"A SELF-RELIANT, SUSTAINABLE AND HOLISTICALLY TRANSFORMED SOCIETY"
At RICE-West Nile, we delight in seeing our local communities grow. As you are aware, West Nile has been one of those regions suffering from acute poverty as a a result of war from within in the 80’s and currently as a border region to our South Sudanese brothers and others. So as an organization we are convicted to take up our tools to serve the needy; we believe, this is our calling. Our deep heartfelt gratitude goes to our donors who have and are still providing us with the means to support God’s people.
Thank you and welcome to our official website. Enjoy!
Mr. Pax Sakari
Executive Director, RICE-WEST NILE
To kindle & facilitate a people led and sustained protection of nature & wellbeing of humanity.
5 min around the world's largest refugee settlement, Bidibidi
our operation areas
RICE-WN Operations in 10 (ten) districts in Uganda; Arua, Pakwach, Moyo, Maracha, Koboko, Buliisa, Terego, Obongi, Madi-Okollo and Obongi
RICE-WN employs the bottom-up and holistic empowerment approach that is community led, focusing on individual behavior change amongst vulnerable communities and groups for sustainable transformation. We deliver grassroots programs in some of the most hard to reach and underserved areas. We also collaborate with local governments and other CSOs to engage vulnerable communities and groups in decisions that affect their lives. In addition, we partner with local governments and Community Based Organizations to enhance capacities at both institutional and beneficiary community levels for inclusive and effective service delivery. We strongly believe in partnerships and networking to achieve our objectives since we make a contribution and complement the work of other development actors in realizing the set broader development agenda at national and international levels.
Our Core Values
rICE-West Nile Thrives on the values below in serving the needy within its operation areas
Simplicity is the state or quality of being simple. Something easy to understand or explain seems simple, in contrast to something complicated. In some uses, the label “simplicity” can imply beauty, purity, or clarity. Members of RICE-WN family are exhorted to embrace clarity, beauty and demystify complications in all interactions internally and interventions in the communities served.
Team spirit is the feeling of pride and loyalty that exists among the members of a team and that makes them want their team to do well or to be the best. Regardless of what an employee’s role is, at some point they will have to work with other people in the organization– whether that’s a colleague, customer or other stakeholder. Team spirit is an attitude that enables people to work well together. It’s about camaraderie, cooperation and collaboration between different members of the organization. One of the most important good team spirit ideas is to give time, money or expertise to others without expecting anything in return.
Equity means justice or right according to natural law or right. Specifically it means freedom from bias or favoritism. Related to gender and the workplace, equity sets the stage for achieving diversity, inclusion and equality, as it refers to the “fairness of treatment for both women and men, according to their respective needs. At RICE-WN, equity as a value is demonstrated by establishing a diverse, inclusive and equal workplace as well as designing interventions aimed at addressing the specific needs of a wide range of beneficiary women and men, girls and boys.
Novelty is the quality of being new, original, striking, unique or unusual. It denotes RICE-WN ability to introduce new and better solutions to solve society’s problems with regard to maintaining originality. RICE-WN incorporates flexibility and new ways of working in aspects including but not limited to technology, project design, implementation, governance and management of the organization to truly engage all key stakeholders such as employees, beneficiaries and create unique, sustainable products and services from different projects implemented
transparency & accountability
Transparency and accountability: Transparency ensures that information that can be used to measure RICE-WN authorities’ performance and to guard against any possible misuse of powers is available. In that sense, transparency serves to achieve accountability, which means that RICE-WN authorities can be held responsible for their actions. Without transparency and accountability, trust will be lacking between a management and those whom it manages. The result would be social instability and an environment that is less than conducive to social and economic growth. Similarly, transparency and accountability can also be viewed from the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) perspective where RICE-WN promotes such principles in the communities served by increasing access to public information for vulnerable communities and holding duty bearers accountable to the rights holders.
Safeguarding is a term used to denote measures taken to protect the health, well-being and human rights of individuals, which allow people — especially children, young people and vulnerable adults — to live free from abuse, harm and neglect including protecting the environment in which humans leave. Any person can be considered to be at risk of harm or abuse depending on the circumstance, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or religion. Similarly, any environment can be at risk of destruction or pollution by humans depending on the prevailing conditions regardless of the location. Responsibility to ensure that the work place, all interventions undertaken do not or have minimal negative impacts on the employees, local communities and the environment generally is deemed to lie with every member of RICE-WN who comes into contact with the employees, communities served and the environment.