Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA)
Justus Rugambwa (Executive Director)
P.O Box 11224, Kampala,Block 9, Plot 490 Off Makerere Rd. (near Law Dev. Centre), Kampala
0414 530 575 / 540 189
Quality Assurance Mechanism
Regional Area of Work
Districts of Active Projects
Buikwe, Bukomansimbi, Butambala, Buvuma, Gomba, Kalangala, Kalungu, Kampala, Kayunga, Kiboga, Kyankwanzi, Luweero, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Masaka, Mityana, Mpigi, Mubende, Mukono, Nakaseke, Nakasongola, Rakai, Sembabule, Wakiso, Amuria, Budaka, Bududa, Bugiri, Bukedea, Bukwa, Bulambuli, Busia, Butaleja, Buyende, Iganga, Jinja, Kaberamaido, Kaliro, Kamuli, Kapchorwa, Katakwi, Kibuku, Kumi, Kween, Luuka, Manafwa, Mayuge, Mbale, Namayingo, Namutumba, Ngora, Pallisa, Serere, Sironko, Soroti, Tororo, Abim, Adjumani, Agago, Alebtong, Amolatar, Amudat, Amuru, Apac, Arua,Dokolo,Gulu,Kaabong,Kitgum,Koboko,Kole,Kotido,Lamwo,Lira,Maracha,Moroto,Moyo,Nakapiripirit,Napak,Nebbi, Nwoya, Otuke, Oyam, Pader, Yumbe, Zombo, Buhweju, Buliisa, Bundibugyo, Bushenyi, Hoima, Ibanda, Isingiro, Kabale, Kabarole, Kamwenge, Kanungu, Kasese, Kibaale, Kiruhura, Kiryandongo, Kisoro, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Masindi, Mbarara, Mitooma, Ntoroko, Ntungamo, Rubirizi, Rukungiri,Sheema
Major Sectors of Work
- Agriculture / Rural Livehoods
- Environment / Natural Resource
- Gender / Women in Development
- Human Rights and Governance
- Peace / Conflict Resolution
- Social Research / Policy Advocacy
Number of Paid Staff
10-20 paid staff
Approximate Yearly Turnover
Between Ush 1 billion and Ush 5 billion
Main source of income
Second source of income
Ugandan private sources
Third source of income
Income from services
DENIVA is a Ugandan Network of Non-Governmental and Community Based Organizations (NGOs/CBOs) providing a platform for collective action and a voice to voluntary local associations to strongly advocate for creation of more opportunities for people and CSO participation in the development of Uganda.
It was founded in February 1988 by a group of Visionary leaders from 21 NGOs in Uganda. They recognized that the scattered efforts by voluntary local associations needed to be marshaled together for better impact and a collective voice. DENIVA has since grown into a large National NGO Network with 800 member organizations spread throughout the Country, with the majority located upcountry.
• Poverty Eradication and Livelihood Improvement
• Membership Self Understanding
• NGO operating environment
• Climate change
A civil society promoting openness, tolerance and responsiveness as a basis of sustainable development
To be a Network of Indigenous voluntary Associations influencing poverty reduction and good governance processes and strategies through mobilizing diverse experiences, knowledge and skills of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Uganda onto a common platform of action
DENIVA’s primary target groups are the member organisations that form our constituency and therefore provide the Network with initial legitimacy. Other target groups include the District NGO Networks, other Civil Society Organisations (networks, NGO’s, CBOs at the local, regional and international levels), Government, donors and research institutions, intergovernmental and multilateral agencies.
Our overall objective is to influence poverty reduction policies and related decision-making processes in favor of the poor and marginalized groups like the women, children, IDPs, persons infected/affected by HIV/AIDs and persons with disabilities.
• Creating a platform for the indigenous/local NGOs/CBOs to influence poverty eradication and good governance policies and processes in favor of the poor and marginalized.
• Advocating for a conducive NGO operating environment
• Facilitating indigenous/local NGOs/CBOs to develop effective management capacity through skills and knowledge development, information management and networking.
• Promoting dialogue and collaboration with Government and other development agencies in nation building.
• Updating the Network's Resource Center as a focal point for information generation, collection, packaging and dissemination
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