Welcome to CEPAD Westnile

“Transforming the World through non-violence for Peace and Development”

About Us

Community Empowerment for Peace and Development West Nile (CEPAD-WN) is a voluntary non-profit organization dedicated to resisting violence, transforming conflicts, and fostering peace in communities. Established in 2014 as a Community-Based Organization (CBO) by Ugandan peace and conflict feminist scholars with over a decade of experience in conflict zones, CEPAD-WN obtained registration as a Local NGO in 2021 from the National NGO Bureau, granting it a five-year operational permit to work anywhere within the country (Reg No 5623).

As a member of the West Nile CSO Network, West Nile Humanitarian Platform, Feminist Humanitarian Network, and the Charter 4change, CEPAD-WN actively engages in collaborative efforts within the humanitarian and development sectors. Renewing its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Office of the Prime Minister underscores its commitment to operating within refugee settlements.

CEPAD-WN has initiated the process of obtaining QuAM certification to further enhance its standing within the National NGO Forum. Since its inception, the organization has partnered with civil society organizations, particularly youth, women, faith-based groups, refugee populations, traditional structures, and feminist and women’s rights organizations in West Nile.

Our Thematic Areas

Conflict Transformation, Peace building and Nonviolence

The goal is to build constructive change out of the energy created by conflict, by focusing on the underlying causes, analyse and understand the violent conflict, in order to consider what may be appropriate interventions. In this way, we contribute to addressing the underlying causes of conflict,

Women, Girlchild and Youth Empowerment

To empower women and youth as agents of social transformation. This will include actions and practices of raising the status of women and youth through education and raising awareness, literacy, and training.

Governance & Democracy

To promote the culture and institutional environment in which citizens and stakeholders interact among themselves and participate in public affairs, understanding structures and processes that are designed to ensure accountability, transparency, responsiveness, rule of law, stability, equity and inclusiveness, empowerment, and broad-based participation.

Environment, Land and Climate Change

To ensure that the communities can live in a healthy and sustainable environment and that they can adapt to climate change. This aims at empowering the communities with knowledge about climate change, their causes and consequences, and at providing skills and competencies to mitigate their actions to protect their environment.

Institutional Growth and Development

The institutional growth and development is to create and reinforce the capacity of CEPAD WN, to generate, allocate and use human and financial resources effectively to the achievement of our mission and vision. In growth, we envisioned the inherent changes needed in our organization's including membership, employment,

Our Partners & Donors