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Who We Are

The Coalition of Pastoralist Civil Society Organizations (COPACSO) was formed in 2005 as a loose coalition of civil society organizations working for the advancement of pastoralists in Uganda. It currently has over 20 member organizations spread across the cattle corridor of Uganda.i.e. Basongora Group for Justice and Human Rights, Bundibugyo NGO Forum, Dynamic Agro Pastoralist Development Organization (DADO), Dodoth Community Animal Health Workers Association (DOCAHWA), Greater North Parliamentary Forum (GNPF), Jie Community Animal Health Workers Association (JICAHWA), Karamoja Agro Pastoral Development Programme (KADP), Kotido Peace Initiative (KOPEIN), Matheniko Development Forum (MADEFO), Mbarara Development Agency, Minority Rights Group International (MRG), Nakasongola Pastoralist Association (NPA), Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA), Pastoralist Women Alliance on Breaking Cultural Chains (PWABC), RiamiRiam Civil Society Network, Uganda Land Alliance and Warrior Squad Foundation(WSF).


To contribute to the sustainable development of pastoralists in Uganda


Promote pastoralism through advocacy, networking, research and capacity building with stakeholders at the local, national, regional and international levels


Policy lobby & advocacy

Institutional Development

Networking & Partnership