DGRV has launched a new regional initiative dedicated to promoting cooperative development in East Africa in order to generate higher income and employment in rural areas. One part of this regional effort is the Uganda Programme which commenced activities in the second half of 2018.

About the Project

DGRV endeavours to implement measures to promote cooperative structures in Uganda as a contribution to strengthening and improving livelihood in rural communities. One of the key guiding principles is the emphasis on medium- and long-term development cooperation to facilitate structural improvements and sustainable capacity building.

In September 2019, DGRV received the permit from the National Bureau of Non-Governmental Organisations to operate as an International NGO in Uganda.

The project is funded by the BMZ – Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and is currently running until the end of 2020.

Social Development Goals

With its activities DGRV Uganda contributes to several Sustainable Development Goals, especially to SDG 1 “No poverty”, SDG 2 “Zero Hunger”, SDG 4 “Quality Education, SDG 7 “Affordable and Clean Energy”, SDG 8 “Decent work and Economic Growth” and SDG 17 “Partnerships for the Goals”.

Main Partner

Uganda National Planning Authority (NPA)

The Government of Uganda has appointed NPA to coordinate the revival of the cooperative sector of the country. Traditionally, NPA is in charge of the National Development Plan (NDP).

Bank of Uganda

Non-Financial Institutions Department – The Non-Financial Institutions Department is responsible for the regulation and supervision of the country`s Savings and Credit Associations.

Catholic Workers Movement (CWM)

CWM mobilises and coordinates savings and credit groups across the country.

Uganda Cooperative Alliance (UCA)

UCA is an apex organisation in the cooperative sector.


DGRV – Deutscher Genossenschafts- und Raiffeisenverband e. V. – Uganda
German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation Uganda
6th Floor, BMK House – Lower Kololo


Project Director

Mr. Christian Königsperger

Project Manager

Mr. Gabriel Kamuge

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