Aridland Development Programme (ADP)

Aridland Development Programme (ADP)

The principle is that ADP staff are committed to Jesus Christ in addition to having the technical skills required of their positions. We will hire staff who subscribe to our Vision and to the whole of our Mission Statement and whose personal lives and values are consistent with our Core Values.

We are committed to practicing our faith and doing our work in a way that is sensitive to the cultural context of the local churches and the people with whom we work or serve. If particular actions or practices are offensive to those we serve, we will expect staff and their families to adjust accordingly without violating Biblical principles.

ADP staffs’ commitment to Core Values

We believe that values cannot be legislated but lived. No document can substitute for the attitudes, decisions and actions that make up the fabric of our life and work.
Therefore, we covenant with each other, before God, to do our utmost individually and as corporate entities within the ADP Partnership to uphold these Core values, to respect them in our decisions, to demonstrate them in our relationships and to work consistently with them where ADP is operational.

Orientation of ADP Staff

All staff will go through a common orientation programme that includes our Vision, Mission, Statement, Core Values, operational policies, and an introduction to our understanding of integrated approach to development .


  • For the purpose of staff capacity building there will be regular evaluation of the staff to check their performance in the context of ADP core values and other key performance areas.
  • Identity and Partnership with the church
  • ADP understands itself as standing within the tradition of historic Christianity, affirming in our origins and current values and commitment to Jesus Christ, incarnate and risen, as God’s Son and world’s Saviour.

Identity with Governments

Our registration with Governments through the NGO board identifies ADP as a non-profit making organization committed to working with the poor and marginalized to improve livelihood and promote human dignity within Uganda in partnership with local government and donor community.

Staff Devotions

  • Morning devotions will be held every day from 8.00 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. Devotions are meant to give us Biblically based spiritual inspiration for the day. Each person leading devotions ought to take note of that and to make adequate preparations in order to edify staff.
  • All staff are reminded that in keeping with the interdenominational character of the organisation, careful consideration must be given in our work and fellowship with one another to demonstrate the “True Unity and Fellowship of the Body of Jesus Christ”.
  • Denominational and doctrinal differences are not to be stressed in our relationship with fellow employees.