Emesco Development Foundation is a reputable pro-poor local development organisation operating in Kibaale District in mid-western Uganda. Emesco Development Foundation was initiated in April 1998 as a Community Based Development Organisation. The organisation is very active in the Health, Water, Agriculture, Micro-finance and Environment sectors where her activities are presently benefiting over 165,000 rural poor people.
The principal mandate of Emesco Development Foundation is to improve the livelihood situation of the rural poor, the disadvantaged and the marginalised through initiating, supporting, promoting and implementing pro-poor community development projects of high priority to the targeted beneficiaries.
Emesco Development Foundation cherishes and uses the participatory approach to
development where beneficiaries are always at the centre stage of every project initiation and implementation level.
Legal structure, description of institutional aims, non-profit character
Emesco Development Foundation is a Not-for-profit local development organisation duly registered in Uganda as a Company Limited By Guarantee and Not Having a Share Capital. The organisation is also registered as a Community Based Development Organisation with the Community Development Department of Kibaale District. Emesco Development Foundation is governed by a Board comprised of five (5) members who are professionals from various development fields. The Board is the supreme decision making body of the organisation.
The day-to-day management of Emesco Development Foundation is headed by the Executive Director who together with the Heads of Departments (Agriculture, Health, Finance and Water ) form the management team.
Emesco Development Foundation has continued to grow with its portfolio of activities spreading to many communities. Well over 165,000 rural poor people now benefit from her work. New donors have come on board to support her work and it has been admitted to a number of National Membership Organisations like the Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET).
Emesco Development Foundation exists to efficiently and effectively provide, support, promote and implement integrated community development services that aim at improving the livelihood security situation of the rural poor, the disadvantaged and the marginalised in Kibaale District so that they can live a dignified and better quality of life. This proposed project fits well with this mandate.