Rural Initiative for Community Empowerment West Nile (RICE WN)

Kampala, Uganda
Joined March 2016
Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice

Rural Initiative for Community Empowerment- West Nile (RICE-WN) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that was founded in 2004 as a community service provider for health, governance, environmental welfare and human rights .Its establishment was propelled by mounting local pressure for assistance in development and continues to this day to make a profound and progressive contribution towards the social and economic transformation of the region.
Headquartered in Arua Municipality in the West Nile Sub-Region of Uganda with branch offices in Moyo, Nwoya, Buliisa and Nebbi, RICE-WN currently manages interventions in the following sectors of oil and gas, land rights, community sanitation, and environmental protection. RICE-WN delivers holistic and community friendly programs with particular emphasis on education as a core foundation towards sustainable change.
RICE-WN works with a number of partners in the execution of its mission including political and technical district authorities from Nebbi, Arua, Zombo, Maracha, Moyo, Adjumani, Koboko, Yumbe, Nwoya, and Buliisa district(s), Members of Parliament (MP’s), Traditional leaders , Central Government Representatives, sister CBO’s and NGO’S and faith based leaders, among others.

Our Mission: To mobilize, educate and empower communities for healthy living and peaceful co-existence