Afforestation and Environmental Conservation
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Environmental Conservation

RUFODE acknowledges the impact of climate change as result of environmental degradation. RUFODE works for the restoration of wetlands in Uganda, by buying from encroachers and handing it over to government authorities.

Through civic education, RUFODE has managed to convince the locals to desist from swamp reclamation by educating them on the dangers of swamp reclamation. RUFODE has worked hard to discourage people from digging trenches in swampy areas, as these will drain away the water thus reducing the water table.

RUFODE would like to stalk the swamps with fish varieties to improve on the diet of the communities as a means of fighting hunger and conserving the wetland. RUFODE would like to see no river being cleared of its plant life, as this increases the speed of water and thus draining away water reducing the water table.

Afforestation

Nursery beds for seedlings have been prepared and tree seedlings have been provided to various interest groups. Tree species like eucalyptus, pine, avocados have been provided to increase on green cover in our areas of operation.

Fruit trees have also been provided to farmers for them to grow and provide fruits to communities and earn money from these fruits while at the same time increasing on the green cover in our areas of operation.

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.