What we do

Institutional Focus


CEFORD works with groups and individual farmers to increase productivity and income through provision of planting materials and extension services.


CEFORD’s interventions are aimed at improving performance and retention of pupils/students especially girls in schools; vocational skills development; strengthened governance structures.

Youth empowerment

The programs focuses on Youth skilling, placement for work based learning, transition support, start-up, soft skills, mentorship and coaching.

Community Governance

Increased Civic Competence among the Communities leading to Improvement in Service Delivery and Livelihoods.

Disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response

CEFORD Builds Community resilience and institutional capacity to ensure disaster risk reduction and response are managed..

Water, sanitation and hygiene

In ensuring healthy people living in a clean environment, CEFORD engages communities in water sanitation practices.

Institutional development

To enhance the capacity of CEFORD for sustainable and efficient service delivery.

Our Projects

Community Led Education (COLE) Project funded by COOPERAID – 2012-2016

Salongo pi somo Education Project funded by COOPERAID July 2016 – Dec 2020.

Agri skills for youth project funded by Dutch Embassy through ICCO – 2013-2016

AruaBits ICT project for vulnerable youth through Oxfam – 2013-2015

Rural livelihood project funded by Oxfam – 2014-2015

Agro processing and marketing support for marketing associations funded by USADF – 2011-2014

Zombo Youth Empowerment Initiative funded by Cooperaid – 2014-2017

Stop Child labour Projects with funding support from HIVOS from 2015-2019

Stop Child labour Project with funding from UTZ implemented in Nebbi and Zombo District – 2017-2020.

EAC Internship App development Project funded by IIDEA-GIZ – Nov 2016-Nov 2017.

Emergency response for South Sudanese refugees settled in Rhino Camp (Arua) since Feb 2014 funded by Oxfam to date.

Support Programme to the Refugee Settlements and Host Communities in Northern Uganda (SPRS- NU). Implemented in a Consortium with DRC, Save the Children, ZOA (2016 – 2020).

The Governance, Accountability, Participation, Performance (GAPP) project is being implemented in Zombo district with funding from USAID running from Dec. 2016 – May 2018.

Step up! Improved agricultural production, food practices, increased income and civic participation for Southern Sudanese refugee communities and host communities from Jan. 2019 – Dec 2021

Empower @ Scale: Scaling up empowerment through household methodologies (GALS) from thousands to millions from May 2018- May 2022.

Talk2Me Project: Awareness and promotion of good sexual and reproductive health practices in Refugee camps from March 2019 - Feb 2020.

SPARK Microgrants: A project to pilot the FCAP (Facilitated Community Action Process) model in Refugee settling from May 2019-March 2020.

Community Partnership for Early Childhood Education with funding from Comic Relief.