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To have citizens in Uganda, who freely and willingly participate in the social, economic, political, and environmental affairs of their Country.


To promote empowerment of citizens through civic education on their social, political and economic affairs and strengthening good governance, democracy and respect for human rights in Uganda, through advocacy and information dissemination.




Testimonials and Success Stories

  • Project Beneficiary

    There was a land wrangle between my family and the neighbors over ownership. Thanks to the intervention of RUFODE, we where able to calmy establish ownership and ended up dividing it in half. Nowadays when there is a conflict in my community, I refer them to RUFODE.
  • Project Beneficiary

    I dropped out of school due to lack of school fees. But I was a beneficiary of a tailoring project implemented by RUFODE and it has really changed my life. Now I have skills in designing men's African wear and women's dresses. 1 year ago I didnt know I would reach this far. I am happy again.
  • Project Beneficiary

    I was trained by RUFODE on how to boost my vegatable yields from a small piece of land. Thanks to the training, my small backyard garden has turned into a big investment because its now very productive. My plan for the next 3 years is to expand my production from a small backyard garden to a big garden such that I increase supply.
  • Project Beneficiary

    I always attend civic education campaigns organized by RUFODE and I never want to miss their weekly radio programs. It is a very educative program and it helps me make informed decisions that benefits me and my family. My only wish is that they expand the campaigns to many areas because currently it is only reaching few people

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Our Programs

General Civic Education

RUFODE has been carrying civic education, for example our staff have been carrying out radio talk-shows, educating the people on various issues like elections, land rights, and domestic violence. 

Modernization of Agriculture

RUFODE educates farmers to use manure and fertilizers in order to increase on the production of crops to get enough food and the surplus for sale.

Conflict Resolution & Peace Building

RUFODE has been working hand in hand with local leaders to resolve conflicts in communities in Rukiga, particularly land conflicts, domestic violence.

Health & Sanitation

RUFODE has organized various programs for the youth, and women in health and sanitation, HIV infections and control measures, non communicable diseases, among others.

Afforestation & Environmental Conservation

RUFODE works for the restoration of wetlands in Uganda, by buying from encroachers and handing it over to government authorities.

Research & Advocacy

RUFODE has been engaging civil servants and leaders in local governments to meet their promises and make follow ups of the funds from the central government.

Our Address

Rukiga Forum for Development (RUFODE)
Rukiga District
P.O Box 714, Kabale (Uganda)
Tel: +256-783-535-443 |+256-703-152-922
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Website: http://www.rufodeuganda.org

Our Contact Person

Mr. Barnabas Tugumisirize
Executive Director
Rukiga Forum for Development
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How to Prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • 1. Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • 2. Wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible.
  • 3. Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • 4. Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow when you cough or sneeze.
  • 5. Stay home if you feel unwell and seek medical attention.

Our Goals and Objectives

RUFODE was started to address the challenges faced by Ugandans in the following areas.

1. To promote civic education on political, social economic and health issues in Uganda.
2. To promote the skilling of the youth and women in Uganda.
3. To mobilize people in rural communities for modernization of agriculture in Uganda.
4. To advocate for democracy, good governance and respect of human rights in Uganda.
5. To advocate for environmental care and fighting climatic change in Uganda.
6. To advocate and lobby resources from stakeholders and development partners to provide basic needs and psychological support to the disadvantaged orphans, widows and the elderly in Uganda.