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Ugandan Coalition for Comprehensive Development through Agro Vet Program (UCCD)

Lira, Uganda
Joined November 2017

We operate in northern region of Uganda. We provide legal aid services to marginalized people and strengthen community awareness on rights and access to justice.

Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building, Women's Rights

Ugandan Coalition for Comprehensive Development through Agro-Vet Program (UCCD) is Women led organization that was first established in 2011 as an association under Local Government. This allowed us to work as a Community Based Organization and equipped us with valuable experience in establishing community managed grass root structures for sustainability. We built against this backdrop and were granted legal status as a local NGO after registration at National NGO board, Ministry of internal affairs in 2013 under registration number 10332

UCCD seeks to identify and develop approaches that achieve dynamic rural development that explicitly contribute towards advancing economic, environmental and social justice for women. We mainstreamed women into climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies to develop policies, plans, and projects that advance women empowerment, natural resources conservation, improved local livelihoods and economic development for the indigenous people well-being.

The plan adopts cost effective participatory approach that involve indigenous people enrollment to influence in planning.

We have created regional partnership network called SYNCHRONIZED SOLUTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND NATURE (SSPN), comprised of Agency for Sustainable Rural Transformation (AFSRT), Ugandan Coalition for Comprehensive Development (UCCD), Women’s Innovative Strategies for Empowerment (WISE) and Rural Women  Development Concern (RWDC)   An integration of the four different organizations build on a solid foundation of civic society experience and interest.

People Associated With This Organization

Sarah Oketayot

Uganda  
Ugandan Coalition for Comprehensive...
Joined November 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Peace-building, Women's Rights
I am the chairperson of UCCD. When I went to my village Omee in Amugu sub-county, Alebtong District/Uganda, for personal income generating activities in 2010, I discovered that women of my community were disadvantaged economically, socially with no self-governess structure. Women work far longer than men and lack control over resources. I conceived the idea to form an association to promote their values and empower them. I shared the idea with my three friends who joined me in the adventure. In 2011 the association was registered under local government Amugu sub-county. In 2013 the association was transformed into a local NGO and registered under National NGO board in Ministry of Internal Affairs.

I recognize that women empowerment is so complex, that a single actor can not be in the position to address. Seeking regional and international development strategies is of paramount importance.
Sarah Oketayot is the network champion (main point of contact) for Ugandan Coalition for Comprehensive Development through Agro Vet Program (UCCD).

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