Partners and Partnership principles

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Oxfam’s global strategic goals include contributing to achieving more profound and lasting change in the lives of people living with poverty and injustice. We’re creating a world - wide influencing network in order to unite the power of local organizations, who share a common vision for change. Adequately resourced, local organizations are best- positioned to influence and actively participate in the fight against the injustice of poverty.

In line with this, Oxfam in Uganda is bringing together the joint skill sets of its partners (humanitarian, long-term development, and advocacy) in order to achieve change at the national level. We do this by building networks, platforms and coalitions with like-minded civil society actors who campaign with us and lobby duty-bearers to bring about change.

Oxfam Partnership Principles

These Partnerships lie at the core of how Oxfam understands the world and our role in working for change. Partnerships are looked at as mutually empowering relationships focused on impact, mutual growth, development and institutional strengthening.

Oxfam’s partnership approach combines working with both strategic and implementing partners. The strategic partners mainly support joint planning, information sharing and collaboration on influencing policies, while the implementing partners participate in the co-delivery of interventions. We work with diverse Organisations because we recognize that each partner brings different capacities, knowledge and resources to achieving our goals and we are guided by our ‘partnership principles’ in managing these relationships

Oxfam partners

Resilient Livelihoods

Coalition of Pastoralist Civil Society Organizations (COPACSO)

Agency for Community Empowerment (AFCE)

Africa 2000 Network Uganda (A2N)

Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers' Forum (ESAFF)

Food Rights Alliance (FRA)

Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM)

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organisation (TUNADO)

The Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)

Open Capital Advisors


Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD)


Volunteer Efforts for Development Concerns (VEDCO)

Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG)

Governance and Accountability

Citizens Watch It (CEW IT)

Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG)

Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations (SEATINI)

Africa Freedom of Information Center (AFIC)

Kabarole Research & Resource Centre (KRC)

National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU)

Foundation For Human Rights Initiative (FHRI)

Global Rights Alert (GRA)

Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA Uganda)

Women's rights

Uganda Women Network (UWONET)

Centre for Domestic Violence (CEDOVIP)

Strategic partnerships

District Local Governments in the areas of operation

Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA)

Climate Change Network Uganda (CAN-U)

Ministry of Finance Planning and Urban Development (MOFPED)

Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD)

Ministry of Water and Environment Protection (MWEP)

National Planning Authority (NPA)

Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Makerere University School of Women and Gender Studies

Makerere University Gender Department

Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA)

Uganda National NGO forum

Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Uganda INGO CSO Alliance on CSA


Other partners we have worked with in the past years

African Centre for Energy and Mineral Policy (ACEMP)

Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN)


Community Organisation for Rural Activity Enterprise Management (CREAM)

Ecological Christian Organisation (ECO)

Forum for Education Ngo’s in Uganda (FENU)

Foundation for African Women Educationalists Uganda (FAWEU)

Health Rights Action Group (HAG)

Institute for Social Transformation (IST)

Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO)

Justice and Advocacy for Women and Children (JAWCU)

Maendeleo Ya Jamil (MYJ)

Pearl Development Initiative (PDI)

Send a Cow Uganda (SACU)


Uganda Environment Education FORUM (UEEF)

Youth Arts, Development and Entrepreneurship Network (YADEN)

Youth Initiatives for Youth Action Foundation (YIYA)

Uganda Seed Trade Association (USTA)