What Your Gift Will Do
Your gift will support children, women, and families realize their rights and full potential, and bring opportunity, health, and education to thousands across Uganda.
Our mission is to empower communities in East and Southern Africa with innovative solutions that give children and women an opportunity to realize their rights to full potential through research, advocacy, health promotion, socioeconomic and institutional capacity strengthening. Our work falls under Key Strategic directions such as; Institutional Capacity Strengthening, Health Promotion, Gender and Human Rights, Education and Climate Change.
Action for Community Development started in Kasese as a Community Based Organization in response to contributing to the alleviation of challenges created by HIV/AIDS scourge and mitigating the adverse effects of war both perpetrated in Uganda and the spillovers from across the border in Eastern Congo in 2003. The strategies we employed at the time to address these challenges recognized the need for communities to rebuild, re-inspire and re-empower these broken communities. The challenges of yesterday may not be the challenges of today. We are proud of a National footprint; having grown from one District to the whole country Uganda and currently spreading our wings of different innovative programs to countries such as Malawi, Rwanda, Democratic republic of Congo and South Sudan that continues to give us the opportunities to serve Millions of people through her well tested programs and strategic approaches.
Obed Kabanda co-founded ACODEV in 2003 and currently sits as the Executive Director. A PHD student (Walden University); He holds a MSci. In Public Health Leadership and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Community Development. In addition, Obed holds a diploma in Leadership Development for Health from the University of North Carolina (UNC), a diploma Governance for Health from the University of London (SOAS) and a certificate in Management for Healthcare Organizations from the University Los Angeles (UCLA). In 2010, Obed was a Monitoring & Evaluation Fellow for the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Obed is an international consultant of Human Rights Based Approach to Programming (HRBAP), Leadership Development Program for Health (LDP), Public Private Partnerships (PPP) and Child Rights Education for Professionals. Recently, he developed the “Seven Roles Model for Promoting Child Rights Protection,” a model adopted by UNICEF.
Obed serves on various national and international boards of organizations including: UNASO, Africa Governance for Health Network, Regional Steering Group of CREATE-CREDO PRO-Child Rights Education for Professionals, among others. Obed has served in civil society at different levels and organizations for the last 16 years. In addition to his work with ACODEV, he is currently a part-time lecturer in for graduate programs at Uganda Christian University.
Francoise Kauzya, New Jersey, USA