On the 27th March 2018, ACFODE joined nine We Effect partner organizations and cooperatives from different regions in Uganda for a launch of five year project- programmes in Uganda. The programs would run from 2018 to 2022. We Effect is a Swedish Cooperative that operates within the two thematic fields; sustainable rural development and adequate housing. Her development work also extends to promoting and supporting gender equality all through.

ACFODE is privileged to have signed a five year agreement with We Effect to implement a project titled “Enhancing Gender Equality in Member-based Organizations through Policy Advocacy in Uganda”. The project aims to contribute to equitable access to land and other productive resources by women, men and young people in both housing and rural development sectors in Uganda by 2022.

the regional dr,we effect ea hans lindFig. 1 We Effect East Africa Country Regional Director, Hans Lind, extends handshake to ACFODE’s executive director,Ms Regina Bafaki during the project launch at Sky Hotel-Naguru. Extreme right is Ms Joyce Nabaloga-ACFODE’s finance officer.

During the next five years, ACFODE will be a strategic partner for We EFFECT and will particularly work with 5 other We Effect partner organizations namely Semiliki Cooperative in Bundibugyo district, Rwenzori Coffee Cooperative in Kasese, Mukono Multipurpose Youth Organization, Shelter and Settlement Alternatives and Uganda Central Co-operative Financial Services Limited plus their members. ACFODE will focus on enhancing capacities of We Effect partners to deliver gender responsive services and products to their members (women, men and young people) through capacity building, policy review, learning reflections and peer support, male engagement, strategic engagements and media campaigns.

3Fig. 2 Members from We Effect partner organizations pose for a photo during the project launch.

Among their key milestones, We Effect will ensure that each of her regions of operation across the globe; 1) conducts at least one national or regional advocacy campaign with a view of increasing gender equality; 2) women make up at least half of the leadership in We Effect’s partner organizations and; 3) We Effect partner organizations clearly show that women’s incomes increase in relation to men’s.

Rukundo Rebecca


Project Coordinator






ACFODE signs five year project contract with We Effect East Africa

2 thoughts on “ACFODE signs five year project contract with We Effect East Africa

  • April 20, 2018 at 9:23 am

    I love ACFODE.

    Wish will be partner some time soon!!!

    We are Coalition for the Safety of Women and Children (COSWAC) Uganda, working to create a Society where Women and Children can Survive and Thrive. We currently implement a “ChildMothersProject” in Kayunga district in partnership with KAWODEF.

    Thanks for the Great work.

    Kampala, Uganda.

  • June 14, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Many thanks for your efforts of supporting women to have an audible voice in the society. Women benefit a lot from advocacy groups like yours because they help amplify their views and help them to thrive.
    We are a women group that has joined together to combine effort in developing ourselves economically. We run cash that rounds are shared by two members weekly but they have not been very effective due to the poor financial stand of the area. Women start small business but they are not sustained due premature withdrawal of money to meet a just a fraction of the multitude of responsibilities they have.
    How can our local group benefit from your program as a national organization?
    We shall be if you endevour to respond.


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