Agoro Community Development Association (ACDA) is a grass root organization formed in 2001 to assists the rural community in post conflict Northern Uganda. ACDA was founded in 2001 as a consequence of the ongoing disruption that was threatening the social fabric of the area. After its formation, ACDA got registered as a local NGO on the 27th; July 2001 and later became incorporated in 2006 with registration number 78188.
The organization's mission is "To provide a voice for the oppressed & disadvantaged members of the community in the Region & to lobby for support & undertake projects to alleviate and improve their situation." Strategic priorities are to overcome the effects of the Lord's Resistance Army on the area population as a post conflict resolution measures
"Our goal is for ACDA to continue to be recognized as a major force in bringing about change for area residents and to be seen by all as a trusted institution that continues to support and enhance the quality of life for all. "
ACDA is dedicated to work to alleviate the situation of area residents through individual projects, each intended to incrementally better the current situation, with a 5-year plan, which is updated annually. The 5 year goal is for ACDA to continue to be recognized as a major force in bringing about change for Agoro residents and to be seen by all as a trusted institution that continues to support and enhance the quality of life for all. Activities are prioritized following dialogue with community residents .However, the program is structured in 4 Priority Areas that address the core issues facing the population. These are: Health & Welfare, Human Rights, Education and Livelihood. ACDA is in the process of expanding these projects and has a number future projects under development. In general, these projects address the quality of Education, children's healthcare and economic wellbeing of the community.
ACDA's main objectives are:
• Establishment of Early Child Development Centre (EDC) in Agoro sub-county with support from UNICEF in 2005
• Training of block leaders in 10 IDP camps from Lamwo district with support from NRC
• Human rights awareness education w/ support from NRC's ICLA project
• Girls secondary Education w/ support from WTE Canada
• Training of community leaders on fundamental human rights in partnership with KINGFO (Kitgum NGO Forum)
• HIV/AIDS community mobilization and sensitization in partnership with Oxfam GB
• Child Marriage prevention and cultural awareness, gender equality & vocational training w/ support from the Canadian Fund for Local Initiative (CFLI) in 2015/2016