About us

Who we are

Rwenzori Information Centres Network (RIC-NET) is a network of information centres owned by youths, women, farmers and Civic activists CBOs; and Districts e-society centres in Rwenzori region. RIC-NET was established and incorporated as Company limited by guarantee (Reg.85565) in 2005 and registered as an NGO (S. 5914/11258).

RIC-NET works closely and has membership within broader NGO networks such as the Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA), Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF), Rwenzori Consortium for Civic Competence (RWECO), Human Rights Defenders Network, Agro-profocus, I-Network and Plantwise Uganda.

Name: Rwenzori Information Centre Network  (RIC-NET)
Postal Address P.O. Box 916, Fort Portal
Office location: Butangwa-Butebe road, Fort Portal, Kabarole District.
Telephone: +256  382  277 994 // +256  772  607 149
Email: info@ricnet.co.ug
Website: www.ricnet.co.ug
blog http://rweconews.blogspot.com
Twitter @ricnetnews
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ricnetnews/


“Informed and Active Citizens in a Democratic Society”


“Empowering citizens to access and use information for civic engagement and wealth creation”

RIC-NET Objectives

1)    To foster civic engagement, critical debate and dialogue on key development issues among citizens and leaders in Uganda.

2)    To build capacity of our members; the youth, women, rural farmers and people with disability in using appropriate knowledge and skills to achieve social, economic, educational and development opportunities.

3)    To generate innovative ways of applying ICT by socially excluded communities to demand for their rights and entitlements.

4)    To strengthen civil society partnership with public and private sectors, in building the information society in Uganda.

5)    Undertaking action research and pilot projects to develop methodologies for improving processes of innovation, learning, capacity development and institutional change.

6)    To source, repackage, document and disseminate indigenous knowledge & skills for posterity.

Our Core Values

Transparency and accountability at the centre of all our transactions

Team work to bring about fully shared endeavours


Professionalism and due care in all work

Responsibility for our decisions and actions

Commitment to work and relationships

Respect for human dignity, legal process and justice

Receptive to innovation and creativity

Gender sensitivity and equity


RIC-NET has 7 members of the Board of Directors and 12 staff at the Secretariat.

Board of Directors

  1. Ms. Kabaikya Agnes                                            Chairperson
  2. Mr. Mucunguzi Isaiah                                         Treasurer
  3. Rev Kalyebara Stephen                                        Secretary Board.
  4. Ms. Kiiza Joy                                                          Member
  5. Mr. Kwesiga Enock                                               Member
  6. Ms. Kabugho Scovia                                             Member
  7. Mr. Bahati Azoli                                                    Member

Executive Director

Mr. Murugahara John Silco (MBA, BIT, B.Com, Dip. Philo, Dip. Educ,)