Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD) is a leading, not for profit Non Governmental Organization (NGO), registered with the National NGO Board; and operating in West Nile and Acholi sub regions of Northern Uganda.
Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD) is a non-profit and an indigenous NGO registered as a Limited Liability Company (by Guarantee) under Registrar of Companies – in year 2000; and also registered in November 2000 with Uganda Non-Governmental Organizations Board as S.5914/3432 according to the NGOs Statute of 1989.
The history of CEFORD dates back to 1993 when the Uganda government with financial and technical support from the Netherlands Government implemented
Community Action Programme (CAP) and later Women Empowerment Programme (WEP) in the West Nile sub-region. Both Programmes were considered a success by the communities and District Local governments of West Nile, external evaluators and Royal Netherlands Embassy in Uganda. Their focus was on community mobilization and capacity building through service delivery and implementation of
micro-projects. CAP concentrated on supply of social infrastructure services and
implementation of agricultural projects, while WEP concentrated on empowerment of women and the strengthening of their capacities to participate in the development process.
Thus CEFORD was founded in July 2000 to fill the gap created by the closure of these successful programmes that were phased out in June 2000.
CEFORD currently operates in parts of
all the 9 West Nile districts: Adjumani, Arua, Moyo, Nebbi, Yumbe, Koboko, Maracha, Zombo and Pakwach in West Nile and Amuru district in Acholi Sub Region (of Northern Uganda).
“An Empowered Poverty
To provide capacity development services that builds the resilience of disadvantaged women, men, youth, children and their groups/organizations to realize their rights and improve their wellbeing.
Our Corporate Values
Transparency and Accountability
Our Governance and Management
The CEFORD Council
The CEFORD Council is the highest body and custodian of the organization. They offer advisory and guidance services to the
organization and meet annually. It has a membership of 7 individuals (3 Female and 4 Male).
Mr. Frank Nigel Othembi
Ms. Santa Abiria Tuape
Hon. James Baba
Mrs. Margaret Ayiseni
Hon. Nginya Hassan
Ms. Christine Munduru
Mr. Maffu Mophart
The CEFORD Board of Directors
The CEFORD Board of Directors is the major decision making body of the organization and is responsible for policy decisions, advocacy and public relations. It has a membership of 5 individuals (3 male & 2 Female) and meet quarterly.
Mr. Amajuru Simon Madraru
Ms. Amanziru Rose
Mr. Anthony Uzzi
Ms. Bandaru Daisy
Dr. Sadik Kassim
The CEFORD Management
The Executive Director heads the organization which has three Administrative Programme Areas each headed by a Program Coordinator. The Executive Director also heads the CEFORD Management Team that is responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring, fundraising and ensuring that Board decisions are implemented.
Ms. Asipkwe Jean Christabel
Ms. Paparu Lillian Obiale
Mr. Adralia Robert
Mr. Ocen Godwin
Manager - Aruabits
Mrs. Freda Opima
Programme Coordinator - Adjumani
Mr. Ayeyo Kennedy
Programme Coordinator - Arua
Mr. Mawa Richard Alatawa
Programme Coordinator - Koboko
CEFORD has in place a number of policies to guide in management of the organization. These include: Constitution; Strategic Plan 2014-2018; human Resource Policy; Finance and Administrative Manual; Gender Policy; HIV/AIDS work place Policy e.t.c.