The Rwenzori Center for Research and Advocacy (RCRA)
located in Kasese Town, Western Uganda, with a coordination office in Central Kampala, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is registered under the law in Uganda as a national NGO since 2014 (registration number 150313682NB). RCRA was started by a group of professionals including medical doctors, social scientists, biostatistician and public health leaders, to serve women, children, adolescents and caregivers in the poorest communities in the Rwenzori region in Uganda. Our mission
is empowering communities for improved livelihoods, healthcare and education appropriate for the 21st century.
Our vision is enabling an informed and healthier society.
RCRA strives to improve healthcare, education, climate resilience, and livelihoods outcomes for the marginalised and vulnerable women, children, adolescents and their communities in Uganda.
We do this by facilitating access to social services and addressing systemic inequalities. We are a region-wide organization and have a mandate to work with the most disadvantaged and marginalized people to deliver primary care and community engagement programs and services in the rural communities where there are very few resources in place to support the high needs of vulnerable children, women and immigrants.
As a multi-service organisation, we work with all age groups with a particular focus on the most marginalized people (e.g those living on low incomes, adolescents, people affected and infected with HIV, survivors of torture and victims of gender-based violence, and elderly people caring for orphans and vulnerable children).