Who We Are

We Been Providing Humanitarian and Developmental Services Since 2010

African Partners for Child Poverty – APPCO seeks to address the causes and effects of poverty through development, relief, and advocacy. Our programming principle is to address the plight of Deprived, Excluded, and Vulnerable children and women in the communities where we operate. APPCO can provide educational support, empower communities to end violence against women and girls, construct and equip schools and health centers, train health workers and farmers, participate in advocacy campaigns, distribute improved crop varieties and animal breeds, and provide clean and safe water.

APPCO started in 2010 to offer psychosocial support, reunions of families, simple relief and resettlement packages and to help mobilize communities to co-exist after a lifelong Karamojong conflict, raids, and abductions. Development work was added on with the initiation of Community Development Projects and capacity-building sessions by UN Women in 2010 for Northern, Eastern, and Karamoja regions.

Our Theory of Change

If we support families to identify opportunities that can improve their household incomes and livelihoods;

And work with community leaders to adopt peaceful conflict resolution methods and eliminate any harmful practices particularly against women and children;

And empower households to be able to sustainably manage the environment whilst mitigating any effects of natural and or man-made disaster early enough,

And pass on skills that enlighten and empower the most vulnerable,

And provide psychosocial and protection support to communities and families living in unstable and/or difficult circumstances;

Then families and communities will be able to co-exist peacefully, engage in productive activity and lead meaningful lives.

Our Mission

“APPCO works in partnership with communities, civil society and government to empower children and women to survive and thrive in ending poverty for healthy and sustainable well-being”.

Our Vision

“A society where children, women and their communities are empowered and enjoy equal dignity and wellbeing free from poverty”.

2020 – 2024 thematic focus

APPCO will work towards a holistic vision for the improved well-being of children, in which all girls and boys: • Enjoy good health • Are educated for life • Are cared for, protected, and participating • Experience socio-economic sustainability

Our Core Values

Being honest, dedicated, and loyal with transparency in ownership and communication represents the spirit of our daily work life. We follow the golden rule by treating others as we wish to be treated and by meeting our commitments.

We accept the obligation of joint participation, a shared goal, and mutual accountability that our partnership requires. We recognize our beneficiaries as key partners at all levels and will, at all times, be guided by the relationship especially in signing contracts with donor partners.

Commitment to the poor, the underprivileged, the marginalized, and the handicapped, our pursuit of excellence is driven by high professional standards in delivering quality products and services to our beneficiaries, partners, and stakeholders.

We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to supporters, partners, and, most of all, children

“As local leaders and duty bearers on ground, we are committed to supporting APPCO in the delivery of their strategy agenda 2020 – 2024 because we are involved and informed on key deliverables from the start”

RDC Lamwo district said during the strategy development consultative meeting.


APPCO operates under the umbrella of five (5) key thematic areas. These thematic areas were identified based on APPCOs, comparative advantages, and capacity to deliver on each of them and in recognition of the fact that psychosocial wellbeing and community health are vital components in each of these thematic areas.  Hence all these interventions will be delivered from a psychosocial and community health standpoint.  Existing problems in the various project sites were analyzed based on; our knowledge of their current status, periodic assessments carried out and UNOCHA situation analysis reports.