BIDO - Batwa Indigenous Development Organisation
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BIDO and how it started

The Batwa Indigenous Development Organisation (BIDO) was started on January 16th, 2015. Initially, it was registered as a community-based organisation (CBO). On April 29th, 2022, BIDO gained the official status of non-governmental organisation (NGO) after being enlisted by the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) in the city of Kisoro. BIDO’s registration number is 80020003611130.
The motivation behind the foundation of BIDO lies in the high rates of post-secondary school drop-outs among Batwa students.

Our vision

To build the capacity of vulnerable batwa people through implementation of sustainable development projects which includes cultural center for batwa cultural revival, farming, education, health and securing the batwa human rights.

Our mission

To promote batwa development in integration of social, economic political and cultural strengthening.

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.

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Food Security

Why are the Batwa experiencing extreme hunger?

Development Center

Offering a better life to the Batwa youth.

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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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We support vulnerable Batwa People.