CBOs work at parish and sub county level, and may not have the capacity to do the paper, CBOs also belong to the informal sector which is occupied by women. CBOs are agents of change in development work.

Kasese District DEvelopment NET- work  (KADDE-NET)
P.O Box 450, Kasese
Tel: 0483-445987/0772937211,
Email kaddenet@yahoo.co.uk

KADDE – NET: Is an umbrella organization (Network) of all civil society organization operating in Kasese District, thus Community Based Organizations (CB0), Faith Based Organizations (FBO), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and other Non-State Actors in Kasese District. Kaddenet was founded in 1997.  

Kasese District has one of the most vibrant civil society  organisations in Uganda which use a right based and participatory approaches to implementing projects in communities which have led to projects ownership and sustainability.

An aggregator of all civil society Organisations, Kaddenet also has thematic networks which subscribe to it. It is also a member of regional and national networks.

Kaddenet together with her 800 member organisations  has distinguished itself as a national learning centre in the Rwenzori region in particular and Uganda as a whole especially with regard to optimum collaboration with both the local and central governments

The network develops programmes and promotes collaboration among stakeholders in the areas of lobbying and advocacy, Data and information Management, capacity building, Linking and Networking / facilitation of sectoral co-ordination.

KADDENET is thus a multi-purpose agency. It is a capacity building agency, a resource and research centre, an advocacy watchdog, as well as a linking and coordination intermediary agency. This is inline with the members’ aspirations and the all-encompassing poverty eradication mission.

KADDENET cherishes the core values and believes in accountability, transparency gender responsiveness, environmental sensitivity, unity and equity, commitment and respect. These values and principles guide all programs

values and principles guide all programs

S/No Name of NGO/CBO Brief Note About NGO/CBO Intervention in the SDS Areas of Operation
1. Save the Children in Uganda (SCiU) SCiU is an International NGO that works through Local Governments and local NGO partners to implement its activities. KDLG is one of its main partners
  • Support to HIV/AIDS activities
  • Support to children affected by conflict and disasters
  • Social protection
  • Support to Basic education programmes
Maliba s/c
Muhokya s/c
Karambi s/c
Hima T. C.
Bugoye s/c
Bwera s/c
Kisinga s/c
Mahango s/c
Karusandara s/c
L. Katwe s/c
Kitswamba s/c
2. Karambi Action Life for improvement (KALI) KALI is a local NGO  whose main objective is to  create awareness among the community about their potentials,  rights and responsibilities
  • Gender sensitisation


3. Bishop Masereka Medical Centre



BMCF is committed to the principles of accountability, professionalism, honesty, care, respect for every person, trust, non- discrimination and strategic partnerships provision of maternal and child health services and holistic support to orphans and vulnerable children



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Kasese Municipality
3. Young & Powerful Imitative (YAPI) YAPI is a local NGO
  • Gender sensitisation
  • Adolescent Health Services
  • Support to OVC
Katwe Kabatoro Town Council
Kasese Town Council
4. National Organisation of women Living HIV/AIDS (NACWOLHA) NACWOLHA is a local NGO with branches in several districts of Uganda.
  • Social economic support to OVCs & PLAs
5. Women’s Desk of Kasese Diocese
  • Psycho-social Support Programmes
  • Peace building
6 Rwenzori  Research Consultancy  (REROC) REROC is a local NGO whose goal is to improve the livelihoods of the people through sustainable agriculture , improved health, communication & information exchange
  • Psycho-social Support Programmes
  • Youth friendly health services
  • Support to adolescents/youth engaged in IGAs
Lake Katwe
7. Foundation For Rural & Urban Advancement (FURA) FURA is local NGO with its head office in Kasese town
  • Supporting Income Generating Groups (IGAs)
8. Kagando Rural Development Centre (KARUDEC) KARUDEC is a local NGO founded by Church Of Uganda whose main goal is to promote holistic development of the poor in Kasese district
  • Supporting Income Generating Groups (IGAs)
  • Functional Adult Literacy
10 Kasese District Union Of Persons With Disabilities (KADUPEDI) KADUPEDI is a local CBO, which is affiliated to NUDIPU. Its main goal is to enhance advocate for equal opportunities, participation of PWDs in development initiatives
  • Socio-Economic empowerment of PWDs
  • Community Rehabilitation of PWDs
District Wide
11 Kasese District  Youth Focus on AIDS (KADYFA) KADYFA IS a Community Based Organisation operating in Kasese District with specific focus on the youth
  • Care and support to the affected and infected HIV/AIDS persons
  • Supporting OVC
  • Promotion of human rights
District wide
12 Muramba Foundation for rural development (MFRD) Located in Bugoye sub county. It is a community based organisation involved in rights based programming. The Target area of operation in mainly Busongora north county.
  • Water and sanitation promotion, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Environmental protection and agricultural promotion programs.
Bugoye, Maliba, sub counties
13 Nzirambi Orphans Talent Development Centre This is a local NGO which has been registered to support Orphans and abandoned children. It was established in 1980 in Kisinga Sub-county.
  • Supporting and caring for Orphans in an orphanage
  • Currently, the orphanage has 48 children 22 of whom are females and 26 are males.
District wide but the orphanages are located Kyarumba sub-county and Muhokya sub-county.
14 Good Hope Child Care Centre Good Hope Child Care centre is a local CBO which provides support to OVC in various areas. It is located in Kasese Town council, Kamaiba ward.
  • Supporting Orphans and Children with disabilities with education
  • Physiotherapy support to Children with Disabilities
  • Assessment, referral and rehabilitation of CWDs
Clientele is from the whole district, but main office is in Kasese town council
15 Kasese Land mine Survivors This is a CBO registered with the district
  • Support to survivors to of landmines
District wide
16 Kasese District Women With Disabilities -KADIWODI KADIWODI is registered as local not- for profit NGO. It operates in Kasese Town council.
  • Recruiting women with disabilities from different parts of the district and training them in tailoring and marketing skills
Clientele is from the whole district, but main office is in Kasese town council




Action For Community Development Uganda (ACODEV-U)

ODEV-U is a local NGO with branches in several districts of Uganda.






Human Rights,
Maternal Health
Domestic Violence
District Wid
18 Umbrella for Journalists in Kasese (UJK)


Umbrella for Journalists in Kasese (UJK) is a non-profit making organization founded in 2013 that brings journalism practitioners together in order to appreciate each other as professionals, community-based, engaged in journalistic information dissemination and other related activities for the well-being of community without political inclination. The organization is legally registered with Kasese Municipal Council under registration Number, NY/CBS/1988/2016/2017 and Kasese District Local Government under registration Number CBO/ 1751 and runs its activities without recourse to discrimination based on religion, race, sex, tribe or other forms that demean human dignity.



Vision: “An independent and impartial press disseminating truthful and valuable information for development.”

Mission: Transforming our society by providing balanced, fair and well researched information”.

Goal:   To promote media excellence”.

In the four short years since its founding, Umbrella for Journalists in Kasese has played a major role to justify its mission and vision. Ruwenzori region and Kasese district in particular has unique challenges relating to imbalances in bio-diversity, climate change, conflict and information access gaps, challenges that we work hard to minimize.

Our gratitude

We thank Kasese District Local Government (KDLG) for having allowed us operate within the district as we work towards achieving our vision and mission.

We thank the Kasese and entire Rwenzori region for giving us a favorable environment of reception to our organizational ideas and dreams since the organization’s inception.


We again thank the Board and the Executive for steering the organization in the direction of development all these years despite some challenges.We further thank members for their willingness in attending bi-monthly meetings. We also thank other organizations that have worked with us in implementation of some projects.By Bikeke Saimon +256774400428 / +256704054829