BIDO - Batwa Indigenous Development Organisation
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BIDO and how it started

Emerging from the heart of Uganda’s Batwa community,
the Batwa Indigenous Development Organisation
began its journey on January 16th, 2015.
What started as a grassroots effort to address the pressing issue
of post-secondary school dropouts among Batwa students
has blossomed into a beacon of hope and resilience.
With unwavering dedication, BIDO transitioned
from a community-based organization to an officially recognized
non-governmental organization
on April 29th, 2022, under the auspices
of the Uganda

Registration Services Bureau in Uganda.

At the core of BIDO’s ethos lies a profound commitment
to empowering vulnerable Batwa communities.
We envision a future where the Batwa People stand tall,
their cultural heritage celebrated, their voices heard,
and their rights upheld.
We strive to break down barriers to integration,
enabling Batwa to flourish in every aspect of life.
By fostering resilience, self-sufficiency, and unity,
we pave the way for a brighter future
where Batwa communities thrive and prosper.

Our vision

A Ugandan society where the Batwa People
are respected as contributing members,
enjoying equal rights,
and empowered to celebrate their heritage
and practice their culture.
We strive for a future
where we can self-determine our path
with pride and confidence, ultimately enabling us
to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

Our mission

To implement sustainable development projects
that foster the well-being of the Batwa People.
From establishing cultural centers
to developing agroecology,
advancing education and healthcare,
and safeguarding human rights,
each initiative is imbued with the spirit
of resilience and determination,
aiming to empower the Batwa community
to thrive and flourish.

Our objectives

We promote social, civil and economic objectives.


Before 1991

Independant life in the forests of great Virunga and Bwindi.


Eviction of Batwa by Ugandian government for tourism and conversation.

After 1991

Currently Batwa live a marginalized and discriminated life.

Learn about what we do

Discover our projects

Food Security

Why are the Batwa experiencing extreme hunger?

Development Center

Offering a better life to the Batwa youth.

We are ready for you

Meet Our Team

We are a big community of people working towards a better future for the Batwa people. Meet our team and all the people who are supporting us.

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Get in touch to learn more about BIDO

We support vulnerable Batwa People.