Objective & Mission
Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) is a non governmental organization (NGO) registered in Ontario, Canada. OIDA does not represent any political or religious groups. OIDA provides humanitarian programs to develop skills and alleviate poverty, chronic unemployment, and hunger in rural communities in South Asian and West African countries. OIDA programs have also expanded to Afghanistan and Haiti. OIDA is actively involved in the creation of a conducive and sustainable environment through programs and projects, fostering socio economic development by promoting ethnic harmony, ensuring the provision of equal opportunities to all.
OIDA funds applied research by researchers from South Asian and West African countries on the problems they identify as crucial to their communities. It also helps to obtain technical support to those researchers from Canadian universities and colleges, institutions and Non governmental organizations associated with it. OIDA builds local capacity in developing countries to undertake projects and create innovations, believing that people from developing, especially South Asian and West African countries, must take the lead in producing and applying knowledge for the benefit of their own communities. OIDA also fosters alliances and knowledge sharing between scientific, academic, and development communities in Canada and developing countries, and supports its development projects.