Donors & Partners


Our Partners

— Care International Uganda

Uriama | Rigbo | Odupi | Omugo Refugee Host S/Cs of Arua

Project : Stimulating Adaptive capacities of Communities (SACC) Project under Strengthening Resilience and promoting Inclusive Governance Program (STRENPO), 2018-2021

Overall Objective: Women and youth in vulnerable, natural resource-dependent communities, including refugee settlements, are resilient to shocks and stresses from natural resources degradation, climate change, and conflict/displacement

In response to the environmental degradation and climate change in communities with heavy dependence on natural resources for food and income generation, RICE WN in partnership CARE International Uganda Kampala office with funds from DANIDA, designed a project to strengthen the capacity of women and youth to become resilient to shocks and stresses from natural resources degradation and climate change.

The project not only aims at enabling women and youth to actively participate in planning processes at sub-county and district level but also, they should be able hold authorities to account for the implementation of plans impacting their resilience.

32 farmer groups, 5 waste recycling youth groups reached under climate resilience project and 8 field demo sites were established in Imvepi, Rhino Camp refugee settlements and host communities in Omugo and Uriama Sub Counties to promote opportunities for learning good agronomic practices and climate resilient agriculture capacity development.

40 CBOs trained on 5 Enabling Rural Innovation (ERI) modules (Participatory Diagnosis, Participatory Market Research, Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation, Farmer Participatory Research and Enterprise Development) and cross cutting issues (Gender, Savings and Loans, HIV/AIDS, Hygiene and Sanitation) to improve household food security and incomes to enhance capacity of communities to cope with shocks and stresses resulting from climate change and displacement.

— World Wildlife Fund, Uganda (WWF)

Adjumani | Moyo | Koboko | Maracha | Arua | Nebbi

Project :  Increasing access to sustainable and renewable energy alternatives in the Albertine Graben to conserve high value forest ecosystems to benefit people and nature in Uganda, 2017-2020

Goal: “Communities living in the Albertine Graben have adopted sustainable and renewable energy alternatives to reduce over-dependency on biomass for their energy needs.”

94%[1] of the households in Uganda used firewood or charcoal for cooking. Meaning the energy access within Uganda is alarming. To address this issue, Wide World Bank, Norad, Sida, European Union and DANIDA convened through Wide Fund for Nature Uganda Country Office (WWF-UCO), to supports RICE WN financially and technically to rocket the access and broaden the use of sustainable and renewable energy alternatives in 6 districts of West Nile region Uganda.

Since Nov 2017 – Jan 2020 more than 1,292 solar home systems and 1,836 improved cook stoves distributed to communities reaching more than 5,222 people (2,590M, 2,632F) and 266 group with renewable energy information and its benefits.

To advocate for promotion of renewable energy in district level; Arua, Koboko and Adjumani districts, were supported to develop position papers and Nebbi and Koboko local governments were supported to draft a district renewable energy strategy.

[1] A MEANS FOR POPULATION TRANSFORMATION Thematic Series Based on The National Population and Housing Census 2014 Uganda Bureau of Statistics Kampala, Uganda November 2017


— United Nations High Commission for Refugees

Rhino | Mvepi Refugee Settlements

Project : Environmental protection and clean energy technology promotion in Rhino Camp and Imvepi refugee settlements

The Key problem facing the environment in refugee settlement is heavy dependence on wood fuel and locally sourced shelter materials. This has contributed to high levels of forest cover loss within the settlements. Renewable energy, particularly local production and promotion of briquettes has remained a gap due to limited resources. Protection of planted trees against stray animals in dry season has remained a challenge. Much efforts was enforced in 2014 -2016 to discourage tree cutting through tree marking, raising and distributing tree seedlings of different species, community environmental protection awareness campaigns, provision of the briquette moulds, as an alternative to cutting trees, but still the survival rate of the planted trees has been affected by both the natural factors and human activities.

In the past two years RICE-WN implemented Environmental protection and clean energy technology promotion in Rhino Camp and Imvepi refugee settlements project with support from UNHCR under a core program area of Environment and Natural Resources with a purpose of promoting efficient management of natural resources and environment to achieve sustainable development

— American Jewish World Service (AJWS)

Arua | Rhino Refugee Settlements

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) supports RICE-WN in partnership with Radio Pacis Arua to implement a peaceful coexistence among refugees and between refugees and host communities in Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement in Arua District through organized radio dialogues.

During the year 2019, 16 community Radio Dialogue were recorded and aired through Radio Pacis to preach peace and harmony in host and refugee communities. This platform provided a mutual ground for both communities to express their challenges, recommendations and find solutions to issues that affect livelihood, education, security, health and environment in Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement.

Some of the topics include; awareness on environmental degradation, health seeking behaviour of refugees and host communities, access to education services, awareness on SGBV, increasing community vigilance on personal and household security among others

— Global Fund for Children

West Nile Region

Project : Transforming Lives of Conflict-affected Girls in West Nile

Project : To improve performance and economically empower conflict-affected girls and their families

The project goal and objectives relate to the overall RICE-WN mandate of community empowerment and sustainability. In West Nile region, there is a need to focus investments on individual and community level vulnerability over those at the household level. The main concern of this project is thus to identity and address challenges relating to conflict affected girls in a    bid to decrease their vulnerability amongst society. 50 girls have been supported; 33 girls in secondary school and 17 girls in vocational schools under this program.

— Community Health & Sustainable Environment Africa (CHASE)

Arua | Maracha | Pakwach

Chase Africa is an international NGO with a mission is to enable women and men in fragile rural environments to access basic healthcare, empower them to choose the timing, number and spacing of their children and also support environmental sustainability. Through CHASE AFRICA, RICE WN have been implementing Mobile Clinic Outreach since early 2018.  Before, RICE-WN has implemented tremendous work under Community Health but this one was one of its kind. The project involves offering free basic health care and family planning services to rural communities who have less access to these services. The project is implemented in Maracha, Arua and Pakwach District.

So far, 13,234 people reached in hard to reach areas with basic health care services

— Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

Arua | Mvepi Refugee Settlement

Project :  Transforming Lives of Conflict-affected Children and Youth (TLC) among the refugee and host community in Imvepi refugee settlement of Arua District Introduction

Overall Objective :  Enhancing and empowering both boys and girls through secondary education and vocational training to youth who dropped out of school and are currently engaged in gambling and struggling to survive through dubious means because they are unskilled and cannot be employed in gainful.

This project is designed to increase the access in secondary education and vocational training to conflict-affected children and youth in Imvepi refugee settlement. The project aims at enhancing and empowering both boys and girls through secondary education and vocational training to youth who dropped out of school and are currently engaged in gambling and struggling to survive through dubious means because they are unskilled and cannot be employed in gainful.

131 conflict affected children and youth in Imvepi refugee settlement were enrolled in the three learning institutions; 10 youth enrolled in Obutava Vocational School, 88 were enrolled for O’Level at Imvepi Secondary School and 33 A’Level students enrolled at Otumbari Secondary School.

Under the same program, 3 peace clubs were establishment each institute with the aim of strengthening peaceful coexistence among both the refugees and the national students, not only for the beneficiaries but also the entire school. The 143 peace club members were trained on the roles and responsibilities of the peace clubs and the individual members in each school to enable them get skills and know their roles in working for peace in the institutions and in the communities where they leave.

The peace clubs were mainly established to champion peace building activities like helping the administration to identify people in conflict with the school rules and their fellow students, perform mediation roles in addressing some of the issues, reporting to their patrons what they had done and pending issues that required the intervention of the patrons, building harmonious relationships in their respective schools and within the communities in which they live, participate in debate competitions with the peace club members of other TLC beneficiary schools and creation of peaceful environment in the schools and in the communities where they live among others.



The CDDP App project is a health promotion program that uses a distribution strategy which involves formation of community groups and establishment of a community point for distribution. This is aimed at extension of HIV services closer to the communities to reduce congestion in health facilities. CDDP App project also seeks to improve the quality of care and safety for People Living with HIV (PLHIV).

Since Nov 2018 – Jan 2020, RICE-WN implemented this project in partnership with Reach Out Mbuya (ROM) with funding support from Ugandan Academy for Health Innovation and Impact – a programme under Infectious Disease Institute (IDI).

— Horizont 3000

Arua | Nebbi | Nwoya

RICE WN in partnership with local governments of Arua, Nebbi and Nwoya with funds from Horizont3000 and Austrian Development Agency implementing a project called Sustainable Rural Agro- Enterprise Development Project (SURAD). The twenty-one-month project (April 2017 – December 2018) seeks to improve livelihoods of farming communities in West Nile Sub-Region and Nwoya District of Acholi Sub-region.

The project built the capacity of more than 625 farmers under three key pillars of food security, market orientation and sustainable natural resource management. The farmers and their families started engaging in market-oriented farming while safeguarding food security and managing their natural resources sustainably through applying the Enabling Rural Innovation (ERI) approach.





— The Global Fund for Human Rights (FGHR)

Arua | Awindiri
  • Transforming the life of conflict affected girls in West Nile

— The Government of Uganda, Arua (GOU)

Arua | Awindiri

Maintenance of Anti-Malarial Drains, 2009-2012 

— Uganda Malaria Communities Partnership (UMCP)

Arua | Awindiri
  • Prevention of Malaria in Pregnant Mothers and Children Under Five Years, 2007-2009


Arua | Awindiri
  • Bringing Uganda’s Oil to the Saface, Increasing Community Capacity to handle Oil Resources Effectively, 2013-2016


— Netherlands Development Organization (SNV)

Arua | Awindiri
  • Community Empowerment Program, 2011-2014
  • Sustainable Sanitation and hygiene for All, 2014-2017

— International Alert

Arua | Awindiri
  • Economic Empowerment for Women in Cross Border Trade Across Uganda- DR, Congo Border, 2011-2013
  • Harnessing the Potential of Oil and Gas to Contribute to Peace & Development in Uganda (2011, April 2014)

— WellShare International

Arua | Awindiri
  • Scaling up HIV/AIDS Prevention in Arua District (SHAP), 2012-2015



— Democratic Governance Facility

Burkina Faso | Banfora
  • Oil and Gas Governance Project

— Community Empowerment for Rural Dev't (CEFORD)

Arua | Awindiri
  • Community Governance Project, 2008-2010

— Uganda Program for Human & Holistic Development

Arua | Awindiri
  • Sensitization of Youth in School on HIV/AIDS, 2007