In order to execute her mandate effectively, CICD-UGANDA is committed to working towards improving on the identified weak organisational areas. In particular, CICD shall prioritize strengthening and resourcing her most important assets; the staff, members and beneficiaries. Efforts are directed to increase enrolment and participation of members, and draw more skills that can be used to advance CICD’s agenda. To improve her visibility and programming, CICD has been strengthening her documentation, policies and M&E systems and capacities. The goal is to build capacity.
Having noted the critical role that economic empowerment plays in enhancing the role and status of people in society. The interventions target agro-business entrepreneurs, gold miners, and farmers and school drop outs in the community. CICD initiates and integrates economic empowerment activities in all her programs for socio-economic transformation. CICD is aware and strengthens the importance of food security systems for family stability and building strong communitiesto increase their production levels, land zoning, safe food storage and packaging.
Enviroment education is a key component in sustainable development. Environment protection and conservation measures are cherished in ensuring restoration of ecosystems and biodiversity. Buhweju is endowed with beautiful features, scenery and rich culture that require history preservation. All these are good for community and ecotourism initiatives. Buhweju district is unique with spectacular geographical features and natural assets such as rivers and waterfalls, hot-springs, plateaus, V and U shaped hills and cultural heritage sites such as Buhweju Kingdom.
The child protection and education program aim at ensuring children wellbeing in the community and protection of their rights by duty bearers. This is done through provision of child protection services, child health care services, ensuring school retention, provision of sponsorship program together with national and international stakeholders. In addition, CICD also makes home visits to families of children and provides them with psychosocial support services and designs socio-economic enterprises together with Orphans and other Vulnerable Children (OVCs) and their caregivers to fight poverty as well as accessing social services.
About One billion people, or 15% of the world's population, experience some form of disability, and disability prevalence is higher for developing countries (WHO, 2011). The Uganda Bureau of Statistics Census Report (UBOS, 2016) indicated that 12.4% of the Ugandan population lives with some form of disability implying that approximately 4.5 million Ugandans are persons with disability, hence a development concern. Many people with disabilities do not have equal access to health care, education and employment opportunities, do not receive services they may require and experience exclusion from everyday life activities. This is done to enable community rehabilation.