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 Busoga Integrated Development and Care Foundation

Vision Brief: All Society Vulnerable, Marginalized and Deprived people live to their full potential with rights fulfilled.
Mission Brief: Awaken Individual and groups people to their needs and ability to practical change in a participatory socio-economic development partnership.
Values Brief: Christianity; Respect for each other; Transparency and accountable; Working as a team; Producing quality results.

Strategic Planning and Capacity to Delivery

2011 - 2015 Strategic Plan Brief Achievements;;; 2016 - 20 Strategic Plan Goal;;; 2016 - 20 Planned Strategies;;; 2016 - 20 Strategically Targeted population;;; 2016 - 20 Health and HIV Program Interventions;;; 2016 - 20 Human Rights Protection; Children rights, OVC and GBV Program Interventions;;; 2016 - 20 Sustainable Livelihoods Program Interventions;;; 2016 - 20 Education for All Program Interventions;;; 2016 - 20 Environmental Management and climate change Program Interventions;;; 2016 - 20 Institutional Capacity building Program Interventions;;;

In effort to focus its strategies, BIDCAF has endeavored to keep its interventions in line with the realities of development through this 2016-2020 strategic plan acting as guide in formulation and implementation of evidence based interventions.

BIDCAF is strengthening its capacities and programs towards improving the welfare of the most disadvantaged members of the society. Much emphasis is being placed on improving access to HIV prevention, care and treatment, reducing household vulnerabilities of Orphans and other Vulnerable Children and combating environmental degradation through various capacity service delivery support.

Children’s vulnerability is widespread in most regions of Uganda, but the magnitude of vulnerability is higher in the post-conflict-affected north and Eastern region, due to resource limitations. These areas have hard to reach communities due to poor infrastructure and their variations in vulnerability also tend to be associated with wealth distribution, as noted in their continued poorer performances in development and education.
According to the MOH, Uganda is far from meeting Health Sector Strategic Plan targets partly due to lack of effective monitoring of HIV care and treatment services.

BIDCAF is ready to partner with efforts that seek to have impact changes through promotion and development of strong public-private partnerships in all our programs to attain sustainability. The programs implemented during the previous strategic plan 2011-2015 include;

I. Combating AIDS in Iganga and Mayuge Districts:
The project enabled BIDCAF expand HIV/AIDS prevention programs through both school- and community-based educational programs reaching thousands of people. This grant from Geneva Global U.S.A supported community HIV/AIDS prevention training and education, school HIV/AIDS prevention education, agricultural training, seeds and tools, activity monitoring facilitation, purchase and use of video set, projector, generator, motorcycle, and theater kits and facilitation of 20 community resource people.

II. Integrated HIV, for sustainable livelihoods and child protection, Iganga district.
This World Vision funded project enabled BIDCAF contribute towards care and support for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) to mitigate the adverse effects of the HIV epidemic in the four district sub-counties of Nakalama, Namungalwe, Nabitende and Makuutu. It focused on Home Based Care (HBC) and Support services and Sustainable Livelihood (SL) initiatives to PLHA and their families. HBC targeted 104 direct beneficiaries and atleast 4,224 indirect beneficiaries. Support groups’ targeted 180, beneficiaries while SL and Fuel saving stoves targeted 440 PLHA.

III. Integrated HIV and AIDS Project.
This project was implemented with funding from Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF). The project targeted PLHA, Women, and Children among others in the Luuka District. This funding enabled BIDCAF carry out activities that included Home based care, Child counseling / psychosocial support, HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT), Memory book writing, Alcohol abuse rehabilitation, Domestic Gender based violence reduction. Training included business management and group leadership, nutrition and food security and commemoration events i.e. World AIDS days, Candle light and African women days.

IV. Integrated and comprehensive Socio-economic OVC Services in Luuka.
Funded by Symphasis Charitable Foundation (SCF), this project enabled BIDCAF provide integrated social economic security using group savings approached, psychosocial support, Basic health and child protection services to 1,542 OVC and their households.

V. Sustainable integrated fruit tree growing and agro forestry project.
The project was implemented with funding from Symphasis Charitable Foundation (SCF). The project enabled BIDCAF enhance the ability of farmers to increase and sustain agricultural production for improved household food security, nutrition and income generation while at the same time safeguarding the environment by adopting appropriate technologies through fostering increased fruit production and enhancing agro forestry and thus increased income generation, encouraged and support over 1,200 farmers to transform from smallholder subsistence farming into economically viable agro-businesses.

Strategic Plan Goal
Enhance delivery of comprehensive, integrated, holistic and quality essential services in areas of health, education, livelihoods improvement and supportive environmental surrounding for atleast 10% of the most vulnerable Children, Women and PLHA and their households by end of 2020.

Planned Strategies
• Scaling up and expanding evidence based and demand driven programs concentrating in smaller geographical coverage to minimize resources but realizing bigger impact.
• Ensure that gender equality and equity cuts across all programs and projects through integration at planning levels.
• Strengthening community and beneficiary participation in: planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all projects activities.
• Focus on building and facilitating partnership networks that delivery comprehensive and quality service to target populations.
• In all interventions to strengthen the provision of quality and holistic social services targeting the most vulnerable populations including those most at risk.
• Promote human rights based approach to programming development of underserved and marginalized areas and populations.
• Integrating climate change issues in community development programs.
• Enhancing institutional capacity building for self-sustainability.

Strategically Targeted population
BIDCAF will endeavor to reach / serve the following groups of people;
Vulnerable and at high risk. BIDCAF categories these as populations exposed to high HIV infection like the orphans and other vulnerable children, fishing communities, pastoralists, commercial sex workers, market vendors, boda-boda/ motorcycle transport riders, young people out of school and adults in marriage or/long term sexual relationships.
Marginalized stigmatized and discriminated populations. BIDCAF categories these as People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA), People with Disability (PwD), non-economical women and minority communities.
Underserved/ hard to reach populations. BIDCAF categories these as Communities affected by either geographical or cultural background in mountainous and island areas, poor or inaccessible areas due limited infrastructure affecting social services of health, education, agriculture, psychosocial and/or financial services nature.
Populations in abject Poverty. This category is defined by BIDCAF as those living below the poverty line of equivalent to Ushs.2,000/= a day and are willing to participate in generation of income or access essential social services.

Programmatic Strategic Interventions

Health and HIV Program Interventions
• Strengthen partnership and networking with District Governments Health Facilities service provision.
• Strenghten and/or establish friendly referral, linkage and networking systems in the community that support primary health care medicines and services.
• Promote and provide HIV prevention, care and support services to targeted communities.
• Facilitate extension services that address vulnerability of OVC accessing comprehensive quality social protection services.
• Supporting health service facilities in data/information management of the targeted communities.

Human Rights Protection; Children rights, OVC and GBV Program Interventions
• Public Education on different women and children rights issues through radio programs, posters, flayers, community outreaches and etc.
• Building the capacity of stakeholders, community and district leaders on advocacy for improved women and children rights protection.
• Lobbying districts to enact ordinances and bye-laws to protect women and children rights as well as enforce them.
• Behavior change communication to the targeted populations through production and dissemination of tailor made (including native language) communication materials.
Every child to have the full access to their right to: survive, develop, be protected and participate in decisions that impact their lives, irrespective of the child's race, color, gender, class or religion. Girls to have same opportunities as boys. Childhood can and must be preserved at all times... (Our field of children's rights spans the fields of law[standard governance rules], politics[making grouped decisions], religion[cultural system/beliefs], and morality[distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct].)

Sustainable Livelihoods Program Interventions
• Promote food security and good Nutrition among PLHA households.
• Strengthen household food production and security through use of basic modern farming methods that are sustainable (i.e Less Labour High Quality Yields).
• Build capacity of vulnerable households to generate incomes able to meet their basic household needs.

Education for All Program Interventions
• Ensure that children access and receive quality education.
• Strengthen and support educational institutions (especially primary, secondary and vocational levels) promote quality educational.
• Effectively monitor the education of OVC and ensure their basic educational needs are meet.
• Promote and provide Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) of OVC Household care-givers and other marginalized community members.

Environmental Management and climate change Program Interventions
• Communities education on environmental protection and importance of tree planting measures.
• Establishment of seeds and tree seedling sources and linking the sources to the rural communities.
• Mainstreaming and integrating environmental management issues in most BIDCAF development programs.
• Advocating and lobbying local leaders to spearhead environmental measures in the identified localities.

Institutional Capacity building Program Interventions
• Design and operationalize an effective Management Information System and the related Monitoring and Evaluation system.
• Periodically Review and update the management and financial operational manuals.
• Training of management staff in Monitoring and Evaluation, Strategic project management, Advocacy and Resource mobilization and other areas as may be determined by internal assessments from time to time.
• Develop and implement a robust marketing and resource mobilization strategy.
• Mobilize resources for constructing the head office premise in Iganga