Click on the tabs below to view local, international and international non-governmental peacebuilding organisations working in Uganda.
Local peacebuilding organisations in Uganda
Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative (ARLPI)
ARLPI is an umbrella organisation for the major religious denominations in Northern Uganda. Its goal is to pursue peaceful conflict resolution with the LRA.
Acholi Youth Peace and Reconciliation Initiative (AYPARI)
AYPARI is a youth peace advocacy network within the Acholi sub-region of Gulu district.
Action for Peace and Development (APED)
APED is a faith-based organisation that empowers young people for sustainable peace and holistic development in Uganda.
Action for Poverty Reduction and Livestock Modernisation in Karamoja (ARELIMOK)
ARELIMOK is an Ugandan community-based NGO, founded in 2002 by young Karamojong with the aim to solve conflicts among rival ethnic groups.
Active Vision Youth Foundation (ACVIYOF)
ACVIYOF is a young people's NGO that runs a number of peacebuilding programmes - including peace education, landmine risk awareness, and work with child soldiers. Currently ACVIYOF is developing a grassroots conflict early warning response system.
African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET)
AYINET provides physical and psychosocial care and rehabilitation in the regions of Uganda affected by the Lord's Resistance Army conflict.
African Youth Peace Initiatives (AYPI)
AYPI works to develop peaceful and empowered young people who are able to create sustainable development in Uganda and Africa.
Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD)
ACORD in Uganda includes critical research into the causes of conflict, poverty and promotion of good governance.
Agency for Rural Development and Community Education (ARUDECE)
ARUDECE implements income-generating activities, offers training, and facilitates cross-border and inter-communal visits between DR Congo and Uganda.
Agonga Youth Alliance (AYA)
The mission of the Agonga Youth Alliance (AYA) is to encourage Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) fighters to respond to the government offer of amnesty and abandon their rebellion.
Agoro Community Development (ACD)
ACD is a local, grassroots response to the devastating, decades long, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) conflict, based in Kitgum on the border between Uganda and Sudan.
Anti-Mines Network Rwenzori (AMNET-R)
AMNET-R started in 1999 at the height of the insurgency of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). It works on landmine and conflict resolution issues.
Aweiwot Reflect Circle (AIRC)
Aweiwot Reflect Circle works to empower vulnerable women, girls, boys and men in conflict affected Lango sub-region, using REFLECT methodologies.
Battery Operated Systems for Community Outreach (BOSCO Uganda)
BOSCO Uganda's vision is, “To provide innovative ICT solutions using a collaborative and web-based approach to foster socio-economic development and peacebuilding in rural communities in Northern Uganda.”
Beyond Juba Project (BJP)
The BJP is an initiative that aims to contribute to the achievement of sustainable peace in Uganda.
Bundibugyo Community Volunteer Counselling Association (BUCOVOCA)
BUCOVOCA offers free counselling and rehabilitation to victims of armed violence and domestic abuse in Uganda.
Caritas Uganda promotes community peacebuilding and reconciliation through mediation.
Centre for Conflict Resolution (CECORE)
CECORE is an initiative of Ugandan people working to find alternative and creative means of preventing, managing and resolving conflicts.
Chaford Uganda works to promote rural development and peacebuilding in post-conflict northern Uganda. The vision of the organisation is peaceful and empowered communities actively participating in post-conflict recovery and development of their society.
Community Network for Social Justice (CNSJ)
The Community Network for Social Justice (CNSJ) provides vital support and rehabilitation to vulnerable youth and former child soldiers in Northern Uganda.
Concerned Parents Association Uganda (CPA-Uganda)
CPA-Uganda is a child-focused organisation formed by a group of parents affected by the abduction of children by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda.
Conflict Resolution by Youth – Uganda (CRY)
Conflict Resolution by Youth - Uganda (CRY)’s vision is for a non-violent youth generation. Its mission is to help build non-violent dispute resolution methods.
Council for Advancement of Rural Development (CAPARD)
CAPARD’s mission is to empower conflict-affected communities in northern Uganda to participate in processes of healing, reconciliation and development.
Education for Peace and Prevention of Violence (EPPHOVA)
EPPHOVA offers training in non violence conflict response and peacebuilding in the Acholi sub-region of Uganda.
Facilitation for Peace and Development (FAPAD)
Facilitation for Peace and Development (FAPAD) seeks to promote human rights and livelihoods in Uganda, through empowerment and sustainable development.
Grassroots Reconciliation Group
GRG provides opportunities and helps rehabilitate former child soldiers and their home communities in northern Uganda.
Great Lakes Centre for Conflict Resolution (GLACCR)
GLACCR was established to address chronic conflict and security challenges in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.
Gulu District NGO Forum (GDNF)
GDNF builds the capacity of civil society organisations engaging in peacebuilding and sustainable development in the Gulu districts of Uganda.
Gulu Support the Children Organisation (GUSCO)
GUSCO seeks to strengthen child protection and rehabilitate war-affected children.
GUU Foundation Community Based Rehabilitation (GUFO)
GUFO commenced operations by providing protection and humanitarian assistance to Sudanese refugees and internally displaced persons in 1997.
Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC)
HURIPEC is the first research and academic-based institution for human rights and peacebuilding in the East African region.
Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies, Gulu University (IPSS)
IPSS is a centre for the study, teaching and practice of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, based at Gulu University, Uganda.
Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU)
IRCU's mission is to promote dialogue and harmonious co-existence amongst all faith groups and encourage the non-violent resolution of conflicts.
International Rescue Committee (IRC) – Uganda
IRC operates across Uganda, serving IDPs in Lira and Kitgum districts, and populations affected by conflict in Karamoja.
Invisible Children – Uganda
Invisible Children uses film, creativity, and social action to advocate ending the use of child soldiers in Uganda.
Isis-WICCE is an international women's organisation based in Uganda since 1993. It works to promote justice and the global empowerment of women.
Jamii Ya Kupatanisha (JYAK)
JYAK has grown into a vibrant national organisation for peacebuilding, conflict management and human rights promotion in Uganda.
John Paul II Justice and Peace Centre (JP2JPC)
JP2JPC works for a just, developed, peaceful and environmentally friendly Uganda. Its work includes training, research and teachings on social justice. It is a Catholic organisation.
Justice and Peace Commission
The Justice and Peace Commission carries out community dialogue and reconciliation meetings, provides paralegal services and promotes access to justice for the IDP population.
Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP)
The Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP) works for the promotion of locally sensitive and sustainable peace in areas of northern Uganda most affected by violence.
Kaabong Peace and Development Agency (KAPDA)
KAPDA was formed by group of peace makers from the Karamoja sub-region following long suffering from insecurity caused by agricultural based conflicts.
Kasese National Women’s Exchange (KANWE)
KANWE promotes peacebuilding in Kasese district, Uganda, through training and educating, advocacy and psychosocial support services.
Kitgum Integrated Initiative for Development (KIDA)
KIDA promotes sustainable peace and development in the war-affected district of Kitgum, Uganda by conducting innovative training in agriculture, human rights and peace.
Kitgum Women Peace Initiative (KIWEPI)
The Kitgum Women Peace Initiative (KIWEPI) is a women-oriented organisation established in 2000 to foster a peaceful and informed society.
Kotido Peace Initiative (KOPEIN)
KOPEIN works to end violent raids and armed conflicts within the Karamoja region.
Kumi Human Rights Initiative
The mission of the Kumi Human Rights Initiative is to ensure, strengthen and promote the observance of human rights democracy, the rule of law and peaceful co-existence.
Laroo Peace Women’s Association (LAPEWA)
LAPEWA responds to the causes and consequences of the armed conflict through promotion of human-rights promotion and socio-economic empowerment in Uganda.
Mega FM – Gulu
Mega FM is a radio station based in Gulu, Uganda which broadcasts a number of programmes devoted to peacebuilding.
Music for Peace
Music for Peace is a network of local artists whose vision is to harness the power of music to promote peacebuilding and positive social change in Africa.
National Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights in Uganda (NAFODU)
The National Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights in Uganda (NAFODU) is a community-based organisation promoting peace, democracy, and human rights.
Northern Uganda Transitional Justice Working Group (NUTJWG)
The Northern Uganda Transitional Justice Working Group is a coalition working for peace, human rights, justice, reconciliation and development in Acholi, Lango, Teso and West Nile sub regions.
Obaya Community Association (OCA)
OCA is engaged in rebuilding the economic and social support networks of the people in Lira, Gulu, in Uganda.
Participatory Rural Action for Development (PRAFORD)
PRAFORD initiated and facilitated the peace process between the Ugandan government and one of the rebel groups that formed the UNRF II.
Peace and Conflict Management Association (PACOMASA)
PACOMASA was formed in 2006 by a group of university students to promote the peaceful resolution of conflicts within the university and nearby communities.
Peace Associates Network (PAN-Africa)
PAN-Africa is a think tank formed by passionate students pursuing MAs in Peace Studies at Makerere University, Uganda.
Peace Initiative and Research Centre (PIRC)
PIRC organises seminars and workshops on conflict issues for grassroots participants as well as district and national authorities in Uganda.
Peace Journalism Foundation (PJF) Uganda East Africa
PJF was founded in August 2011 by a group of Ugandan Peace Journalists to promote peace journalism.
Peace Solutions International (PSI)
Peace Solutions International (PSI) are a peacebuiulding organisation based in Kampala, Uganda, and work within the refugee community on issues of peacebuilding, human rights, and democracy largely through their performing arts and film projects.
People’s Voices for Peace (PVP)
Peoples' Voices for Peace (PVP) works with with formerly abducted children and for greater mobilisation and representation in the peace process.
Pilgrim is a Christian organisation providing support to groups in Uganda, including work with former child soldiers and a trauma programme.
Resource Based Conflict (RBC) Management Network
RBC Management Network supports peace building by organisations with the skills to make a difference in conflict areas.
Rwenzori Peace Bridge of Reconciliation (RPBR)
Rwenzori Peace Bridge of Reconciliation (RPBR) conducts mediation training and facilitates dialogue between rival groups in the Rwenzori region.
Terra Renaissance facilitates the reintegration of former child soldiers in Gulu District.
Teso Peace Initiative (TPI)
Teso Peace Initiative (TPI) plays a leading role in managing conflicts and peacebuilding within the Teso sub-region.
Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC)
UJCC provides a forum to articulate and address issues of common concern including peace building, health, education, social and economic justice.
Uganda Peace Foundation
The foundation works to reduce poverty and unemployment in Uganda, which it views as key drivers of instability in the country.
United Religions Initiative (URI) Great Lakes
URI Great Lakes is a grassroots interfaith organisation promoting interfaith cooperation to end religiously motivated violence in Uganda.
War Affected Youth Association (WAYA)
The War Affected Youth Association helps former child soldiers from the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda.
Women Peace Initiatives – Uganda (WOPI-U)
WOPI-U was founded in response to the tremendous suffering the LRA conflict has caused In Uganda, particularly its impact on women.
Writing our World
Writing our World aims to create an environment in which young people gain skills enabling them to critically think and analyse issues.
Youth Social Work Association (YSA)
YSA provides capacity building, psycho-social and material support to young people in Uganda.