National Integrated Development Association (NIDA-Pakistan) was set up in 1998 as a
non-religious, non-political, non-profit, voluntary development organization by highly motivated, socially committed and like-minded individuals. Later on NIDA-Pakistan registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 with the Government of Pakistan in
2008. The registration number is 611/5/5650.
Establishment of NIDA-Pakistan was a long awaited desire and realization of the deprived communities to address the issues of social services, poverty, injustice, peace and human rights. NIDA-Pakistan emerged as a catalyst in mobilizing and organizing the urban and rural communities for asserting their basic rights, participation and ownership in development and availing a rightful way to justice.
NIDA-Pakistan started its activities in 1998 on self-help basis by mobilizing and organizing the masses for bringing about a change in the status quo environment of political exploitation, gender-discrimination and violation of children and women rights. In pursuance of its objectives, in later stages it incorporated various means and methods to achieve desirable results.
NIDA-Pakistan Programmatic Approach is bottom-up and holistic, focusing on individual
behavior change amongst men and women as well as systematic change in policy and practice towards a more supportive environment for development. We deliver grassroots programs in some of the most hard to reach, social inaccessible, culturally rigid, remote and underserved areas of Pakistan. We are mobilizing, organizing and forming community base structures for self-help based approach and building their capacities through coaching, training and exposure. We also support governments and policymakers to engage marginalized/deprived segment of society in the decisions that affect them. In addition, we build the capacity of other organizations to work more effectively with and for community at large. We also produce research, toolkits, guidance and generate evidence to share our experience with the local, national, regional and global level stakeholders on different areas to ensure we are serving people in the most coordinated and impactful way possible. NIDA-Pakistan started its operations form Besham and thus Head Office is in Besham and areas of operations and filed units/ offices are located in ICT, Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan, KP, AJK, GB and FATA. The organization directly delivers programs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, ICT, Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan, AJK, and Gilgit Baltistan and we expect to significantly expand our reach over the coming year.
NIDA-Pakistan trying to collaborate and network with national and international like- minded organization and government agencies at all levels to accelerate the process of sustainable development. The team of NIDA-Pakistan consists of psychologists, sociologists, social organizers, public health specialist, infrastructure specialists, economists, civil engineers, lawyers, human rights activists and educationists. NIDA- Pakistan also works for persons with disabilities, non-formal education, women unpaid care work, issue of domestic violence, child sexual abuse/corporal punishment/child labor and child trafficking. The aim of NIDA-Pakistan is to serve the humanity, development of human resources, capacity building, mental health facilities, and economic sustainability without gender discrimination.