DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (DRR)
The DRR programme is being implemented in four parishes of Morukakise and Kolir in Kumi Diocese, Labori and Ngariam local churches in Soroti Diocese. DRR inerventions are meant to empower communities to manage the likely recurrent disasters, for instance floods and drought. This intervention provides capacity for communities to cope with these disasters. Adaption options to climate change are some of the paramount interventions in the DRR project. Problem identification is done by communities themselves through developing their own action plans which are submitted to TEDDO for support. This project has enabled the local church leadership to appreciate their role in development.
GOOD GOVERNANCE PROJECT
The Good Governance Project was developed with a motive of scaling up community participation in their local governance by demanding for accountability, transparency and improved service delivery from their local leaders and service providers. This notion has been supported with the initiation of the Community Besed Monotoring and Evaluation System (CBMES) that aims at empowering grassroots communities through learning processes, skills and knowledge formation that enable them to articulate their development needs and priorities.
CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION (PEACE AND HUMAN RIGHTS)
In 2005, COU-TEDDO started an intervention on Peace and Human Rights program with the communities in Amuria, Katakwi and Soroti in Teso and Iriiri Suv County in Karamoja. The aim was to addess conflicts in the communities across the borders of Teso and Karamoja in collaboration with other peace actors such as Christian International Peace Service (CHIPS), Teso Initiative for Peace (TIP), Teso Religious Leaders Peace and Reconciliation (TERELEPAR), Soroti Catholic Peace and Justice Commission (SOCAJAPIC) and Karamoja Diocese especially in Napak district. COU-TEDDO also works with local Government structures. The Government of Uganda through continued disarmament of the Karamojong gave a positive ray of hope for the successful implementation of project activities in the targeted communities.
WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE
COU- TEDDO has been implementing water, sanitation and hygiene project in Ngariam Sub County in Katakwi District since 2009. The project was initiated in response to the baseline survey findings carried out in Katakwi and Amuria districts by WaterAid Uganda (WAU) and COU-TEDDO in March 2009. The survey identified inadequate community awareness, poor and negative community attitudes, inadequate pit latrine construction tools, collapsing sandy soils/rocky gound, poverty, cultural believes, inadequate staffing and limited water storage facilities as cheallenges facin WASH.
ORPHANS AND OTHER VULNERABLE CHILDREN (OVCS)
The OVC project is supported by IRCU and being implemented in the sub counties of Ongino Mukongoro, Kumi, Kidongole and Malera. The main aim of OVC access protection, education, psychosocial support, economic opportunity and health care which is in line with TEDDOs vision of having “A prosperous and secure Teso with self reliant communities”. The activities implemented included education support, social economic support, health care through referrals and pychosocial support.