Innovative projects for refugees, former child soldiers, and host communities in northern Uganda

Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative (ARLPI)
The ARLPI actively engages the entire Acoli community to effectively particiate in the process of healing, restoration, reconciliation, peace and development in Acoliland. ARLPI is committed to contribute to bring about a transformation of the current violent armed conflict by promoting sustainable reconciliation and peace building activities. The ARLPI covers the districts of Gulu & Kitgum. The head office is in Gulu, with a branch office in Kitgum. GRG works with Acholi religious leaders both in Gulu and at the community level.

Beads of Awareness
Beads of Awareness is an organization that strives to raise awareness about the people in northern Uganda and their struggles recovering from the devastation of a civil war. Founded in 2009, the organization aims to raise money for grassroots development projects in Uganda, as well as to support and promote Ugandan artists by creating jobs and selling their products.

The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
CVT was founded in 1985 as an independent nongovernmental organization and has since launched numerous training initiatives to build more resources for appropriate and sensitive care of torture survivors.  Healing in Northern Uganda is an initiative by CVT to provide mental health services to survivors of war and to develop the ability of local organizations to provide healing services now and in the future.

Child Soldier Relief
CSR advocates on behalf of former child soldiers by serving as a central repository of information on all topics relating to the topic of child soldiers. CSR researchers gather, analyze and report on relevant news, publications, legislation, treaties, events, and media, including films, books, documentaries, television shows, for dissemination on the CSR website to advance four basic goals: To inform the public of child soldier issues and news; To encourage discussion, feedback and dialogue on any relevant topic; To bring together organizations and individuals working to aid former child soldiers; and To establish an archive of information, media, news relating to child soldier issues.

Commonwealth Youth Programme
The Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) is an international development agency that is dedicated to empowering young people (aged 15-29) in its member countries. In northern Uganda, CYP sponsors the Northern Uganda Youth Development Centre (NUYDC), which is a Government of Uganda Project located in Gulu district. GRG works with CYP on youth initiatives in several communities.

Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program (CVAP)
The Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program is a non-profit organization located in Montreal, Canada and Gulu, northern Uganda. The organization is dedicated to social justice and community empowerment through education and volunteerism. They strive to create opportunities for students both from Montreal and Uganda to gain firsthand experience in the field of international development.

Conley Interactive
If you’ve surfed the web, you’ve probably seen the work of Steve Conley and Conley Interactive. Since 1995, Steve has helped hundreds of companies, organizations, and even politicians sharpen their brands and better serve their audiences online.
Conley Interactive can help you with web design, logo design, flash interactivity, or informational graphics. Contact Steve at

Enough Project
Enough is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, Enough focuses on the crises in northern Uganda, Sudan, Chad, eastern Congo, and Somalia. Enough’s strategy papers and briefings provide sharp field analysis and targeted policy recommendations based on a ³3P² crisis response strategy: promoting durable peace, providing civilian protection, and punishing perpetrators of atrocities. Enough works with concerned citizens, advocates, and policy makers to prevent, mitigate, and resolve these crises. To learn more about Enough and what you can do to help, go to

Gulu District NGO Forum
The Gulu District NGO Forum is an umbrella organisation representing the interests of civil cociety organisations operating in Gulu District. The Forum draws its members from non-governmental organistions (NGOs), community based orgaisations (CBOs) and faith based organisations. The Forum represents and builds the capacities of civil society organisations through coordination, networking, lobbying, advocacy, and training. GRG is a member of the Forum and works with it to coordinate with other NGOs.

J.A. Creative
J.A. Creative’s services range from strategy, planning and marketing management, to print and web design, identity, illustration, and art direction. Anna Nazaretz Radjou is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of J.A.Creative, a strategic marketing communications firm. In addition to designing GRG’s logo and brochure, Anna is also an artist who creates block-prints, paintings, and hand-painted furniture. Her creative work has been written about in the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Authentic Art DC, and Arlington Connection. Anna holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Raise Hope for Congo
Raise Hope for Congo is a project of the Enough Project. To protect and empower Congolese women and girls, the RAISE Hope for Congo campaign works to: Raise awareness about the crisis, the resulting widespread sexual violence against women and girls, and the solutions that are necessary to end the conflict; Increase news coverage of the conflict in eastern Congo; Build a movement of activists who can advocate effectively for change; Influence and change policy on the Congo through promotion of the 4Ps ­ Peace, Protection, Punishment, and Prevention ­ the four ingredients necessary to END the mass violence against women in Congo.

Resolve is the campaign to end the war in Uganda, made up of people and organizations that believe that peace is possible and that together we can make it happen. Resolve Uganda was created to translate our individual conviction and concern into collective action for a long overdue end to the war.

vivo works to overcome and prevent traumatic stress and its consequences within the individual, the family as well as the community, safeguarding the rights and dignity of people affected by violence and conflict. vivo further aims to strengthen local resources for the development of peaceful, human rights-based, societal ways of living.  Since April 2011 the vivo outpatient clinic in Gulu, Northern Uganda is a steady service provider for the rehabilitation of chronic trauma-related mental health problems of survivors of violence and trauma during the war and in the post-conflict society.