URDT specialises in developing and disseminating of relevant technologies that prevent waste of human and natural resources. This includes technologies for: Water harvesting and irrigation (see picture 1 below) Natural resource management; Reduction of usage of fuel wood and other biomass; Storage of agricultural produce. Some examples below. More to follow.............


ARU second year students are implementing a technology known as Aquaponics , which is the rearing of fish and growing of vegetables. The students are recycling plastic bottles to construct a greenhouse where a fish pond and vegetables will be grown.

According to the students, they intend to use a pump irrigation system to supply the fish pond with water and also watering the vegetables.  The community surrounding ARU is contributing to the project through collecting the plastic bottles which are to be used in the construction of the green house.

Mr. Isingoma Sadayo the Lecturer for Appropriate Technology, says the project not only demonstrates new innovations to the people of Kagadi but also contributes to environmental protection, which in turn improves soil fertility and hence better yields for farmers. 

One of the core elements of the ARU Education Model for Rural Transformation is the Principles of Systems Thinking, which looks at the interconnectedness of different elements of a system and how each element influences and is influenced by others. Plastic bottles contributes to soil infertility and also is a home for mosquitoes especially those plastics that contain stagnant water.

Sadayo added that once the green house is completed, the community members surrounding ARU shall be invited on campus for a learning visit in order to replicate the technology in their communities. The Epicenter Managers (who are graduates of ARU working at the Sub County Local Government as change makers and change agents) shall also be brought on board to take the technology to other sub counties in Kagadi Kibaale and Kakumiro. 


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URDT extends Cervical Cancer
Screening services to the called hard
to reach areas in Kagadi District
Ndaiga Sub County.

URDT held a board of
directors and senior management
retreat from 6th – 7th/Feb/2019.

URDT-ARU holds a staff
conference with the aim of
orienting staff on the core
principles of the organization

URDT institute graduates are
championing entrepreneurship in
the communities

Graduates urged to seek
self-employment during
the African Rural University
4th Graduation ceremony

African rural university
Students clean Kagadi town
streets and market in a move
to keep the Town Council clean

Robert Fritz
Trains Over 200 URDT Staff and
Community Leaders on Visionary
Leadership at URDT

URDT Cervical Cancer project Launched
in Kagadi on the 26th January 2018 at URDT

The government of Uganda praises URDT
for transforming the youth and the country

H.E president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
Commissioned the Kagadi Kibaale Media House
On 13th November 2015, at URDT campus

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Upcoming Major Events

  • Launch of the Uganda Project Documentary at Cinemax Acacia Avenue on 28th march 2019
  • Installation and launch of KKC TV at the media house.

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URDT and ARU Management has held its Staff Conference for 2019
URDT Institute Students during their Welding classes
Institute Hands on
Institute Hands on
View of URDT Campus
Our Campus
Our Campus
Cervical cancer project
Training Cervical cancer nurses
Training Cervical cancer nurses
pupils in their farms
Pupil Managed School Farm
Pupil Managed School Farm
URDT embraces culture
Cultural Asset center
Cultural Asset center
KKCR Acts as a forum for participation and information sharing for rural transformation
Information Sharing by KKC Radio
Information Sharing by KKC Radio
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