Welcome to IDS

(IDS)-Intercommunity Development Social Organization, formally Integrated Development Services (IDS) is a Voluntary, Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in 2004 by Peace-loving and law-abiding women and youth to save lives and incorporated with the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT/No.60576) 2013. IDS has been granted Special Consultative Status by the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) 2013.


    IDS envision a society where marginalized groups are saved.


    IDS mission is to save marginalized women, youth, children and other minority groups through peacebuilding, food security and livelihoods, education, health (WASH) and promotion of climate change resilience and gender equity in Africa.


  • To strengthen vulnerable groups’ resilience for food security and livelihoods through general food distribution, training, and empowerment in Agriculture and income generation activities in Africa.
  • To promote gender equity and protection of vulnerable women, youth, children and other minority groups through advocacy, awareness creation, and empowerment in Africa.
  • To enhance marginalized children’s rights to education through back-to-school campaigns, construction of schools, provision of educational materials to learners and training of teachers in Africa.
  • To build resilience and mitigate the impact of climate change through advocacy, education and empowerment in Africa.
  • To improve the health and nutritional status of the vulnerable groups through WASH and improve access to healthy food and empowerment in Africa.
  • To promote peaceful co-existence by preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE), capacity building, advocacy, and sensitization programs in Africa.


IDS – FOOD SECURITY AND LIVELIHOODS: IDS is committed to lifesaving intervention through capacity building and provision of food assistance to vulnerable families, especially those affected by humanitarian emergencies in Africa with intervention focused on.

  •  FOOD AND NUTRITION ACTIVITIES: IDS  meets the food and nutrition assistance needs of vulnerable groups and has reached over one million Internally Displaced Persons (DPs), Returnees and Host communities population in Nigeria through general food distributions (GFD) and nutrition activities adopting SCOPE as a strategy to manage specific project activities such as beneficiary registration, food and nutrition distribution and secure financial transfer in a reliable, scalable, and flexible manner.
  • AGRICULTURAL EMPOWERMENT: IDS promote crops and livestock production through capacity strengthening and empowerment of smallholder farmers and their associations (Agricultural Cooperatives) to enhance access to agricultural resources and extension services to boost productivity and profitability for food security, address the issue of malnutrition and poverty alleviation by increasing access to Agricultural input (improved seeds/live-stocks, tractors, fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, water pumps, sprayers etc.). IDS is committed to providing market access, financial linkages services and technological innovations such as digital payment and information services to vulnerable beneficiaries. Over 50,000 households have so far benefited from the IDS Agro-based intervention across Borno, Nasarawa, Adamawa and Benue States, Nigeria.
  • LIVELIHOODS INTERVENTION: This is one of the major strategies adopted by IDS to build resilience for the marginalized groups with activities focused on vocational skills training, and family business scheme (FBS) empowerment, entrepreneurship training and village saving scheme/revolving credits. Other areas of IDS Livelihoods empowerment include the provision of conditional cash transfer (CCT) and distribution of food items (FI) and non-food items (NFI) to vulnerable populations impacted by insurgency and other natural disasters in Africa.  IDS established a factory (Vocational Skills Center) where we train and produced reusable sanitary pads (RSP), cloths, facemasks, detergent and cosmetics, bakery, and Agricultural productive value chain in Nigeria.