Dr. Gaston Ampe Tumuhimbise:

UCO Country Director.


The AICAD Uganda Country Office(UCO) was established in 2000. It is headed by a Country Director, Dr. Gaston Ampe Tumuhimbise. This office is responsible for coordinating the institute’s programs and activities dealing with poverty reduction in Uganda through human capacity development by linking knowledge to application. The Institute’s programmes are funded by the three governments of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.


AICAD Uganda’s primary aim is poverty alleviation, by facilitating the local people to solve their problems. To do this, AICAD UCO works with public Universities and other institutions to filter and apply those aspects of research that are of practical significance to targeted users. These include public universities such as Makerere, Kyambogo, Mbarara, Gulu Busitema, Kabale, Muni and KIU. As part of its human capacity development, AICAD’s network has played useful roles in supporting young institutions, individual researchers (through graduate student’s research) and communities. Apart from Research and Development, AICAD has carried out many activities under Training and Extension (T&E) and Information Networking and Documentation (IN&D).

To date, AICAD has conducted activities in over 25 districts of Uganda. The districts include Sironko, Kampala, Kumi, Wakiso, Soroti, Mbarara, Masaka, Rakai, Kamuli, Kyenjojo, Iganga, Manafa, Mbale, Tororo, Busia, Mpigi, Nakasongola, Fort Portal, Sembabule, Bugiri, Kaliro, Kayunga, Mityana, Ntungamo and Gulu.


TITLE: MODERN TEA & BANANA GROWING – AUGUST 2018 Target Group: 30 extension workers from 15 districts in western Uganda namely; Bushyenyi,

MUNICIPALITY SPATIAL PLANNING – AUGUST 2019 Target Group: Planners for the 37 municipalities in Uganda Brief Description: AICAD in conjunction with UN

FINANCIAL LITERACY TRAINING – APRIL 2021 Target Group: Women from 25 savings groups in Luwero District Brief Description: The activity involved training



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