Rwenzori Center for Research and Advocacy (RCRA)

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Our Mission

Empowering communities for improved livelihoods, healthcare and education appropriate for the 21st century, through awareness, research, technology, and innovation.

RCRA continuously strives towards being a center of excellence for research and innovation while serving the poor people in the greater Albertine region and host communities

Our Vision

Enabling an informed and healthier society

Focus Areas


  • Identify orphaned and other vulnerable children (OVC) in families deliver sustainable and participatory interventions to these OVC, their families and schools mobilize these families to address needs for economic benefits, education and facility health care


Improve the performance and productivity of the health workforce


Promote interventions on reproductive maternal, neonatal and child health, Nutrition, Malaria prevention, Family Planning, obstetric fistula, mental health, trauma, HIV/AIDS awareness, care and support to persons infected and affected.

Technology and Innovation

  • Introduce the latest innovative solutions to address health and nutritional challenges facing our community
  • Incorporate further technological know-how to facilitate better opportunities

Natural Resources

Empower communities through demand-driven integrated development programmes in  integrated natural resource management

Human Rights

Promote Human Rights and interventions on youth empowerment, child protection and well-being


Enhance human health and well-being through translational/operational research in infectious diseases, and promote prevention and control of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

Message from RCRA's Executive Director