ARDI: Association Rwandaise pour la Promotion du Développement Intégré
Association Rwandaise pour le Développement Rural (ARDR) is a national Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that was established in 1999. Rwandans who gained experience in working in development field with foreign development agencies came together to take initiative to tackle the immense problems of poverty faced by the Rwandans as a result of prolonged wars.
ARDR's mission is not based on political or religious affiliations but solely on humanitarian nature to assist economically and socially fragile population that consists of the majority of the Rwandan society. It advocates the indigenous initiatives to lead developmental interventions, which are acutely required to improve the welfare of the population in Rwanda. ARDR's projects place a high degree of emphasis on community participation. ARDR's intention is not to run project activities alone but rather to work with local population in partnership by providing moral, material and technical support.
The partnership ARDR holds with other national and international development agencies, line ministries and donor agencies is sound through direct and consultative communication.
ARDR is a member of CCOAIB, a NGO network.
Along staff members who engage in daily administrative and project activities, ARDR has a board of committee members who advises it on daily activities and policy making. ARDR operates under the rules and obligations set by the Government that governs all the NGOs both international and national.
Cooperative or Membership Association, Not For Profit