Ecological Christian Organisation (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, West Nile and the L. Victoria basin.
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. There are, however, considerable opportunities and possibilities for economic growth and attainment of national development goals and global sustainable development goals, particularly those relating to poverty, hunger and environmental sustainability.
ECO envisions an improved quality of life and sustainable livelihoods for the underserved and vulnerable groups in Uganda, through improved and sustainability-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.
Over the years, ECO has implemented projects and programs aimed at promoting aimed at promoting natural resource governance, climate change resilience and adaptation, and ecosystems management and restoration. ECO is also 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 underserved and marginalized communities.
ECO subscribes to a number of national, regional and international networks including the Climate Action Network – Uganda and International (CAN-U & I), Environment and Natural Resources Civil Society Organizations Network (ENRCSO Network), Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM), Population Health and Environment (PHE network) and International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
To promote gender parity in the sustainable management of natural resources in Uganda.
To promote good governance in the management of natural and public resources through transparency and accountability mechanisms in Uganda.
To strengthen community based disaster risk management structures and their resilience to the impacts of climate change.
To promote policy research on topical themes relating to sustainable management of natural resources and climate change.
The project is implemented in 5 parishes of Nabilatuk sub-county and Moruita sub counties of Nabilatuk and Nakapiripirit Districts. The project is focused to supporting capacity enhancement of the community in the selected watershed areas to sustainably utilize the natural resources through regeneration and protection for resilience building and food security. The project is implemented alongside other stakeholders such as...Read More→
Strengthening Resilience and Sustainable resource use for Food, Health and Livelihoods Security of Agro-Fishing and Mining Communities in Uganda (Bread for the world).
The project supported by Bread for the World is an integrated response towards addressing existing and emerging threats to the vulnerable biodiversity of Karamoja Region and Lake Victoria Basin area and its associated ecosystems, including the threat of increasing population pressures, while supporting community economic and social development. The project directly targets to reach 38,500 direct beneficiaries and 54,000 indirect...Read More→
Rehabilitation and Protection of Natural Resources in Refugee and Host Communities, Arua district, Northern Uganda – Malteser International
Overall objective Contribution to rehabilitation and protection of natural resources as well as improved livelihoods for refugee and host communities in Rhino Camp, Arua District, Northern Uganda. Specific objectives Forest protection is promoted through afforestation on private, municipal and public land and the strengthening of tree nurseries Pressure on the ecosystem is reduced by more efficient use of resources in...Read More→
Restoring and conserving degraded fragile ecosystems for improved community livelihoods among the refugee and host communities of West Nile Region and the mid –Albertine Rift (EU).
Overall project objective Improved livelihoods and eco systems resilience to impacts of refugees and climate change in refugee hosting landscapes. Specific objectives To restore degraded forests, wetlands, savannah woodlands and other fragile ecosystems impacted by human activities in refugee hosting districts. Support landowners in host communities to establish agroforestry enterprises and adapt Sustainable Land. Build capacity of Local Governments (LG),...Read More→
Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries DRAFT (MAAIF), is implementing a GEF-funded 5-year project entitled “Fostering Sustainability and Resilience for food Security in the Karamoja Region”, with technical and financial support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Overall, the project intends to enhance resilience...Read More→
Improved livelihoods, Food Security, and Nutrition for agro-pastoral communities at risk of human trafficking in Nabilatuk and Napak Districts
Improved livelihoods, Food Security, and Nutrition for agro-pastoral communities at risk of human trafficking in Nabilatuk and Napak Districts The project funded by AWO International seeks to improve agricultural productivity, consumption of micronutrient-rich foods, utilization of community-based nutrition and FP/SRHR services and reduce household vulnerability to human trafficking among smallholder agro-pastrol households at risk of human trafficking of Nabilatuk and...Read More→
The Valuing Forests in Uganda is a project supported by the Forests of the World Denmark whose development objective is to influence decision making for pro-poor national forest policy that contributes to enhanced ecosystem resilience and benefits for all. Project scope and duration The project is implemented at national level mainly targeting policymakers in the natural resources sector, civil society...Read More→