Who
We are

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.

Our History

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).

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Our Vision

“An Empowered Poverty
free society”.

Our Mission

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

Mutual respect

Transparency and Accountability

Equity

Participatory Approach

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

Mr. Frank Nigel Othembi

Governor

Ms. Santa Abiria Tuape

Ms. Santa Abiria Tuape

Council Member

Hon. James Baba

Hon. James Baba

Council Member

Mrs. Margaret Ayiseni

Mrs. Margaret Ayiseni

Council Member

Hon. Nginya Hassan

Hon. Nginya Hassan

Council Member

Ms. Christine Munduru

Ms. Christine Munduru

Council Member

Mr. Maffu Mophart

Mr. Maffu Mophart

Council Member

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

Mr. Amajuru Simon Madraru

Chairperson

Ms. Amanziru Rose

Ms. Amanziru Rose

Board Member

Mr. Anthony Uzzi

Mr. Anthony Uzzi

Board Member

Ms. Bandaru Daisy

Ms. Bandaru Daisy

Board Member

Dr. Sadik Kassim

Dr. Sadik Kassim

Board Member

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. Asipkwe Jean Christabel

Executive Director

Ms. Paparu Lillian Obiale

Ms. Paparu Lillian Obiale

Programme Manager

Mr. Adralia Robert

Mr. Adralia Robert

Finance Manager

Mr. Ocen Godwin

Mr. Ocen Godwin

Manager - Aruabits

Mrs. Freda Opima

Mrs. Freda Opima

Programme Coordinator - Adjumani

Mr. Ayeyo Kennedy

Mr. Ayeyo Kennedy

Programme Coordinator - Arua

Mr. Mawa Richard Alatawa

Mr. Mawa Richard Alatawa

Programme Coordinator - Koboko

CEFORD Policies

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.