Key achievement

Promoting peaceful conflict resolution in areas of persistent tribal warfare

Horn of Africa Development Initiative (HODI)

Network Member

Territorial disputes between nomadic communities have created tension and ethnic rivalry throughout northern Kenya and caused tribal warfare. In addition, the lack of resources—such as basic necessities, school, and healthcare—threatens to keep the region below the poverty line.


Founded in the Marsabit region of Kenya in 2005, the Horn of Africa Development Initiative (HODI) is a non-profit organisation that seeks to nurture peace through football.


HODI has developed a unique programme with the motto “Shoot to Score, Not to Kill” that uses football to engage soldiers and young people to promote the peaceful resolution of conflicts.


A further programme, “Breaking the Silence”, provides girls with a safe space to play and encourages them to share their stories with other girls creating an invaluable support network.

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Horn of Africa Development Initiative (HODI)
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