Ecological Christian Organization (ECO) is an indigenous, Non-Governmental Organization registered in Uganda as S.5914/5509 and working towards realization of sustained livelihoods for marginalized, under-served and vulnerable groups in Uganda. Since its inception in 2005, ECO has implemented a varied portfolio of projects in the greater Karamoja region, the Abertine rift and the L. Victoria basin. The current initiatives are focusing on natural resource governance, climate change resilience and adaptation, and ecosystems management and restoration.

ECO’s mandate spans the entire country which, despite its abundant and quality natural resources, has a high proportion of food-insecure people living below the poverty line and contributing significantly to environmental degradation.

Thus, ECO envisions an improved quality of life and sustainable livelihoods for the undeserved and vulnerable groups in Uganda, through improved and sustainably-managed natural resources.

ECO’s mission is to engage and empower under-served communities and vulnerable groups to realize and protect their rights and dignity in a context of sustained ecosystems and inclusive governance.

ECO has implemented projects aimed at promoting resilience of communities to the impacts of climate change, national and regional climate change advocacy activities, strengthening disaster risk reduction, population and climate change interventions, enhancing good governance and management of natural resources especially in the extractives and promoted ecosystems management and restoration. ECO has also been at the Centre of piloting and promoting integrated approaches to national resources management like Population Health and Environment (PHE) interventions, Integrated Water Resources Management among others. ECO ensures collective local action for sustainable natural resources management in order to improve livelihoods of undeserved and marginalized communities.

ECO’s major donors include, among others, the Democratic Governance Facility, Bread for the World, CORDAID, Nola Stewart,Terre des Hommes, Irish Aid Uganda, Open Society Institute for East Africa, Pathfinder International, MacArthur Foundation, The David Lucile and Packard Foundation, OXFAM GBU, USAID-Global, SolarWorld Germany, Sustainable Population Australia and Global Green grants Fund.