Kabarole Research and Resource Center (KRC) is a well-established NGO operating in the Rwenzori Region of Western Uganda. Founded in 1996, with a research mission and a long-term commitment to understanding the measures and drivers of poverty and its solutions, KRC has accumulated substantial experience in research and created numerous development programs based on community analyses of the activities which would be most helpful in achieving sustainable and equitable socio-economic development. Eighteen years of experience in community development work has led KRC to identify a new strategic direction currently being adopted, focused on supporting the need for integration and effectiveness of development research & information, decision making and implementation, reaching to national levels of research, information and policy formation.
KRC is focused on strengthening its skills in the areas of (1) producing in-depth and insightful research for socio-economic development, packaging information and disseminating it to strategic development partners; (2) facilitating and supporting the process of prioritizing opportunities, selecting partners, and making the decisions that get initiatives successfully started, and (3) facilitating the most effective monitoring and interaction between grass root households, decision-makers and implementers to see each program through the stages of implementation to successful socio-economic sustainable conclusion. Behind all this, working with partners inside and outside the region, KRC also aims to create the support needed to sustain and continuously improve development innovative mechanisms in the region.
An equitable Society of empowered and enlightened people taking responsibility for their own lives in an economically dynamic and environmentally sustainable manner.
To strengthen community centered development processes that will enable grassroots oriented stakeholders, policy makers, and the academia, generate relevant ideas, skills and resources for equitable and sustainable livelihoods