Acopet Services Rural Development Initiative is Community Based Organization (CBO) founded in 2014 and registered in the republic of Uganda on 30th/January/2019, Registered at the district of operations and URA and processing a certificate with Uganda NGO bureau standards , The organization was formed by a group of young volunteers in Teso karamoja sub region, challenged by a rage of problems that include: high prevalence of diarrheal diseases due to lack of water and sanitation facilities, hunger and poverty, routine occurrence of natural disasters such as drought, floods and water logging caused by deforestation, poor farming practices that encouraged wetland encroachment and bush burning. The group started mobilizing community in Amuria to do charity work with aim of solving above problems.
In 2019 Acopet Services Community Development Initiative (ASRDI) focused on delivering Water, hygiene and sanitation education in schools and communities, giving agricultural technical advice on agronomic best practices to rural farmers , provide improved agricultural inputs with aim of ensuring food security, promote good feeding practices ( nutrition) , link rural farmers to market access with objective of achieving increased household income and educating communities on environmental sustainability through tree planting and soil conservation measures. Acopet Services Rural Development Initiative continues to deliver projects focused on water and sanitation, poverty reduction and livelihood food security enhancement with particular focus on household income diversification through enterprise and market development interventions in the resource-poor communities across Amuria, Katakwi, Soroti and Kapelebyong and Napak districts. Acopet Services Rural Development Initiative (ASRDI) strategy focuses on promoting and sustains health in schools and communities build resilience through capacity trainings of rural farming communities and building pillars of Agribusiness, enterprise development, Climate Change, Gender and nutrition. Acopet Services Rural Development Initiative delivers this through community agents that act as a link to rural people
Acopet Services Rural Development Initiative works to achieve SDG number (6) – ensure availability and sustainability of clean safe water and sanitation for everyone, SDG number (1) – ending poverty in all forms everywhere, SDG number (13) – On climate action, Uganda National Environment Authority (NEMA) and Uganda 40 year development plan and our five year development plan
Increase access to clean safe water and sanitation facilities in schools and communities
Meet the people that are going to take your business to the next level.
Godfrey is based in Eastern Uganda, Teso Karamoja sub-region. Godfrey is the Chairperson Board of Directors Acopet Services, He worked has project officer Mercy corps International Karamoja for more than 6 years and he is now programs manager in livelihoods projects Caritus international Moroto dioceses.
Godfrey was keen in the formation Acopet Services: “Based on my experience and vulnerability of the communities met I was driven by a desire to address water and sanitation, food insecurity, environmental and natural disaster problems, not only in Teso- Karamoja sub-region but other parts of the country. A source of healthy water, food and healthy sustainable environment are fundamental rights to everyone on earth, and there is so much the international community can do to help. Kindly support to save life.
Moses Ibwala is based in Eastern Uganda and has worked in the water and sanitation, food security, environment sectors for more than 7 years with different NGOs. He worked as a field officer, Project Officer and now Programs director (WASH/Health, livelihood/Agriculture) and advocate for such services in Uganda on issues pertaining to rural provision, the dire to have access to water and sanitation situation, food security and healthy sustainable environment in rural and urban areas in Uganda in particular Teso Karamoja Sub-region, and technological innovations rural extensions in the sector. Ibwala is an advocate for environmental sustainability for Teso and his role is to research and write proposals for good projects and to ensure effective service delivery to communities and individuals following our thematic areas in Acopet Services.
“The need in the water and sanitation/health, food security and environment sectors are enormous and they are very crucial for attainment of SDGS in Uganda. Acopet Services wants to appeal and encourage Foundations, Donors, social entrepreneurs/business men, innovators and appropriate technologies to donate and save life for the most vulnerable
Claudia is based in Teso Eastern Uganda, Claudia is the treasurer in the Board of Acopet Services, she is a professional accountant holding bachelors in accounting, Claudia’s heart lies in charity and she is keener to transparency and accountability in execution of organization projects activities, To Claudia every little contribution to the needy saves life and we are you and you are part of us united we can achieve
Silver is based in Teso Eastern Uganda, Silver is the secretary in the Board of Acopet Services, he worked has project Officer ASB international, Field Officer Child Fund international implemented WASH and Livelihood projects in Teso sub-region, Silver worked as area counsellor and now works has assistant district registrar NIRA, To him achieve SDGs needs consolidated efforts that are cheered towards addressing needs for the most vulnerable communities in Teso, Karamoja sub-region and Uganda at large
Uganda.Amuria P.o. Box , Amuria along Acoa Amucu road