PACHEDO was founded in 2007 by a board of community development workers, health workers and academics with a broad range of international and local expertise and experience in the NGO sector as well as in academia. The organisation was established with the aim of supporting communities to live a dignified, healthy, and productive life, socio-economically empowered to innovatively meet and demand for their basic needs and rights, which is the ultimate goal of the organisation.
PACHEDO is a local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), registered by the National NGO Board with registration no. 9230. It acquired the national NGO status in December 2015 with the certificate of registration awarded. This gives the organisation liberty to operate nationwide.
PACHEDO’s head office is located in Gulu, in Acholi region (Gulu district). Currently PACHEDO has 2 field offices, one located in Lira (Lango sub-region) and one in Pabbo (Acholi region, Amuru district).
“Communities living a dignified, healthy, and productive life, socio-economically empowered to innovatively meet and demand for their basic needs and rights.”
“To contribute to community health, social protection and livelihood security through empowering local communities, civil society organisations and government support systems in impoverished, conflict and disaster affected areas.”
Our Core Values:
Zero Tolerance to Corruption – demonstrated through whistle blowing policy.
Innovativeness – observed in programming that continually meets the felt needs of our beneficiaries and contributes to national and sub-national development initiatives.
Efficiency and Effectiveness – reflected in our resource allocation, utilization, goal setting and level of outputs achieved.
Trustworthiness and Accountability – demonstrated in our openness, proper documentation and transparency in managing programmes and donor funds.
Equality – reflected in fairness in all our dealings and provision of equal opportunity to all associated with PACHEDO.