RENA Foundation Uganda was started by Rev. Fr. Dr. Fred Tusingire in 2000 with a team of concerned Ugandans, with a vision of having a literate and healthy self-sustainable community within the Rwenzori region. Rena foundation Uganda has its head office in Mahyoro town council, Kitagwenda district near the shores of Lake George.

 The core objectives of the organization are to:-

  1. Initiate projects of eradicating poverty in Rwenzori Region and its neighborhood

  2. Promote community development by initiating, operating or assisting in projects such as health, education institutions, small-scale industries, crop and animal husbandry development, microfinance, tourism and water projects.

  • Sensitize the community on the need for better standards of living and responsibility and advocate for maintenance and sustenance of the high standard of responsibility, consciousness, fairness and integrity.

RENA Foundation Uganda is a registered NGO which is governed by a competent team of Board of Directors, namely;





Rev Fr. Dr. Frederick Tusingire

Patron and chairman


Mr. Vincent Agaba



Ms. Ester Barungi

Vice Chairperson


Mr. Venansio Tumuhairwe

Chairperson finance, Education & health


Mr. Simon Magezi

Chairperson Production

In line with article 7(d) the Board of Directors appoints a team of competent people to constitute the Executive of RENA Foundation Uganda to undertake the day to day management of the Association. Currently the Executive comprise of the following officers:

Rwabukuuku R Joseph, Executive Director; Joseph, holds a Masters degree in Management Science of Uganda Management institute, a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences of Makerere University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management from Uganda Management Institute, a Diploma in Project Planning and Management from Uganda Management Institute, a Certificate in Administrative Law, from Law Development Centre and a  certificates in Human Resource Management  from International Centre for African Development, Swaziland. Joseph worked as Branch Manager of British American, later locally incorporated as Golden Gate Insurance co. Ltd., Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Administrative Officer Kabarole District Local Government, Programme Manager, and Agricultural Development Programme of Fort Portal Diocese and as a Private Management Consultant, before joining RENA Foundation Uganda.

The Executive Team is responsible to the Board Directors and specifically handles the following functions of the Rena foundation Uganda;

  • Leadership

  • Fundraising

  • Operational planning and management

  • Programme planning and management

  • Human Resource planning and management

  • Financial planning and management

  • Community relations and advocacy

  • Risks management

  • Monitoring and evaluation

  • Reporting



Geographical reach and professional character

The organization’s focus is on the Rwenzori Region (greater Tooro) while its head offices are in Kitagwenda District. This region is composed of Districts of  Kitagwenda, Kabarole, Bunyangabu, Kyenjojo, Kamwenge, Kyegegwa, Kasese Ntoroko and Bundibugyo. The initial working area was Mahyoro Town Council, along the shores of Lake George where many fishing communities can be found,  a deliberate choice due to the increased levels of poverty that were found in these areas. Currently the strategy is to roll out and systematically cover the entire region.

More generally, Rwenzori Region is densely populated, (2,589,652 people and a mean household size of 4.7 according to the 2014 National census) with large numbers of people of lower strata of society who are marginalized economically and socially and were once affected by ADF Rebellion between the years1996-2001

RENA’s professional character is based on values which include transparency and accountability, integrity, excellence, commitment, leadership, justice and equity, efficiency and effectiveness. Our guiding principles are; – humanity, impartiality, neutrality, unity, universality, independence and voluntary service