About Us

Tooro Initiative for Socio-Economic Development,Uganda (TISED-U) is a Development Organization located in Fort Portal City of Western Uganda. TISED-U was founded in 2015 as a Community Development Organization with a major aim of creating development opportunities geared to the socio-economic transformation of the People of Tooro Region.



Our Programs

TISED-U’s ultimate desire is seeing TRANSFORMED PEOPLE of Tooro Region accessing improved education services, adequate primary health care, having access to agronomic support, sustainable markets and finances, having access to adequate housing, respecting the ideals of human rights, peace and good-governance.

Primary Health Care Program

BACKGROUND: Today, there’s growing recognition that strong primary health care is a cornerstone of sustainable development, and the key to building the future we all want and deserve. The world has made tremendous health gains in recent decades. People are living longer than ever before, fewer children are dying in the early years of life,…

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Agriculture And Livelihood Program

BACKGROUND: Agriculture is a core sector of Uganda’s economy and the largest employer. Over 80 per cent of women are employed in the sector and contribute about 75 per cent of agricultural production. The sector presents multiple highly-profitable investment opportunities both for profit-oriented investments and partnerships.The sector also plays a critical role in providing occupation…

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Nutrition Program

BACKGROUND: Nutrition is one of the foundations of human health and development. Good nutrition plays an important role in people’s health and well-being; conversely, poor nutrition can lead to anaemia, reduced immunity, and impaired physical and mental development (World Health Organization [WHO] 2014). According to the 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS 2011), 33…

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Education Support Program

BACKGROUND: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms that education is a fundamental human right for everyone. Participating in education is also viewed as part of the solution to reducing poverty. Education is a powerful tool by which economically and socially marginalized adults and children can lift themselves out of poverty and participate fully as…

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Integrated Children Rights And Protection Program

BACKGROUND: Uganda has one of the youngest populations in the world, where more than half of the population is younger than age 15. According to the 2019 revision of the World Population Prospects the proportion of children below the age of 15 in 2015 was 48.1 percent in Uganda. Each of these children has the…

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Climate Change And Environment Conservation Programme

BACKGROUND: Tooro Kingdom is home to some of the greatest tourism assets and attractions that make Uganda, the Pearl of Africa. Climate change is likely to disrupt the Earth’s ecological systems and have serious negative consequences on tourism, agricultural production and productivity, forests, water supply, health systems and overall human development. Uganda like the rest…

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Water Sanitation And Hygiene Programme

BACKGROUND: “Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink,” says English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.TISED-U subscribes to SDG 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all. Water and sanitation are essential for life and health, but they are also essential for dignity, empowerment and prosperity. In…

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Youth Capacity Development Programs

BACKGROUND: Youth in Uganda are the youngest population and most rapidly growing populations in the world. According to the National Population Council (NPC), Uganda has a population growth rate of 3.3 percent per annum, making it the third fastest growing population in the world. The country’s population is projected to reach 75 million by 2040…

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Our Core Values and Principals

  • Respect the unique and inherent worth of all individuals.
  • Moral and ethical integrity.
  • People-centered development.
  • Fairness and equity.
  • Good governance.
  • Honesty, transparency and accountability to ourselves and stakeholders.
  • Independence.
  • Solidarity with the poor

Our Objectives

  • Protect and improve local investment, household incomes, food and nutrition security, including asset base, through increased means of production and access to markets and financial services.
  • Increase access to education for children from poor and vulnerable groups while strengthening the quality and capacity of teachers, teaching/learning environment and institutional structures.
  • Strengthen community driven initiatives that reduce malnutrition and food insecurity by promoting sustainable food & nutrition security and livelihoods improvement innovations.
  • Increased sustainable access to safe water and sanitation services for men, women and children in rural and peri-urban areas.
  • Support and promote youth and women technical and vocational skills training and utilization in Tooro Region
  • Enhance women’s rights and girl-child education and strengthen the participation and involvement of women and vulnerable groups in TISED-U’s and government development programs.
  • Promote environment awareness, conservation and protection at community and all other levels through trainings, meetings, media etc.
  • Conduct and support business and community development researches geared towards the holistic growth and development of Tooro Region and Uganda as a whole.
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