ACODEV is an NGO that was established in 2003 and fully registered by government of Uganda. Initially founded as a self funded health program to fill service delivery gap in communities during the political insurgency in the Rwenzori region of Western Uganda that witnessed human rights abuses, gender based violence, breakdown in social and health systems; ACODEV has grown and expanded its programs for the benefit of communities targeting children and youth in various districts of Uganda. Today we have presence in more than 28 districts in Western, Central and Northern regions of Uganda. We are spreading our wings with different innovative development and humanitarian programs to other parts of Uganda, East and Southern Africa. ACODEV envisions a society where children, women and men are happy, healthy and economically productive. We strive to serve and empower individuals, families and communities through innovative solutions in the areas of human rights, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, child health and institutional capacity strengthening in East and Southern Africa. Our values include mutual respect for all, commitment, integrity and excellence. Our interventions are now anchored on i) Human Rights Program focusing on child rights governance and protection of children from violence, exploitation and abuse ii) Adolescent Reproductive Health program targeting reduction of emotional and health burdens faced by adolescents/youth; mothers, newborns and children; and iii) HIV/AIDS Prevention and Mitigation that addresses prevention and impact of HIV/AIDS in order to achieve reduction in prevalence and effects of the disease to individuals, families and communities .

Our Vision

A society where children and women are happy, healthy and economically productive.

Our Mission

To empower communities in East and Southern Africa with innovative solutions that give children and women an opportunity to realize their rights to full potential through research, advocacy, health promotion, socio-economic and institutional capacity strengthening.

Our Core Values

Commitment: We are dedicated to serving the individuals and communities we work with through collaboration and dedication.

Mutual Respect: We respect the dignity and contribution of the communities we serve, our development partners and our staff

Integrity: We act in accordance with ACODEV’s mission, ensuring transparency and honesty in all we do while accepting responsibility for our collective and individual actions.

Excellence: We constantly challenge ourselves and the partners we work with to achieve the highest levels of performance in order to achieve.