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Cordaid has been active in Uganda for over 25 years. Our programmes focus on humanitarian assistance, sustainable livelihoods, health care, and education.


Results & Indicators

  • 9,000,000 people reached through COVID-19 awareness raising and prevention activities

  • 50 primary schools contracted for performance-based financing

  • 21,679 households provided with livelihood support in response to COVID-19

  • 211 jobs created by small and medium-sized enterprises


Humanitarian assistance
We implement projects on climate change adaptation and mitigation, disaster preparedness and emergency response and resilient recovery. Through our Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction programme, we enable 160,000 women and youth to adjust to the effects of climate change, reduce the risks of natural disasters, and be able to generate income and flourish as a community.

Health care
Our Heroes project addresses sexual reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence across nine districts. It seeks to strengthen health systems through results-based financing and improve the well-being of more than 800,000 women and youth in East and Central Uganda.

Through our performance-based financing programme, we work in 50 government-aided primary schools in eastern Uganda to strengthen accountability mechanisms and facilitate improved access to decent, quality, and inclusive primary education.

Sustainable livelihoods
We improve food security and enable economic empowerment for women, youth, and people with a disability in Uganda. Highflyers is a three-year programme that seeks to scale up sustainable businesses and job creation in Nebbi and Lira districts in northern Uganda. The programme supports 1,000 young agricultural entrepreneurs.


In eastern Uganda, Cordaid implements systems-strengthening projects for equitable access to quality basic services in health, education, peace, and justice in the districts of Kamuli, Bukwo, Budaka, Namayingo, Iganga and Kalangala, and northern Uganda, districts of Arua, Terego Adjumani and Yumbe.

In the districts of Bugiri, Mayuge, Iganga and Namayingo Mbale, Budaka, Bukwo, and Kween, as well as in Central Uganda Kalangala, we work on sexual and reproductive health and rights.

In the West Nile Region districts of Arua, Adjumani and Yumbe, we implement a pilot project testing approaches for integrating mental health and psychosocial support across Cordaid’s thematic programme areas.

In the Central, North and West Nile regions, we work on empowering projects that support low-income farmers and producer organisations to increase economic opportunities improving and sustaining their livelihoods.


Cordaid works in Uganda with both national and international partners including the Ministry of Health in Uganda, Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance Uganda, Muni University, Caritas Arua Diocese, Rural Finance Initiative, Enterprise Uganda, Legal Aid Service Providers Network, Rural Initiative for Community Empowerment, Caritas Kotido, Soroti Catholic Diocese Development Organisation, Amref Health Uganda, MIFUMI, International Centre for Research on Women, Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation Uganda, SEMiLLA, SkillEd, ZOA, and War Child Netherlands.

Recent donors include the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda, Dutch Innovation Fund (DIF), Vision Fund, Nuffic, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Challenge Fund for Youth Employment, Youth Business International, Argidius Foundation, Standard Chartered Foundation, UNICEF, World Bank, and DFID.

Cordaid Uganda
Plot 12B, Faraday Road
Bugolobi, Nakawa Division
Next to MUBS Annex Bugolobi
Kampala, Uganda

The Uganda office is the seat of our East and South Africa Cluster.

Country Manager and Director of the East and South Africa Cluster
Heleen van der Beek
Email: [email protected]

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