ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all.

Where we work

Since 1982 we have expanded our operations throughout Uganda as part of our long-term commitment to work with the socially and economically disadvantaged.

We have field offices in Amuru, Busiiki, Kalangala, Katakwi, Kumi, Masindi, Nebbi, Mubende, Kapchorwa, Pallisa and Karamba. We also support urban development initiatives in Kawempe Division of Kampala City and run peace-building initiatives in Karamoja.  

In 2010 we reached over 393,927 families representing 26% of Uganda’s poorest population. We supported over 71 community based organisations, non government organisations, civil society networks and alliances working on a number of poverty eradication and rights initiatives in over 47 districts in the country

Where we work
  • Pallisa is located in the Eastern part of the country. The region is located on a plateau which is traversed by numerous swamps and springs that drain to Lake Kyoga.


  • ActionAid Uganda supports the Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD) in an effort to empower deaf individuals in Uganda.

  • Kumi Field Office covers three districts in North-Eastern Uganda. As seen in most of Northern Uganda, the three districts have suffered longstanding insecurity. Since 1992, the region has experienced cattle rustling, insurgency and war and is categorised among the least developed in Northern Uganda.

  • Amuru District, located in Northern Uganda, shares its border with Sudan. 

  • Busiiki Field Office in Namutumba District is located in Eastern Uganda and has been operating since 2002.

  • Comprising of 84 islands scattered across Lake Victoria, Kalangala District faces many unique challenges.

  • For 50 years Katakwi has experienced insecurity due to cattle rustling that was followed by a 20 year long war waged by the Lord’s Resistance Army, which lead to the depletion of livestock, internal displacement and the break down of social infrastructures.

  • Masindi District poverty indicators are high with about 60% of the population living below the poverty line.

  • Nebbi Field Office works in eight districts in the West Nile region. This large area of coverage results from the recent merger between ActionAid and MS Uganda in January 2010.

  • Originally known as Buwekula DA, Mubende District was where ActionAid Uganda established its second field office which operated from 1988 until 2000.

  • Kapchorwa Field Office has been in operation since 1999 and has with its partners implemented development programs in Kapchorwa, Bukwo, Kween and Nakapirpirit Districts.