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TOMORROW VIJANA is a refugee-led organization founded in January 2014 in the Rwamwanja settlement. The idea of starting TOMORROW VIJANA came up after recognizing the gap of language barrier faced by the refugee community which was leading to a hard community collaboration with the local Ugandans in the neighborhood from the refugee Settlement. During this time, Kubana Alexis and Mathias Rukira, refugees themselves, went through all the zones of Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, on a consultative mission with the local community members. They traversed the entire settlement interacting and engaging with refugee communities, refugee leaders, UNHCR officials, staff from the Office of the Prime Minister, implementing agencies, and partners. During all of these engagements, they discovered that the main factor limiting the integration of refugees into the settlement and with local host communities was a lack of English language speaking skills, which was affecting communication and interaction between refugees and the host community. In this regard, TOMORROW VIJANA started offering literacy courses and Basic English lessons to the community of kyempango under a tree. In spite of the initial limitations like bad weather and the absence of funds, TOMORROW VIJANA continued building trust and hope in the community that one day the situation will change. Later, after two years of operation, TOMORROW VIJANA was able to partner with COHERE, and from the partnership, COHERE supported Tomorrow Vijana to build a community Hub and equipped it with furniture and a library for the community to support classes and research. Tomorrow Vijana started offering computer lessons to refugees, which all became a success. Tomorrow Vijana has since expanded its scale of operation and diversified livelihood interventions and is thus engaged in various activities such as Education, Protection, Community Mobilization, livelihood activities,(tailoring, poultry farming, and backyard gardening), and protection.


Solidarity Initiative for Refugees (SIR) is a local community-based organization established in 2016 by a group of young refugees with the goal of using technology to equip refugees in Kakuma with the skills and tools to create a better future for themselves. The organization empowers youth in Kakuma through education access and livelihoods trainings using digital learning methods. The mission of SIR is to support youth (both men and women equally) back to the path of regaining what insecurity, discrimination, war, and disaster took away from them. Since inception in 2016, SIR has equipped over 2500 young refugees with skills for Job linkage through partnering with organizations such as Xavier Project, Source Network, and REBANK


YIDA (Youth Initiative for Development in Africa) is a youth-led, Community Based Organization formed by the youth refugees in Kyaka II refugee camp to provide Quality –holistic Integrated Early childhood development (IECD) services, to create an enabling environment for improved learning outcomes among children aged 3-8 years in Kyaka II and improve livelihoods through financial inclusion and literacy to Create jobs in the refugees and non-refugees, to live a sustainable life.


- FAULU PRODUCTIONS was founded in 2015 June and registered two years later as a non-profit, non-political, and a non-religious community-based organization Kenya by the Ministry of East African Community, Labor and Social Protection with the reg. CO/TRKW/CDO/HC 2434. - Our mission is to promote youth talents, to create a safe, sustainable living that enables social change, and education for marginalized communities; and Empowerment to vulnerable. We run three main programs: 1. Agriculture and Permaculture, here we promote agribusiness and food security, free seeds and agricultural equipment, supports to community farms, as well free training to farmers and gardeners. 2. Education: we run both formal and non-formal curriculum whereby we have a free preschool, primary education remedial classes as well as high school compensatory curriculum done online through the AMALA platform from UK. 3. Women Empowerment (Livelihoods): We advocate on GBV cases and mobilize the community on how such inhuman exploitation should take it end. We offer microcredits to women and offer them with entrepreneurship skill. Finally, we also offer two free skills for life that is Soap making and Tailoring to youths and women as a means to supports them for self-reliance.


AFID, the short for “ALL FOR INTEGRAL DEVELOPMENT”, is a non-profit and community based organization located at Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in Kamwenge district in Uganda. AFID prime motto is services delivery to the deprived and marginalized people of the refugee and surrounding communities. It was founded in 2017 for addressing the most urgent and pressing needs of the refugee population and the host surrounding community. Whilst operating in different zones within the Rwamwanja refugee settlement and host communities side within Kamwenge district, AFID has been carrying a range of interventions in the areas of environment and sustainable agriculture, education, youth & women empowerment, Assistance and Psychosocial support to Persons with Special Need, etc. The type of activities undertaken by the organization range from advocacy, capacity building to service delivery, with special focus on the deprived and marginalized segments of the refugee community. Whereas in terms of operations, what characterizes AFID’s functioning are its efforts to (a) enlist involvement of the locals when initiating activities at the grass root level; and (b) mobilize women for bringing peace, tolerance, and development in the refugee community (c) partner with other organization to strengthen the interventions.


The Bondeko Refugee Livelihoods Center (Bondeko Center) is a nationally-registered, refugee-led organization founded by refugees in 1997 to support those fleeing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Bondeko Centre supports impoverished, often traumatized refugees, especially women and children, who reach Uganda's capital Kampala without connections or aid. We are a community centre for both refugees and local Ugandans, as well as an emergency shelter for refugees. ​ "We want refugees to be self-reliant and to enjoy human rights in the community where they live" ​ We promote refugee integration and empower asylum seekers and refugees in Kampala to become self-reliant through offering the Capacity building program, Livelihoods program, Education In Emergencies program, Counseling program for survivors of Sexual Violence in conflicts, Children with disabilities program, Legal Clinic, Sport & Games program for youths and through Environment Protection activities. We envision a future where the skills and capabilities of refugees to support and assist each other are recognized, and human rights, community acceptance, and economic independence are promoted for those who have been displaced.

Youth Voices Community

Youth Voices Community is a Refugee-Led Organisation duly registered in Kenya with a core mandate to help uplift the lives of refugees in Kenya. Its core areas include education, livelihoods, advocacy and social empowerment. YVC operates from Umoja area and empowers refugees and host communities through education levies payments, livelihoods and refugee advocacy programmes.


URISE Initiative for Africa was established in October 2016 and was formally registered by the Turkana County Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Services in February 2017 with the vision to empower youth with transformative and innovative skills that they can use to be self-reliant and to serve as good ambassadors of Peace in their respective communities. URISE Initiative for Africa is a refugee-led organization that guides young refugees to find meaning through life skills, social and economic empowerment. We use technology to train young refugees with relevant ICT skills that they can apply in real-life situations to build their social and economic value. We merge the use of technology and peace education to instill the spirit of peace-building and peace-making to young refugee generation. Besides, we develop skills in areas such as leadership, peace building and social entrepreneurship to youths from various communities for peaceful coexistence between and among refugees communities.


The idea for the formation of West ventures Development Organization was conceived in the year 2019 as a church youth group known as Good shepherd Youth Group(GSYG) and the actual implementation of this idea ensued in the year 2020 following the meeting of some of the youths who are now the leaders of this CBO with some stakeholders who were willing to offer both financial support for the running of the organization and intellectual support to help the youth manage the CBO in a professional and skillful way possible. Our organization is situated at Good Shepherd Parish. The stakeholders included some leaders from the community who supported the organization by guiding the management of the Organization on various aspects pertaining to the formation and formalization of the organization. Financial support was first offered by Xavier project in partnership with GIZ. WeVDO engages various community activities that include but not limited to: • Basic ICT and Life Skills trainings • mentorship programs • youth empowerment • charity works • Identification of clients • General support


L'Afrikana is a refugee led organization operating in Kabiria area of Nairobi was mission is to empower refugees and local community members living with them .At L'Afrikana the refugees and local community members are empowered to use their skills, talents and abilities to change their lives.

Platform Africa

Platform Africa is not for profit, non-governmental community interest refugee-led organization. We run empowerment programs for refugees and displaced people in Uganda with an emphasis on access to media and media making, skills development and peacebuilding. Platform Africa started by refugees self-trained open technology trainers/activists, peace builders, video makers, social entrepreneurs and community concerned young people with an aim to engage and empower their communities through the power of media, education, and technology to facilitate an equitable, informed and resilient societies in Africa.

Tenda Wema

Tenda Wema Community Project is located in Kitengela – a town in Kajiado County about 30km from Nairobi town. Tenda Wema came into being when they recognised that many refugee children in their community were struggling to access education and livelihoods. This resulted to them pulling resources together and sending a few students to school. With an increase in the need for education access, Tenda Wema formalised their operations and registered as a community-based organisation in 2020.


YOUTH EMPOWERMENT TO ACT (YETA) is a Refugee led Community Based Organization that was established in 2018 as a liquid soap making group trained by OXFAM. Our goal is to have a society full of healthy constructive and productive self reliant youth in Africa. We began our operations in August 2020 to offer educational, empowerment and supportive services to the communities of Imvepi refugee settlement and the nearby host community.


Okoa Pastoralists Poverty Eradication Initiative (OPPEI) is a social, charitable, non-political, and non-profit-making Community-Based Organization. It was registered on February 02, 2016, under the Department of Social Development with the goal of supporting marginalized populations to attain resilience, self-reliance, and durable solutions for the residents of Turkana West through education (formal and informal), livelihoods, and social protection/ skills for life, governance, and peacebuilding and conflict transformation. The vision of OPPEI is to improve the quality of life of the challenged community through education and livelihoods or skills for life or technical skills and its mission is to aspire for durable solutions for the marginalized and deprived populations through quality education and skills for life interventions among the host and the refugees. OPPEI operates within the jurisdictions of Turkana West sub-county comprising of seven wards including Kakuma, Kalobeyei, Lopur, Letea, Songot, Lokichoggio, and Nanam. We are running skills for life project funded by the World University Service of Canada and Swisscontact, here we engage men and women trainees between the age of 18-25 for technical training including hairdressing, dressmaking, block making, horticulture, metal works, welding, and plumbing and social skills training such as life skills sexual reproductive health, work readiness, entrepreneurship, literacy and numeracy, and financial literacy. On the same token, we also run back-to-school projects with support from the World University Service of Canada. We return vulnerable girls who left school because of low household income and pregnancies to school. Finally, we also partner with Xavier Project in capacity strengthening of the staff.

Team No Sleep

Team No Sleep is a refugee-led organization that works in Rongai, Kenya serving LGBTQ+ refugees. Their advocacy work ranges from sensitization forums on HIV/AIDS, testing and screening to community outreaches. They also support local LGBTQ+ refugees to find employment opportunities that utilize their skills and gifts. LGBTQ+ refugees face challenges accessing formal employment opportunities.

Action pour le Progres

Action pour le Progres is a Community Based Organization operating in Kakuma refugee camp/ Kenya, with a clear mission of uplifting the status of young refugees through various developmental initiatives, education, and by empowering them to solve problems on their own. We are certified by the county government of Turkana in the year 2021 to operate in Kakuma. At Action pour le Progres, we run the following programs : 1. Social and Emotional learning in Pre-schools. 2. Transformative E-learning 3. Livelihood, we provide solar powered freezers to small business people. 5. Digital literacy 6. Collaborative research. This year 2021, with the support of porticus through Cohere, we have been able to reach 87 children with social and emotional learning in pre-schools. Our aim was to reach 250 learners but with limited resources we could not reach the target. Through our partnership with Solar Freezer, we have been able to provide 23 solar powered units to small business owners for cool storage and light. We have been able to provide advanced English course to 15 learners. They support the running of the course by making a monthly contribution. In our collaborative research approach, 15 refugees have been trained by Oxford Research, Vittorio Bruni. 17 Refugees are currently providing services to Oxford University on their longitudinal research project. AP has been able to provide wifi hotspots in the community so that they can access information. We are guided by following core values to achieve our mission, ; 1. Optimism 2. Integrity 3. Accountability. 4. Inclusion. 5. Respect, and Teamwork spirit.

Resilience Action International

Resilience Action International is an organization founded and run by refugees. Ten years and counting, we continue to empower the refugee youth to fulfill their potential and enable them to transform their lives by providing vocational education, economic empowerment, and reproductive health services. Resilience Action (formerly SAVIC) was founded in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in 2010 and is registered as an NGO in Kenya.

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Tedi Africa

Tedi is a registered non-profit, non-governmental, multi-sectoral development social enterprise based and operate in South Sudan and Kenya. We intervene in women and youth socioeconomic space through dynamic vocational education that employs system thinking, social innovation techniques and human-centered design thinking methodology to solve socio-economic challenges. In Kenya, we work with refugee women and youth from underserved socioeconomic backgrounds giving them a start in life using the techniques of social innovation leveraging technology and the offer of entrepreneurship.


Nawezaa is a media & mentorship organization supporting the engagement of refugees and locals by providing a media platform for them to engage , co-exist & collaborate in pursuit of nurturing their ideas/initiatives and instilling a belief of possibilities , Nawezaa , I can !

Techfugees Uganda

Techfugees Uganda started in March 2021. According the UNHCR, Uganda hosts about 1.4 million refugees, which makes it the first African host country for refugees, with 60% being children. Forced displacement continues to grow with arrivals mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan and Burundi. The goal of Techfugees Uganda is to connect refugees to the wider socio-economic system and restore their dignity so that they become agents of their own lives as well as their host communities

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United mission for child rights

United mission for child rights is a non-profit and refuges led Organization founded on 15/07/2020 by a group of charity workers both nationals and refugees, who come together to improve and upgrading both the refugee’s and national’s communities in Uganda. The union started in Imvepi Refugee Camp in Uganda with a purpose of improving the status of life of the refugees and host communities, advocating for equality and respect for humanity in the refugee communities, providing community based children/women protection to the children and women respectively and better the lives of the people of concern through effective service delivery. The organization operates in zone one of Imvepi settlement and it is implementing child protection Project, where by it has total of 12 villages across the settlement a total of 390 children grouped in 12 groups aged 12 - 19 with the aim of improving their skills for sustainability, and empowering them on girl child education And connect them to better opportunities. The organization as well carries out activities under girl child education project tackling Early marriages, Early Pregnancies, Forced marriages, Defilement and Rape, Menstrual Hygiene Management and Personal hygiene, etc. with the agenda of empower girl-child education.

Community Alliance Network (CAN)

Community Alliance Network (CAN) is a non profit, Refugee women led organization (RWLO), formed in 2020 by South Sudanese Refugees of South Sudan in Imvepi Odupi Sub-county, Terego District, Uganda. we have started as a group of peace advocates and later was turned into an organization . we went further and ventured into community based protection, Self Relicense, girl child and accelerated educational programs (AEP). we were providing phyco-social support, trauma healing as well as campaigns against early/forced marriages, Female Genital mutilation(FGM) and domestic violence. We went further to use virtual art and paintings for advocacy in the community. Our core values are Accountability, Transparency, Prosperity, Empathy, Team work, respect and creativity. Slogan "Action, Accountability and prosperity". W aim to Transform people.

Hope Foundation

Hope Foundation is a Women Refugee Led non-profit and community based Organization founded on 22/09/2020 by a group of charity workers both nationals and refugees, who come together to improve and upgrading both the refugee’s and national’s communities in Uganda. The union started in Imvepi Refugee Camp in Uganda with a purpose of improving the status of life of the refugees and host communities, advocating for equality and respect for humanity in the refugee communities, providing both formal and informal basic education to the youth and elders respectively and better the lives of the people of concern through effective service delivery. The organization operates in all the entire settlement and it is implementing Functional Adult Literacy and Integrated Non-Formal Basic Education Project, where by it has total of 2000 learners across the settlement aged 18+ with the aim of improving their skills for sustainability, literacy and connect them to better opportunities. The organization as well carries out activities under Sex education project tackling Early marriages, Early Pregnancies, Forced marriages, Defilement and Rape, Menstrual Hygiene Management and Personal hygiene, Cross-generational sex, Reproductive and Cancer etc. with the agenda of empower girl-child education, the organization has embarked on women’s sports and has establish a Refugee Sport Grant that pays the school fees for the girls undertaking sports under. This is aimed at motivating the girls to stay and complete school. Through sports, the organization is devoted in identifying and support the young people develop their talents for their better future. The organization was a warded a global winner of 2022 UNHCR innovation grant for innovative ideas protecting women and girls globally. Hope Foundation is carrying out advocacy on meaningful engagement and participation of the youth in programs targeting young people. Hope Foundation is conducting digital advocacy to reduce hate space and promote peaceful co-existence among the youth and the digital community. We are targeting the digital community since most of the young people are are in the digital platforms.

Afri-Youth Network

Afri-Youth Network is a Refugee-led Community Based Organization (CBO) operating Yumbe District,, Northern Uganda and working to inspire, mentor and empower youths to become self-reliant and be sustainable, social, economic and spiritually developed. Afri-Youth Network was founded in October 2020 by a South Sudanese Refugee youth, Storyteller, Youth feminists, Photographer, Videographer and human right activist Mr Malish James in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement.

I CAN South Sudan

I CAN South Sudan (ICSS) is a multi-sectoral non-governmental organization devoted to advancing the well-being of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Returnees and Refugees, with a special focus on vulnerable children and women. I CAN South Sudan is a Refugee-Led Organization registered in Uganda's Bidibidi Refugee Settlement Zone 1, Yumbe District, and has expanded its services to South Sudan, where it is registered as a National Non-Governmental Organization with coordination offices in Juba, Ibba, Yambio, and Ezo.


Peace Africa-Is a non political and non profit community based organization founded by refugees and host community in imvepi refugee settlement with the aim of reducing suffering, poverty and conflict in Africa. Peace Africa is implementing Girl child education, psychosocial support, carrier guidance, peace building and livelihood programs in imvepi refugee settlement Northern Uganda.

Refugee Women Organization

Is a Community based organization registered in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement Zone 1 Village 4 Yumbe District , aimed to empower women to be self-reliant to develop social and economical.

koneta Hub

An innovation led organization that is combating digital illiteracy and poverty among vulnerable youth.


MUUNGANO is a refugee-led organization that was formed in 2019 with the goal of empowering women and youth with skills. the organization implements various activities such as sewing, supporting orphans and improving the lives of child mothers through education


PEOPLE’S INTERGRATED FOR DEVELOPMENT (PID) is a Community Based Organization (CBO), operating in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement and Host Community. The Organisation was founded in 2018 to support the Community with focus on empowering special interest groups like orphans, widows and specially women, children and youth from refugee and host community for improved and sustainable livelihood. 1.1. VISION A vibrant economically self-sustaining initiative that empowers special interest groups. 1.2. MISSION To empower special interest groups socially, economically, transitional home for orphans, vocational skills for vulnerable youth and establishment of income generating projects for orphans and widows for improved and sustainable livelihood. 1.3. GOALS To contribute to a socially and economically development of women, children,youth and special interest groups through vocational training, entrepreneurship, psychosocial HIV counseling awareness . 1.4. SPECIAL OBJECTIVES • To equip needy people with vocational and apprenticeship skills training. 2 • To establish parent stock for supporting income generating activities for widows, youth, children, women and other needy people. • To provide psychosocial counseling awareness to the needy people and vulnerable communities. • To create awareness on rights of women, youth and children and needy people. • To partner with other NGO’s, association, networks and Government agencies to ensure core values accessibility of both capacity and financial support. • To protect environment through tree planting. 1.5. OUR VALUES We believe that every human being deserves a loving home, a family and parents or care takers who caters for physical and emotional wellbeing and development. We believe that children belong to the families and not in institutions. Among our core values are love, care, compassion and philanthropy. 1.6. OUR MOTIVATIONS The idea of PEOPLE’S INTERGRATED FOR DEVELOPMENT was conceived by 6 members that are passionate about well-being of women, children and special interest groups that have over the years volunteered their time and given of themselves and their resources to support women, children and needy people. 1.7. MAJOR ACTIVITIES i. Education and Capacity building. ii. Livelihood and general agriculture. iii. Psychosocial support iv. Environmental protection v. Gander Based Violence Prevention. vi. Child protection vii. Public health. viii. Peace building 3 1.8. OUR GEOGRAPHICAL AREA OF OPERATION. Kamwenge District is situated in the Western part of Uganda. Kamwenge town is located approximately 300km, by road, West of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. The 2014 National Population and Housing Census (UBOS 2014) reported the populations of the District to be 414,454 of whom 50.9% were females and 49.1% were males. The annual population growth rate of the District was approximately 3% (UBOS 2015). Rwamwanja settlement covers approximately 41.9 square miles and is located within Nkoma and Bwizi Sub County of Kamwenge district about 45km from Kyenjojo Town. The settlement has about 69,127 refugees making the total district population of 478,526 with 13.4% being refugees. 1.9. INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERSHIP IN DEVELOPMENT Our organisation welcome and respect ongoing International initiatives and national policies to take care and give support to people especially youth, vulnerable children, orphans and women by fighting poverty and ignorance. 1.10. MEMBERSHIP PEOPLE’S INTERGRATED FOR DEVELOPMENT (PID is a Community Based Organisation is made up by the following members; a. Founder members b. Associate members c. Effective members 1.11. OUR RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS. January 2021: Was engaged in door to door sensitization and mobilization of youth and children from refugee and host community, about home schooling programs which were on going. 4 August 2020: We had achieved to sensitize seven zones about COVID-19 prevention measures and seven local hand washing facilities were built in different areas in order to avoid the spread of COVID-19. January 2020: We trained 18youth groups in VSLA methodology and supported them with basic skills in savings and financial management. April 2019: We trained 10 women with skills and knowledge (language training, computer training and financial literacy). February 2019: We conducted a needs assessment in Refugee Settlement, Nkoma, Bwizi, Nkoma-Katalyeba, Bihanga and Biguli Sub County. The assessment was purposed to establish the challenges faced by women, children and youth in the community to help our organisation to develop some mitigation strategies to address the challenges faced. May 2019: PEOPLE’S INTERGRATED FOR DEVELOPMENT (PID conducted a training of their members in the purpose of finding a way forward to achieve our goals, by building unity, right, commitment and encouragement among the members, which has supported the organization to stand strong till now while achieving an performing better activities that we do very well. October 2018: We implemented GBV (Gander Based Violence) prevention project, 12 dialogues were conducted in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement and 38 cases of domestic violence were solved.


Peace education for development (PED) is a refugee led organization RLO which is initiative in 2021 with Refugee members in imvepi refugee settlement with the aim of creating employment opportunities and deliver service to there fellow refugees in settlement. PED is a nonprofit, non governmental and non religious organization. The thematic areas of opparetion are, PEACE EDUCATION, and PROTECTION. all the activities of PED are done voluntary with contribution from members in kind or cash to out it's program activities to the refugee community.


YUFAT is a charity refugee led CBO focused to equip the community with creative mindset for better Africa, through web and software development hence fighting against unemployment and poverty in Africa. We equip refugees with skills to earn from digital technology.


BUILD HOPE OF YOUTH FOR BETTER FUTURE, non-governmental and non-profits community based organization free from political, clan’s religion and ethnic divisions, works with hundreds of youths, include pregnant girls and single handed women in remote and rural areas. BHYBF strive to create hope of future where youth and single parents and pregnant girls are able to facilitate their own developmental sustainability, BHYBF works in program area of our beneficiaries’ entrepreneurship, promotion of environment and agricultural development, capacity building mentorship. To be a leading C.B.O in promoting, graduating youth, supporting their sustainability through professional skills, practical and theoretical framing, ensure an effective impact in their lives Empower single handed women, young female and young male with skills, framing the talented ones for self-reliance and resilience to rise and light their hope. BHYBF was founded in 16th October 2019 by youth and women after releasing the need of youth, single handed women and pregnant girls in the development and livelihood stages so that they can play a greater role in the development in their communities. Registered at the Town council and at the District level. BHYBF is located in UGANDA/ KIBALE EAST/ KAMWENGE DISTRICT/ NKOMA SUB-COUNTY/ RWAMWANJA REFUGEE SETTLEMENT/ NKOMA C VILLAGE.

GRTR -Uganda

GRTR is an emerging community-focused non-profit organization that promotes equal rights and opportunities for its beneficiaries regardless of their gender, race, nationality, social, political or religious affiliation. It is legitimately registered in Uganda under section 18 (3) of the Companies Act 2012. 2. Vision A leading organization for sustainable development. 3. Mission To inform and transform communities by providing services aimed at attaining the sustainable development goals (SDGs) 4. Values Professionalism, Innovation, Creativity, Team work, Diversity 5. Focus areas: • Environment conservation • Sustainable Peace Building • Youth and women engagement (Skilling) • Education and Livelihoods • Health, Water and sanitation • Research and Translations 6. Objectives i. To foster a more peaceful, less violent society through peace education and development of interpersonal skills for handling relationships and conflict constructively ii. To enhancing the lives of individuals and groups by linking them and facilitating their access to resources needed for their socio-economic development iii. To promote environmental protection through recovery of ecosystems and conserving biodiversity


Children Initiative for Peace Organization (CHIPO) is an independent registered in Rigbo Sub-county as non-government and nonprofit civil society organization based at Rhino Camp Refugees Settlement based at Ocea A, Ocea Zone. CHIPO prime motto is “The Child is our Future” since they need everyone helps. CHIPO has been carrying a range of interventions in the areas of Child Protection, Psychosocial Support, Education, Health & Hygiene, Peace Building, Livelihood (Skills Training), and Promote Cultural diversity among communities. CHIPO has been carrying a range of interventions in the areas of Child Protection, Psychosocial Support, Education, Health & Hygiene, Peace Building, Livelihood (Skills Training), and Promote Cultural diversity among communities.


Every child organization is aimed to ensure that every child in Uganda gets a healthy, physical, physiological and economic livelyhood which will shape them for a bright future


ADIT FOUNDATION UGANDA formerly named ADT is a nonprofit humanitarian and developmental Refugee Led Organization created IN May 2015 in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, operating in Kamwenge District. It has been incorporated in Uganda in 2021 with the objectives of: a. Uniting all members and sensitize them on life/skills development and entrepreneurship. b. Empowering the community against Gender Based Violence (GBV) and human rights, c. Empowering the community to care most on elders and children by providing psychosocial support. d. Empowering poor and vulnerable communities with livelihood skills, Provision of educational support to children and youth from poor economic background amongst others. SECTOR OF ACTIVITIES 1. Livelihood through Entrepreneurship trainings for individuals, youth and women groups, Language Clinic (break language barriers), Tree planting and promote energy saving mechanism by making local stoves and clean energy (solar and biogas) to protect the environment. 2. Child protection and Youth empowerment through the Day care, Transit and Orientation Center for Children (DCTOC) with a virtual and physical library plus The Community Workshop for vocational skills and practices (Electrical Welding, electrical/electronic appliances repair, computer soft and hardware maintenance, solar/electrical wiring , driving, handcraft/toys making, etc. ) 3. Elderly and EVI protection program for psychosocial wellbeing through Home visits and enhance community cultural peaceful coexistence mechanism/dialogue, shelter construction/repair, sanitation and Nutrition. 4. SGBV and tribal conflict prevention and Mitigation for human dignity through Free Discrimination community dialogue and sensitization / case management/ Home visits and referral. 5. ACTIVITIES IMPACT ADIT-FU team members well aware of the tribal conflicts nature recurrent in D.R Congo where most of the refugees originated from, and which for many was one of the cause of seeking asylum, could not sit back as the same, was starting to slaim away the unity and peace existing from the offset when they arrived in Uganda in addition to the tension created by the host community. It is from this back ground that the ADIT Foundation Uganda pioneers (formerly called ADT) pledged to reinforce the peace, unity and promote love between all people for, as different people and for integration purpose. We have to all work together, to mobilize our respective communities to fight tribalism and other type of human discrimination in a nonviolent way; to work closely trusting each other to reinforce peace, social cohesion for the wellbeing of the whole community. As a grassroots organization, ADIT-FU with the voluntary work of his members by loving this social enterprise has impacted a lot in the communities, through the home to home visits for counselling and referrals as solutions. Even volunteer members says they are gaining hope and belonging to the community than it was before. “Money cannot answer all our needs all the time” they say. We need to give back to our community which we belong to. The uniqueness of our intervention up to date is the community outreach strategy which allow us to have a big number of volunteers willing to serve by love of the enterprise in the community and which needs more sessions of capacity building. - In the peaceful coexistence between refugees and the host community, and refugee integration sector mostly because of cultural believes, there is some improvement where you find that the majority of people can interact because of the language clinic activity/initiatives where refugees have been learning Ugandan languages and the host community members learning Congolese language, even humanitarian staffs from INGO have been attending these classes. The impact is seen through many cases among which things like intermarriages we could not believe in 2013-2014 in Rwamwanja is happening these days. - With ADIT-FU Child protection related intervention, street children and school dropout had reduced sensibly before 2020 through the Daycare, Transit and Orientation Center for Children (DCTOC), unfortunately with COVID-19 first and second wave, the situation is worsening for children because all schools are closed because of lockdown ,but hopefully things will come to normal. - ADIT-FU as elderly and EVI (extremely vulnerable individuals) protection is concerned, we have provided psychosocial services to 85 individuals not because we have a lot to give to them but reaching timely out them, give them time to discuss in their local languages on their own and community challenges and try as much as possible work on some of them like their shelters, sanitation, supplementary food (backyard vegetable garden) issues, some of these are done with in ADIT-FU means directly or by referral and advocacy through other partner agencies having funding or resources like in partnership with OXFAM/UNHCR, 140 Households have been identified in Base Camp, Nkoma and Mahani zones from July to November 2021 for model latrine construction to improve hygiene in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement during the second wave of Covid-19. Refugees and nationals or different people with different backgrounds living in same geographic area to live and act together in an improved environment for resilience and self-reliance. ADIT-FU is composed and characterized by diversity including members of the most vulnerable group of the community (albinos, indigenous people, people with disability, different tribes, etc.), Refugees and Nationals members working together for Integration and Peaceful Coexistence for the wellbeing of their respective communities. ADIT-FU runs its activities within Rwamwanja Settlement and the neighboring host community using local teams members based in the zones and villages and whose aim is to get timely information on the COVID-19 pandemic spread and prevention measures and provide first aid to the affected people or environment before referral in case. ADIT-FU vision: United to empower the community with love in a peaceful coexistence environment for their wellbeing. Our scale up vision as one of our principles says that “We get our strength from our differences” is based on networking and cooperation using our core values and for that we are contributing to the general goal of a peaceful living world where every human being can feel safe in an improved environment (have free discrimination community); and the reason why we are joining different networks (at local, national, regional and international level ) for us to get ways of feeding the community in need as a humanitarian community based organization: like RRLON, CBO-Alliance, BORA TOGETHER, REFRAME NETWORK. As you can see (picture gallery attached) with the resources we are mobilizing as members of this very community, we are trying to move forward slowly and serve as much as we can. The sources of income which allow us to have this impact as you can see on the different pictures are: first the enough space/land allocated to ADIT-FU by the government authority, the members contributions, small donation and local fundraising, short contracts from International NGOs as Implementing and Operating partners in the Refugee Settlement and the Host community of Rwamwanja. As time goes, the numbers of members increasing and empowered will allow the organization to scale, adding on fundraising and the funding agencies as the one you (reading this profile), can link us to, we believe. For now, adding on the COVID-19 lockdown context with restrictions since January 2020 in Uganda, we are doing SGBV case management and referral, community sensitization through village leaders awareness and radio talk shows, psychosocial case follow-up in this lockdown period (being lifted progressively) where cases of suicide were increasing in the community and shelter support for Elders and EVI (extremely vulnerable individuals).


PILLAR FOR AFRICA DEVELOPMENT-PAD is the community Based organization non-profit started in 2018 with an aim of assisting persons of concern both in The idea of starting Pillar for Africa Development-PAD came up after recognizing the gap financial literacy language barrier faced by the refugee community which was leading to a hard community collaborations with the local Ugandans in the neighborhood from the refugee Settlement. During this time, Munyamirindi Gatware refugee and Mwesigye Elisa National them Reached went through the zones of Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, on a consultative Targeting with the local community members.refugees and host community. We are an independent community based organization that is registered focusing on social and economic development with the strong reputation , self empowered with indirect and direct approach. We three (4) projects running both in Refugee and host community ie Environmental Conservation, Nutrition under Livelihood , Functional Adult Literacy and Skilling Woman in Tailoring, Financial Literacy.

Innovation Talent Academy (ITA)

Innovation Talent Academy (ITA) is an independent, Non-Governmental, developmental and charity, non-for-profit a humanitarian Organization. Formed in April 10, 2019 out of a desire to support, restore, empowering and bringing hope to Young Refugee, Young mothers and children affected by wars, sexual violence, sexual exploitation and abuse, victim survived of torture and deprived of human rights. Our priority is to investing in people, and we are committed to giving assistance to those in need regardless of religion, race, nationality or gender. Our vision is to help the refugee Community Especially Young Vulnerable, Young Mother and children and the displaced people affected by wars, famine, disease, ignorance, violence, poverty or privates of human rights positively reshaped and restore. We specifically focus to support the affected refugees, the poor and marginalized and the displaced people through our crosscutting programs by providing Education; healthcare; human right and protection advocacy; Community development programs; social assistance; and volunteer program. Our being is to help the affected Young Mothers and children refugees to integrate in the community and aspire for a better future, to support technically the feminine development initiative actions and projects. Also to network and partner with other organizations, NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations), CBOs (Community Based Organizations), Associations and individuals to provide support effective intervention, training and assistance. ITA is more engaged in the services of supporting, restoring and bringing hope to refugees’ Young mothers and children and our desire is that we address their suffering in appropriate and caring manner. Mission: A succession to fight the main improve Orphans, Disabilities and Young Refugee’s life in poverty, and the improvement of social life. Vision: To be the leading NGO that empower and support Young Refugees, Marginalized Youths, orphans and disabilities in Uganda and beyond. Values: Love, Commitment, Integrity, Transparency and Empowerment


AASYA is a youth refugee led organisation with it's objectives for creating youth platform for sharing issues affecting Youths in the refugee settlement and how to solve Areas of work Youth empowerment Environmental protection and awareness Livelihoods activities Capacity building training Peace building activities

Raise Chess Academy

Raise Chess Academy (RCA) is a refugee youth-led community-based organization that unites refugees from different cultural backgrounds by Empowering refugee children/youth to overcome psychological trauma through chess and football activities. RCA was founded by Mayele Josh after losing his dad in 2020. He realized the power of sports and games in Empowering refugee children/youth to overcome different obstacles and learn soft skills that would help them in the future. Refugee children often finds its difficult to communicate with host communities and also adopt to the English system of Education which foces them to drop out of school, RCA saw this need and calculated that by providing these children with English language skills would tackle the luck of language barriers and reduce the rates of school drop out due to lack of badic English language.

OneYouth OneHeart Initiative

OneYouth OneHeart initiative is a women-led RLO that began by observing existing conditions, then brainstorming and conceptualizing solutions followed by developing and implementing them. Our programs are based on the framework to emphasize community engagement and collective learning and guide participants through a series of activities as we address a particular challenge. The OneYouth OneHeart Initiative programs for refugees support evolved in stages, progressing from the Inuka Academy of Entrepreneurship to youth spotlight project to early childhood development project, to Community School Innovation Challenge to Empower-Her livelihoods and to Global Refugees Advice Sourcing Platform App (GRASP APP) Project. The Empower-Her Livelihoods project empowers women through various activities including tailoring, art, and craft. Women learn a set of skills where they learn stitching of clothes and make ready-made garments from their home itself and they can save their family as well they can spend money for their children's study. They further learn saving technics through the creation of saving groups that allow them to save for future projects. For further engagement of what we do, please reach out to the following email addresses:


ALL IN ONE FOR PEACE AND FEMALE DEVELOPMENT is a Refugee Female Led Group formed to empower women to take care and educate their Children. This organization was founded by women and composed 95% by women and girls for self-reliance and resilience with the purpose of focusing only on female related issues and empower them equitably to make sure they are confidently able to compete with men by becoming socially, economically, intellectually owners of their destiny in the society they belong to. Our Mission is : To strengthen equitably Female Resilience and self-reliance for community empowerment. The work with women looks at widows, female PWDs, single mothers, girls, children, etc; in their psychosocial, livelihood and educational aspects. With women and girls groups we do Village Saving and Lending activities, home to home psychosocial counselling, volley ball female team, Hand craft and children toys making to improve lives of many.

Similar Ground

Similar ground is a registered Refugee youth led Peace building & Advocacy Community based organization founded in 2019 that Empower young Refugee and host Youth and Transform lives through Innovations and creativity, Livelihoods, Peaceful Coexistence, talents and encouraging Learning to live together Mission Protecting all children, youth and building better lives for them and their families. VISION Building a future in which young people and children are valued PURPOSE We protect children, youth, women and ensure that they have the opportunity to reach their full potential. OBJECTIVES  To building communities in which all children live with a loving adult care giver in a safe family home with easy access to food, health-care, education, recreation, and emotional support.  To increase youth engagement in peace building and improve attitudes and perceptions towards coexistence, trust building and appreciation of diversity.  To care and protect children by preserving family life and preventing family disintegration through the social developmental approach  To provide a holistic transformation of young people and disadvantaged communities by offering training and living changing opportunity


New hope in Language and Development Association in short “NLDA” is a nonprofit community Based organization established in January 2018 in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in Kamwenge district in the Republic of Uganda. Its purpose is to enable Adults refugees with barriers to education opportunities to have access to education. Its interventions are carried out in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement and in the host surrounding communities, Kamwenge, Uganda. Despite the shortage of fund and technical capacity, we have succeeded to provide literacy and numeracy courses to around 80 refugees (23 Kaihora, 28 Mahani, 23 Base camp and 18 kyempango) of which 79% are females and 21% are males. It has also managed to reach 6 humanitarian staff with French and 7 staffs with Swahili courses. It owns its success from the higher and active partnership and involvement of the community leaders, existing community structures and our primary stakeholders. The participation of each beneficiary is a crucial element in bringing sustainable solution. Therefore, applying participatory and empowerment approaches is the key to the success of our interventions.

Hearts For Art CBO

Hearts For Art is a Community Based Organization whose mandate is to identify avenues and strategies to strengthen refugee and host artists networks to improve participation of art in empowerment , policy development , decision making , women and vulnerable groups and social accountability processes.


UMOJA REFUGEE CREATIVE ABOUT US: UMOJA REFUGEE GROUP is a registered, non-profit refugee-led organization (RLO) that is uplifting/changing the lives of the less privileged refugees’ families and vulnerable local hosts in the urban setup, of Nairobi. Our Inspirations: We believe that “refugee issues cannot be sufficiently resolved without the inclusion of refugees at the decision-making table”. and this is possible through empowering RLOs to implement community projects as the direct impacting stakeholders on the ground. Areas of focus: URC takes its focus on empowering refugee women, children, elderlies, and differently-abled persons by applying Self-reliance- based programs, and promoting mental health care and education. We also take action in advocacy by promoting, striving to address, and speaking out for equal access to opportunities to better the lives of the most marginalized and less privileged persons. Our Vision: “Building a self-empowered community” through the power of harmony creative and optimism Our Mission: “to uplift the needy for sustainable self-reliance” Our goal is to instill in everyone’s mindset to maintain a good practice of self-reliance standards for families ‘sustainability via procreative activities and skills development “ Umoja Refugee’s governance structure includes: - A board of management led by a chairperson - Operations team(staff) led by An executive director Women take up to 60% of the roles in the management and executive. Our programs and Activities: 1. Mental health: counseling, PFA, SRHR, MHPSS, GBV. theme: “MY MENTAL HEALTH STABILITY IS KEY TO MY SELF-RELIANCE STANDARDS” 2 Livelihoods: a. Skills development: cinematography, digital literacy, &graphic design, and tailoring training, English class, handcrafts (sewing, making detergents) b. Talent& Mentorship: filmmaking, media and storytelling, and mentorship activities c. Welfare& social assistance program: i.e.: UFEDSP/ Under Five, Elderlies and Disabled Support Program 3. Advocacy: Participating in advocacy forums, ODF, Refugee Act regulations, and sensitization We do community engagement through advocacy campaigns and awareness. Website:


We are a women led organization committed to providing employment opportunities to women and men below the age of 35 years.

Light Organization

LFORD-Africa responds to Livelihood, protection, Education environmental conservation, and Governance

Youth for Solidarity

Through this organization we are pursuing the objective of giving young refugees a way to realize each their dreams by promoting their different talents. • We want to ensure the development of young refugees, in particular in camps and in urban areas in general, creating favorable conditions for their emergence. • We want to promote the education of young refugees through vocational training and capacity building for each in his field: cultural, artistic, linguistic and other. • We want to create an enabling environment that the young refugees will deploy and propel themselves in spite of their talent by awakening in each one the giant talent that sleeps and dies within them. • We want to create schools, circles and educational leisure centers in which all young people of all kinds will come together to maximize their potential


non profit NGO operating in Northern Uganda and legally registered. It is youth led organization.


ALPHA ELIMU is a based women-led organization, operating in Rwamwanja refugee Settlement founded in 2018 with a district certificate in Kamwenge No 1223/1. After some time in the Rwamwanja refugee settlement, there was a series of predominantly gender-based violence among the refugees and the host community; several organizations stood up and intervened to prevent and combat this violence. But little change has been observed; the victims were confused about which leg they were to dance on. During this time, the group of women led by Chantal MUHONGAYIRE (founder) and 2 co-founders (ASINA CHRISTINE, FRANCINE SIKITU) had a breathtaking experience and with the whole settlement interacting and engaging with the communities of refugees, refugee leaders, UNHCR officials, Prime Minister's Office staff, implementing agencies and partners. During all these engagements, the main factor was the ignorance of the refugee women and girls in the camp, “there was a lack of knowledge about reproductive health and parenting styles. In this regard, ALPHA ELIMU started its operation in Base-Camp II, where it began with offering Door to Door counseling and providing educative messages through drama and cultural Dance. Through the sensitization session, ALPHA ELIMU came to realize that only the victims are the ones to stand and solve these cases. Among the causes of that gender-based violence perpetrated towards women was the fact of not being educated which is seen as a serious handicap in the community. ALPHA ELIMU is implementing activities in Community based-psychosocial support (CBPS), GBV: Gender-Based Violence, Innovative reproductive health education, Hygiene, Adult literacy program and sanitation skilling for youths, Peacebuilding, women protection, environment protection, and conflict management


Refugees for Prosperity (RFP) have been created by refugee for refugees and vulnerable people in Uganda. Refugees for Prosperity is non governmental organization that works to improve the employment outcomes of refugees in Africa. Our Mission: The mission of RFP is to welcome Newcomers and Empower Refugees to become self-sufficient through direct Service and Educational Programs. Our Vision: RFP envisions a world where communities welcome all refugees and immigrants. We see ourselves as catalysts in the work of building welcoming communities. We aim to build relationships and a cross-cultural understanding between the host communities and refugee communities Refugees for prosperity was founded by a refugee who went through a number of challenges anyone would go through if they had been displaced from their country of origin, some of these challenges can be communication due to ethnic differences, finding comfortable housing, healthcare, legal aid or much less some employment that can provide income to achieve the basic necessities of life. Faced by all these challenges an idea was born to form an organization that revolved around promoting integration of refugees and also helping vulnerable people improve their welfare while they adjust to their new environment. By putting together a team of young educators and intellectuals of mixed gender, different ages and cultural backgrounds we have been able to provide refugees and vulnerable people with programs on education and social development to help them improve their livelihoods and make them more self-reliant. The main focus is to empower refugees, youth and women by supporting and responding to their most felt needs regardless of age, sex, background and ethnic group, The most pressing issues of the groups are identified through meetings with community leaders and refugees, a possible solution is then worked out in partnership with them.


G5-COMPANY is a CBO that started in 2017, located in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, Nkoma Katalyeba Town-Council which is composed of 18 members whereby we have 3 founders and 15 members, 10 female members and 8 male members. We operate with the education of youth, protection, and the environment. the objective is to change the way people live in the world through promoting youth talents, the production of cinema. and everything we are doing, either education, protection, or environment, we make it through cinema.

Youth Voices of Kakuma

“Youth Voices of Kakuma” is a registered community initiative media house created by young refugees in Kakuma refugee camp (Kenya). It comprises of refugee youths who believe in creativity, innovation and home grown potential of youths in the Refugee camp. Our objective is to promote use of media platforms to give a voice to young refugees, sharing of information and showcase the talents available in Kakuma and become a source of livelihood for young people.




KI4BLI is a registered community based organization, founded and led by young refugee resident of Kalobeyei settlement, it was founded in 2018 with aim to use power of education to transform lives of refugees, we are working in 4 sectors as follows 1. Education we offer professional and life skills to youth that helps them to make changes in their communities such as peace building, Social Entrepreneurship and Childhood education through the improve child education program 2. Livelihood we empower women with financial education and introduce them to VSLA for their self reliance, we provide graduating ICT skills and create digital livelihood for students also offer digital skills using Smartphone to youth that create job opportunities such as graphic design, digital marketing, etc 3. community Health we provide SRH skills and services to adolescents both boys and girls. 4. Protection we promote and advocate for inclusion in the community for children, people with disability and Gender Balance, also educate the community about their right and Complain Handling System means how to report in a safe way though outreach. Vision: End dependence though education Mission: Providing scalable skills for decent work and sustainable community development.

Kakuma Vocational Center

Kakuma Vocational Center is a community based organization located in Kakuma refugee Camp/ Kenya. KVC was founded in 2018 with the aim of equipping refugees and the host community with the tools to create a better future for all. We aim to unlock Human Creativity to rump up problem solving skills and develop a sense of doing.

Norwegian Refugee Council


We are a refugee-led community-based organization that believes in the collective power of ideas of a community in order to hack the most fitting solutions to the most pressing issues within our communities and the humanitarian sector at large. Our vision is to have a community, a nation where people realize the significant need and value of their contributions and participation in sustainable development projects. we operate mainly in Kakuma refugee camp where we provide literacy programs to adults and youth through our language acquisition.

Arise Youth foundation

Arise youth Academy is a non-governmental organization that empowers refugees in kyaka ll to make a sustainable living out of their passion by nurturing job creators and change-makers. We empower refugee youth through self-learning spaces where young refugees unleash their potentials, create their own opportunities, and develop their passion into social businesses. They will tackle the most pressing issues in the refugee camp and contribute to the society in Uganda.

Hope Rising Children Ministry

Hope Rising Children Ministry is a burgeoning refugee-led non-profit community-based organization that strives to empower young people through sports and the creative arts. It’s based in Imvepi refugee settlement, Terego district, North-western Uganda. It was initiated in 2020 amidst the social-economic vulnerabilities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and is managed by a small team of committed volunteers who reside amidst the communities they serve. Hope Rising's project team works with and for the community, targeting both refugees and natives from surrounding areas. The formally registered organization has successfully organized a series of events aimed at strengthening the social fabric of the community, including through football tournaments, community dialogues and household visits. It also actively advocates for children's rights, especially of those who are abled differently.


AGF is working to assist the needy and neglected women, girls and children in south sudan, kenya and uganda by providing access to education on their well being in nutrition, nursing and midwife.

Advocacy Initiative for Youth Development

Created since 2019, Advocacy Initiative for Youth Development has already trained more than 1700 youths in: 1) Leadership, Peace and Conflict Resolution, 2) Freelancing and Digital Entrepreneurship, 3) Computer Basic and Advanced, 4) Mobile App Development, and 5) Digital Citizenship. As a grassroots organization, our vision is to give over 45000 Youths between the ages of 14 to 25 years old an equal access to Digital and Soft Skills by 2030. And the mission is to Break the cycle of poverty among the Youths through Digital and Soft Skills.


KAKUMA BEE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE LIMITED Kakuma Bee is a Social Enterprise LIMITED founded in 2019 at Kakuma and legalized as an Agricultural and environmental Social Limited Enterprise under the registration of societies and companies, led by Refugee and Host community Youths, major activity based on AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL activities as well as social activities that helps the local community to provide them with the education of various technical skills. We are doing beekeeping, Horticulture and afforestation. And Women and youth empowerment programs. We are encouraging youth to pursue green ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

Refugee-Led Organizaton Network of Kenya

In December 2019, during the first African Refugee Summit, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 31st November – 2nd December 2019 in partnership with Open Society Foundation, Oxfam International and the Independent Diplomat. The ARN acting as an umbrella body for refugee-led organizations across Africa, this event brought together approximately 70 refugee delegates from across the continent. This summit provided refugees an opportunity to strengthen their network, consolidate their perspectives, and plan for their contribution in national, regional and global fora and processes. It was recognized that there was a need for refugee representatives to address the challenges that cause their underrepresentation in decision-making tables and policymaking processes on areas of shared concern. RELON-Kenya is a registered national network of RLO’s in Kenya as an association with the Registrar of Societies. The organization is a membership organization drawing members from both the urban and camp-based refugee-led organizations. The RELON-Kenya journey began shortly before the first Africa Refugee Summit that was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in December 2019. A group of refugee leaders, drawn from different refugee-led organisations from across the African continent who came together and discussed the idea of creating an umbrella under which Refugee-Led Organisations would operate in, and ‘speak on one voice’ when advocating for refugee rights and interests. Consequently, during the first African Refugee Summit 2019, the refugee leaders recognised the urgent need for refugees/refugee leaders to be at the decision-making tables and policymaking processes on matters affecting their day-to-day lives in a capacity equal to the other key stakeholders and partners. It was at this juncture that we reflected on the quote, ‘”Nothing for Refugees without refugees”. A few months later, a committee was formed with an aim of bringing together like-minded refugee-led organizations and set up a collaborative and supportive forum among ourselves – thus the Refugee-Led Organization Network of Kenya (RELON-KENYA) was established, which is also working in collaboration with the regional umbrella known as “Africa Refugee-led Network (ARN)”, and an affiliate of Global Refugee-led Network (GRN). WHO WE ARE? RELON-Kenya exists to unite the refugee-led organisations (RLOs) in Kenya so as to link them with opportunities, ideas and funding, as well as provide a platform for the RLOs to network amongst each other and other key potential partners/stakeholders (at national, regional and global levels). RELON KENYA’S VISION, MISSION AND CORE VALUES; VISSION OF RELON Kenya …. A strong network that advocating for inclusion and meaningful participation of RLOs and refugees in decision-making tables and policymaking processes on matters affecting their day-to-day lives and ‘speak on one voice’ when advocating for refugee rights and interests. MISSION OF RELON -KENYA …. To influence policy makers and donors through advocacy and networking for meaningful service provision and participation of RLOs on the decision-making tables and policymaking processes. Core values of RELON-Kenya Transparency We believe in openness, accountability and accessibility Integrity We believe in honesty and have strong moral principal as we carry out our activities across the region Networking We believe in interaction with others, sharing of information and collaboration. Inclusivity We believe in providing equal access to opportunities and resources for RLOs without marginalization of any kind Accountability We believe in responsibility for all actions and fairness in provision of services to the members Objectives of RELON-Kenya: 1. Advocacy for refugee inclusion and meaningful participation in policy dialogues led by government and international organizations. 2. Sharing experiences and best practices between refugee-led organizations that will strengthen collaboration among refugee-led networks and other stakeholders on refugee concerns (amongst others: asylum process, protection, free mobility within the region, durable solutions - voluntary repatriation, resettlement, integration, energy and infrastructure accessibility, work permits and livelihood, access to education). 3. Enhancing collaboration between refugees and host communities through dialogue and partnerships with local community-led organizations. 4. Developing organizational capacity-building for its members through initiatives such as training, workshops, roundtables and consultations. 5. Conducting outreach activities on refugee related matters (needs assessment, capacity needs assessment and training, community forum, sensitization, on any matters that arises, research, etc...) 6. Providing advice and technical support to its members (mentorship for RLOs - social, protection, legal). Website:

TERN - The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network CIC

Oak Solutions

Our Story Oak Solutions from the Oak; considered a cosmic storehouse of wisdom embodied in its towering strength is one of the most loved trees in the world being a symbol of strength, morale, resistance and knowledge. Oak Solutions Centre main objective is the Inclusive development agenda. Oak Solutions Centre was founded in 2018 by friends from different nationalities: - Kenyans, Congolese, Ethiopians, Burundians and South Sudanese seeking inclusive development through economic inclusion and self-reliance. Driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to a dignified and productive livelihood which enables them to live in peace, security, justice and dignity. Guided by our Mission, we work with compassion and vigor through our engagements to empower the vulnerable persons, refugees, youth and women on livelihood and self-reliance. One of the few organizations practicing multicultural collaboration with members from different cultural backgrounds and orientations. Oak Solutions Centre envisions a world where the vulnerable persons (refugees, women and youth) have the opportunity to earn a living and be self-reliant; being a quality of depending on yourself and your abilities to get through the challenges of life on the back of your own resourcefulness. The vulnerable persons have their dignity and hope reaffirmed when their-livelihoods; the capabilities, assets and activities required for them to earn money and secure a means of living is secure. This being one of the most effective ways to rebuild lives and alleviate poverty. Their desire for self-reliance challenges the common preconception that they are a burden on host communities. By fulfilling their potential and sharing their talents, refugees, women and the youth fully contribute to the growth, strength, and stability of communities. The Oak Solutions Centre goal is to build resilient refugees, youth, women and host communities through holistic program approaches that lead to economic independence and creative economic recovery activities, utilizing gender transformative approaches to create positive change for women and their communities. Our Programs; Community Development, Economic Recovery, Mrembo Effect, Health and Sanitation. Inspired by Love our work expresses the commitment to promote formation of grassroots groups of women, refugees and the youth with the aim of increasing their self-reliance to achieve full participation in their communities, break through barriers and forge their own path to a healthier future and attain equal rights as we alleviate poverty through guiding talents to skills and recognizing gifts as capital. Oak Solutions Centre works with civil society and responsible authorities in Kenya to promote protection of rights and peaceful coexistence. Our advisory board, program staff and volunteers make an invaluable difference in integration of our activities.


HOPE FOR ALL HUMANITY is a community based organization in kakuma refugee camp aiming at creating online job opportunities for refugees and IDPs in East Africa. We have online working profiles on up work, linked , fiverr and many other platforms. we also conduct computer trainings for data entry jobs and translation.

Humanidade em Acção Rede Internacional-HAIN

Humanidade em Acção Rede Internacional is a grassroot community based organisation, operating in peripheries with aim to promote cultural diversity and human rights, community health and empowerment of disadvantaged youth on the defence of educational information access to fulfil their potential and enable them to transform their lives by providing humanitarian services. HAIN's Mission is to extend humanitarian services to disadvantaged people in peripheral areas through a continuum of care to those in need or at risk and empower the youths and disadvantaged people to regain full agency and control over their own lives so as to integrate themselves and gain economic independence. Our Vision is to spread our wings in all countries enabling our members to automatically bring to the youths and disadvantaged people best practices that enable us to grow in strength, excellence and creativity in caring for others. What We Do The essence of HAIN's work is to build, empower and to maintain community connections by serving the community without interest. This means, our team is comprised of visionary people and volunteers. We give ourselves in service to others by acting with courage, motivation, dedication, enthusiasm in a trustworthy and ethical manner. Our Values Reflecting humanitarian services, the Values of the Humanidade em Acção Rede Internacional Society is healthy relationships and a kindred spirit of consideration and understanding. We open our hearts to disadvantaged people by affirming their goodness and potential. Showing respect to others-partnering in shared information and responsibilities. Communicating openly and sincerely and showing consideration to others by upholding dignity, honesty and solidarity. Supporting the potential in everyone humanitarian environment. We do this by: putting people first before task, providing home-like surroundings and providing a non-threatening environment. Building a strong community and maintaining community connections. Helping people talk through what is troubling them. Servant leadership: we lead through giving of ourselves in service to others by acting with courage, motivation, dedication and enthusiasm in a trustworthy and ethical manner. Offering support and encouragement-being accountable for all of actional services, demonstrating integrity and solidarity.


Infinite Hope For Vulnerable Africa (IHFVA) Youth lead /Community based organization. It was established in 2019 by young educators, intellectuals of mix gender with different age and background information in different communities of vulnerable people. Our purpose is to participate in the community development programs through good partnership with NGOs, private company, Governmental institution as well as the grass-root level community. The main objective of IHFVA is to participate in Women, children and youth community development, Child promotion, education, water and sanitation, agriculture, Youth and women’s rights through raising awareness in the communities and strengthening co-operation linkages with the local authorities in Uganda.


Environment program - Waste Management Project: cleaning up communities, streets, roads, enter-blocks of Kakuma, collecting garbage from public offices, NGOs market places, and households door to door; to maintaining Kakuma Refugee Camp clean and entire Turkana County plastic free. - Recycling Project: recycling plastic waste, paper waste, and organic wast to make fertilizers and biogas. - Afforestation & Permaculture Project: planting fruit trees and ameliorateed trees for changing climate of Turkana County ravaged by drought and to reduce food insecurity that has historically been challenging the stay in the area.

Youth innovation hub-yinnoh

Benjamin Abunuasi is Congolese by birth. A university graduate in social sciences became a refugee in Uganda in 2017 following natural disasters and political insecurities in his country of DRC-CONGO. He survived on $1 per day making 500 adobe bricks per full day for three months upon which he was hospitalized. Following dark circumstances upon suffering trauma during his migration journey, he after got the opportunity to join an entrepreneurship scholarship at the Social Innovation Academy SINA. He rose to turn his life around to become a resolute changemaker, working hands-on to build refugee communities. As a result, he founded YINNOH (Youth Innovation Hub) to empower refugee and marginalized youth from the host community as job creators and innovators providing them with the ability to turn their challenges into realizing dreams of creating opportunities through entrepreneurship, self-discovery, and harnessing technology. During onboarding, Magamba Michael (from Uganda) joined the board as Co-Founder. Mulungi Raniah and Nelson Kasaranga Fidel (a refugee born in Dr-Congo and who was rejected by his parents due to his albinism). Refugees in Uganda are 35% points less likely than Ugandan nationals to be employed. This is particularly true among women and men (age 16-30 years), where 50 percent of refugee males and 41 percent of females are unemployed, compared to 14 percent of Ugandan males and 16 percent of females. Following self-funding, informal, and formal funding sources, have successfully led YINNOH’s construction of its first Innovation Hub to serve as a free, safe physical, and self-organized learning space for enabling self-organized entrepreneurial learning, fostering cultural exchange, technology, and job creation for refugees. The challenges that Yinnoh is currently addressing include the accomplishment of the Hub that help refugees to attain peer-support for wellbeing. There are challenges in sustaining the operational cost of program delivery and providing basic needs provision to scholars such as meals, soaps, and sanitary pads, particularly to impoverished refugees unable to afford these basic needs during attendance for half-day YINNOH training. Contact yinnoh at: For immediate or emergency reach out at:


Voice for disabled people association (VDPA) was formed on 25th February 2011 and registered on 2015 as community based organization not for profit making.However disability has too long been viewed as a problem of the individual and not a relationship between an individual and his/her environment, it is necessary to understand the word disability. Our mission is to be the voice of person with disabilities, working with them to achieve full participation and equal status in the society, involve and encourage them to participate in different activities socially, economically, as well as educationally.

Dynamic Action For Peace and Rehabilitation DA4PR

Dynamic Action For Peace and Rehabilitation DA4PR is a refugee lead community based organization founded in 2016, by a group of south Sudanese youth activists, who are committed to improve community level participation and involvement in humanitarian and development activities. To ensure sustainable results. Our vision is for a refugee community Free from any form of conflict with local solutions to their problem. DA4PR work's in areas of peace building, environmental conservation, livelihoods and social health.


FLY BRING SMILE Founded in 2020, started off as a Community organization in Kakuma, Turkana County, Northwestern Kenya, where re Fly Bring Smile aims to equip young persons with Digital Education ( class room technologies, e_text books, NFTs market, remote tasks), Fine art (Creaive art, decorative art, simple art, paintings, storytelling, music and drama) and Hygiene trainings (Behaviours, cleanliness, preventions) and then encourages them to become entrepreneurs. Through selling digital services and artwork in the online market.

PTNP (People Traumatized Need Peace)

 Psychosocial support: we offer Trauma healing workshop and PFA(Psychological First Aid) by Organizing awareness campaigns on several subjects that affect daily life of People to reduce some emotional issues, ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages  Livelihood : reduce poverty and inequality by generating employment among poor households and by moving highly vulnerable households into sustainable livelihoods and toward economic stability.(Poultry farming,...)  Education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by conducting trainings for both new asylum seekers and refugees

Education for Peace and Life Transformation (EPLT)

The EPLT mainly component is to care for youth refugees from DRCongo but we have also a program on women empowerment and caring for elderly in our community. Our goal is to focus on improving the lives of youth and other victims in our community through education and livelihoods.

Women Initiative for Poverty Eradication (WIPE)

About the organization: Women Initiative for Poverty Eradication (WIPE) is a nonprofit community based organization working towards women empowerment, education and livelihood promotion, Health and Nutrition, Water and Sanitation(WASH), Gender and Protection WIPE. This Organization was Founded in 2020 by both the Host community and Refugees in Imvepi Refugee Settlement and registered in 2021, the organization has worked among backward communities in the interior reached pockets of Odupi and Refugee camp, identified as one of the most under developed sub-counties in Terego District.WIPE works closely with Women as well as interventions in livelihood activities enabling them to contribute towards mainstream development process. Vision: To empower Women to live the lives they love, igniting their passion to make a positive contribution in the society. Mission: WIPE is dedicated to have strong mission to produce long life Women who have critical understanding, high level flexible skills and values that support a democratic, equitable, cooperative, Tolerant, Peaceful and just society. Legal status: •WIPE is registered with Terego District under Directorate of Community Services with CERTIFICATE NUMNBER 636/037 dated 13/07/2021 •WIPE is registered with Sub-County under Community Based Organization with the Directorate of Community Services with the Registration number ODU/161/21dated 13/7/2021. Objectives: •Promote Women’s economic empowerment through skills training Projects. •Enhancing Women’s voice in decision making, Leadership and Peace building. •To provide capacity building to various stakeholders and undertake evidence based research on various development themes. •To work on various issues like HIV/AIDS prevention, Livelihood and Environment, Gender and Protection, Health Nutrition. Core Values. Innovativeness Quality. Responsiveness Professionalism. Equality. Currently WIPE has established Bakery Training for training the school Girls who got pregnant during the COVID_19 and dropped from school and have become mothers. This project has helped them in improving their income level.The project has changed their dependence on their husbands for food,clothing and other basic needs.The bakery project has been designed to help both the Host community and the Refugees


Unleashed is a refugee led organisation established in 2018. Our aim is to create self-sustainable and self-resilience of refugees and host communities. Unleashed is founded by Victor Mafigi T and Joel Amani M who fled from their country Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) due to security instabilities. Both Victor and Joel ended up in Nakivale refugee settlement in Uganda. Victor started living in Uganda as other youth in the Nakivale refugee settlement without any clear vision of where he wants to go and what he wants to do. After learning social entrepreneurship in 2016, the idea to start a social entrepreneurship hub for refugees in Nakivale was born. We use a design thinking approach and through training and workshops we empower and educate young refugees to become social entrepreneurs. We enable them to improve their lives and the livelihood of their communities. We believe refugees know best about their problems and for this cause, they will also best solve them if they are given the right support. We specifically incubate and catalyse social entrepreneurship for refugee youth. Nakivale refugee settlement has 28 villages in 3 with basecamp at the centre where the office of UNLEASHED is located. In a year we impact 100 scholars through scholarships at the basecamp but with a growing population of 150,000 refugees in Nakivale and 1,500,000 refugees in Uganda of which the majority is youth . We envision scaling up to reach more refugees in Nakivale as well as in other zones within Nakivale and the country. Since our replication model is easy and cost effective. Our ambition is to implement our successful approach and scale to other refugee settlements and rural communities in Uganda. As Unleashed we have received a 3 years reducing funding support from Jangu e.V a German charity organisation that supports education of marginalised people. We also work successfully together with the International Labour Organisation, for the implementation of the Start and Improve Your Business and the Social Cohesion and peaceful coexistence among refugees and host community. PHB also stands with us in accelerating social enterprises. Have a look at our website for more information and ways to support!


Rwamwanja rural foundation is a youth refugee led non profit organization founded as a community based organization in 2015 and registered in 2020 as a non profit organization.Reg NO-80020002800879 OUR VALUES: we exist poorly to pursue our vision and mission not to grow for the sake of perpetuating our existence. Our mission to make highly nutritious "ready- to- use food products more accessible and affordable to those who need them most, while also increasing awareness of their benefits and there fore generating demand. Our vision To promote historical of civilization to man kind to have capacity of campating , deafet malnutrition from local to the global scale. OUR GOAL. In nutrition we believe that combining humanitarianism and business represent a vision for development that is in tune with the current world's economic environment , time when aid budget are being cut ethical business Modal that generate their own contribution or funding will generate longer term and reduce dependace on public donation and finance are vital.

Light to Progress Academy (LPA)

Light to Progress Academy is a community based organization which aims at promoting children rights to access education in the refugee settlement and support the empowerment of vulnerable individuals by training them to make the self reliant and think out of their vulnerability.

Refugee Innovation Centre

The Refugee Innovation Centre, launched in March 2016, bringing Access to Digital Technology and Social Entrepreneurship workshops to Refugees based in the Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in Kamwenge, Uganda. Rwamwanja is a large settlement, where more than 80,000 refugees, who fled war from the Eastern DRC, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi, since 2012, have been living for 10 years. With little opportunity for employment, our youth sit idle. We had no choice; we had to act with minimum resources. We began on a shoestring, working through volunteerism to promote quality Digital Skills, Menstrual hygiene, Education and building capacity of fellow social entrepreneurs in rwamwanja Refugee Settlement. Mission: is to provide our peers with the confidence, knowledge and skills to integrate into local economies alleviating the widespread poverty and the traumas of conflict through Education, relief and Digital Technology. Refugee Innovation centre is also a member of a Global Movement for Social Entrepreneurs by name Catalyst 2030 that promotes collaborations to achieve SDGs. The following are areas of interventions of Refugee Innovation Centre: Digital Library : ease and provide access to more than 6 Million Data from different search engines. DL does not need data to access learning materials from different websites as it was provided through a strong partnership with Paisley’s Pals with the aim of to give direct access to information resources, both digital and non-digital, in a structured and authoritative manner and thus to link information technology, education and culture in contemporary library service. Early Childhood Development Program: Rwamwanja hosts thousands of children that crossed their age of starting schools and most of them end up losing the chance to be in school forever. RIC intervenes in Preschool Programs by Mobilizing parents to take children to schools and supporting Preschool with Learning Materials that promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Unsupported school Rwamwanja Refugee Community and Hosting community. Health: RIC provides training in Menstrual Hygiene Management to young adolescent girls between 12-18 years of age. In 2021, RIC has trained 656 Adolescent girls and has provided 300 reusable sanitary pads (produced by AfriPads) plus 18 disposable sanitary pads. Ride for Change: At the end of 2021, RIC came up with an idea of reaching the unreached people like those living with disabilities and elderlies who are not able to move towards support centers but always wait for support from their home due to lack of mobility. In this aspect, basing on 6 bicycles donated by the Paisley’s Pals, RIC started a “Ride for Change'' program aiming at informing and supporting unreached with sustainable solutions. According to available resources and then in 2021, Refugee Innovation Centre was able to support 20 Households with special Needs in Rwamwanja Refugee settlement. Subsequently, RIC with donation from Paisley’s Pals was able to support Schools with more than 400 books for reading for both Pre-Primary, Primary and Early Secondary Education Programs and books were handed to FCA-Rwamwanja. 2022 as a year of blessings, the Books Aid International has commited 1,779 books donation through a one year partnership with Refugee Innovation Centre to distribute in different Schools (Pre-schools, Primary and Secondary Education) to promote reading culture among students.

Youth Education and Development Association Y (EDA)

Youth Education and Development Association (YEDA) is a community based organization which is operational in Kakuma refugee camp. We founded this organization in June 2014. We are registered by the Turkana County Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services. Our Mission is to establish and boost sustainable programs that will ensure communities are empowered to utilize their full potential positively with confidence.


The Initiative for Nurturing Vulnerable & Empowerment for Resilience(INVER) is a Refugee-led and oriented Community Based Organization(CBO) established in 2018 by refugees Youths to aid in supporting Refugees. INVER seeks to promote the resilience and psycho-social well-being of refugees in Kakuma refugee camp, Turkana County, Kenya, through programs focusing on enterprise development, Adult/children literacy, sexual and reproductive health, sports and social cohesion.


We are helping our fellow refugees to grow their own home gardens in order to feed their family and community. We are offering trainings to the community members, Schools and Churches and after train them we usually give them seeds and garden Equipment to grow food

Community Development Centre (CDC)

Community Development Centre (CDC) is a refugee-led non-governmental, non-profit making organization in Arua with its sub-offices in Rhino Camp and Bidi-Bidi Refugee Settlement. The organization was founded in January 2016 by Refugee youths who are concerned about the deteriorating cultural practices that maintained the unique traditional heritage and the poor economic, social, environmental, health, and high rates of unemployment that resulted from illiteracy and marginalization of communities. To promote cultural, social, and sustainable human development and the creation of a peaceful society through supporting, community development initiatives, awareness, and empowerment programs. The organization also works to aware stakeholders at regional and international levels of community development needs and situations of the disadvantaged rural and urban women, men, and youths. Community Development Centre (CDC) seeks to build stronger and more resilient local communities and respond to community development programs towards development.

Changia Africa Centre

Changia Africa Centre Exist as a CBO a community based Organization, dealing with refugee development through the Art, leadership and entrepreneurial business and expertise the interest relates to the field of film Acting and production, visual and media studies, promotion of health, child protection, human trafficking, peace building , poverty eradication children education and English for adults for fighting Language barrier in the community, we do Education documentaries . Our idea in Changia is to help the most vulnerable of SGBV affected cluster , through advertisement from commercial institution advertisement of the jobs opportunities and better market through small-scale Film. Giving a big space for business Entrepreneurship and train women in Entrepreneurship and teenagers in Art skills around settlement different camps in Uganda and Africa and put it as a priority for creating their business and be selfreliance .

WAKATI Foundation

Wakati Foundation is in the business of providing sustainable solutions for socioeconomic transformation of refugees and their host communities, psychosocial support and promoting preservation of cultural Heritages of refugees, all done through people for development community approach.

Women's Union for Rural and Community Development

We are a women's organization that works for children victims of massacres, refugee children and vulnerable women and refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo . Since 2015 presents us in the Transit Refugee Camp and Lusenda Refugee Camp in Fizi in favor of giving value to women in the framework of empowerment finally to become autonomous

Alliance for community transformation Uganda

Alliance for community transformation Uganda is a refugee led community based organization Operating in northern Uganda particularly in the south sudanese refugees host district of Lamwo . We are working with refugee girls ,young women and boys .Our programs focus on education,SRHR, economic empowerment,advocacy and other cross cutting issues.

Solidarity of Refugee Women for the Social Welfare (SOFERES)

Solidarity of Refugee Women for the Social Welfare (SOFERES) is a refugee women -led and not - for-profit organization committed to empowering the most vulnerable and highly marginalized women and girls to claim their rights, challenge discriminatory attitudes, behaviors and harmful traditional practices, overcome poverty and other hardships.

Youth Organization for Building African Communities -YOBAC

YOBAC was founded in 2016 by the youth from different countries ,such as; Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Uganda and south Sudan. Geared towards working for transforming the African countries. YOBAC is interested in education of orphans of war and youth, dedicated to work with youth and their communities in Africa to reach out their full potential by educating , empowering and by tackling the causes of the poverty. It was due to the great number of refugees fleeing conflicts, suffering, violence and other problems, that come as a result of war in their countries, all of these cause separation into families where some of the children lost their parents and others had to engage in bad activities as the way of survivals, many children stayed orphans and they do not have access to education; we had combined together, the problems and challenges that had been faced in both kyangwali and in our home countries. The founders came together on 05 September to found YOBAC so that they can work together with the youth, children, orphans and women survivors of war to solve some of their biggest problems they are facing.

Unifamily organisation

Unifamily organisation is a refugee organizations creat in nyarugusu camp 6/7/2016 with our goals are: Reduce the number of sexual violence in the camp community and contribute to education development of youth particularly girls and girls mothers.

Rescue wing international

RWI-LBG is a registered Organization, Non-Political, non-religious working in partnership with both local and international Partners tackling poverty cases, responding to emergencies and disasters of any kind, promoting reduction in sexual and gender-based violence, peace and justice and transforming conflict into opportunities for peace and development and human rights advocacy. The organization vision is to ‘see each HOME with Dignity and Safety’ and its mission is also to ‘Walking shoulder by shoulder with Women, Young Girls and Children across the globe, protecting their rights and supporting them to reach their Dreams through Educational Training Programs and with Livelihood and Psychosocial Supports’. To achieve this goal, RWI-LBG works by Promoting and advocating for community development, Reducing the level of women and Young girls unemployment within the communities, making partnerships with different development partners in the community’s development, undertaking programs and events geared towards gender empowerment, promoting refugee right and related advocacy programs, organizing fund raising towards the achievement of our goals and objectives, undertaking livelihood and capacity building trainings for victims and potential victims of all forms of abuse, form Clubs, campaigns and programs towards gender and children empowerment as well as promoting general human right and social service works. As an organization, RWI-LBG believes that in order to reach the child, the woman as the custodian of the child has to be accessed first. Please connect with us and work with us


The SUCCESS ROOTS is an organization with the goal of developing self-organized learning spaces that reduce education exclusion and preparing young people for the world of work while in schools. The organization as well focuses on implementing a parent’s empowerment program that equips them with skills that spark innovation leading them to seize opportunities that lift them and their families out of extreme poverty. We aim at developing a model that tackles challenges of the education industry and replicate it in different corners of Uganda and Africa to make learning accessible for every disadvantaged child in Africa while actively engaging schools, families and communities to get involved in driving innovative solutions that make the world a better place where right to education is a priority Our learning spaces are expected to be self-organized where distributed authority is a driving force. People pick up different roles in our organization depending on their potential, at that point they become role leads with no one giving them commands or dictating what they are supposed to do. Every role in our organization has a:  Purpose: how it serves the organization’s mission to achieve its vision  A domain: these are the organization’s properties that it keeps (e.g. books, computers etc.)  Accountability(ies): these are ongoing activities that the roles energizes or does to meet its purpose to make sure the organization is meeting its mission and then the vision OUR MISSION: creating self-organized learning spaces that end education exclusion while empowering school going children and their families to actively engage and take actions toward a sustainable world with equal opportunities OUR VISION: we envision a world where people’s potentials have a voice, equality and right to education is the driving force OUR PURPOSE: Unification of life and success

Refugee Network Center Malaysia


1 women rights and 2.productive health 3. Climate change 4 working for people with disabilities 5.giirls empowerment 6..SGBV and safeguard and child protection especially on child labour for both refugee and host community Our email address is Contact person is EKAI STEPHEN Phone number is +254700184320

Action communautaire pour le développement du Kivu

Community Action for the Development of Kivu (ACDK), is a Non-Governmental Organization under Congolese law (DRC) which has been operating in the province of North Kivu since 2017 in several sectors of activity including food security, nutrition, etc. The ACDK intervenes wherever the needs for intervention are felt throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo and according to the availability of means.

Leading Lights

Leading Lights is a non-profit, refugee-led organization that provides educational and skill development opportunities for refugees. Leading Lights envisions a society where education is viewed as a shared duty and refugees are given the opportunity to study, flourish, and achieve their full potential.


COPAD is a Christian Refugee Led Organization assigned as global objective to accompany the Church in the extension of the God's kingdom through the promotion of spiritual, physical, mental and social-economical health of persons in distress condition by enforcement of social action especially children and youths. To save Children and youths in an environment where the life has become worrying and alarming: acts of insult, violence, immorality, delinquency, theft and degradation... but also the inadequacy of the supervisory structures. COPAD has proposed two projects within the community in response to the challenges that hinder the development of children and youths: 1. Kids Behavior Change Program ( KBC) : This project aims to redress the immorality and violence that characterizes children and youths actually, create within this social layer a behavior of cohabitation in the peace and love of Christ,lead these children to become obedient to God and to their parents. 2. Foster family welfare project (FWP): This project aims to provide foster mothers the skills in female entrepreneurship and job creation, provide foster mothers with the resources to care for orphans and children separated from their families NB: We measure the success of our programs through the number of Children, youths and Women/foster mothers involved actively in all our programs, their interest to be part in the programs, the impact including the results

YFTC Uganda

YFTC is a registered refugee youth founded and led community-based organization that is an ICT centered, whose areas of focus is on peace building, climatic and environmental protection and advocacy activities. YFTC begun in 2016 with its Headquarters at Zone 4 Annex’s. The organization facilitates access to information to both refugee and host community while addressing the issues pertaining to conflicts within the communities and works towards creating an environment conducive for children, youth and the local communities. YFTC consistently promotes the presence and the role of young people in peace & advocacy trends in the peace building process and gives them a platform to advance their talent and learning modalities. The organization also promote activities tailored for ensuring that women and girls are empowered through providing them with livelihood means in addition to improving way of accessing knowledge and understanding by the community on conflict resolution mechanisms. Other activities include fighting hate speech, promoting self- reliance and resilient, lessening inequality and enhancing developmental activities at the grassroots level through capacity building

The Organization for Children's Harmony (TOCH Uganda)

The Organization for Children Harmony (TOCH Uganda) was founded in 2019 when refugees from South Sudan, who were previously volunteers with TOCH realized the pressing issues such as violations of children’s rights, communal conflicts, lack of educational opportunities for children, poverty, harmful traditional practices, influx of children into street in urban areas, gender-based violence among others that children and the youths from South Sudan were experiencing especially in Refugee Settlements. Having supported the youths and children in South Sudan since the year 2008, TOCH’s interventions significantly improved the quality of life of children, women and the youths in South Sudan. TOCH therefore started its presence in Uganda to support the refugees and it has been fully registered as a child and Refugee led non-governmental organization with the government of Uganda though NGO Board.

Refugees and Migrants Relief Services

The organisation was created to help refugees and migrants with their daily issues in regards to their human rights and daily lives, and their children school needs, such as books, uniforms and other.

Vijana Twaweza Club

Vijana Twaweza Club is youth refugee group which aim to solve some issue which the community faces in Kakuma refugee camp. Since 2018 to now the group is trying to solve the issue of food insufficiency which lead to malnutrition among children and anemia to the pregnant woman in Kakuma refugee camp and assist youth to empower themselves by rearing fish, crickets and crops production. In 2021 the Vijana Twaweza Club offered agricultural courses based on permaculture principals and ethics to ninty studedents into three primary (Gambela, Fuji and Horseed) school in Kakuma refugee camp. The course has assisted student to grow food for their own consumption and student was encouraged to assist his or her family members during holidays.

Endam Home Of Hooe

Endam Home of Hope support refugees through provision of accommodation, training and empowerment. Moreover, we organize sermon

United Safe Environment Creators (USEC)

United Safe Environment Creators is a nonprofit community based organization founded on November 2015 and got registered in October 2016 with registration number SCSDO/TRKW/CBO/BO-201 working in Kakuma refugee camp, in Turkana county, northern Kenya. The organization is made up of a team of compassionate youth refugees who aspire to transform the lives of refugee youth and vulnerable women through economic empowerment to promote social and economic welfare so that they may regain hope, be resilient and fulfill their potential.

Youth Cooperation for Ideas (YCI)

Youth Cooperation for Ideas (YCI) provides drug rehabilitation and education services to the urban Somali refugee community in Uganda. The organization provides these services through a rehabilitation center and a school. The rehabilitation center has 16 full-time paid employees and currently rehabilitates 40 patients and the school has 100 students who are taught five (5) different subjects. The subjects are Computer class, English language, Kiswahili language, mathematics and Somali language. The total number of our beneficiaries approximately is 1,000 beneficiaries. The community we represent and our beneficiaries are the under-privileged refugee youth who are: 1) Unemployed 2) Drug abusers and addicts 3) School dropouts 4) Orphans/orphanage background 5) From poor families 6) Abandonment and neglection background 7) Interested in vocational training

Chronicles of Refugees and Immigrants

Youths Engagement and Empowerment Advocacy (YEEA)

Our thematic areas are, Protection, education, health and peace building

Community Empowerment for Creative Innovation (CECI Uganda)

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.


BRIGHT is a non-profit and non-political association whose aim is to provide all forms of support necessary for the well-being of people in vulnerable situations (refugees, internally displaced persons, migrants, asylum seekers, orphans, abandoned children, the elderly and persons with special needs).

Youth Up Foundation

Youth Up Foundation contributes to efforts toward reducing the unemployment rate and idle-related threats among the youths from the refugee and host communities in the urban and rural areas of Uganda by Developing their talents, Equipping them with skills, and exposing them to Education and employment opportunities to enable them to contribute towards transforming their communities.

Global Shapers Community - Kakuma Hub

The Global Shapers Community is an initiative of the World Economic Forum. It is a platform for young people to drive dialogue and action; and to influence the state of the world through engaging leaders in business, politics, academia and other sectors towards shaping global, regional and sectoral agendas. Global Shapers Community Located in the north-western region of Kenya, Kakuma Hub is a network of diverse young people displaced by conflicts and instability in 20 different countries across the globe. The Hub helps to service the needs of nearly 200,000 people who reside in the Kakuma Refugee Camp through activities ranging from peacebuilding to ICT training. Currently the hub Is running two major projects which are: COVID-19 Information Cascade in collaboration with UNHCR –kakuma Universal Basic Income (UBI) for Refugees in partnership with(RIO) Refugee Integration Organization.

Grassroot Leadership Organizations (GLOs)

The Grassroot Leadership Organizations (GLOs) is a consortium dedicated to Fundraising in order to subgrant RLOs and other organizations (which include refugees in their programing) operating at the grassroots level. the Consortium was created in 2021 by 13 member organizations working in Uganda in refugee-hosting areas. We are now in the process of legally registering. GLO's objectives include: *Fundraising in order to subgrant organizations members. *Provide organization members with a dedicated team of data collectors for the accountability of activities being implemented. *Giving an opportunity to all organizations to be involved in planning, implementing, and reporting on valuable done within communities. *Sharing of capacity (with a special focus on finance) and networks. Members of organizations are learning from each other through shared implementation. *Maximize efficiency for both donors and recipients by pooling funds to enable the flow of funding to grassroots organizations. The current members include: 1) Bondeko Refugee Livelihoods Centre 2) Refugee Parliamentarians for Peace (RPP) 3) Hasplife 4) Elikya Bolingo 5)Urban Refugee Rights Program 6) Youth Up Foundation 7) Touch & Smile 8) Kawempe Youth Centre (KYC). 9) Tomorrow Vijana 10) REAL Uganda 11) Lambs Child Learning Centre. 12) ICAN South Sudan 13) Kandaakiat 4 Women

Great Step Initiative

Great Step Initiative has the mandate to be a reliable and dependable organization in economic empowerment to refugees and host community, and most importantly to improve quality of life for refugees and host communities. Advocating against hardship and hunger thus sustainable relief and livelihood programs.

Fundación Salvadoreña de Desarrollo y Vivienda Mínima

Institution that fights and claims the Human Right to adequate Housing and Habitat. It began its activities in response to a natural disaster that caused the overflow of the waters of the Acelhuate River to flood and raze the homes of 30 impoverished families in the La Chacra community in September 1968, in the east of the municipality of San Salvador. In this context of disaster, a group of professionals led by Fr. Antonio Fernández Ibáñez, S.J., implemented the project "Pilot Plan" (Colonia 1 de septiembre). This is where the Foundation for Minimum Housing, today FUNDASAL, comes into being.


Partners for Community Health and Development Organisation is a Ugandan National Not for Profit NGO that was established in 2007 and registered with the NGO Board , Ministry of Internal Affairs in the year 2012 with the registration number 9230. PACHEDO is permitted to operate nation wide and has signed MoU with OPM to provide Humanitarian assistance and development programmes in conflict and post conflict settings of Northern Uganda including West nile. With programmes and interventions in the following areas: 1) Protection that includes GBV prevention and response, education, Mental health &Psychosocial support, Peace and Transition Justice. ii) Health and Nutrition( Maternal, Neonatal, Child and adolescent health and Nutrition), iii) Agric and Sustainable livelihoods, iv) WASH and v) climate change and environment. Targeting Women, Children and youth in conflict, post conflict and disaster affected communities.

Keynes Disability Association (KDA)

The organization was established in 2019 to support improved access of rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities in refugee settings and host communities.


MonyQadow is a refugee - Youth Led Organization with operations in Nairobi and Dadaab Refugee Camp. In our work, we strives for the empowerment of refugee and host communities through client responsive project activities that focuses on; 1: Women and Girl-child Advocacy 2: Refugee Entrepreneurship 3: Refugee Education. For our women and girl-child advocacy program, we build the capacity of refugee women and girls in Women and Leadership, Personal development, Gender Based and sexual violence, psychological and mental health counselling, girl-child education, early marriages et cetera. For our refugee entrepreneurship programme, MonyQadow focuses on curated and practical entrepreneurial and business skills training and mentorships With our refugee education program , we source scholarships for refugee students, work with refugee agencies to facilitate access to refugee related documents for students, provide educational materials and offer educational mentorships.

Community Alliance for Youth Empowerment (CAYE)

CAYE is acronym for Community Alliance for Youth Empowerment. it was founded in 2018 in Imvepi settlement, it started as an initiative of South Sudanese refugees by names Luke Agele Joel and Lujang Isaac Henry. It was legally registered in 2018 with Odupi Sub-County Local Government as Community Based organization.

Humanity Alliance for Rural development

Humanity Alliance for Rural development (HARD) is a humanitarian refugee led organisation/community Based organisation which aims at working with marginalised sections of the society to promote self reliance and trauma free communities for sustainable development and peaceful co-existence ,we work closely with the government and other NGOs ,so to pursue our goals and exhibits our obligations and objectives HARD is committed to serve its community with impartiality, participation and integrity, besides it started operation in 2020 November 6th and operating in the location of Rhino camp Extension refugee settlement, omugo sub county Terego District-Uganda. The main office is in omugo refugee settlement, omugo village three near Women space. Overall goal of the organisation To promote peace, unity and development in the communities STRATEGY OF THE ORGANISATION Vision To promote self reliant, trauma free community for sustainable development and peaceful co-existence Mission : Engaging community members in livelihood activities to promote peace, independence and resilience CORE VALUES 1. Participation HARD will be participative in community activities and be present at work 2. Integrity : HARD will be open and transparent at work and service delivery to both employees and beneficiaries and no compromise we are truthful and whatever is for community it must be. 3. Transparency and accountability :HARD is transparent to both employees and beneficiaries on services ,actions and accountable for the community, activities and other support stakeholders. 4. Impartiality: HARD Will not work in discriminative, favouritism manners when comes to service delivery to the community or beneficiaries, we equalise opportunities. 5. Safety and dignity: HARD will ensure that there is safety of our beneficiaries and respect for one's rights both employees and beneficiaries. OBJECTIVES  To provide Psychosocial support to the society at large  Adult literacy programs  To render livelihood services to marginalised sections of the community  To offer life skill trainings to adults from 18 to 45years  To ensure health and hygiene promotion in the community ACTIVITIES OF THE RLO  Supporting youths in sports and music, dance and drama activities  Conduction of counselling sessions in the community  Offer adult literacy education to illiterate men and women  Training of community on income generating activities  Offer life skill trainings to adults 18 to 45 years  Conduct community dialogue  Create awareness on planned activities to the community  Offer career guidance to pupils and students in and out school children GENERAL DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS 11.1. In undertaking its duties the CBO shall take the following into account:  the availability of resources;  the need for an equitable allocation of resources to all Community members in the Service Area;  the need to regulate access to the services in an equitable way; the nature, topography, zoning and situation of the Service Area;  the right of the CBO to recommend limitation or discontinuity of provision of services;  the need to ensure that procedures for limiting or discontinuing services provided by the CBO to any Community member within the Service Area are on a fair and equitable basis;  That the CBO may not unreasonably exclude any Community member from access to services provided by the CBO. 11.2 The CBO will have the duties and obligations described below: 11.3. To comply with the bylaws and the trauma cancelling, (education services and psycho social support) of the partner when fulfilling any function related to the provision of trauma cancelling services to the Community. 11.4. To deposit on receipt all money in a suitable account opened in the name of the CBO, with a registered Bank or Building Society, which falls within the definition of a Financial Institution as defined in the Financial Institutions (Investment of Funds) Act 11.5 To ensure that the assets and Funds of the CBO shall be utilised solely in the furtherance of the CBO’s objects. 11.6 To compile budgets for the CBO to be approved at a General Meeting. 11.7 To ensure that no funds are paid or transferred, directly or indirectly to any of the members of the CBO by way of profit distribution. However, the CBO may make payment in good faith to any person (including a member) of reasonable remuneration for services actually rendered to the CBO and reimbursement of actual costs, expenses and commitments reasonably incurred on behalf of the CBO. 11.8 To keep the Community informed about all funds received, on a regular basis and on request for information by the Community. 11.9 To present the annual financial statement of the CBO for the preceding financial year at the Annual General Meeting of the CBO, including the full details of:  All income received;  Any remuneration paid by the CBO to Members and employees of the CBO;  The balance of funds within the CBO at the end of the financial year. 11.10 To submit the annual financial statement and all financial records for an independent review if required by either the Municipality or two thirds of the members present at the Annual General Meeting. 11.11 To present the annual report of the CBO at the Annual General Meeting of the CBO, including the full details of:  All projects undertaken and related progress;  All services provided to the Community;  Benefits from the projects and/or services.  To keep good records of all operations and activities being carried out with the Funds and to ensure that the records are available for inspection by the Municipality or any member of the Community for a period of at least three (3) years. 11.12 To furnish the Community with information reasonably requested with regard to the progress of projects or provision of services undertaken by the CBO and the general status of the Funds of the CBO. 11.13 To furnish the partner with any information required in terms of the trauma counselling Services Act (education, curricular activities and pyscho social support) or reasonably requested by the partner. 11.14 To survey the needs and determine and address any complaints of the Community from time to time. 11.16 To act on behalf of the Community, as the representative of the Community in any matters related to the provision of services, particularly in terms of relations with the partners and other government departments. 11.17 To plan, manage and maintain work carried out within the context of any project, provided that the Community is consulted in this regard when necessary. 11.18 To ensure that any tenders are competitive, open, fair and equitable to all interested parties. 11.19 Where necessary, to ensure that contractors to who contracts are awarded:  Are insured and remain insured in terms of contractors-all-risk insurance policies;  Provide an acceptable performance guarantee that guarantees the completion of the contract 11.20 To insure and keep insured, at replacement value, the CBO’s interests in any project against any risks as may be necessary. To insure and keep insured, at replacement value, all assets and equipment belonging to the CBO, against risks. 11.21 To ensure that Members of the CBO perform their duties with honesty, care and diligence and disclose any conflict of interest to the other Members.

Digital Female Freelancers

This a female freelancing refugee led network in Kakuma and Kalobeyei settlement. We offer top notch tech solutions for web and app design, translation, transcription, data collection and entry, digital marketing and 3D printing.


House of Hope Community is a Refugee Led organization aiming to impower the youth, widows, single mother, Orphans, disabled and other vulnerable with different skills, knowledge and informations on how to overcome their problems


Umoja Development foundation was formed to create the most significant positive impact on vulnerable communities, especially refugees and stateless persons. Being a community-based organization, we aim to create support networks within the community to help each use their time, expertise, and energy effectively and for the benefit of the less fortunate and refugee community. The Foundation is a volunteer-based organization and relies on donations from members and partners. Funding priorities are on educational support, livelihoods hood, entrepreneurial skills building, and social welfare. We are aware of the rapidly changing funding environment, and we are looking at ways to enhance our financial sustainability. Our primary mission as a non-profit organization is to strive to make education accessible and possible to a child and young refugees/migrants that can’t afford it and to empower and help restore hope and well-being of the local and global refugee community through educational support and sponsorships, and the promotion of social development and sustainable economic empowerment initiatives. We believe that a strong society is one where everyone is given a chance to grow, study and work regardless of their background or origin. Our vision is to empower refugees to become participant citizens whenever there are and not merely refugees. We are inspired to inspire, empower, and educate others.

Northwest House Of Refuge

We are a house of all communities to improve lives of displace people, by building a dignify life in difficult situation we are home who care for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in social assistance, advocacy, lifely hood, promoting social cohesion and we are home that shelter vulnerable children and women by fighting gender base violent we are house of Refugees Led Organisation for all community

Refugee community for Resilience and Development(RECORD)

Established in 2019,Refugee community for resilience and development (RECORD) is a local organization that works in the field of promoting human rights,, social justice, community empowerment, democratic ownership and environmental sustainability. Since it’s incorporation in 2019, RECORD works in the thematic areas of 1:Community Based Psychosocial Support(CBPS) 2: Conflict Transformation and Peace Building 3: Community Managed,Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) 4:Youth talent Promotion and Theatre for Development(Music!Dance,Drama,Acrobatic,African Art Modelling, Comedy and African Wrestling In our work through counter narratives and individual approaches,Todate RECORD has reached more than 5,237 persons both Refugees and host community RECORD works with both Refugees and host community persons,It works through the Age,Gender,Diversity lens and the Community based facilitators represent persons from all walks of life. RECORD operates in Rwamwanja Refugee settlement and the host community of Nkoma Katalyeba Town Council. Once resources allows,services will be extended to other places to persons experiencing post conflict life experience, poverty and social injustices. RECORD has been partnering with the Lutheran World Federation in facilitating counter narratives for social change and it’s also recognized by Kamwenge district Non governmental organizations network with the memorandum of understanding with Nkoma Katalyeba town council and Kamwenge District Local Government. The annual working budget is USD 100,000. and annually, we target to reach over 3,000 direct beneficiaries.


BUILD REFUGEES HOPE is a Community Based Organization Refugee Led in Rwamwanja.


We empower and educate refugee youth in the camp, in potential discovery, leadership, skills development and social entrepreneurship to enable them create opportunities for themselves and their communities.

Uriama Seff Empowerment Foundation (USEF) formerly Concerted Development

USEF is a community based organization incorporated as a company limited by Guarantee under the registration number 800200067890. Our vision is to have prosperous and thriving families of the people of Terego who also host refugees of Imvepi and Rhino Camp settlement. This is done through training on principles of creative orientation, systems thinking and sustainable; and also through back home projects support. So far 86 families benefit from our interventions. Our organization has a 4 member Ugandan Board that provides oversight roles and also show strategic direction for the organization.


ORGANIZATION BACK GROUND Kyempango youth friendly space (KYFSpace) is a youth led and independent organization started in 2021 with support from Lutheran World Federation with an aim of educating and empowering youth and adolescent in way of preventing unwanted pregnancies and early marriage among youth Basic Information on the organization 1.1. Our organization is called Kyempango youth friendly space (KYFSpace) it is located in kyempango Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, Nkoma –Katalyeba Town council, Kamwenge District, Republic of Uganda it will be an Independent organization . Goal, Objectives and Activities The organization aimed on the following Goal, Objectives and Activities Kyempango youth friendly space (KYFSpace) aimed to promote youth talent , Skilling , Reproductive health awareness and livelihood . 1. Build unity, and trust among members 2. To empower youth and adolescent groups for self-reliance 3. To empower youth and adolescent to grow up their Talent Activities 1. Train youth in different skills. 2. To offer advisory services to the youth 3. To organize talent shows for better marketing of


We work at the critical intersection of women and conflict providing skills, knowledge, and resources that sustainable change for women, their families, and their communities

Imarika Youth

Imarika Youth (IY) is a registered organization in Kenya under Registrar of Societies Act and operates within the statutory regulations of Kenyan law. Our main objective is to provide solutions to problems that youths and school going children living in Kibera slums face. Our programs are targeting children and the youth based on their needs thus, feedback and suggestions from youth and the larger community are important. Its interventions are designed to improve livelihoods, and promote social, emotional and spiritual well-being. The approach is through mentorship, discipleship, training on life skills and economic empowerment.


We are a human rights Networks composed of more than 180 organizations in the whole country. Among them five refugee led organizations, COJESKI also does offer opportunities to associations and various youth groups. COJESKI is engaged inn human rights, peace, democracy, Good governance, sustainable development and humanitarian relief aid.

Keynes Disability Association(KDA)

KEYNES DISABILITY ASSOCIATION (KDA) PROFILE Introduction The organization was established in 2019 to support improved access of rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities in refugee settings and host communities. KDA was established in March 2019 with the following vision and mission Vision: “Creating an inclusive society for Persons living with disabilities in Uganda including refugees to maximize their potentials” Mission: To promote wellbeing of Persons living disabilities especially disabled refugees through empowerment, building their potentials and advocate their inclusion in all development programs Our shared values: Teamwork, Integrity, Innovation, Respect, Cooperation, Transparency, unity, and Striving for Excellence Activities

Africa solidarity Network

Africa Solidarity Network is an organization that promote social cohesion, advocacy on rights of refugees and asylum seekers, and committed to the peaceful co-existence initiatives to ensure that community are socially cohesive towards each other.

HEM, (Hope for Eternity Ministry)

We care for total orphans less than five years, Elderly and Widows.. We do evangelism, church planting and church leadership empowerment. We promote financial inclusion by saving culture and work promotion.


It is a refugee initiative working for peace and the promotion of refugee rights

Women Action for rural development initiative

INTRODUCTION Women action for rural development initiative (WARDI) was founded on 07/07/2021 by a group of refugee women who come together to improve and upgrading both the refugee’s and national’s communities in Uganda. The union started in Imvepi Refugee settlement in Uganda with a purpose of improving the life of the refugees and host communities women and girls by advocating for equality and respect for humanity in the refugee communities. The ideas of forming this initiative is to empower educate and unite all women to participate in community development and transformation. After a long run struggle for success, life amidst challenges to improve on livelihood, education, women empowerment and protection and participation and peaceful co-existence in the refugee community. The women realized a need to collect all women and girls and vulnerable persons towards a common goal of improving their way of life. There comes into existence an organization WARDI to provide a solution to the marginalized women and girls in Imvepi refugee settlement and other areas in Uganda Through peace building, livelihood and women empowerment and protection

Pamoja Twaweza

Pamoja twaweza group is an organization that was established to bring together refugees living with disabilities with the aim of giving hope and life skills for self-reliance with its operations in the Nairobi metropolitan township of Kitengela, Athiriver, Mlolongo and Kajiado County. The organization works closely with other groups in the area with similar objectives. We have members from Congo, Burundi and Rwanda nations.

Inspire learning technology

Inspire learning technology is a youth led Community Based Organization consisting of both refugees and hosts that seeks to educate and nurture youths and other school dropouts into filmmaking and media work to help them amplify the voices of the people in their communities and use film and documentary photography as a tool for change.


A refugee youth-led community based organization operating in Adjumani host and refugee communities. Climate, gender, peace& security transformative change advocate ; a digital influencer. Youth skills development in videography& photography ,graphics(ICT); Young farmers support in agribusiness and aggrotech solutions. Comprehensive Sexuality Education interventions among young girls and boys; Integrated school outreaches on tree planting and career guidance sessions.

Brass for Life Uganda

A CBO offering Psychosocial and emergency support to war survivors, vulnerable children and teenagers in Uganda


PICKNET in full: Poverty,Injustice Consultancy and Kids Network; It is a an organisation led-refugees and formed by women that has a vision of recovering social and economic potentials of Refugee communities for a sustainable development and its mission of empowering and advocating resources to enable positive social and economic transformation among refugees and Host communities. PICKNET is basing on Livelihood and psychosocial support. Our motto: Revolutionary Female Refugee for Peace.

Turkoditla CBO

Turcoditla is a registered CBO within Turkana West Sub-County. The objectives for which the CBO was formed is to promote digital literacy and book reading culture among community members, prioritizing school going learners and learners out of school, promote and enhance the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, uplift and promote community members through various livelihood as well as self reliant projects with the aim of reducing poverty levels and improve the living standards of people.

Jakarta Bersatu Project

Jakarta Bersatu Project is a refugee led initiative to empowering refugee communities through livelihood opportunities to assist them to be able to cover their basic living needs and to live with dignity in Indonesia. At Jakarta Bersatu Project, we provide six months of both online and physical handicraft training and Indonesian language classes to refugees living in Jakarta and surrounding areas. Our activities include jewelry making training, sewing and upcycling clothes training, basic Indonesian language classes, and facilitating the marketing of refugees’ products through online markets.

Somali Women Union in Uganda

Somali Women Union In Uganda Ltd is a company limited by guarantee registered with Uganda Registration Service Bureau (URSB) under Incorporation No. in 2014. It has been formed by a group of women social Activists and women Educationalists. The members of the union are all experienced in the field of development, social welfare and social education and have come together as “Somali Women Union In Uganda Ltd” to give their voluntary services without expecting any monetary benefits with the vision of solidarity, respect, integrity, peace and empowerment of all Somali women.

Humanity for all Refugees

Kakuma Refugee Camp has over 20,000 Refugees from different countries like. Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Congo and South Sudan. The LGBTI are over 650 now. The camp is so homophobic to us that we are discriminated by doctors at the Government Hospitals where we may get free treatments and medication. We often have to go to private clinics where we have to pay a lot of money for treatment. Everyday we are attacked by our straight refugee neighbors and locals who are extremely homophobic and transphobic. Locals call us a curse on their land and they say we are the cause of the drought in this area. Our shelters are set on fire, we are attacked with machetes at night, lesbians are raped, infant refugees are assaulted, and we suffer stonings and beatings. On the night of February 15, 2021, four gay men were set ablaze in their bedding as they slept in the open yard where they have no shelter. Three were rushed to hospital, seriously burned. This came at the end of a weekend of back-to-back attacks, where LGBT+ refugees were surrounded and stoned for several hours two days before the fire attack. As a queer community, we’ve continued to face violent homophobic and transphobic attacks from fellow refugees and from locals of the land. The worst attack so far took place on June 19, 2020. At least 31 LGBTQ refugees were wounded badly in this massive attack, requiring hospitalization. They sustained injuries that include: deep cuts on their bodies, broken limbs, heavy blood loss, head injuries and more. Our property was either stolen or destroyed by the attackers. We did not get help from those mandated to protect us and our property. We got minimal first aid from a hospital that night and that was it. A couple of days later our injuries got worse. We needed help. We needed to go to hospital for proper care, were were hungry as our food was stolen during the attacks. We are calling on the UNHCR to evacuate us from Kakuma camp, which is clearly not a safe place for LGBTQ refugees. The campaign is on-going. There have been more attacks since June 19, hence, more casualties. The LGBTQI+ refugees in Kakuma Kenya are currently living in extremely hostile, violent and homophobic conditions. we are being persecuted, beaten, stabbed and cut with machetes, gang raped, and burned alive by homophobic groups of men. We have fled our countries of origin from homophobic persecution, murder, and imprisonment. We’ve literally ran for our lives into the refugee camp seeking asylum. In the camp we’ve found the violent homophobic living conditions more dangerous than the countries we’ve fled from. we are living in substandard inhumane living conditions. we are forced to pay high medical costs from private hospitals to manage diseases and injuries from horrific violent attacks. We are forced to take turns staying up all night standing guard against violent attacks in which we are stoned with rocks, fire bombed, burned alive, beaten, slashed and raped. These are not isolated incidents, this is the reality of our daily life. We receive no counseling services for the trauma we are suffering. The LGBTQI+ community in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya are in grave danger. Our lives are at risk every second of every day in the refugee camp. We are being tortured and suffering malnutrition. We are lacking medical treatment and are living in extreme poverty. We need immediate evacuation from the camp, we continue to ask for relocation to safe countries. Please contact the UNHCR Kenya and demand immediate evacuation for Queer refugees. Please donate money if you can to help us we are suffering in these inhumane conditions. While we continue to advocate for our safety, we still need your financial support for our daily needs for as long as we are in this vulnerable situation at the camp. I encourage you to continue giving to us and to implore UNHCR to take the refugees facing these violent homophobic attacks to safety. I humbly request you to donate to us please, your help can helps us cater for our medical bills, food, first aid materials, and special nutrition for those living with HIV/AIDS, etc. We need this fund to buy enough food because the food given to us by UNHCR every month is not enough to take us through. It's so little that it can only provide for a week at most. Other funds can be used to pay hospital bills in private clinics because the Government free hospitals discriminate against us and we can’t get help there. We have many people at hospital at the moment, however, many more need to see a doctor and some of those on treatment have review appointments coming soon. The need for food and other basic materials for sanitation still stands. There are also children who desperately need special attention. Children needs toys and reading materials. A candy treat every now and then goes a long way to cheer the children and bring a smile to their face. We need blankets. We sleep outside in the cold and having a blanket helps a lot. Our main meal is usually rice/maize meal and beans but we deserve a change every now and then. Other items this fund will help purchase: firewood, charcoal, stove, condiments, mosquito nets to prevent malaria, clothes, mattress pads, vaccines, masks, hand sanitizer, firewood and matches, toothpaste, toiletries, transportation, solar panels for light, doctors appointments, emergency hospital visits, feminine hygiene products and underwear for the women, panels to build fences for safety, gasoline, showers, mental health services, soap, books and school supplies for the children to create a school, seeds to plant a vegetable garden, scissors for hair trimming, eye glasses, wound care items, prenatal items, baby food and items to care for the children, special food items for diabetics, medicine for HIV+community members, shavers, cooking pans and utensils, and storage containers for water. When you fund to us then we are assured of a meal every day and a mug of porridge in the evening Please keep following us. Sign pentition to help our Evacution from this Homophobic Camp

Refugee Learning Nest

The Refugee Learning Nest (the Nest) was established in March 2015 by seven members of the refugee community in Indonesia and with the support of Same Skies. The aim of the project is to improve the welfare of the refugee community through the provision of various activities and informal learning. It is based on volunteer engagement and community involvement. Refugees from diverse backgrounds are welcome at the Nest to work in different fields and learn more. The Nest is a community-based project, therefore it belongs to people from all races, nationalities, religions, and countries. We are happy to be transparent and work with all refugees, including children. The Nest works through the co-operation and support of our community to become a sustainable and lasting project.

United Refugee Drivers Association

United Refugee Drivers Association is there to help refugees and host communities in getting skills like driving,auto mechanic and languages so that they can be able to get work and sustain their lives.

Kakuma Social Agri-Ventures

Kakuma Social agri-Ventures is a community based initiative located at JRS Center One (Arrupe).It aimed at ensuring food security around Kakuma one and its neighboring communities, through cultivating a plot of land and planting varieties of vegetables and crops to serve the target community with primary objectives of improving food security and malnutrition within Kakuma Refugee Camp, Turkana County. The venture, as it is community based, it also support those who are not able to buy our vegetables by providing freely.


Hope for people with disability trough diverse activities is empowering people who lives with disability to make them recognise their own values and dignity, discover and use skills hidden into them.


Peace and Happiness, in short PH, is non profit refugee-led community based organization, founded in 2016 at Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, where its office is located. PH is fully registered from Kamwenge district under number 1653/22. the idea of creating this refugee led organization was coming within the mindset of two founders called BUSHAMBALE GEORGE and MARTINO DIEUDONNE NGOYI due to the struggles, difficulties and long distance barriers of our children to do not reach schools which are located very far; we decided to establish a nursery school in order to equip and teach them flawlessly and with much care by way of orienting parents and encourage them to send more kids to school in fact we did mobilization and sensitization across Base camp zone to get more dropped out children. in addition to these challenges of kids, we had highlighted some gaps and hardships and non respectfulness as well as discrimination of people with disabilities in short PWDs. we got together as a teamwork, how can we address this challenge raised within the community therefore we came up with point of views from different staff members agreed with same purpose of setting various activities such as; formal and informal education, livelihood, advocacy for PWDs, peace building, financial literacy training and capacity strengthening which will enable us to respond to the needs of the community from our respective zone and throughout the settlement. we had tried with our local generating income from both parents and staff members to run our refugee led organization but we are limited due to the lack of funds to move forward and upward, reason why we are still looking for partners, donors and funders for more support so that we can expand and broaden this project so far according to the opportunities grabbed where doors will be opened for us. regarding our local generating income and effort produced by teamwork we taught 875 children in different zones; Mahane and Base camp zones. concerning people with disabilities we had advocated and trained more than 1262 PWDs in diverse zones within Rwamwanja Settlement. In case of empowering women and youth through different skills, we had trained more than 346 in two zones ( Mahane and Base camp zones). we have been trying to serve the community with the maximum of our local generating income as long as we get more support from different partners, we shall be continuing serving the refugees and host community. in a subdue manner and humanitarian act.


Natodoe youth group community based organization abbreviation Nayog is youth community based organization formed as group may 15th 2014 with a purpose to eleviate poor pastoral local Turkana livelihood, which 1st august 2021 was transited to an a community based organization that is amorphous focusing on 3 main areas or thematic areas of focus mention; 1. livelihood and food security, development and development in all aspect., 3.environment, natural resource,oil,gas and extractive: gender,health, child protection, education,governance,Law, Human right,peace, disaster,conflict resolution, research,media, m&e, advocacy and lobby are crosscutted.

Refugee Alliance for Development and Innovation (RADI)

Refugee Alliance for Development and Innovation (RADI) is a non profit Community Based Organization (CBOs) located in Kakuma refugee camp, Turkana county Western Kenya. Vision: is to implement sustainable development programs that can improve access to equal opportunities, Innovative, economically, professionally and life saving services from now and for the future generations. Mission:we are committed to bring real improvements or changes to Communities and the lives of the most underprivileged people in critical condition or crisis and to create lasting chance and transformation to the society. Goals: Developing, Educating, Empowering, Promoting, Protecting, Learning and Youths support (DEEPLY) the field of humanitarian work and its participants psychologically, economically, professionally, Innovative skills and other methods. WHO DO WE SERVE. We are committed to serving our fellow vulnerables individuals refugees in crisis mostly those who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries because of the war, insecurity cases, natural disasters, multiple violences, persecution,... WHAT WE DO We have several so many programs we run out and other we plan to do in the future such as Education, livelihoods, regenerative Agriculture (permaculture education and Syntropic Agroforestry),Human Rights and other.


This organization was formed in the year 2021. We as the other organization and community members as well came together and imagine the culture, livelihood of our community, the challenges faced by our people and finally come with conclusions of forming this organization to fight the challenges.

Refugee Learning Center

As refugees in Indonesia we don’t have access to the most basic human rights. We are not allowed to study or work. We established the Refugee Learning Center (RLC) in 2015 to acknowledge our rights, and in doing so, provide our students and teachers with a sense of purpose and hope.

Xaveri South Africa

Xaveri South Africa (Xaveri SA) is a non-formal educational organisation that brings refugees and host youth together through Xaveri Youth Clubs (XYCs). It seeks to instill youth with the spirit of active citizenry through the enhancement of their cognitive processes and practical activities. These activities involve ‘learning to know, to do, to live together and to be, so that they could be agents in the creation of communities of peace and diversity that promote integration.


W4A, founded in January 2013 is a Community Based Organization and a Women refugee community-led initiative response that is supporting women and youth in entrepreneurship and economic empowerment as well as advocacy for gender equality for all.

New Dawn Charity

New Dawn Charity originated in the minds of group conversation of Ugandans and refugees who felt that the vulnerable refugee children living in and out of refugee camps also have the right to education. Our Mission is to restore hope of the vulnerable children who are victims of wars and equip them to become future leaders who will advocate for peace Our Vision is to empower children who are victims of wars to become the future ambassadors of peace Our Objectives is to promote and support vulnerable children victims of war through Education, Trauma Healing, Health and Live hood.

3Stars Rehabilitation Initiatives

We are working towards creating an inclusive society for children with disabilities through rehabilitation.

Kakuwood( Media and theater company )

Kakuwood stated back in 2020 during the breakdown of COVID-19. With an objectives of educating the community through theater performances and film and documentaries content.

Sauti ya Vijana

Sauti ya Vijana is a Swahili Words mean "voice of youth", it is a Refugee-led lead Community-Based Organization (CBO), it was formed by refugee youth in 2020, aiming to support and educate refugees. Sauti ya Vijana aim in creating awareness of the importance of girl child education try stopping forced and arrange of married in refugees communities, teenage pregnancy the effect of drugs abuse, gender equality, health education, environmental conservation, and training for youth on IT skills, Entrepreneurship skills, peacebuilding,


Christ's Victory centre community based organization work in education and agriculture.In January 10,2010 we managed to opened an educational centre and for now the centre has 304 pupils , 11 teachers, two cooks and one watchman.In agriculture, we have a garden by the name " an African farm" where we cultivate vegetables and people from the community own the garden by contract of six months.

Pax Afrika Network

We are an RLO founded and registered in South Africa. We promote and advocate for Refugees and Asylum seekers rights.

Let's Help International - LHI

Let’s Help International (LHI) is a non-profit organization that advocates for the physical, cognitive and social development of vulnerable children, youth and families as well as orphans, refugees and other people in need mostly.

Jmd mako company

We help the hopeless refugees around Africa and the world to feel and believe that they can still make it even though they are refugees


We are the Congolese Refugees community of king Williams town

Unity feeding foundation

We operate locally, we donate food to the IDPs in my state

Boa Foundation

Boa Foundation is a RLO in Eswatini which aims at improving livelihoods and intergration of refugees into society by tackling socioeconomic and psychosocial issues i.e financial inclusion, sustainability and mental health.


Redeeming Hope for the Disabled (RHD) is a registered Refugee Led Organization established in a South African xenophobic context (May 2008) with the aim of protecting and addressing the special needs of refugees living with disabilities including the South African citizens at risk. The project safeguards human rights, promotes non-discriminatory access to social services, provide temporary accommodation and create long term sustainable programmes (Vocational Skills Training) to ensure self-reliance and social integration. RHD also works on building the future of children with disabilities through provision of safe environments for their growth and education support. The project is led by people with disabilities as an effort to contribute ensuring a successful implementation of the policies of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD): Taking the lead on matters that concern them.

Africa Refugee Social cooperation

ARSC is an refugee 100% led organization, with its focus on the well-being of refugees in general. Advocating for the rights of Refugee, peaceful coexistence with the local community.

Beautiful Rubies

Beautiful Rubies is here to empower Asylum Seekers and Refugees Women in South Africa trhrough the word of God and skills

Amis BK Support Group

We implement programs aimed at bringing social cohesion: Accurate information, skill development programs, Social assistance, and events such as sport, hikes, promotion of family outings.

Synergie de la diaspora Congolaise Pour le Developpement

My organization is None-profit is dealing with refugees and Asylum seekers in term of social cohesion, advocacy and capacity building.

Organization for Charity challenge& Sustained Advocacy

Advocacy on refugee's rights and child protection

Congolese Civil Society of South Africa

The Congolese Civil society of South Africa is working for the value of Congolese & African who are living in South Africa; work for asylum seekers, refugee and migrant's rights and advocate for them, do research for a better future option of solution, deal with refugees challenges, social assistance, orientation plan for information, application of home affaires, training, education. Social cohesion, workshop and conference to combat xenophobia.

Kivu Solidarity for All npc

We are a non profit, mainly refugee- leg organization whose objectives are 1) To identify and assist the socially burdened individuals and/or families in the community in order to alleviate their ill-suffering. 2) To define the specific social, economical, environmental needs in the community, and to encourage the social innovating actions for a better change. 3) To create a platform for better exchange practices that benefit members, beneficiaries, the community and the future generation. We have been in action since 2018, assisting and landing a hand to our owns and those around us in order to create an acceptable world for ourselves and future generation. Our activities can be browsed in our website, or our Facebook page: Kivu Solidarity for All “akas” npc, or our Instagram: kivu_solidarity_for_all, or our twitter: @kivusolidarity More information can also be obtained at our office: Office 321 Esselen Towers, 202 Robert Sobukwe street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, South Africa.

South Africa Refugee Led Network

We are a network of refugees and refugee-led initiatives in South Africa. We speak up for refugees using our work as an evidence base and ensure that all refugee voices are heard and considered in policy and decision-making to impact a positive change. We work with a range of partners and in collaboration to ensure we can best support our members and their communities as they define their own solutions to complex social challenges.


Refugee-led organizations network (RELON/MALAWI) was founded in 2020 with a main focus to work with refugee-led organizations in Malawi in advocating, voice amplification, and resource mobilizations for Refugee-Led Organizations.

Youth Initiative for Development

Youth Initiative for Development YID is a community based organisation created in 2020 during covid-19 pandemic with aim to empower youth through ICT skills, Changemakers courses such as entrepreneurship, leadership etc. So far we have empowered and give access to employment to 87 youths in computer technology skills with cooperation with Don Bosco in kakuma Refugee Camp. We have three main programs (Education, Environment and Livelihood)

Africa Revival Foundation

At the Africa Revival Foundation (ARF), we strive to build social cohesion and solidarity between locals and refugees in South Africa. Coming from different social, economic, and cultural backgrounds, we created the Africa Revival Foundation to unite in the fight against poverty, unemployment, and xenophobia. We envision a socially and economically inclusive African society without hunger, poverty, racism, and xenophobia. One project focuses on Refugee Rights and Legal Assistance by addressing the lack of legal assistance as a violation of human rights for refugees and asylum seekers through defending legal cases, community training on refugee and workers' rights, and media campaigns. We plan to start paralegal training and a community food security project, arts and crafts, skills development, and sports coaching for youth in particular.

Voice of Africans for Change

We are a registered NPO and made up of refugees and locals who who support refugee rights and access to justice for all. We work in local communities where issues of Xenophobia often arise. We there try our best to build social cohesion and mend social bridges where they are collapsing. Our organisation works with vulnerable immigrants and assist them obtain legal documents where possible, and also humanitaian support.

Somali Association of South Africa (SASA)

SASA is an NPO that promotes self-reliance and integration of Refugees and Asylum seekers in South Africa


Refugee voice and action is a Community based Organisation supporting Refugees to understand and realise their rights in kakuma Refugee camp. Our work includes transforming the dialogue between refugees and services providers in order to improve services and increased voice for Refugees through collaborative non-confrontational. ACTIVITIES: includes Education, Child protection, Economic development and sport.

Musa Community Development and Sustainability Organization

It is a youth led non-profit organization with a vision to give support to the people in need to nurture development.

Muke Foundation

At the Muke Foundation, caring for vulnerable refugee children is at the heart of who we are. We help refugee children who have suffered the effects of forced displacement, rape, massacres, war, abuse and whose militias are still rampant in their regions of origin. Our foundation is built on hope, so for every refugee child that comes to our center, we provide them with a comprehensive education. The Muke Foundation is a project created in 2021 and built for refugee children, for whom the losses are even compounded because the sites hosting displaced people are primarily places created to deal with immediate emergencies - not places intended to cope. In the long term. Yet refugee children have long-term needs and desires that must be addressed immediately. They have to go to school; otherwise, the chain of knowledge will be broken. They must also learn about peace and reconciliation; otherwise, they risk becoming child soldiers and seeking revenge and violent revenge. Their traumas must be healed to become resilient people. Refugee children also need fun and play. It is one of their most basic and vital needs and essential to their development as full individuals and active citizens. The Muke Foundation is a message of hope, a space for refugee children to receive support and find restoration.As our center enters its 2nd year, our site has a nursery school, sports and leisure sites. For those with learning needs or educational gaps, we offer individual support through our specialist teaching staff. As a charity, we believe in supporting all aspects of a refugee child's well-being. We therefore offer physical, emotional and psychological support. As an organization, our story is one of transformation. Since opening our doors, we have witnessed a deep restoration in the refugee children we care for. Those who come to us find healing, the refugee children we know are no longer broken but full of life and joy. Caring for these refugee children has been our greatest calling, but seeing them grow and flourish is our greatest reward. Our goal at the Muke Foundation is to give new hope and new life to some of the most vulnerable refugee children living in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement Camp today. Our dream is that every refugee child we care for fully knows their worth and, despite everything, fulfills society as a self-reliant adult.


Organization interests: Training, qualification and capacity building Peace building and community reconciliation Education and its link to sustainable development Protection field Protection of women and children Protection of the displaced Protection of Migrants and Refugees Environment sector Humanitarian and relief response

IMPActions Organization

We are IMPActions Organisation, a CBO established since 2018 in Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi, we do fight again GBV issues and try to look for solution on women empowerment.

Women Education and Development Initiative (WEDI)

We are a group of women registered a community based organization in Nairobi county to Care, Advocate and Empower refugee women through Education, Livelihood development, Gender and Reproductive health services. Our core value is respect, love, care, dignity, advocacy, transparency and accountability.

South Wings Link

South wings link was established as a Community based organization (CBO) and registered on the 31st of May 2022 in Nakuru county within the republic of Kenya. The main objective for the establishment of this organization is to improve on the welfare of its members who are refugees that are staying in Nakuru county and its environs The organization engages in a number of activities that are in line with its objective. These are: 1. Youth and women empowerments 2. Peace building and security sensitization 3. Community health awareness 4. Sustainable livelihood 5. Educational and vocational training 6. legal assistance and representation 7. sporting and recreational activities

GOFRIL Ministries

GOFRIL is charitable, a faith-based and Non-profit organization founded in 2011 to give hope2hopeless by assisting the needy with shelter, food, clothing and prayer and counseling around the world.

Asociacion venezolanos en cartagena

we are a Civil Society organization whose main objective in each of its axes is the promotion, defense and advice on fundamental human rights that assist the Venezuelan migrant population in the Colombian territory, specifically in the Bolivar Department.We are enfiladed by a group of volunteers, with the clear vision of working to ensure that we respond comprehensively to the needs of Protection of fundamental human Rights in the face of the humanitarian emergency and reality that the migrant and refugee population consequently faces in this territorial sphere, all our work based on the banner of promotion and education with the social commitment to serve convinced that only through this we will achieve the development of this vulnerable population so that they can enjoy a dignified life taking into account their integral development and potentialities directing and generating new opportunities. Our ideologies that are reflected in the organization developed under the principles of love, honesty, social commitment, respect, solidarity, excellence, participation, transparency, unity, Inclusion and search for social welfare and strengthening of the human being.

MoonLight Youth Center

MoonLight Youth Center is a CBO. It is a non-profit organisation based in the refugee camp in Nakivale and led by refugees. Its mission is to bring joy and education to young people by: mobilisation and professional insertion of Youth; promotion of activities and events for Youth,sports,leissure activities and socio-community solidarity;Dot of permanent education extra-curricular for Youth with activities like reading,conferences,community games meetings,even a training related to TIC;Sensibilization on promotion and respect human rights and values;Promotion/animation of cultural activities for youth,giving information,orientation and training in the context of supprising the initiative of booming projects;Promotion of an associative and community life for youth and their contribution to the social well-being; In addition,will serve as a reception centre,interminghling and lodging in case where there happen gathering for youth;To offer guiding tourism services.

Refugee independence support organization

REFUGEE INDEPENDENCE SUPPORT ORGANISZTION (RISO) Email: Tel: +254702025993, +254770931548 Introduction. Refugees Independence Support Organization (RISO) is a community-based organization bringing together LGBTIQ + refugees and asylum seekers living in and around Nairobi, Kenya. Background. The organization was formed to address the suffering of the many refugees and asylum seekers in Nairobi finding it hard to survive due to lack of income, livelihoods, rent, food, and medical treatment. The groups challenges have been worsened by poor access to protection services and durable solutions from UNHCR mandated to provide these services. The group’s formation was also bolstered by the incessant violence, human rights violations and increased arbitrary arrest of LGBTQ+ found in the urban areas without proper documentation. In total, we have a membership of 150 LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers, but the number is expected to increase because of laws against same sex relationships and homophobia in different countries here in Africa hence the influx. Although, our group has never accessed any consistence funding, we have during this pandemic provided strong support social networks for our community members and always holding mini-harambees to support some of the members meet their basic needs such as food, rent, beddings, and linkage to employment opportunities in salons and barbershops. The Refugee Independence Support Organization has a committee of 5 secretariat members. Vision Quality life for all humans irrespective of one’s status and beliefs. Goals Our overall goal is to consolidate our work with the LGBTIQ refugees and asylum seekers to have better living conditions and welfare. Mission To make sure that RISO establishes, manages and maintains quality life. Objectives Ensure autonomy and participation by refugees in seeking quality life. Ensure the Organization that supports achievement of quality life. Establishes, maintains and build partnerships with other organizations. Document, Disseminate and develop materials representing refugee experience. Priorities -To help refugees and asylum seekers find affordable housing. -To help provide food relief to Independent refugees and asylum seekers. -To help Independent refugees and asylum seekers to get medical care and Covid-19 gears. Actions to date --Held meetings to discuss challenges faced by independent refugees and asylum seekers. -Made a survey to find out how many refugees and asylum seekers stay far from Community based Organizations. -Made interventions to help with rent and food relief through Refugee Coalition of East Africa. -Correspondence with other organizations like Alight, ORAM, Safe Place International, IRC and Refugee Coalition of East Africa. -Making referrals to safe houses in cases of any insecurities in the community. Challenges. 1.Lack of funding to support members. 2.Lack of proper documentation for refugees and asylum seekers especially Urban Documents (not Kakuma Camp Documents) 3.Lack of Medical care since they stay far away from other CBO. 4.Shortage of food, balanced diet especially those with HIV and AIDS. 5.Lack of funds for transport to United Nations and other governments offices to attend to the reappointment. 6.Prosecution and arrests of LGBTIQ +community members. Intended projects 1.Livelihood projects: -Beauty Parlor Saloon and training center. -Poultry -Fast food restaurant -Kiosks -Craft and wood work. 2.Rent and food relief Our Social media platforms. Facebook RISO Twitter RISO Instagram RISO Livelihood Beauty parlor

Watoto Wasome

Watoto Wasome is derived from the Kiswahili phrase meaning “Let the children read”. We are a non-profit organization that is closing the gap in the quality of literacy education of children in under-served communities by creating engaging, child-centered activities for children in Kenya. Our mission is to improve the literacy levels of children aged 3-10 years in children centers and schools through use of learner-centered approaches, thereby contributing to bridging the literacy gap in the quality of instruction and involvement received by children in these communities.


HOCW is a refugee led organization it started operations in 2008 and fully registered in 2010, the organization is registered by NGO BOARD. HOCW serves both refugees and nationals, it is involved in livelihood, Food Security and Water, Health and Education. VISION A world where every person has the hope, confidence, and necessary means to be self-reliant and achieve their own definition of wellbeing. MISSION: To create a safe and welcoming home for all members of the community where they can access the support they need to lead a productive life: education, employment, health, sense of belonging, sufficient food and clean water. GOALS ● Ensure all community members have access to the services they need to attain financial mobility, including employment and banking. ● Increase access to educational opportunities. ● Ensure that all community members have access nutritious food and clean water ● Improve access to medical and mental health care To meet the needs of the children, youth and the women, HOCW provides a range of programs that seek to empower and promote self reliance among the women, youth as well as the children. HOCW uses 4 programs to meet the needs of the community.

Farming and Health Education F.H.E

Farming and health education is a community based organization registered and working within kakuma refugee camp and kalobeyei to address the dire of health, protection and psychological support of children, their families and communities with strategy to strengthen on fight against hunger. focusing in the three manger area such as Food Security, Prevention Health and Education with the following program: 1. Counselling level one, two, three 2. Nutrition/ food processing 3. Hygiene and Sanitation 4. HIV Testing services 5. Permaculture course/Treebog building.

Cultural Agency Corporation 7-80

We are a cultural agency dedicated to the management and execution of artistic and socio-cultural projects, using the arts and culture as tools to raise awareness, educate, inform and promote the creation of prevention and protection environments for the migrant and refugee population of Venezuelan who live in in the city of Barranquilla-Colombia. Our organization was founded and is led by artists and cultural managers from Venezuela.


HSD is a non profit community-based Organization which was created by a group of youth in Kenya, Turkana west in the Kakuma Refugee camp since 2018. Our thought was to develop refugee's lives through Education and Technology. Our mission is to provide digital skills to the young generation between the ages of 10-30 years. Our mission is to create job opportunities both online and offline. Since 2018 HSD has trained more than 1500 refugees in Education, Technology and Livelihood. Annual Budget: USD 30.000. Annual Beneficiaries reached: 1,500.

Grace of Light for Orphans GLO

The organization name hereby constituted as a Charity Organization called “GRACE OF LIGHT FOR ORPHANS” (GLO) that was find in 2019 in Malawi. The vision of GLO is to believe in the future and make other children believe that every child is unique. We listen to all points of view, sympathize with compassion, reestablish self-respect, advocate for the most vulnerable and street children, and empower orphan children by making them the leaders of tomorrow. The mission of GLO is to serve; orphan children, street children, and the most vulnerable in Malawi, especially in the Dzaleka camp. Through providing Affection, joy, care, support, and protection through shelter, food, health care, education, and psycho-social support, advocates for equal rights amongst children by increasing a large generation of believers to eliminate injustice and make these children have peace in the community