KADO is a hybrid not-for-profit organization that blends modern and indigenous approaches to drive sustainable development in the regions of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral. We aim to empower marginalized communities by fostering entrepreneurship, digital livelihoods, women’s empowerment, Inclusion of PWDS, and skill development.
To develop human and institutional capacities for equitable and sustainable development.
A healthy society that is socially, culturally, and economically balanced.
KADO’s philosophy of governance emphasizes practical policies. Since our inception, we’ve crafted policies to ensure our sustainability on organic grounds. We’ve always prioritized the empowerment and safety of women, whether within our organization or as beneficiaries.
In a relatively short span, with limited resources, KADO has adeptly balanced community-driven development, broader development mandates, and region-specific strategies. The magnitude of our projects and KADO’s presence as a resilient local institution attest to our unwavering commitment to uplifting the vulnerable sectors of our society.
We have brilliant minds shaping our vision at Karakorum Area Development Organization. Our team is a diverse blend of passion, expertise, and creativity. From visionary leaders to meticulous professionals, each member is dedicated to driving innovation and ensuring contribution towards positive social impact our community. Together, we’re not just a team; we’re a collaborative force committed to turning ideas into impactful realities.
In the face of climate challenges, this initiative drives sustainable practices, fosters environmental awareness, and implements resilient solutions, aiming to forge a future where communities thrive in harmony with nature.
Social Protection Initiatives
Inclusivity & Unified Development
With a commitment to inclusivity, this initiative focuses on creating an inclusive community for all. It ensures equitable opportunities, fosters cohesion, and empowers marginalized groups like PWDs, fostering unified development for a more just and harmonized society.
Culture Development Initiatives
Reviving Roots: Blending Tradition with Progress
Mixing Indigenous heritage with modernity, this initiative celebrates cultural richness. It revitalizes traditional practices, fostering cultural pride, while seamlessly integrating them with contemporary progress, creating a dynamic and harmonious cultural tapestry.
Future Skills Initiatives
Shaping Skillset and Empowering Communities for the World Ahead
This initiative is dedicated to equipping communities with essential 21 Century skills for the future. By promoting innovation, technology adoption, and vocational training, it empowers individuals to navigate the evolving global landscape with confidence and resilience.
Civil Society Support Initiatives
Amplifying Change and Elevating Civic Engagement
A catalyst for positive transformation, this initiative strengthens civil society. Through advocacy, capacity building, and community engagement, it amplifies voices, promotes accountability, and enhances civic participation for a more responsive and inclusive society.
Public Diplomacy Initiatives
Partnerships that Power Progress
Focused on global collaboration, this initiative builds impactful partnerships. Through public-private partnerships, it advances shared goals, fosters cross-cultural understanding, and leverages international cooperation to drive progress and positive change.