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. Therefore, EADEN’s members include: Caritas Tororo, Soroti Catholic Diocese Integrated Development Organisation (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.
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 organisation 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).