Current Projects

Up-Coming Projects

  • WASH Project

Recent Projects

  • Food security and Climate change URDT though its community radio station (KKCR) aims to upscale Production and Consumption of Orange Flesh Sweet Potato and Quality Protein Maize. Food Securityis a crosscutting theme in various URDT programmes.
  • Innovations in rural development: Internationally, URDT has collaborated with institutions in the USA including MT, MIT, Harvard University, Ashoka, Unity College in Maine and in the UK with Warwick University.
  • NGO Policy: Collaboration with the local partners enabled URDT to make substantive contributions to the formulation of the national NGO policy.
  • Exemplars: URDT is one of the 9 pioneer organizations in the Leadership Academy to cultivate leadership for Systemic Change and Social Wellbeing.
  • Agricultural research: URDT is involved in collaborative research with NARO, AFRFI and AGRO ECO in organic long staple cotton, disease resistant cassava varieties and legumes
  • Land rights: Rural Development Institute, now Landesa in collaboration with URDT and Charity for Rural Development (CHAFORD) are testing out the URDT methodology in securing land rights of women and girls in Northern Uganda; focusing on post conflict situations and cultural dimensions.
  • Training machine repairs: ETC Energy and DWW-Breda, the Netherlands in collaboration with URDT are working on piloting and testing a methodology for integrating repair and maintenance of sewing and knitting machines in vocational institutions.

Research in which URDT has participated.

URDT carried out an action research project by using the Visionary Approach in finding “Women’s Aspirations on Land and Land Matters
This was done in collaboration with the International Development Research Center and International Land Coalition in 2010.

The recommendations influenced part of various policy advocacy strategies in the efforts for Women’s Land rights in Africa.
A similar strategy is now being piloted in post conflict situation of Northern Uganda in Securing Women’s’ rights to land in partnership with Rural Development Initiative (RDI) and CHAFORD.

Success of the PAR method of visioning was prestented to participants from Eastern & Southern Africa in the Learning Route organized by Procasur in 2011. Women researchers in the community shared their insights through an advocacy video.



The Uganda Project Film to be shown
on NBS on 3rd June 2019 after the 9 news.
This is a film by Robert Fritz, on the new
direction in world development.

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

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Upcoming Major Events


  • 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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