About the Agency
Buganda Cultural and Development Foundation.
The Buganda kingdom established BUCADEF in 1994 as a Non-Governmental Organisation (No. S5914/1 432), non political legitimate body corporate particularly charged with spearheading and directing social economic development in communities. It was established to achieve sustainable improvement in the living standards and welfare of the people, in addition building capacities of communities in order to render effective services to cause sustainable development.
BUCADEF has developed various programmes
which have been defined and paraded within the overall framework of
existing government macro-economic policies and programmes that include;
- Economic programmes designed to create
and expand income earning opportunities, specifically sustainable
agriculture and enterprise development, investment and commercial
- Social sector programmes designed to
promote community development, food sufficiency, health and education
services, water and sanitation and communal infrastructure
- Social assistance programmes intended to assist disadvantaged social groups.
- Production support programmes that support the implementation of the above economic, social and social assistance programmes.
- It is against this background that
BUCADEF orients itself to spearhead and direct general community
development emphasizing the promotion of standards of living
particularly of the rural community and the urban poor in the central
A dignified quality of life for the people of Buganda
To promote and foster social economic
advancement of all Buganda through blending culture with modern
management styles to cause sustainable development.
The primary beneficiaries are the people
in the central region with special emphasis on rural and urban poor
communities, women, youth and the disadvantaged.
Areas of Operation.
The organization has in the previous
years covered the following sub-counties: Mubende, Mpigi, Wakiso,
Mukono, Kiboga, Luwero, Mityana,Kayunga, Masaka, Gomba, Buikwe,
Projects implemented to date.
1 .Food security and poverty alleviation project (FOSENPAP)
The project aimed at integrating food
security, nutrition and income generation among the most vulnerable
communities especially those living with AIDS. It was funded by
2. Integrated Community Managed Water Hygiene and Sanitation Project
The project ensured that the majority of
the people get access to safe and clean water as well as proper hygiene
and sanitation. The project was funded by Water Aid whereby over 80
water sources constructed targeting 25,000 people in Kasanje Sub County.
A borehole constructed by BUCADEF at Kasanje Wakiso
3. Micro Credit
This project aimed at reducing poverty
by increasing people's access (especially women) to micro credit
services. Beneficiaries were trained in record keeping, credit
management and provided with entrepreneur skills. Short term loans were
provided to a number of small and micro ent
erprises in Kiboga and Wakiso Districts.
4 . Project for Enhancement of Women in Agro Business
The project aimed at improving women's
livelihood through increased production by encouraging and facilitating
the establishment of women operated agro-inputs supply shops and
increased buying and selling of agricultural produce. The project was
funded by a grant from McKnight Foundation of the USA. It mainly
targeted Mityana, Mubende and Kiboga Districts and reached out to about
160 women in 30 sub counties.
5. Model Home (Nsindika Njake) Project
This is a project implemented in
partnership by three organisations namely BUCADEF, Quality Chemicals and
Central Broadcasting Services (CBS) ltd. The overall goal of this
project is to fight poverty among the people of Buganda through
providing hybrid in-calf heifers, high value goats, chicks, improved
seeds and mosquito nets to different households or organized farmer
6. UPHOLD Project
The main aim of the project is to assist
Ugandans to achieve improved health, longer and more productive lives,
through interventions in three integrated social sectors; Education,
Health and HIV/AIDS. The project was funded by UPHOLD/JSI.
7 .Kiboga District Rural Feeder Roads Rehabilitation Project:
The project aimed at rehabilitating
roads which include Kajere-Kisweka -11.8km Kikonda Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Lwengo
-28.8km. They have been completed and shall facilitate increased local
and regional market access as well as opening up remote agricultural
areas. The project was funded by ACDI-VOCA.
8 .Global Fund Project
The project focused on the fight against
AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria through the following interventions;
Information Education and Communication (IEC)/ Behavior Change
Communication (BCC) program, social marketing of condoms in rural areas,
training of groups to offer psychosocial support to people living with
HIV/AIDS, legal protection of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs),
apprenticeship and youth training of school dropouts, mitigation of the
impacts of AIDs among orphans and vulnerable children. Ministry of
Health has given BUCADEF a-go-ahead to restart the project.
9 . HIV/AIDS Workshop.
BUCADEF in partnership and funding from
Concern organised a 5-day HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support services
workshop from 30 th October to 3 rd November 2006.
10. Land and Environment Conservation Project.
This project funded by UNDP small grants
programme aimed at training farmers in the best land management
practices to reduce soil erosion, use of drainage channels constructed
along contour lines, construction of A-bridges, proper plant spacing,
cover cropping and organic manure application.
11. The Project to Enhance Rural Income through Improved Banana Husbandry (PERTIB)
The project aimed at improving food
security in Wakiso and Mpigi districts among 500 households and to
promote sustainable agriculture in the production of banana and boost
rural people's incomes. It is funded by the Church of Jesus Christ
Latter Day Saints from the USA.
12. Food Security, Income Generation, Hygiene and Sanitation Promoting Project (FIGHASP)
The project is aimed at improving food
security in Wakiso District as well setting up 10 primary multiplication
sites for bananas generated from tissue culture in 2 sub-counties of
Kasanje and Nsangi, transfer IPM knowledge from research institutions to
the farmers, supply of clean planting material and knowledge
dissemination and to promote hygiene and sanitation among 250
13. Cassava Project.
The project aimed at expanding the dissemination and utilization of mosaic resistant cassava varieties in selected Districts o
14. NAADS Project
BUCADEF was contacted by Bukuya
Sub-county to facilitate group formation under the NAADS programme. Its
approach is based on community participation, ownership and
sustainability of the groups. It also caters for grass roots involvement
in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
15. Radio Programme
BUCADEF has a radio programme on Central
Broadcasting Service locally known as SSaagalagalamidde. This is aired
on CBS FM 88.8 every Sunday from 8.00pm to 9.00pm. The programme is
aimed at sensitizing, mobilizing, informing and educating listeners
about the projects BUCADEF is engaged in and encouraging them to
participate in the development of the programmes.
Summary of Development Partners.
USAID ACDI-VOCA, Water AID, UNDP small
Grants Programme, McKnight Foundation, Regional Network for the
improvement of Potato and Sweet potato in Eastern and Central Africa
(PRAPACE), Farm Africa, IITA, EU-GOU SUFFICE, UPHOLD, Global Fund, JSI,
Proliteracy Worldwide, Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Quality
Chemicals, Central Broadcasting Services Ltd, Friends of Buganda in
Diaspora (Gwangamujje), Agro Genetic technology (AGT), Kawanda
Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Food Science and Technology
Research Institute (FOSRI), FOODNET, Namulonge Agricultural and Animal
Production Institute (NAARI), The royal Institute of Business and
Technology (BRIBTE), Makerere University-Department of food science and
Technology (MAK-FST), the Horticultural Exporters Association of Uganda
(HORTEXA), the International Potato Center (CIP), central and Local
governments, Sub-counties and other Civil society organisations.