CEFORD is registered as a not-for-profit National Non-Governmental Organization to operate in Uganda by Registrar of Companies on 20 th June 2000 and in November 2000 registered with Uganda Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Bureau. CEFORD is a registered member of the Uganda National NGO Forum since February 2002.
CEFORD is registered as a not-for-profit National Non-Governmental Organization to operate in Uganda by Registrar of Companies on 20th June 2000 under Incorporation certificate No. 44868; and in November 2000 registered with Uganda Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Bureau according to the NGOs Statute of 1989 under Registration No. M/A/NB2000/11/2710.
Founded in July 2000, CEFORD traces its origin from the successful merger of the Netherlands Government-supported Community Action Programme – CAP – (established 1993) and the Women Empowerment Programme – WEP (established 1997). Both CAP and WEP were phased out in June 2000. According to the community and local government assessment, these two programmes were rated successful because of the transformation they brought to the region, which had greatly suffered from insecurity and lack of economic progress. At the end of the programs, the staff of the two programs merged and formed a local NGO called CEFORD. The organization operates the entire country.
CEFORD currently operates in all the 12 districts of West Nile: Adjumani, Arua, Terego, Madi Okollo, Moyo, Obongi, Nebbi, Pakwach, Yumbe, Koboko, Maracha, Zombo and Central and South Western Uganda in greater Masaka (Bukomansimbi and Kyotera), in South Western Uganda Kasese and Bunyangabu.