Founded in 2005 by the Civil Society Organizations, Rwenzori Information Centres Network (RIC-NET) is a community owned information sharing and ICTD network. RIC-NET is an NGO (S. 5914/11258) under NGO Act and incorporated as Company by guarantee (Reg.85565) under section 16(1) of company Act.
RIC-NET is membership NGOs of community information centres and District e-society centres, and is a member and works closely to other National CSOs Networks e.g. DENIVA, Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF) and Citizens Election Watch-IT (CEW-IT), Agro-profocus, I-Network and Plantwise Uganda.
|Name||Rwenzori Information Centre Network (RIC-NET)|
|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|
The Network cherishes a holistic approach to development that recognizes the provision of information as an essential element to the transformation people’s productivity, social, political and economic spheres. The network cherishes the promotion using ICT tools in rural areas to bridge the digital divide and enable voicing the silence, enhance civic competences and engagement geared to good governance and social inclusion. We believe participatory democracy and governance is critical in delivering actions towards sustained poverty eradication and guaranteeing a culture of respecting human rights.
Informed and Active Citizens in a Democratic Society
Empowering citizens to access and use information for Civic engagement and wealth creation
Our Core Values
Transparency and accountability is at the centre of all our transactions; Team work is basic to the achievement of a positive and lasting change; Voluntarism is a prerequisite to development; Professionalism and due care in doing work is basic to community custodianship; Responsibility for our decision and action centre to openness to learning; Commitment to work and relationships is core to our diversity and cross-cultural; Respect for human dignity, legal process and justice is our virtue; Receptive in view of innovation and creativity generated by shared endeavour; Gender sensitivity and equity enables every one exercise his or her full potential.
RIC-NET is best focused on providing ICT solutions, offering specialized trainings and convergence of various platforms and Media.
The niche is the praxis of enabling citizens to timely access relevant information, creating feedback and engangement mechnaism with stakeholders/ authorities. RIC-NET combines traditional media with ICT to promote an information society without exclusion. Using open data, ICT and Media to amplify people’s agenda, RIC-NET empowers them to tell their own story, engage with leaders, influence decision making and equitable resource sharing to eradicate poverty.
In practice, we converge varoius information and knowledge sharings models to “Empower, Engange and Eradicate Poverty”, and “Unlocking peoples’ Ponteatials-Voicing the Silcence”.
RIC-NET has a 7 member Board of Directors and Secretariat headed by the Executive Directors.
Board of Directors
- Ms. Kabaikya Agnes Chairperson
- Rev. Mucunguzi Isaiah Treasurer
- Rev Kalyebara Stephen Secretary Board.
- Mr. Bahati Azoli Member
- Ms. Kiiza Joy Member
- Mr. Kwesiga Enock Member
- Ms. Kabugho Scovia member
Mr. Murugahara John Silco Executive Director
Mr. Rwaheeru Geoffrey Finance Officer
Mr. Kaliba Charles Programme officer
Ms. Kenyana Evelyn Programme officer
Ms. Betina Mustuba Internal Auditor
Ms Tumwebaze Night Janet Administrator
Ms. Kabugho Robinah Information Officer
Ms. Mukasine Betty ICT officer
Mr. Bahihohya Edson STEM class Facilitator
Non project staff
Ms. Mubunga Gloria Receptionist
Mr. Shabani Kutusabe Security Assistant
Ms. Kayesu Margret staff office welfare and cleaner
The auditors are BFCC, recently re-named as BFKK ASSOCIATES.