• P.O BOX 481, Arua City-Uganda, Weatherhead Lane Odaa - Awudele Road.
  • jambo@ricewestnile.org
  • +256 393 238 163

Frequently Asked Questions..

  • 1. What does life feel like in RICE West Nile?
    RICE West Nile feels like a family environment. The Family spirit is emphasized to enable unity between all the members of staff, board and friends. There is also team spirit that keeps all the staff on track and stronger. Other life styles are explained by the core values summarized as STRENGTH also available in our website.
  • 2. What internal controls exist for RICE West Nile?
    The policies stipulate internal controls to cub fraud and indiscipline among the staff, volunteers and friends. There are contracts signed by each staff member or volunteer and yearly appraisals for every staff member. There are weekly management meetings, bi-weekly departmental meetings and monthly staff meetings. We also have activity reports, quarterly reports, mid year reviews and yearly joint staff-board retreat and yearly stakeholders’ forum.
  • 3. Are there policies for RICE West Nile?
    RICE West Nile has policies in place for internal controls and to give direction for interventions. The current policies include Finance Policy, Human Resource Policy, Volunteer Policy, Board Manual and Procurement Policy, ICT Policy. Other documents are the strategic plan, Annual budgets and Annual work plans.
  • 4. How does RICE West Nile relate with the Government and other NGOs?
    RICE West Nile relates with other NGOs through partnerships, networking and information sharing. RICE West Nile belongs to regional and national networks such as Northern Albertine Network for Environment and Petroleum (NANEP), Civil Society Coalition on oil and Gas (CSCO), Civil Society Network for Peace in Northern Uganda (CSOPNU), Uganda Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network (UWASNET), Development Network for Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA). RICE West Nile works in collaboration with local governments by registering in all districts of operation and involving the technical officers in trainings, information dissemination, supervision, monitoring and evaluation.
  • 5. Are there opportunities for students in RICE West Nile?
    Yes, there are opportunities for students in RICE West Nile both international and local. The opportunities include internship, research and graduate experience. All these experiences are subject to time and selection criteria qualification available on the website.
  • 6. Who is the contact person in RICE West Nile ?
    The contact person for RICE West Nile is the Executive director. You can reach him by post, e-mail or telephone. P.O Box 481 Arua Uganda. E-mail: psakari@riceuganda.org or info@riceuganda.org or ricearua@yahoo.com or ricewn@gmail.com Tel : +256 372280576. Mobile : +256 773472234 or +256 712 353669.
  • 7. Are there volunteer opportunities with RICE West Nile?
    Yes, there are volunteer opportunities for both local and international volunteers. The volunteers have terms of reference that can be sent on request and are subject to discussion with the volunteer. Applications are done on line by e-mail. For more information you can refer to the website.
  • 8. How does RICE West Nile identify her beneficiaries?
    RICE West Nile identifies beneficiaries in four ways 1) through research and needs assessment 2) through government directive 3) call-in by needy communities 4) directives by Funders.
  • 9. How can I help RICEWest Nile ?
    You can help RICE West Nile by volunteering, funding a particular activity, funding an asset, contributing ideas on line or by post, visiting the projects and offering any other assistance that may be deemed necessary. You can do this by getting in contact with the Executive Director RICE West Nile P.O Box 481 Arua. Tel. +256 393 238 163. Email: jambo@ricewestnile.org
  • 10. What is RICE West Nile?
    RICE West Nile is a local NGO based in Arua City of Uganda and working in the whole of West Nile region. The term RICE West Nile is an abbreviation standing for Rural Initiative for Community Empowerment West Nile. It is an empowerment organization focusing on rural communities.
  • 11. What does RICE West Nile do?
    RICE West Nile empowers communities through capacity building, awareness raising and information dissemination. Capacity building done through trainings, practical works, counseling and open discussions. Awareness raising done through sensitization events, radio programs (talk shows, drama, and spot messages) and surveys. Information dissemination done through newsletters, posters, activity reports and research findings. All these are ways of empowering communities
  • 12. What are the programs Areas in RICE West Nile?
    RICE West Nile has Five (5) Core Program Areas and 16 ongoing projects. The Core Program Areas are community Education, Community Health, Resilient Livelihood, Environment protection and Natural resources and Peace building and Psycho Social support.
  • 13. Who funds RICE West Nile?
    RICE West Nile just like most other NGOs also depends on external donors and so only projects that have the donor interests are funded. The current projects funded are four and these include; Community Empowerment Programme funded by SNV, Harnessing the potential of oil and gas to contribute to peace and development in Uganda-funded by International Alert, Economic empowerment of women funded by international Alert , SCIPHA (Strengthening Civil Society for interventions in PHA and OVC interventions) funded by Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) and Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC), Mentor-ship program for Young Environmental Trainees with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). RICE-WN also does routine maintenance of anti-malarial drains in Arua Municipal Council. There are many other projects of RICE-WN that are not funded and they are open for funding by individuals, NGOs and other agencies.