Umbrella Initiative of Empowerment (UIE) is a nonprofit organization. It was founded in 2017 after a group of individuals from different political, social and professional backgrounds thought of a framework from which development challenges can be addressed from a multidimensional approach using different approaches. UIE’s primary goal is empowering communities especially women through reduction of poverty and hunger, giving voice to the voiceless and environmental conservation in Uganda and beyond.
Vision & Mission
OUR VISION: “A world in which every person has the opportunity to achieve his/her fullest potential, participate in and contribute to all aspects of life.”
OUR MISSION: To work with government, development partners and communities to Promote Community empowerment, Environment Conservation and gender equity in Uganda.
We seek to train communities
Result oriented: We are passionate about results and show pride, enthusiasm and dedication in everything we do.
Professionalism: We strive to do our work with commitment, transparency, integrity and promote highest level of accountabilityto our stakeholders.
Partnership: UIE cherishes working with communities for sustainability of programmes and values their contributions. UIE also works with other partners in development to have a combined effort to address development challenges in totality.
Mutual Respect. At UIE we respect and value each other irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, race and any other differences.
Learning: UIE is a learning organization which cherishes constructive criticism that impact on our work. We cherish innovative solutions which match the current challenges.
Respect for diversity: UIE and all its partners and allies honor and respect the rights and beliefs of our beneficiaries, partners, communities and our staff, treating others with dignity, equality and trust.
What we do
We promote gender equality and women empowerment among communities, mainstreaming gender into all UIE projects and activities, empower youth and women with appropriate health information for better decision making and advocate for gender sensitive bye-laws and policies from grassroots to national level
We promote public health and HIV/AIDS education, network with other organizations to provide public health and HIV/AIDS education among communities and sensitize communities on reproductive health and HIV/AIDS education to communities.
We Promote Tree planting and environmental education in schools and communities, equip communities with knowledge and skills to conserve the environment, and generate statistics which will be used in monitoring environmental concerns like climate changes
We train communities in Livelihood improvement activities, equip youth and women with modern agricultural skills for improved production and enhance the competitiveness and productivity of youth and women’s enterprises through skills development trainings