Our Story2021-10-18T14:07:01+00:00

Our Story


The Somali Integration and Development Association (SIDA) is a voluntary association founded in 1989 initially to serve the needs of the Somali community in South London but now works in partnership with Somalis throughout the UK and overseas.​ ​In 2009, SIDA merged with 2 other Somali community organisations – Aylesbury Somali Women’s Health Project and Southwark Somali Women’s Group which increased capacity to serve the community and allowed us to develop a special focus on helping Somali women. SIDA continues to grow as we take on more local, national and international matters concerning integration and development

Our Legal Structure:

SIDA is a registered charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)
Number 1167198. (Registered 18th May 2016)

Our Partners:

Additional capacity to deliver our programmes is achieved through effective partnerships which have been developed with the Southwark Somali Forum and the Ocean Somali Community Association (OSCA).  These partners contribute staff secondments and funding to deliver programmes in Southwark together with SIDA.​


Contact us at [email protected]

Our Target Groups Include:​