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Rural Gender and Development Association (RUGADA) was established in 1994. It is a registered rural-based Non-Government Organization (NGO), non-profit making non-political charitable organization with the mission to contribute to the improvement of the status of the less advantaged people of Rukungiri District. It is a member of Uganda National NGO forum and it is a member organisation of several networks and coalitions in the country like the climate change Action Uganda(CAN-U), Uganda National HIV/AIDS service Organisations (UNASO), Uganda water and Sanitation Network(UWASNET), Malaria and Child Illnesses (MACIS) hosted by AMREF , South Albertine Rift  Coalition of Civil Society Organisations on Oil and Gas (SACOG), Gender and climate change (GenderCC)  WOCAN,.

RUGADA’s vision is “To have an enlightened, healthy and self-sustaining community”. Our mission is “To contribute to the improvement of less advantaged people”. Our strategic goal is “To contribute to increased capacities of the population to meet it’s social, economic and other development needs”.

Rukungiri Gender and Development Association (RUGADA) was established in 1994. It is a registered rural-based Non-Government Organisation (NGO),non-profit making non-political charitable organisation with the mission to contribute to the improvement of the status of the less advantaged people of Rukungiri District. It is registered with the National Association of Women organisations of Uganda(NAWOU),Uganda Gender Resource Center, UWASNET .It is involved in the implementation several programs in Rukungiri District and surrounding districts.