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


SEED Project

Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM)

Eastern and Southern Africa small Farmers' Forum (ESAFF)

Food Rights Alliance (FRA)

Coalition of Pastoralist Civil Society Organizations (COPACSO)

International Food Policy research institute

Irish Aid Project

The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organization ( TUNADO)

Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)

Agency For Community Empowerment (AFCE)

Centre for Domestic Violence (CEDOVIP)

International Foundation For Recovery And Development (IFRAD)

Uganda Women's Network (UWONET)

Strategic Partners

Buganda Kingdom

Kampala International University (KIU)

Youth Go Green

Makerere University School of Gender


Action for Human Rights Education Initiative (AHEDI)

Manyank Anti-corruption coalition  (MACCO)

Arua District NGO Network (ADNGON)


Vision for Humanity (V4H)

People Empowering people (PEP)

Centre for Economic Empowerment (CEEU)

Initiative for Rural Empowerment (IRE)

Trinol Leadership Seminars International Limited (TRINOL)


Forum for Kalongo Parish Women’s Association (FOKAPAWA)

Northern Uganda Widows and Orphans Support Organisation (NUWOSO)

Organisation for the Development of Women in Lamwo (ODOWOL)

Community Empowerment For Rural Development (CEFORD)


NGO Forum Kampala

Uganda Refugee and Disaster Management Councils

African Women and Youth Action for Development (AWYAD)

Joint Effort to Save the Environment (JESE)

Youth Social Advocacy Team (YSAT)

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

I CAN South Sudan

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

Strategic Partners

Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

District of Arua

District of Yumbe

District of Kyegegwa


Financing for Development Project

African Freedom for Information Centre (AFIC)

Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG)

Southern And Eastern African Trade Information And Negotiations (SEATINI)


Forum for Rights Awareness and Monitoring Uganda (FORAMO)

Advocates for Research in Development (ARID)

Extractive Industries Project

Global Rights Alert (GRA)

Civic Response on Environment and Development (CRED)

Chapter Four

Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE)

BRICE Project

Luigi Giussani Institute of Higher Education

Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU)

Forum for African Women Educationalists Uganda (FAWE-U)

AVSI Foundation

VOICE Project

Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET)

Albinism Umbrella Limited

Destined Women

KSO Foundation

Lutino Adunu

Jonam Youth Development Initiative (JOYODI)

Gulu Women Economic Development & Globalization (GWED-G)


Uganda Women's Network (UWONET)

Centre for Domestic Violence (CEDOVIP)

Strategic partners

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


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)