Brief Introduction: Caritas Kampala (CK) is the executive arm of the Catholic Church mandated to carry out socio economic development activities in the Archdiocese of Kampala irrespective of people’s cultures, religions or political affiliations. Caritas Kampala is a Faith based and Non Profit making organization that started in 1973 but was fully established in 1986 during. Read More
CARITAS Masaka Diocesan Development Organization (MADDO)
CAPCA Masaka Diocesan Development Organization (MADDO) is the social services and development commission of Masaka diocese.Vision: To see people of Masaka Diocese attain holistic development.Mission: To stimulate and direct sustainable development among the people of Masaka Diocese regardless of their religious affiliations. Read More
Caritas Kiyinda – Mityana
Lugazi Diocese is a catholic Diocese found in the central region of Uganda with geographical coverage of 9,198 sq kms that covers three districts namely Kayunga , Mukono and Buikwe.
The three districts were divided among 20 catholic parishes. It has a population of 1,504,802 people and is located 14 km east of Kampala towards Kenya which is the neighboring country of Uganda. Read More
Caritas Kasanaensis also known as the Kasana-Luweero Social Development Office.
Tusuubira Women Development Agency is a grass root women organization based in Kampala Archdiocese. Read More
- Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)
MAAIF is responsible for formulation of national agriculture, animal industry and fisheries policies, and generally for the development and coordination of the agricultural sector. Agriculture is the engine for the eradication of poverty and through this Ministry that most poverty focused programmes are channeled. The mandate also includes promoting farming systems and land use practices that conserve and enhance land productivity in an environmentally sustainable manner.
- The Food and Nutritional Council
The Food and Nutritional Council is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the implementation of the National Food and Nutritional Policy, a key framework to enhance the national food security situation. This is a key national institution that the CAPCA project will collaborate with to ensure fulfillment of its objectives.
- Ministry of Water, Lands and Environment (MWLE)
MWLE is responsible for mainstreaming activities in natural resource management. The Ministry is also responsible for formulation of national environmental policies, coordinating and supervising national programmes on environment, monitoring performance of sectoral agencies in the environmental sector, mobilizing support and resources for environmental management, and liaison with international environmental agencies and agreements. The importance of this institution to the CAPCA project and operations needs to be emphasized.
- Forest Department (FD)/District Forest Service (NFA)
NFA was recently formed and is responsible for sustainable management of forestry resources, especially those in protected areas, public and private land and for promotion of increased forest production by the public and private sector. NFA is working closely with NGOs, Local communities and the private sector to achieve the its goal. Agro forestry being one of the recognized systems for boosting soil fertility and enhancing incomes is specifically promoted by NFA. The CAPCA project , like many other civil society projects works hand in hand with the district NFA to promote agro forestry in the their operational areas.
- NGO Environment
The NGO fraternity in Uganda has increasingly matured from originally isolated initiatives to strong and organized partnerships, networks, alliances for specific purposes. The purposes range from combining efforts to improve service delivery in a cost –effective manner to alliances that are beginning to engage local or central government over policy matters. Most districts now have an NGO forum that brings together NGOPs to share and lay strategies of providing better services to the community and inter-facing with local government. These are linked at the apex under the Uganda National NGO forum, which provides for new self regulating mechanisms for NGOs to increase transparency in NGO operations. The key institutions have several ways in which they collaborate with NGOs. They see tremendous capacities of communities, raise awareness, lobby and advocate and facilitate in the development of participative management systems in agriculture and natural resource management. Besides collaboration they are also potential for sustainability of CAPCA efforts and their services should be tapped.
- National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS)
NAADS is a new program of the government of Uganda put in place to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of agricultural extension service. It is a semi-autonomous body formed under NAADS Act of June 2001 with a mandate to develop a demand driven, farmer-led agricultural service delivery system targeting the poor subsistence farmers, with emphasis to women, youth and people with disabilities. Its development goal is to enhance rural livelihoods by increasing agricultural productivity and profitability in a sustainable manner.
NAADS is working in pursuit of the national development framework of Poverty Eradication Agenda, which is guided by the Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP). NAADS overall supervision is vested in the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF). The programme was officially launched in March 2002