BIDA was started as community-based group in 1989 by fishermen after realizing that they lacked access to basic amenities like heath services, education, agricultural extension services, recreations and the like.
It is located at Ssemawundo fishing village, Bufumira sub county Kalangala District. Got registered with NGO board on 29th March1994 under, No 5914/907 and as a company limited guarantee with the registrar of companies on 21st September 2004 No 66703. Membership to BIDA is open to all men and women, affiliate groups and associate partner organizations in and outside Kalangala District.
BIDA has in place functional bodies which include the General Assembly, Board of trustees and management with well defined roles.
At grass root, affiliate community based groups are the main channels for activity implementation and monitoring. BIDA currently operates in eighty four (84) islands of Kalangala District commonly known as Ssese Islands