Established in 2008, Humanitarian and Development Consortium (HDC) is a national NGO delivering high-quality programming to beneficiaries across South Sudan in four core areas, outlined below. HDC programming is directed at refugees, returnees, vulnerable host communities, and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan. The organization strives to facilitate people-centered development programs, supporting crisis-intervention as well as livelihoods-focused initiatives that create opportunities for marginalized and disadvantaged people.
Working in 5 out of 10 states throughout the country, HDC has focused on ensuring high-quality, beneficiary focused solutions on the front lines of conflict, displacement, famine and economic collapse. With close to 160 staff working throughout the country, HDC has subject matter expertise in vital areas including protection, SGBV, legal aid, food security, development, engineering, community mobilization, education and crisis-intervention. A highly focused and engaged team, over 90% of the staff members of HDC come from South Sudan, providing the organization with a depth of understanding of communities and root causes of conflict that is beneficial in developing community-focused solutions.
As a national NGO, HDC holds a unique position in the social fabric of South Sudan. A core value of the organization is impartiality, and as such, HDC works throughout the country with a diverse group of valued partners, each of whom support, facilitate and enable the efforts of HDC in its core areas.
In addition to local leaders and community groups, with whom HDC works formally and informally, the organization partners on a larger scale with numerous organizations, including:
- Norwegian Church Aid / actalliance
- Government of the Netherlands
- Government of South Sudan
- Global Communities
- DCA / actalliance
- CARE South Sudan
- CARE Netherlands
- RCK – Refugee Consortium of Kenya
Core Program Areas
Coupled between two primary areas of humanitarian and development programming, HDC has four core delivery themes, defined as:
FOOD SECURITY & LIVELIHOODS
Building community resilience through food security, sustainable livelihoods, and strategies designed to help internally displaced persons, vulnerable host communities, returnees, and refugees.
PROTECTION & GENDER DEVELOPMENT
Promoting and advocating for basic human rights, and mainstreaming programs that promote equality to ensure gender development is considered at all the levels of decision-making.
EQUITABLE EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT
Developing school facilities and infrastructure, making scholarship award recommendations, providing learning materials, and establishing institutions for teacher-training and school governance. HDC’s Tomorrow Now program provides refugee girls from South Sudan living across East Africa with access to education, improving their prospects for a brighter future.
PEACE-BUILDING & GOOD GOVERNANCE
Peace-building, community protection initiatives, good governance, and civic education are pillars of our work. HDC practices and promotes conflict resolution, establishes traditional peace committees, and promotes good governance, citizenship and civic education.
To support vulnerable people affected by crises to attain dignified and prosperous lives through impactful community resilience and practical, innovative programs.
An empowered community, living a dignified and prosperous life and possessing the capacity to influence decisions that affect their lives.
The core values that drive HDC are impartiality, accountability and integrity, coupled with professionalism and a commitment to learning and innovation.