Supporting Community Development

PADEAP provides support to community based organisations, agencies and individuals. The Community Development Project provides practical help, tailored training and advice to new and established refugee community organisations on organisational, funding and other capacity building issues.


We publish newsletters on issues affecting asylum seekers and refugees including funding news, job opportunities, events, training and volunteering opportunities as well as project news of our organisation.


We provide meeting room space and access to IT resources for Refugee Community Organisations.

Organisational Development

We provide training to Refugee Community Organisations and refugee supporting agencies in Uganda. All our training events respond directly to outreach and ongoing consultation with refugee community groups.

The training is free for volunteers, paid workers and management committee members of refugee groups.

Currently we offer training in:

  • Governance
  • Project Management
  • Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Networking and partnership working
  • Administration
  • Gender And Development
  • Immigration & Asylum policy in Uganda/ EAC
  • Citizenship
  • Gender based violence
  • HiV/ sensitization/ Information

Refugee Community groups – Partners – current joint initiatives

  • Young African Refugee for Integral Development – YARID – Focus on language and literacy training, sports for development, HIV/Aids awareness and sensitization sessions and capacity building

PADEAP Partnership - YARID Implement our sports for change project and have been running language classes from their centre in Nysambya.

  • Association of Refugee Women from French speaking Africa  - ASSOFRA – bring together French speaking refugees in areas of capacity building, skills development, lobbying, advocacy

PADEAP partnership - Income generating soap making project

  • Moral Brotherhood and Neighborhood (MOBAN) – MOBAN operate from Nakivale refugee settlement, focusing on areas of language and literacy, peace education & conflict resolution, sports for development

PADEAP partnership - Jointly managing our resource centre in Nakivale: Computer training for refugees living in Nakivale.

  • Somali Initiative for Peace and Development – (SIPED) – Provides health screenings and services, lobbying campaigns and public awareness around Somali refugee issues.
  • Somali Community Association in Uganda – Capacity building, training and research
  • Darfur refugees association in Uganda – Language, capacity building and skills development
  • BONDEKO (Friendship) – Focus on accommodation, assistance to lost children and those separated from their parents, literacy programme, sports for change, music and drama
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