Association des Ituriens pour le Développement et la Promotion de l’Ituri

This organisation works to bring together communities in Ituri, DR Congo, to live in harmony, freedom and social well-being.

ASSOCITURI is a civil society organisation created in 2002 and authorised to operate throughout the DRC under registration N°01/MAA/045/CAB/PROGOU/PO/2007 of the governor of the Eastern Province and N° F.92/14.901; N°JUST/SG/20/739/2011 of the National Ministry of Justice.

This organisation was created following an awareness and analysis of the following situations:

  • The occurrence and persistence of ethnic and intercommunal conflicts in Ituri
  • The chronic underdevelopment of Ituri, despite the fact that it is rich in natural resources;
  • The widespread poverty of the population;
  • The degradation of health, education, transport and communication infrastructures;
  • The abusive exploitation of its natural and human resources for interests outside Ituri,
  • The excitation and maintenance of ethnic hatreds;
  • The absence of a political class that can initiate and defend a development process that takes into account the interests of the population.

Mission:

To contribute to the change of this situation by fighting against poverty and bringing Iturians to live in harmony, freedom and social well-being.

Objectives:

  • To raise awareness, awaken and mobilise people to take charge of their own development;
  • To promote multi-sectoral development in Ituri;
  • To support women's civic participation in various fields: political, social, economic and cultural;
  • Promote the culture of peace and peaceful cohabitation as well as the respect of democratic values;
  • Protecting natural resources

Areas of intervention:

  • Pacification, Education for citizenship
  • Conflict prevention and transformation
  • Capacity building of women in different areas (fight against violence against women, political, economic, social and cultural participation)
  • Education and literacy
  • Health promotion
  • Agriculture, food security, environment
  • Women, peace and security
  • Disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR)

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