Because Only Together We Can

Build a World Where Everyone is Safe, Strong & Valued

WHO WE ARE

History

MBIZ Development Foundation (MDF) is a development organization incorporated by Uganda Registration Services Bureau with limited liability (limited by guarantee) with registration no. 80020001396116 under civil society organization framework.

The organization is also registered with Kisoro District Local Government mandated to serve under coordination by District Community Development Office (DCDO)

The organization aims at conservation promotion, human rights preservation and development research collaborations.

Expected outcomes include community initiated solutions and technologies moderated by MDF.  We envisage improved sustainable use of natural resources to improve incomes and mitigate effects of climate change.  We are comforted by community stability where human rights are upheld and promoted.

Vision

MBIZ Development Foundation becoming a regional champion of holistic development in families, communities and institutions for dignified humanity and meaningful human development in secure and sustainable environment.

Mission

Contribute to safe and dignified settings of human activities and interactions through conservation, human rights promotion and evidence-based policy, planning and programming in public and private sectors. This will be achieved through collaborative ventures, advocacy and social mobilization. We set out to put communities at heart of all undertakings, focus in human agency capacity building, sustainable use of natural resources and human rights.

Priority target

Women, girls and other vulnerable groups of society especially those that can improve when human rights are upheld and promoted.

What We Do

01.

Conservation

  • Wild life habitat protection
  • Soil erosion prevention initiatives
  • Reforestation
  • Intergrated cultural conservation through sustainable natural resource use
  • Promotion of tourism
  • Soil retention and fertility technologies
  • Protection of water bodies and reduction of silting
  • Innovative waste control and safe disposal
02.

Human Rights

  • Right to education, health, good governance, food security, safe housing, safe workplaces, safe recreation places, environment with less pollution
  • Setting approach for right to health and well-being including promotion of excessive alcohol intake, smoking cessation, nutrition and safe feeding and routinized physical activities
  • Right to participate in disaster prevention, access to relief and post disaster assistance
  • Right to safe motherhood, protection from violence to women, children and
  • Right to, and freedom of ownership and disposal of own assets by women and girls including land
  • Right to exercise and advance own culture
03.

Development Research

  • Developing study protocols and executing them in spirit of problem identification, prioritization and solution-generating with communities at the heart of the studies
  • Formation social innovation movement (SIM)
  • Partnerships in studies and publications for development innovations through enhanced collaboration with public, private, civil society and academic institutions.
  • Identifying available knowledge and technologies applicable to targeted community-based problem solving and popularizing them in programming.

Key achievements

  • Covid – 19 standards promotion including lockdown, social distancing use of face masks and sensitization
  • Purchase and distribution of 2000 blanded face masks made of cotton cloth
  • Participation in annual national family days through mobilizing children’s caretakers to complete immunization, practice improved nutrition, safe motherhood initiatives and child health
  • Establishing and maintenance of agroforestry nursery beds including bamboo seedlings.

VALUES

  • Dutifulness
  • Humanity at heart of all activities
  • Loyalty guided with reason
  • Modesty and flexibility
  • Courtesy and compassion
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Evidence-guided strategies
  • Partnerships and collaborations
  • Community – led development

Partners