About Us

We serve families, groups and the poorest communities living in Somalia

APCO was established in 1998 by local community and a group of intellectuals

APCO was formally known as AGRO PASTORAL CHARITY CENTER (APCC) in early years, but after activity expansion APCC become AGRO PASTORAL CHARITY ORGANIZATION (APCO) both names are widely used by our partners and communities.

APCO aims to stimulate the potential of the Somali people to change their own lives through a sustainable, integrated people centered development strategy. In this regard, APCO facilitates various viable development programs amongst the communities it serves. Since 1998, APCO has seen a steady increase in the number of donor partners willing to support its work which is a sign of confidence on and or recognition the value of its work.

The organization strives to facilitate lasting positive changes amongst beneficiary communities by through various strategies, amongst them:

  • Promotion of good governance and democracy
  • Strengthening the capacity of communities & community based organizations.
  • Delivery of emergency relief to disaster stricken persons.

We are Helping Hands

We endeavor to contribute towards enabling the target communities find solutions to their socio-economic challenges

Our Vision

Enhanced socio-economic and cultural independence and self-reliance under a rights and humanitarian based integrated and sustainable development approach based on accessing and benefitting from education, health, food, nutrition, shelter, water, sanitation, protection and peaceful co-existence and harmony among all clans, age groups and regions.

Our Mission

Working togetherness for socio- economic development to target societies through strengthening their capacity and the implementation of the programs, humanitarian protection and interventions with participatory approach to all levels of community to defeat poverty and ignorance while enhancing stability and protective environment.

Our Values

Accountability: APCC observes internationally acceptable standards in reporting financial and operational results with unprecedented ethical standards and transparency.

Innovation: Being creative and innovative in finding evidence-based solutions to challenges faced communities we serve

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Organization Objectives
  • To contribute to overall sustainable development of Somalia through local capacity building and infrastructure development and/or rehabilitation.
  • To undertake activities that promote and ensure environmental sustainability
  • To Reduce health related risks through undertaking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programs and implementing primary health -care
  • To contribute to the broader Sustainable development goals (SDGs) through collaborating with developing partners in implementing an all-inclusive human development programmes
  • To promote peace and assist in managing conflicts in Somalia while equipping Somalis with peace building and conflicts resolution knowledge and tools
  • To stimulate transparency and accountability in Somali public sector and empower ordinary Somalis to demand accountability from their leaders
  • To promote democratic dispensation and good governance in Somalia
  • To equip Somalis with practical knowledge and skills critical for income generation and participation in development of Somalia
  • To build capacity for human rights advocacy among Somalis and promote human rights of all including women, children and minority groups
  • To empower the youth away from war, conflict and poverty
  • To address and redress the issue of sexual and gender based violence, illiteracy and discrimination of the minorities in Somalia.
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