About us

The water and development committee (WDC) is a charitable organization established in 1996 and operates mainly in the South-Central Region of Somalia. The organization is non-governmental, non-political, non-partisan, and non-profit-making, flexible, and committed to providing programs that answer to the community’s basic needs in relevance to the current situation in Somalia and beyond. WDC is open to all without distinction of origin, race, color, or creed. Potent

Following the fall of the central government in Mogadishu in 1991 and the subsequent mushrooming of armed tribal militias, warlords, and extremist groups that totally destroyed the entire social, economical, administrative, and community institutions These confronting armed groups led to the community into a vicious cycle of war, displacement, death, hunger, disease. The well-intended international agencies were rushed to help the community as blocked the aforementioned armed groups and consequently, the idea of founding a local nongovernmental organization was mooted and hence the coming into existence of WDC was realized in 1996 WDC with the support of the NGOs, donor agency and members of the community in the Diaspora managed to implement variously charitable, humanitarian and development projects in southern regions in Somalia Juba land state in the regions of Juba land state and districts that so far has transformed lives of hundreds and thousands of people for the better as well as putting in a conducive channel for assistance for the vulnerable members of the community.

We are an independent forum that supports the needy communities carrying out activities reflecting our mission, vision, and goals, for social and economic development.  The organization is striving to make water available to all, sanitation and hygiene improved to the best level possible, livelihoods of the poor and destitute addressed, empower women and the vulnerable, we emphasize on working with local targeted communities to overcome poor sanitation, hunger, poverty, injustice, and inequality.

We pride ourselves as an independent forum that supports the needy communities in carrying out activities reflecting our vision, mission, and goals, for social and economic development. The organization is striving to make water available to all, sanitation and hygiene improved to the best level possible, livelihoods of the poor and destitute addressed, and to empower women and vulnerable groups. We emphasize working with local communities to overcome poor sanitation, hunger, poverty, injustice, and inequality

Our activities are concentrated in the following sectors:

  • Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

  • Livelihood projects

  • Education sector

  • peace Building.

  • Wildlife Conservation

 We are accountable and transparent to our donors and stakeholders in all our activities and that has assisted us to get moral and material support from the community gatekeepers, local authorities, and activity beneficiaries.  To attain our objectives and goals, we are guided by the rule of law, internal regulations, Code of Conduct, and procedures in organizational governance while strictly adhering to our well-formulated internal policy system.