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Rukiga Forum for Development (RUFODE), is a non-profit organization that is registered with the registrar of companies as a company limited by guarantee and not having share capital. The registered office of RUFODE is situated in Kamusiza Cell, Kashambya Sub-County, Rukiga district in South Western Uganda East Africa.

RUFODE works with Government, Civil society Organizations and development partners in improving rural livelihoods of people in Uganda.

RUFODE was started by a group of ten Ugandan Bakiga men and women, though the number is steadily increasing, to address the challenges faced by marginalized people in different communities in Uganda.

RUFODE also works in promoting economic empowerment of women in Uganda, fighting climatic change in Uganda, advocacy and lobbying stake holders and development partners to provide basic needs and psychological support to the disadvantaged orphans, widows and the elderly in Uganda. RUFODE also advocates for democracy and respect for human rights in Uganda, RUFODE also works to mobilise resources and lobbies for financial support to active communities in Uganda. RUFODE Mobilizes people for modernization of agriculture in rural areas in Uganda, and also promotes civic education on health, social, political issues in Uganda.

 

OUR VISION

To have self supporting citizens in Uganda, where citizens freely and willingly participate in the social, economic, political, and environmental affairs of their country.

 

OUR MISSION

To promote economic empowerment, fight climate change and strengthen democracy and respect for human rights, through advocacy and lobbying, civic education, organizing trainings, meetings and workshops, and information dissemination.

 

OUR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

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

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

 

OUR CORE VALUES

All the staff of Rukiga Forum for Development (RUFODE) are driven by the following core values

1. Commitment and team work while serving others.
2. Environmental sustainability.
3. Equal opportunities.
4. Respect for human life and dignity of all Ugandans.
5. Impartiality shown by working with all the people in Uganda.
6. Empathy for the communities with genuine support and solidarity.
7. Transparency with emphasis on openness and accountability.
8. Stewardship with resources entrusted to RUFODE put to serving target population.
9. Love and concern for others as a guiding principle.

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. 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Afforestation & Environmental Conservation

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

All the staff of Rukiga Forum for Development (RUFODE) are driven by the following core values

1. Commitment and team work while serving others.
2. Environmental sustainability.
3. Equal opportunities.
4. Respect for human life and dignity of all Ugandans.
5. Impartiality shown by working with all the people.
6. Empathy for the communities with genuine support.
7. Transparency with emphasis on openness and accountability.
8. Stewardship with resources entrusted to RUFODE put to serving target population.
9. Love and concern for others as a guiding principle.
10. Integrity by conforming to what we say and with ethical behavior.
11. Professionalism by ensuring effective interventions.

Our Goals and Objectives

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

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