UPFI engages in action-oriented activities that instill the understanding of values of a culture of peace, tolerance and non-violence within communities in Northern Uganda.

This program contributes towards peace building initiatives and increases the participation of communities in peace building processes, leadership, decision making and implementations women equal Rights

It strengthens community peace and conflict transformation capacities and institute values of culture of peace, tolerance and non- violence within the population in northern Uganda’s districts of Kitgum, Pader and Gulu, and networks with other stakeholders at global, national and grassroots.

Thematic Objectives

I Creating community peace building and conflict resolution committee within the IDP centers and villages in the selected districts.

II Create links between grassroots communities and NGOs, the government and the international community through better collaboration with the District Peace Team and other stakeholders

III Promoting women and youth participations on peace and development programs while putting an end to vast poverty levels through IGA projects.


IV The government of Uganda is at the moment promoting all possible means of bringing peace in northern Uganda. Therefore UPFI engages the communities in actions that call for local cultural traditional and non-traditional mechanisms that can bring peace.

V There is ongoing violence and threats as a major concern expressed by the community both prior to displacement and during displacement, rebel activity, and sexual violence, threats to life such as; arbitrary arrests, looting, landmines and destruction of property are identified as principle threats. Threats to physical security were primary perpetuated by armed rebels groups hence this is a justifying factor that there is need for peace and conflict resolution together with sensitization and awareness for all the conflict actors.

VI Humanitarian agencies strongly voiced the fact that they cannot be a substitute for political action within the framework of international humanitarian law. Complex economic factors often fuel contemporary conflict. UPFI addresses and developed the needs to be understood for better economic measures.

VII Another aspect is the sensitization on the support and need to establishment a Ministry for Peace within government structure; UPFI shall use all efforts such as the media, arts or other documents, that are already edited as a mode of sensitization of the community.

UPFI shall significantly engage actors from grassroots middle-range, and top leadership levels in conflict management dialogues in order to build sustainable peace and peace infrastructures. The approach at each level is adapted to the leader’s strategic position and role in the society.

Fear of Brutality And Abduction
Fear of Brutallity and Abduction
At the grassroots level, approaches to peace include local peace committees, community participatory training, prejudice, reduction and psychosocial work in post –conflict trauma.

Peace building at the mid-level includes problem solving, workshops, training in conflict resolution, non-violence communication and formation of peace commissions.

At the top level- peace building includes engaging prominent military, political, religious and traditional leaders in national level dialogue. Without national reconciliation built through the regular development and promotion of trusted grassroots and mid-level networks,-sustainable national dialogue and peace cannot be achieved.

Breaking the silence on women peace building process, what is unfolding in northern Uganda calls for a bold prophetic voice. A moral voice of witness and action we look particularly to the women representatives and local leaders at the grassroots to provide that prophetic voice and leadership.

Radio programs and sensitizations of the community on the needs for peace in the communities and among citizens. UPFI provides focused program for the youths and returnees (formally rebel forces) in rehabilitations, healing and reconstruction. This shall be done at the local levels as a sensitization process in the post conflict. Uganda Peace Foundation Initiative introduces religious initiatives, sport activities like peace football and netball and exchange visit between camps.

Cultural activities like traditional songs, dancing and drama and documentary processes comes in as ways forward to the globalization process. (5) IDP centers /sub counties are covered in each district.

Providing Support to other peace building and conflict resolution efforts through establishing of village peace committees