About Us

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.

Team Hierarchy

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.

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The Executive Board of Directors provides governance support and supervision of KADO’s activities, 

ensuring that the organization remains responsive to the evolving needs of the community.  

BODs Profiles