The CoU-PDR Department was established in 1974 as a Planning and Advisory Office to the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda at a time when the country was experiencing political, social and economic turmoil. It was a response in fulfilment of the Christ’s mission “...I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full “Jn 10:10., CoU-PDR has been championing the Church of Uganda response to social-economic development challenges faced by various communities in the Province, promoting peace and social justice, mitigating the adverse effects of HIV/AIDS and Malaria, coordinating humanitarian response disasters/emergencies, strengthening the community household capacities in water, food and income security as well augmenting Institutional capacities for Church Organs and Structures from national to grass root levels. In its current 6 year strategic plan, 2012-2017, Cou PDR is focusing on 5 thematic directions, responding to cross cutting issues, programmes and services, adequate funding, institutional strengthening and effective working relationships partnerships. (Refer to the uploaded SP)
Inspired by God’s word; “…I have come that they might have life, and that they might
have it more abundantly”(John 10:10). CoU-PDR Department commits herself to the
promotion of a holistic ministry of Christ’s Church in Uganda and beyond.
“A Church that is an effective facilitator of Socio-economic development processes for God’s people”. This is in line with the Church of Uganda Vision“A Christ-centered Church equipped for transforming mission among people”
“To facilitate the socio-economic development efforts of the Church of Uganda through capacity building, harmonizing development approaches, advocacy, research and networking”. Contributing to the Church of Uganda Mission “To fulfill Christ’s mission through holistic teaching, evangelism, discipleship and healing for healthy and godly nations”