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Our Background

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.

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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.

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 Lifetime

Organization Timeline

An organization established in 2000 to promote rural development and empower communities in Uganda

June 2000Founded
February 2002Licensed

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Meet Our Board of Directors

Dr. Sadik Kassim

Dr. Sadik Kassim

Board Chairperson
Mr. Anguzu Dickens

Mr. Anguzu Dickens

Vice Chairperson
Ms. Adukule-Meuter Winfred

Ms. Adukule-Meuter Winfred

Mr. Rugga Ellis Onzo

Mr. Rugga Ellis Onzo

Ms. Auma Jesca Draparaku

Ms. Auma Jesca Draparaku


Our Staff

Meet Our Passionate Management Team

Ms. Asipkwe Jean Christabel

Ms. Asipkwe Jean Christabel

Executive Director
Mr. Adralia<br>Robert

Mr. Adralia

Finance Manager
Mr. Alatawa Mawa<br>Stephen

Mr. Alatawa Mawa

Programme Manager
Mr. Ayeyo<br>Kennedy

Mr. Ayeyo

Programme Coordinator Arua
Ms. Amanicia Freda<br>Opima

Ms. Amanicia Freda

Programme Coordinator Koboko
Mr. Benjamin Unziku Waigo

Mr. Benjamin Unziku Waigo

Programme Coordinator Adjumani
Mr. Wilfred<br>Atetri

Mr. Wilfred

Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Coordinator
Mr. Godwin<br>Ocen

Mr. Godwin

Technical Vocational Skills Lead
Ms. Uzadio<br>Christine

Ms. Uzadio

Procurement & Supply Chain Officer
Ms. Mukeonzia Christine

Ms. Mukeonzia Christine

Human Resource Officer
Mr. John Bosco<br>Okaya

Mr. John Bosco

Agriculture Lead

Life Experience

20+ Years of Experience in Community Development

We believe that community development is a collaborative process that involves active participation and engagement from all stakeholders. By fostering inclusivity, social justice, and human rights, we work towards creating sustainable and resilient communities.

Main Office

+256 372 273 903
Arua-Nebbi Road, 3km from Arua Town, Arua, Uganda

Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD) is a not-for-profit Non-Governmental Organization registered as a Limited Liability (by Guarantee) under Registrar of Companies since June 2000; and in November 2000 with Uganda Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Board according to the NGOs Statute of 1989.

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