Integrated Community Action for Development
ICAD works to amplify youth voices against injustices, inequalities and advocates for equal and meaningful opportunities for youthful people in their diversities
Integrated Community Action for Development (ICAD) is a community based youth-serving and youth focused organisation that works to amplify youth voices against injustices, inequalities and advocates for equal and meaningful opportunities for youthful people in their diversities. ICAD was founded in 2008 to respond to the needs of the female and male youth people in low-income resource constrained rural communities of Wakiso, Central Uganda majority of whom are poor, their access to higher education is limited, and there are few formal sector jobs in their vicinity instigated by the political, social and economic systems in the country.
During the last 12 years of its existence, ICAD has considerably evolved into a broad based youth rights advocacy organization, addressing the needs of marginalized female and male young people through undertaking interventions that empower them and communities to reduce their vulnerability through participatory approaches such as workshops, seminars, meetings, community dialogues and trainings plus awareness raising in human rights and good governance, promotion of youth entrepreneurship, talent spotting and nurturing and support income generating activities for vulnerable women and youth-headed households. More evidence of commitment to youth development agenda can be found at www.icaduga.org/icad.
ICAD programs have evolved and diversified over this period to include: grassroots interventions spearheaded by youth and women members; structured parish-based interventions in partnership with donors and governments and national and global level advocacy initiatives in coalitions with other youth-focused and women’s support organizations.