exercises, each person applies ideas and theory to a situation (e.g. “does this project seem solving relevant for the problems?”). Each person learns through thinking and discussion. So we do the exercises if at all possible. Our NGO could have a small working group who meet regularly to do so.

There are also a number of EXAMPLES from existing projects. With each, we can check preplanning if there are any lessons for our own NGO. If there are topics where we disagree with the authors, we can discuss & argue it through to see if our disagreement is based on the reality of our situation.
Agencies may also look for:
• An established headquarters;
• A democratically adopted constitution;
• Separation of policy-makers and executive: this means that that there is one group
Of people who decide on the policy of the NGO (e.g. a Board) and a different group of people doing the work – the employees or the Executive. The third groups involved are the people who benefit from the NGO – the beneficiaries – and the Policy-makers should represent these beneficiaries. They should also have some real control over the way the employees approach their job.
• That the NGO has existed for at least two years;
• That it is not politically partisan;
• That it does not use or advocate violence;
• That it is funded mainly by individual members – although in poor countries this is often impossible.

We are not saying that each NGO should do all of the above. An NGO can take different forms. Think about what is really important:
• Many of the factors listed above are about behaving as a formal organization.
Small NGOs may do fine without much formal shape.
• Some countries make legal registration unnecessarily difficult, or attach political strings.
• It is possible to have various interpretations of many of these terms, such as “universal humanitarian values”.

Community Initiatives Support Services (CISS) is an organization registered in the republic of Kenya as a development agency. It operates in Western Kenya. It was started by a group of professionals and practitioners in community health and development in 1979.
1. OUR VISION: CISS operations are based on the organization's vision, which is “a healthy and just society”. To reach such a society, there are many things that could be done. Within CISS, we narrowed it down so as to identify…
2. OUR MISSION: “to build and strengthen sustainable individual family, institutional and community initiatives for health and development through partnership at all levels”. To do this we had to find…
3. STRATEGIES. These are broad-based and limited in number. CISS formulated two such strategies, one of which is “organizational development and management”.
4. GOALS had to be found within each strategy. One of the goals, closest to the strategy given above, is “to promote sustainable organizational and resource development”.
5. PROJECTS then have to be planned and carried out to attain these goals.
One such project has been The Organization Capacity Building Project:
which reviewed the vision, mission and goals of the organization with the board members, associates and staff of CISS and mapped out the responsibilities of each group, within a time-frame of 3 months The strategy used for the review was training and experience-sharing. (Clearly, other projects would use other strategies).

Address: aja2153@hotmail.com local Phone: 215302.
Outside Tel: Resident 60383222181 Mobile Tel: 60172241835
Website: higsadtel.com. afgarad.blogspot.com. gardantrading.com
HIGSAD HUMANITARIAN NGO Established on Saturday 25th May- 1985:
HGSAD is non-governmental, nonprofit environmental organization that assists and contributes the conservation of the eco-system as fundamental and program priority of the organization. These activities are traditionally carried out through extension and scientific research of the subject in the rural area.
HGSAD principally assists nomads, subsistence farmers in their effort to shape their development. Virtually development regarding as very important ingredient to environmental protection and improvement consequentially HGSAD assists, funds and consults as well as coordinates social development projects that contributes to the improvement of water sanitations, income generating and women development as a top priority of organizational program.
To protect environmental
• To protect natural vegetation
• To protect wildlife and woodland
• To protect extinction species of plants and animals.
• To protect deforestation desertification and soil degrading process.
• To Protect environmental situation including to safe Trees and plant more

 We’re opposition any kind of violation/pollution activities internal, external, in or under the surface of the earth, river beds, seas and oceans.
 Protests of disposal of any kind of chemical, industrial wastes in any volume and size.
 To protest any kind wildlife hunting for pet trading, products, their by-products.
 Higsad advocates for environmental protect issue at all level.
 Promoting and supporting the law and order, regulating and activities that aimed for environmental protection.
• Mobilization of public awareness by holding workshop, seminars, skill training and in-project training concepts
• Training for alternative power sources – animal draft power.
• Rural Fire – protection awareness and early warning system for wildfire out-break in rural area.

This library is one of it is kind. It’s basic unit of educational program of the organization. Essentially consists a pick up Toyota Loaded with books leaflets, posters and local magazines. This unit travels on weekly basis from village to village in rural area. In each village they spend tree nights and would give opportunity to the villages. Basically the leaflets and publications would carry a package of environmental massage, health and sanitation. The massage also covers women and childcare civic education, sexual health and religious values.
Somalia, Lower Shebelle, Hiran, Galgaduud, middle Shebelle, lower Jubba, Mudug and Mogadishu.
• Rural population
• Subsistence farmers
• Women groups
• Displaced people
• Rehabilitation Program
• Reconstruction Program

- HIGSAD foundation 1985
- Members donation
- Fundraising
- Stakeholders: International NGOs
Chapter 1-1 HGSAD is nongovernmental, nonprofit & non political organization
Chapter 1-2 HGSAD would not carry its activities where human rights record are or historically abused.
Chapter 1-3 HGSAD would not commit any political relation with any reason to any political faction, club and party formal or informal that stand for group interest.
Chapter 1-4 HGSAD beneficiaries would be assisted regardless of their sex, race and religious fate.
Chapter 1-5 HGSAD would not cooperate or collaborating institutions, government without standard environmental policy.

 Village canal (19mt) rehabilitation in Afgoi district lower Shabelle
 Construction of public latrines Barracks in Afgoi vegetable market
 Tree planting nursery in Owdhegle district Lower Shabelle
 Rehabilitation of bore hole well in Bulalo Village lower Sh/region
 Garbage collection in Afgoi villages has been achieved 2000
 Vegetable and seeds distribution in Afgoi. 1999
 Farm tool distribution to local farmers 1999/ 2001
 Local plant seeds in Afgoi city
- Economic use firewood and prevention of energy losses by using proper design local clay stoves-work shop in 1998.
- Neem seeds for pest and insect control work shop 1998.
- Compost and farm manure preparation work shop in 1999.
- The importance or natural vegetation and wildlife in 1999.
- Block making by sun drying work shop in 2000.
- Well Rehabilitation Project made in Hodan District mid 2005
- Bee Farm implemented in Hodan District as from 1989-2007

Ø Higsad had written official letters to the following institution, government political leaders in international and national and in the year 2000, aimed for environmental protection.
Ø In June 1999, Higsad have sent a request letter to Dubai – port authority to prohibit charcoal export from Somali.
Ø In Feb, 2000, Higsad have requested Mombasa port authority to prohibit charcoal and wood fire exported from Somalia.
Ø In April 3. 2000, Higsad have distributed a circular to all Somali faction leaders community elders, religious leaders warning future impact of extensive wood cutting for charcoal production and thus requesting to intervene and pressure involved business men to suspend further activities.
Ø On 17 March, 2001, Higsad have sent a petition letter concern to government of Kenya expressing deep protest against the Government. Decision to distribute 160.000 hector of wood land for site and settlement in Kenya we have warned the impact of this decision to Eco-system and we strongly appeal to respect international commitment and to suspend this similar decision.

NGO Founder
Ahmed Jama