Our working Approach:
While CoU-PDR seeks to practically extend the love of Christ to all God’s people without discriminating on the basis of age, sex, gender, colour, religious affiliation, political affiliation, economic status, and cultural tribe, race; we are especially sensitive to God’s people who are not able to enjoy dignified living due to circumstances in life like poverty, ignorance, illiteracy, displacement, disasters and the like. CoU-PDR employs various methodologies in its efforts to bring abundant life to God’s people ensuring that proper information/data is registered of where people are and where CoU-PDR interventions lead them.
Enabling and accompanying: CoU-PDR seeks to transform itself into a facilitating agency and not an implementing agency. It works to ensure that the central implementing organs of the Church of Uganda i.e. the Dioceses are capacitated to champion the socio-economic agenda of the God’s people in their respective constituencies. Therefore, CoU-PDR concentrates on capacitating and empowering the target groups through specific skills training, information sharing, exposure learning visits, on site coaching and the like.
Teamwork and building synergies: CoU-PDR in the course of delivering its programmes and services relies on team work and synergies of its staff at national level as well as at Diocesan level. CoU-PDR encourages and holds dialogues and interactive meetings with target groups to build consensus on interventions and strategies for effective delivery of services. It then accompanies the target groups/organs to successfully achieve the desired results.
Marketing and visibility: CoU-PDR ensures that the impact of the work of the Church in socio-economic development on people and communities is seen, owned and understood by its stakeholders and the wider public. Therefore, CoU-PDR ensures that its target groups are equipped with skills in public relations, visibility and marketing, documentation and communication.
Sustainability and continuity: Impact monitoring and evaluation is central in CoU-PDR approach to track changes brought about by its own direct interventions as well as the intervention and initiatives of its target group and other stakeholders.. Baselines at the beginning of interventions and capacity needs assessments are instrumental in helping to measure change brought about in the lives of God’s people by CoU-PDR interventions. Sustainability plans and keen follow-up of such plans is integral in all interventions by CoU-PDR and its target groups to ensure that the gains made are maintained. .
Holistic ministry: CoU-PDR interventions are based on facilitating abundant life through holistic approaches. Approaches that ensure that issues affecting the minds, souls and bodies of God’s people are addressed through its interventions. In addition to the other methodologies that CoU-PDR employs during implementation of its activities, Diocesan dialogues, envisioning exercises, discipleship, mentorship, Bible studies and peer learning are promoted as ways through which God’s people can have wholesome growth in this life and in the hereafter.
●Rights based: CoU-PDR values the cores principles of the RBA approach to socio-economic development. It seeks to institute mechanisms that facilitate its target groups to express their opinion freely and also ensure that the issues raised by its target groups are addressed. Though this approach, CoU-PDR seeks to promote dignified living among God’s people where people are empowered with knowledge and understanding of their rights and responsibilities and are able to successfully and sustainably enjoy them, thereby realising abundant life.