Partners and URDT are two sides of the same coin. Both are needed in order to enable positive, sustainable change within the communities that we are tasked to serve. As a result, over a million rural farmers and their families benefit from the generosity of our friends and supporters. URDT has the privilege to work with renown local and international partners. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the many individuals and organizations who make our work possible.

Our current partners are:

Local organizations
  1. African Rural University (ARU)
  2. Ashoka Uganda
  3. Bunyoro Kitaara Kingdom
  4. Charity for Rural Development (CHAFORD)
  5. Cross Cultural Foundation Uganda (CCFU)
  6. Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA)
  7. FAWE-Uganda
  8. Girls Education Movement - Uganda (GEM)
  9. Kibaale Civil Society Network (KCSON)
  10. Makerere Institute of Social Research/ International Development Research Center
  11. Makerere University Faculty of Agriculture and Institute of Adult and Continuing Education
  12. Makerere University Institute of Social Research (MISR)
  13. Landesa, before Rural Development Institute
  14. Ministry of Agricultural
  15. Ministry of Education and Sports
  16. Local Council and District Leaders
  17. National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS)
  18. National NGO Forum
  19. Straight Talk Foundation
  20. World Vision Uganda

International Organizations and Projects

  1. African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRI)Â
  2. African Food and Peace Foundation (AFPF). Watch:;
  3. Agribusiness Initiative Trust (aBi Trust)
  4. AHEAD
  5. Ashoka International
  6. British Broadcasting Corporation World Service Trust (BBC-WS)
  7. Carnegie Social Initiative project
  8. Civil Society fund (CSF)
  9. Elimu Foundation
  10. FAO
  11. Ford Foundation
  12. Homeopaths without Boarders
  13. HET BOSJE from Netherlands
  14. MIT - USA
  15. Mitcham Girls High School- Australia
  16. Mustard Seed Trust Fund
  17. KIO
  18. Female Cancer Foundation
  19. Tools For Self Reliance (TFSR)
  20. Tools to Work; previous Derde Wereld Werkplaats
  21. Triodos Foundation
  22. San Domenico School Calefornia
  23. SAWA World
  24. Soroptimists Delft
  25. Unity College USA
  27. Warwick University UK
  28. WTEF

URDT is deeply appreciative of the collaboration and partnership it developed over the years.
We implemented special projects succesfully supported by:

  1. ETC Foundation
  2. Impulsis / ICCO
  3. OXFAM
  4. Rockefeller Foundation

URDT-ARU holds a staff
conference with an 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

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



  • Training of URDT Board and Managers of Workshops on Management and Sustainability of the Institute by Tools to Work On 20th/01/2018

  • Installation and launch of KKC TV at the media house.

  • Launching of the WASH project (construction of micro flush toilets, installation of water purification systems and construction of washrooms) that URDT will implement with support from Rotary international.

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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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