Background of RICE-West Nile
Formed in 2004 and registered since 2005, Rural Initiative for Community Empowerment – West Nile (RICE-West Nile) is a Ugandan Community Based, local NGO.
We are working in West Nile, Acholi and Bunyoro Sub-Regions of Uganda as well as in parts of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Headquarter is in Arua Town in the West Nile Sub-Region of Uganda. From here RICE-West Nile continues to make a profound and progressive contribution towards the development of rural and Peri-urban communities in Uganda in the areas of Community Health, Environment and Natural Resources, Sustainable Agriculture, Development Research and Governance, Human Rights and Peace.
We work with a number of partners in the execution of our mission. These include the local governments of Maracha, Arua, Moyo, Nebbi, Nwoya, Buliisa, among other districts, local CBOs and other national and international organizations.
Over the years, we have enjoyed the trust of partners and thus, the increase in the number of the partners. Additionally, the number of communities served and scope of activities have increased tremendously.
Who we are
Centered in west Nile sub region of Uganda, RICE-West Nile is a local NGO. RICE-West Nile is well known as an empowerment organization, which takes part in peace building, improvement of health as well as capacity building. Most noteworthy, RICE-West Nile stands out of all other organizations for the unique way of solving problems and working. Especially the family spirit and the transparency are high cherished treats. But accountability, capacity building and open opportunities for all are very important to RICE-West Nile as well.