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Welcome to EADEN

Eastern Archdiocesan Development Network (EADEN) is a network of the Caritas commissions of the Catholic Church in the Ecclesiastical Province of Tororo Archdiocese formed in 2009. It is a not-for-profit organization registered with the NGO Bureau and Registrar of Company. Therefore, EADEN’s members include: Caritas Tororo, Soroti Catholic Diocese Integrated Development Organization (SOCADIDO), Caritas Kotido, Caritas Moroto and Caritas Jinja. Caritas Tororo Archdiocese covers the entire Bukedi, Bugisu and Sebei sub regions with 15 districts; Caritas Soroti covers the entire Teso sub region with 9 districts; Caritas Moroto and Caritas Kotido cover Karamoja sub region with 10 districts; while Caritas Jinja covers the entire Busoga sub region with 12 districts. In total, the EADEN reaches to 46 districts in Eastern Uganda through the Caritas Networks.

What We Do

EADEN was founded to coordinate the development interventions and programs of the Caritas Commissions of the Catholic Church in Eastern Uganda in addressing social injustices and poverty in the communities of Eastern Uganda. Together we envision a peaceful and a prosperous community of Eastern Uganda and our resources are committed to ensure there is socio-economic development and prosperity amongst communities of Eastern Uganda.

The organization is under the leadership of the Council of Bishops (of the 5 mentioned dioceses) whose head is the Arch Bishop of Tororo Archdiocese.

Vision– “A peaceful and Prosperous Community of Eastern Uganda.”

Mission– “To enhance the effectiveness of Caritas Organizations in Eastern Uganda in promoting social and economic development amongst communities through coordination, capacity building, climate action, research and advocacy”.

Core values – Transparency, Accountability, Professionalism, Equity, Stewardship (TAPES).

EADEN  provides technical coordination on programming, capacity building and networking amongst the Caritas Commissions in Tororo Archdiocese.

EADEN also promotes sustainable Farmer Organizations and Producer Organizations for sustainable Livelihoods, Food and Income Security.

EADEN promotes growth that is based on sustainable ecological agriculture, growth that is all inclusive i.e. benefitting the rural small holder farmers, the women and the youth and growth that is steered by Farmer Institutions (Cooperative Societies). It has been proven by our interventions that; The Farmer Cooperative Society Model of service delivery to rural small holder farmers have quicker and enduring multiplier effects resulting into resilient family livelihoods, increased incomes, food & nutrition security and empowered farmers able to participate in public decision making processes and advocate for their basic rights.

EADEN also believes; If the Caritas Commissions in Tororo Archdiocese  have the institutional capacity to design, manage and implement poverty reduction programs effectively, and if farmers are involved in cooperative societies and ecological & organic agricultural technologies and practices are mainstreamed along the entire commodity value chains and public policies and programs then the 80% Ugandan rural small holder farmers trapped in subsistence farming can attain gainful employment, increased incomes, food & nutrition security and environmentally sustainable agricultural production systems.

Strategic Focus

EADEN is committed to a Just Society Free from Poverty. From 2020–2024 we will focus on the most vulnerable and marginalised affected in Eastern Uganda by the following challenges facing society today.

Focus  Area 1 Climate Resilient  & Sustainable Livelihoods
Strategic Objective EADEN Secretariat, network members and Farmers Organisations with strengthened capacity to implement climate resilient and sustainable livelihood initiatives by 2024.

EADEN is implementing programs to achieve inclusive sustainable development by strengthening rural small holder farmers’ organizations  to promote resilient communities,  food and nutrition security, income and sustainable livelihoods.

 

Focus Area 2 Governance and Human Rights
Strategic Objective EADEN secretariat and network members able to influence pro-poor service delivery and good governance in the Eastern Ecclesiastical province by 2024.

EADEN empowering local farmer organizations and their networks to pursue advocacy initiatives for sustainable livelihoods, agro ecological budgets & programs and access to basic rights.

 

 

Focus Area 3 Research and Innovation
Strategic Objective EADEN and member organisations with strengthened capacity to undertake action research and innovations in the Eastern Ecclesiastical province by 2024.

EADEN promotes agro ecological research and approaches to  increase small holders farmers’ access to locally multiplied, sustainable planting materials and nutritious food that is organically produced by the small holder farmers.

 

Our Vision

A peaceful and prosperous community of Eastern Uganda.

Our Mission

To promote socio-economic development and prosperity amongst communities in Eastern Uganda.

Core values

Transparency

Respect and love

Professionalism

Team work

Equity and Justice

Humility

Independence

Voluntarism

Institutional objectives

  • Act as a local facilitating, coordinating and linking agency for network members to regional, national and international development initiatives.
  • Conduct research on pertinent socio-economic development issues to inform programme design and implementation.
  • Facilitate and coordinate capacity building of network members and other stakeholders for better service-delivery at all levels.
  • Promote lobbying and advocacy at various levels of society.
  • Organize/mobilize resources to implement programs to contribute to national development priorities.

Strategic Focus

EADEN is committed to a Just Society Free from Poverty. From 2020–2024 we will focus on the most vulnerable and marginalised affected in Eastern Uganda by the following challenges facing society today.

Focus  Area 1 Climate Resilient  & Sustainable Livelihoods
Strategic Objective EADEN Secretariat, network members and Farmers Organisations with strengthened capacity to implement climate resilient and sustainable livelihood initiatives by 2024.

EADEN is implementing programs to achieve inclusive sustainable development by strengthening rural small holder farmers’ organizations  to promote resilient communities,  food and nutrition security, income and sustainable livelihoods.

 

Focus Area 2 Governance and Human Rights
Strategic Objective EADEN secretariat and network members able to influence pro-poor service delivery and good governance in the Eastern Ecclesiastical province by 2024.

EADEN empowering local farmer organizations and their networks to pursue advocacy initiatives for sustainable livelihoods, agro ecological budgets & programs and access to basic rights.

 

 

Focus Area 3 Research and Innovation
Strategic Objective EADEN and member organisations with strengthened capacity to undertake action research and innovations in the Eastern Ecclesiastical province by 2024.

EADEN promotes agro ecological research and approaches to  increase small holders farmers’ access to locally multiplied, sustainable planting materials and nutritious food that is organically produced by the small holder farmers.

 

Focus Area 4 Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) and Humanitarian Response.
Strategic Objective EADEN  anticipates to build resilient communities able to design measures and plans to address common hazards and disasters affecting their lives and livelihoods by 2024.

 

Focus Area 5 Institutional Development
Strategic objective EADEN secretariat and network members with strengthened institutional capacity for effective delivery of its mandate by 2024.

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