GAWEDA is an indigenous local NGO. Non-profit non-partial, non- political and voluntary organization based in Somali. To reach the most affected grass-root communities in south and central regions effectively and efficiently, the necessity of local partnership in GAWEDA program appeared.
Responding to the partnership need, a group of Somali intellectuals and well-wishers initiated in December 2009 a local non-governmental organization called (Gaabow welfer And Developmant Assosiation). The organization has implemented during these period different projects including relief and emergency programs and later improved into rehabilitation and developmental programs.
GAWEDA is dedicated to promoting the rights and status of marginalized groups enabling them to seek and secure sustainable livelihoods to create a society that has equitable access to all opportunities. The organization maintains excellent relations with international and civil society organizations within the country in the various aspects of GAWEDA, rehabilitation, development, peace building and human rights.