Community Empowerment for Creative Innovation (CECI Uganda)

About us

CECI Uganda is a refugee-led organisation that, since 2017, has been promoting peace, self-reliance, and dignity in refugee settlements in West Nile Uganda, including the Lobule and Bidibidi refugee camps, through recreational activities, education, and other innovations that go beyond relief and development, in order to create empowered, peaceful, and self-sufficient refugee and host communities. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda, CECI was one of the first responders to the covid-19 crisis in refugee settlements, mobilising resources, spearheading public health awareness, increasing access to online education and personal protective equipment, and providing livelihood support, reaching over 9389 children, youth, women, the elderly, and people with disabilities in 2020 alone. Today, CECI works with over 56,000 refugees in the Koboko, Lobule, and Bidibidi refugee settlements, leveraging the power of creative and collaborative efforts to address and assist refugees in adapting to the effects of COVID-19, recovering better, and building resilience for a more equal, sustainable, and healthier community.

Annual Operating Budget: 211,563 USD

Annual Beneficiary Reach: 18,000

Our Partnerships

Our Current Funding Partners

OXFAM, European Union, and Children Rights and Violence Prevention Fund (CRVPF)

Previous Funding Partners

OXFAM America, OXFAM IBIS, International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI), Response Innovation Lab (RIL), r0g Agency for Open Culture and Critical Transformation

Our Network Affiliations

Charter4Change, South Sudan Civil Society Forum (SSCSF), West Nile Humanitarian Platform (WNHP), Koboko Civil Society Forum, Network of South Sudanese Civil Soceity Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCoU), Thought Partnerships Community of Practice

Optional Support Partner

Support Partners can play an optional role bridging various gaps between RLOs and their supporters around the world.

Additional Information

Our Community and beneficiaries

Youth, women, children, persons with disabilities, elderly

Other Operating Locations

Koboko and Lobule Refugee Settlements

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