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22 Jul 2017 description

Country Priorities

ACORD in Uganda works in partnership with the poor and the marginalised to change conditions undermining social justice through participatory people-centred practical work, research and advocacy. To this end ACORD is implementing programmes focusing on resilient livelihoods, rights and responsibilities promotion, and peace building and conflict resolution. ACORD also provide life-saving support to Burundian, Congolese, and South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

22 Jun 2017 description

Uganda is facing the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. According to recent data from the UN Refugee Agency, there are currently 950,562 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda, with an estimated 42,000 new arrivals every month, at up to 2000 people per day. 80% of the refugees arriving in Uganda are women and children.

22 Jun 2017 description

Uganda receives an average of 42,000 new refugees every month. Amongst their most urgent needs is access to clean water and sanitation. This is critically important for their health and survival.

ACORD in collaboration with HEKS and the Swiss Solidarity Fund has initiated a water and sanitation project to address the increasing demand from the refugee population in Bidibidi settlement, West Nile, Northern Uganda.

28 Jun 2016 description

New report on BRICS investments in African agriculture

A major new report released by the Pan-African organization ACORD finds that Africa’s small holder farmers are not benefiting enough from the increasing Chinese, Brazilian and Indian investment in African agriculture. The technology being promoted in Africa – such as irrigation equipment and tractors - tends to be more suited to Chinese, Brazilian and Indian agribusiness interests than to Africa’s smallholder farmers.

04 Aug 2014 description

Tarapkwe Juliet is a member of Pakele Women’s Association (P.A.W.A.) in Ataabo, a parish in Pakele sub-county in Adjumani district. P.A.W.A was formed in 1997 with a membership of 30 women and was registered in both the sub-county and district in 2013. Their main activities are enhancing HIV awareness among community members; promoting moral behavior change especially among women; and environmental protection through raising tree seedlings. P.A.W.A was selected by ACORD under the DGF-funded project to reach out to the community members in Pakele sub-county through civic education.

12 May 2014 description


This report highlights the importance of African countries holding food reserves for promoting food security and price stability. It analyses the food reserves policies of three countries in East Africa – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – showing how these can, indeed must, be improved to address hunger.

26 Apr 2012 description

"Thanks to Radio Muhabura, we now feel empowered to talk freely about water and sanitation. Previously, there were fears that exposing the challenges would be interpreted as criticising the government", Alice from Kisoro District in Uganda. ACORD in the South Western region of Uganda is making good use of community radio to reach out to community members from Kisoro District with messages about the need for clean water.

06 Oct 2009 description


The history of women's rights actors' engagement with statecraft has over the years gone through various waves and as a result varied strategies have been adopted. One of the most common approaches across the continent has been to target the legal and policy environment of the state as a means through which the rights of women can be entrenched. The rationale to such an approach was that that a reform oriented approach that worked to incrementally change the system was favoured rather than one that radically overhauled it.

20 Jun 2009 description

"Real People, Real Needs"

On 20 June 2009, Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD) joins the rest of the world in observing the world refugee day by highlighting its efforts to support refugees in Pader, Gulu, Amuru, and Kitgum districts of northern Uganda.

Pader is a new district that used to be a part of Kitgum District and has a long history of hosting refugees. One dynamic that has been specific to Pader District is the presence of Sudanese refugees living in Achol-Pii Refugee Settlement.

14 Nov 2005 description

The Agency for Co-operation and Research in Development, ACORD has said it will continue offering humanitarian aid in Northern Uganda despite the deteriorating security.

In a press Statement released Thursday, the Agency strongly condemned the indiscriminate attacks on the civilians and humanitarian agencies by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in which ACORD staff was killed and three others seriously injured.

ACORD Project officer, Balam Bongonyinge, was shot dead and three other colleagues wounded a few kilometres from Pader town when the Agency's vehicle was …