Shabelle relief and development organization is a local NGO, nonprofit and nongovernmental organization operating in middle Shabelle, Banadir, Galgaduud, Hiraan and lower Shabelle regions of south central Somalia. The organization was founded in 1995 with the endorsement of the community leaders and the local authorities as well.


The organization has mainly focused on education, health and nutrition, emergency relief and rehabilitation, livelihood, mother health care for communities in operational regions. SHARDO has built its reputation at grassroots level as a visionary organization capable of working with communities mutually to alter the current course of conflicts and disempowerment at communal and individual level in the regions.

To undertake its mandate the organization has also focused on upgrading of it staff capacity and organization management and financial systems and effectively responding to emergency. The organization has greatly benefited from its participation in the SOCSIS1- Training conducted by OXFAM NOVIB (Oxfam Netherlands). SOCSIS-1EU Training was about Organizational Development topics which suited to uplift the standards for the organization on its capacity and effective respond on community development and emergency. The training covered the major topics of Organizational Development and emergency responds such as: Human Resource Management/planning, Management Practice, financial management, Governance, service delivery, external relations, Organizational sustainability and Community management disaster risk reduction(CMDRR) in emergency, accountability as transparency and contingency plan for better action preparedness on emergency