RCRA Uganda taking part in the consultative meeting between the Uganda National PHE Network and Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) Secretariat in Kampala






RCRA’s Executive Director Jostas Mwebembezi participating in a two-day consultative meeting between the Uganda National PHE Network and Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) Secretariat on mainstreaming the PHE approach into National Health and Environment Policies, held at Statistics House Kampala.



Launching the ” Health of People and Environment (HoPE III) project” in Kasese ( Maliba and Hima Town Council)

Funding by Margaret A. Cargill Foundation through Pathfinder International US

Project summary

Project goal: Improved environmental management and sustainable development of the Kasese District and improved wellbeing of its vulnerable populations

Outcomes 1: Improved uptake of essential sexual and reproductive and maternal, newborn, and child health services, and integrated HIV and malaria services, among populations living in Kasese district project sites by Jan 2020

Outcomes 2: Increased community capacity to sustainably manage natural resources to increase food security, improve livelihoods, and balance ecosystems and human health in HoPE-LVB project sites by Jan 2020.

Outcomes 3: Utilized the emerging PHE policy framework to support health systems strengthening and natural resources management, and scale up the HoPE-LVB model for PHE integration in LVB sites.

Content prepared by the Project Coordinator.

Scholarships to attend ICFP 2018 in Kigali

Attention all 18-25 year olds working in family planning! Win a chance to attend the International Conference on Family Planning 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda – November 10-15.

Submit a video application to get travel, accommodation, and conference fees covered. More details here:


Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the United Nations

Open Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the United Nations (Deadline: 1 June 2018)

NGOs interested in applying for ECOSOC consultative status should submit their application and required documents on or before the deadline of 1 June 2018. The following link provides background information, the benefits of consultative status and instructions for how to apply:


Announcing New Partnership with Margaret A.Cargill Foundation

Rwenzori Center for Research and Advocacy in Partnership with Pathfinder International with 2 year funding from Margaret A.Cargill Foundation, will implement an integrated Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Model in the two Sub-counties of Kasese District (Maliba and Hima).

RCRA Director to present an abstract at the Global Digital Health Forum 2017 in Washington DC

On December 6, 2017, Mr.Jostas Mwebembezi with support from Johns Hopkins University and Personal Connected Health Alliance, will present an abstract at the Global Digital Health Forum 2017 at JW Marriott Hotel in Washington DC.  read more


Back to School Campaign

The Back to school campaign program of RCRA is designed to help the vulnerable child get an equitable education; most children dropout of school because their caregivers cannot afford school fees, some are in school but lack basic necessities such as books, pens textbooks, shoes, bags among others. Through this, we provide back to school kits that include notebooks, school uniforms, bags, stationary, shoes, socks and sanitary needs.

No child ever wanted to sleep on street or dropout of school

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Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council

Rwenzori Center for Research and Advocacy has been granted  Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 2017- 2020.

”I am pleased to inform you that the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its Coordination and management meeting of 25 July 2017 adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to grant special consultative status to your organization, Rwenzori Center for Research and Advocacy (RCPA). On behalf of all staff of the Non-Governmental Organizations Branch/OESC/DESA, please accept our heartfelt congratulations.” Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

RCRA welcomes Fiona Duignan the Programme Coordinator at VMM International


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Today, August 2, 2017, RCRA Uganda hosted Fiona Duignan the Short Programme Coordinator at VMM International, Ireland.  Fiona will be at RCRA for three working days.

My experience with RCRA- Letter from our recent graduate volunteer

My experience with RCRA- Letter from our recent graduate volunteer

I had a wonderful experience with RCRA.

On my research placement through VMM international, I was deeply impressed to find an organisation that offers such a welcoming and friendly environment. RCRA greatly facilitated my research because of my being part of its team for community outreach. With the variety of programmes in many fields, one can easily find areas of interest, and discover one’s potential.

Being community based is a great tool for being in touch with the reality of life. It offers opportunities for sharing one’s talents with the staff and the communities and learn so much from the field itself.

Being a research based organization and well rooted in today’s technology, RCRA has plenty of materials from different fields which provide for up-to-date and reliable information.

RCRA is concerned for the wellbeing of its team members and for the best outcome from the various activities undertaken there. Everyone knocking at the door is given a welcome worthy of their dignity and respect. There is a high level of professionalism that enables a climate of simplicity, confidence, determination and pride in one’s work.

May everyone coming to RCRA have a life-giving experience and be a brick in the building of community empowerment at all levels.

Sr. Odile Ntakirutimana

Daughters of Mary and Joseph

LLM student at NUIG, ICHR 2016-2017.