Below are listed peacebuilding and conflict resolution organisations active in Uganda. Just click on a group’s name for further information.
Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative (ARLPI)
ARLPI is an umbrella organisation for all major religious denominations in Northern Uganda whose 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 Human Rights and Civic Awareness (AHURICA)
AHURICA run training in peacebuilding and human and civil rights for paralegals, peace advocates, children's advocates and human rights monitors.
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.
Advocacy for Peace and Development (APAD)
Advocacy for Peace and Development (APAD) is a community-based organisation which engages young people in conflict-affected districts of Uganda.
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 facilities cross-border and inter-communal visits between DR Congo and Uganda. They work on conflicts between pastoralist and agriculturalist communities.
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.
Alliance for Community Support Organisation (AFCSO)
Founded by formerly abducted child soldier, AFCSO brings together young people, women and children affected by the 23-year LRA insurgency in northern Uganda.
Amnesty Commission Gulu
The Amnesty Commission receives former insurgents who have chosen to walk away from violence, and helps them to reintegrate into society.
Anti-Mines Network Rwenzori (AMNET-R)
AMNET-R started in 1999 at the height of the insurgency of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) as a peacebuilding organisation sensitising the communities on landmine awareness and conflict resolution.
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.
Christians in Peace Service (CHIPS)
Christians in Peace Service (CHIPS) operates along the borders of Moroto and Katakwi provinces of Uganda, encouraging local ethnic groups to peacefully co-exist.
Civil Society Coalition for Peace in Northern Uganda (CSOPNU)
CSOPNU is a coalition of over 80 organisations seek a just and lasting peace 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. Their mission is to integrate into youth a culture of non-violent resolution of conflicts.
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) seek to promote human rights and livelihood through empowerment and sustainable development in northern Uganda.
Give Me A Chance
Give Me A Chance was established to give children affected by conflict in Uganda an opportunity to live a good and responsible life.
Grassroots Reconciliation Group
GRG provide 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, and works extensively in Northern Uganda.
Gulu District NGO Forum (GDNF)
GDNF represents and builds the capacities of civil society organisations engaging in peacebuilding and sustainable development in the Gulu districts of Uganda.
Gulu in Action for Peace and Development (GAPD)
GAPD works to build capacity in the general population in Gulu in northern Uganda in order to enable them to effectively articulate for their rights.
Gulu Support the Children Organisation (GUSCO)
GUSCO seeks to strengthen child protection and rehabilitate war-affected children in UNESCO. The organisation previously received an award from Anti-Slavery International for their work.
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 non-violent resolution of conflicts.
Inter-Religious Program (INTERPRO)
INTERPRO is an inter-faith/inter-religious organisation promoting peaceful co-existence among people of different religions within Kasese, Uganda.
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 which exists to promote justice and the empowerment of women globally, with a focus on conflict and post-conflict issues.
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. Their work includes trainings, research and teachings on social justice. It is a Catholic organisation.
Justice and Peace Commission
The Justice and Peace Commission carry out community dialogue and reconciliation meetings, provide paralegal services and promote 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 the areas of northern Uganda most affected by violence.
Karamoja Media Centre (KMC)
Karamoja Media Centre (KMC) is the first communication and information centre opened in Karamoja region, where conflicts of land and resources are common
Ker-Kwaro Acholi (KKA)
Ker Kwaro Acholi (KKA) is the cultural body of the Acholi people engaged in peacebuilding and cultural education.
Kitgum Concerned Women’s Association (KICWA)
KICWA operates a reception, rehabilitation and reintegration centre for formerly abducted children and their families in the Acholi sub-region of Uganda.
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 by the women of Kitgum to foster a peaceful and informed society that is engaged in sustainable development.
Kotido Peace Initiative (KOPEIN)
KOPEIN works to end violent raids and armed conflicts within the Karamoja region.
Laroo Peace Women Association (LAPEWA)
LAPEWA engages women in the market place to promote peacebuilding in Uganda through entrepreneurial activities and promotion of women’s rights and self reliance.
Media for Peace and Religious Tolerance (MPRTO)
MPRTO promote peace, human rights, good governance and religious tolerance. They specialise in training journalists and other media workers.
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.
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 and Development Foundation (PDF-Africa)
PDF-Africa was founded out of the need to transform a culture of violence in the areas of operation into one of non-violence and reconciliation.
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 Education Trust–Uganda (PET-Uganda)
PET–Uganda seeks to secure peace, health and education for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children of Kisoro District, 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.
Peoples Voices for Peace (PVP)
Peoples' Voices for Peace (PVP) are strong advocates for peace in Uganda, working 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.
Terra Renaissance facilitates the reintegration of former child soldiers in Gulu District
Teso Peace Initiative (TPI)
Teso Peace Initiative (TPI) has plays a leading role in managing conflicts and peacebuilding within the Teso sub-region.
Teso Women Peace Activists (TEWPA)
TEWPA was formed to promote empowerment of women, tolerance and peace through capacity-building, documentation, information dissemination and advocacy in Uganda
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.
United Religions Initiative (URI) Great Lakes
URI Great Lakes is a grassroots interfaith organisation promoting interfaith cooperation to end religiously motivated violence in Uganda.