UCAA is a local actor promoting the participation of rural communities in the decision-making and supporting poor communities, especially women, to engage in viable economic activities .
for sustainable development. Since 2015, UCAA has been a partner in Women’s Bank funded projects through Finn church Aid. The WID project is an extension of the 2015 - 2017 Women Empowerment project, also supported by Women’s Bank Finland that was implemented in Gulu and Oyam districts of Northern Uganda..The Women In Development project’s specific objective is to support ”poor women in refugee host communities of Yumbe and Arua districts become economically self-reliant through better access to local affordable financial services and understanding of their rights”.
The WID project contributes to women’s socio-economic empowerment by building their skills in leadership, identification and planning of income generating activities and by doing so, women become aware of their economic strength, abilities, opportunities and rights, which in turn builds their skills and potentials to take active roles in their communities.