Karakorum Integrated Rural Development Organization (KIRDO), a youth-led, non-profit, non-religious, and non-political organization established in 2019 and officially registered in 2020, is situated in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. KIRDO is deeply committed to fostering peace and addressing the urgent issue of climate change, alongside its dedication to tackling critical societal challenges such as education, health, women’s empowerment, socio-economic development, and inclusion of people with disabilities within rural communities.

Recognized under the Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies Act by the District Administration Office (Reg. No MISC 25/08/2020), KIRDO operates with a mission to serve underserved populations in remote regions, emphasizing issues often overlooked by larger organizations.

In addition to its formal registration, KIRDO’s endeavors encompass a diverse array of initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of life for marginalized communities, including those affected by climate change and promoting peace. This includes tailored educational programs for people with disabilities, providing skill development training, offering counseling services for mental health, and advocating for disability rights and inclusion.

Moreover, KIRDO actively engages in advocacy efforts for policies conducive to the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities, collaborating closely with local authorities and stakeholders to ensure their needs are recognized and addressed. The organization also prioritizes capacity development, equipping individuals with disabilities with the skills and resources necessary for full participation in society and independent living.

Furthermore, KIRDO places a strong emphasis on empowering youth and fostering entrepreneurship within the community, recognizing the importance of leadership skills and economic opportunities for all individuals. Through its holistic approach, KIRDO endeavors to build a more inclusive and equitable society, promoting peace and resilience in the face of climate change challenges, where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Latest Events

On March 17th, 2024, KIRDO, in collaboration with community organizations, spearheaded a plantation initiative. Over 500 volunteers participated, planting trees with the objective of addressing climate change in the mountainous regions of Pakistan.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

KIRDO is currently conducting awareness sessions, workshops, and advocacy campaigns in hard-to-reach areas of Pakistan as part of its SRHR project. Despite the freezing winter conditions, our dedicated team remains passionately engaged in carrying out project activities.

Climate Change, Peace and Security in Pakistan

KIRDO is steadfast in its commitment to promote peace and harmony throughout Pakistan. Through our project titled 'Climate Change, Peace, and Security,' we are actively making a tangible impact on society. By addressing the interconnected issues of climate change, peace, and security, we aim to foster resilience and cooperation within communities across the nation.

Climate Change and Just Transition

In addition to promoting peace and harmony, KIRDO is actively addressing the pressing issue of climate change and advocating for a just transition. Our team is deeply engaged in raising awareness and training future leaders to tackle environmental challenges with resilience and innovation. Through our efforts, we strive to empower individuals and communities to become agents of positive change, ensuring a sustainable and equitable future for all.

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