Aridland Development Programme (ADP)

Food Aid - Aridland Development Programme (ADP)

ADP is a Christian organization which started in 2004 with the aim of serving the poor and marginalized persons in the Karamoja sub region (Abim, Kotido, Kaabong, Napak, Amudat, Nakapiripirit and Moroto).

The organization is fully registered with the National NGO Board in 2008, granting it legal authority to provide services under the laws of Uganda. In the struggle to make a difference in the life of youth and other community members, ADP is engaged in several interventions targeting improvement in the livelihood of the beneficiaries through multiple vocational and enterprise skills training and other livelihood sectors.


Holistically Empowered People with decent standards of living.


To improve household income and welfare, food security, health, good governance and quality of education to reduce suffering of men, women, youth and children.

ADP is an associate in the Skills Empowerment for Alternative Livelihoods Karamoja (SEAL Karamoja) project and is currently responsible for the implementation of the interventions related to the mobilization of local leaders and communities, awareness creation, identification of resource persons for the different trades, organisation of learning centres, and capacity building of instructors and Resource Persons for Learning Centres.

Fighting injustice among the marginalized community of Karamoja, ADP is involved in advocacy aimed at promoting human rights, good governance, and child protection.
Other thematic areas are livelihood and primary health care.