About Us

Welcome to NARWOA

It is a legally registered organization by Kotido District Local Government and it is licensed to operate as a CBO in its particular areas of interest and intervention meeting all the legal requirements NARWOA‘s head office is located at Kotido District headquarters –Kotido District-Karamoja (U)

NARWOA’s Vision The vision for the next five-year period of the strategic plan is an inclusive society that promotes the rights of women and other vulnerable people in Uganda

NARWOA Mission The mission of NARWOA is “To promote the rights of women and other vulnerable groups through livelihoods and advocacy initiatives for dignified lives” .

Management, Leadership and Governance Capacity

This theme will focus on the capacity of NARWOA including the technical staff, the Board and its committees to deliver on their mandate. The theme will address the capacity of human resources, institutional development, resource mobilisation, and infrastructural capacity of NARWOA. Management, leadership and governance capacity development will further bring out the key components of the functionality of management, leadership and governance structures. Relevant strategic actions have been identified to guide NARWOA in promoting this important function in civil society organizations. The strategic objective for this theme will be; to strengthen the management, leadership and governance capacity of NARWOA

The strategic objective will be pursued through the following strategic actions:

i. Develop a Resource Mobilization Plan

ii. Update administrative policies and procedures

iii. Strengthen the capacity of Board & Staff

iv. Establish a results-based performance management system

v. Build capacity and institute systems and mechanisms to capture best practices.


Livelihoods

This theme area will focus on improving livelihoods of the target women groups through empowerment in terms of skills, and economic empowerment. The theme will enable NARWOA beneficiaries to utilize available opportunities, increase their participation in agribusiness hence improve their financial capabilities. Under this theme, NARWOA will establish the existing socio and economic conditions of the Women groups in their communities, design and lobby for appropriate and viable income generating activities.

The strategic objective for this theme will be to; improve household incomes and food security of rural women through increased agricultural production


The strategic objective will be pursued through the following strategic actions:

i. Conduct a baseline survey on economic and social status of women groups

ii. Design and popularize Income generating approaches/models;

iii. Mobilize women into functional groups of IGAs;

iv. Support development and coordination of an inventory of women’s Small and medium term enterprises (SMEs) for use in lobbying for resources

v. Establish a transport voucher system

vi. Organize community accountability platforms on livelihood initiatives


Research & Advocacy

Research is any systematic effort to increase the stock of knowledge’ (OECD, 1981). This may include any systematic process of critical investigation and evaluation, theory building, data collection, analysis and codification related to development policy and practice. The use of evidence is vital to advocate for women in the development agenda. This theme will aim at providing ideas and entry points to a wide range of tools, methods, number of knowledge themes, identify the cultural and behavioural changes needed for implementation and the incentives and training that can help NARWOA to better share and apply the knowledge that exists within Karamoja region. The strategic objective for this theme will be to; Strengthen research and advocacy for development informed by community needs

The strategic objective will be pursued through the following strategic actions:

i. Develop NARWOA research policy

ii. Conduct operational research, publish and disseminate findings to inform policy and programming in gender equality and women’s empowerment.

iii. Collaborate with research institutions to collect and disseminate contemporary information regarding gender equality and women’s empowerment.

iv. Strengthen knowledge management and sharing among members and allies

v. Develop an advocacy strategy .

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Beneficiary Testimonies.

We have journeyed together , We changed lives and below they say it all in their own word.

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Megan Pugh Dental Care Patient

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Amelie Wong Dental Care Patient

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Camilie Atkins Dental Care Patient