RICNET @ a Glance

What We Do:

Programme Areas



  1. 1.      Community Empowerment and Youth (CEY):

Unlocking people’s potential by:

  • Offering a range of skills-development/tailor-made trainings and apprenticeship opportunities for the youth and women.
  • Facilitate access to required and relevant information, skills and resources for wealth creation, preventive health and entrepreneurship development.
  • Sensitize and moblise grassroots activism towards a specific change in attitudes, practices, visioning, and to actively participate in community transformation actions.
  1. 2.      Knowledge sharing and Advocacy (KSA)

Building an information society by:

  • Adapting the available ICT tools to facilitate community led information documentation and sharing.
  • Developing structures that enable information access and learning at individual and community levels.
  • Advocating for policies and platforms that facilitate citizens’ engagements and demand for better service delivery and entitlements.
  1. 3.      Technology for Social Accountability and Development (TSAD):
  • Collaborative efforts in design and deployment of platforms enabling citizen engagement with leaders without fear or risk of repercussions
  • Building the capacity of CSOs and civil servants to use ICT in service delivery monitoring.
  • Amplifying citizens’ voices on the status of human rights, good governance, accountability and service delivery.
  1. 4.      Social Inclusion, Rights and Livelihood (SIRL):
  • Amplifying the silent voices of socially excluded persons, the vulnerable women, youth, minorities and displaced persons /refugees; capacitate them to assert, demand and realize their human rights.
  • Sensitizing the community to tolerate and defend minorities’ rights and dignity.
  • Building capacities of the margnilised and vulnerable persons to generate wealth and reduce their poverty-exacerbated vulnerability.
  1. 5.      Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CCAM):
  • Sensitizing citizens on the dangers of climate change
  • Informing citizens on climate-resilient pathways including adaptation, mitigation, and sustainable development.
  • Promoting practical skills and technology for climate change adaptation /resilience e.g. energy saving mechanisms, sustainable use of resources and conservation techniques.