Shared Action Africa

Shared Action Africa is a nonprofit that supports women and girls to attain sustainable livelihoods, lead healthy lives, and be agents of climate justice in rural and refugee areas in Uganda.

We envision a world where women and girls can women and girls drive positive social change and lead their communities/countries in becoming active stewards of a more sustainable earth.

The Need

Challenges for Refugee Women and Girls

The situation for refugee women and girls in Uganda is worsening particularly amidst the Covid-19 pandemic thus increasing their vulnerability to shocks

Our History

Adaptable to Changing Needs

Since our founding in 2014, we have learned that communities needs and priorities are important, but they are not exposed to many solutions that they could benefit from

Our Impact

Empowerment Changes lives

We listen to the people we serve, and they help us understand what it really means to have access to services, resources, and opportunities while protecting the environment for future generations.

By The Numbers


Refugees Face food insecurity during Covid-19

9 IN 10

Households Rely on
biomass for energy


Forest cover Lost
every year


Rural and Refugee


Women of Reproductive


Women Commercial Food Vendors

Our Programs

Economic Empowerment

We support women’s leadership and participation in rural development to improve food security and livelihoods


We integrated advocacy in all thematic sectors to create synergy for increased impact for rural and refugee women.

Savings Groups

We support and collaborate with women and girl-led savings groups and community-based organizations.

Climate Justice

We build the resilience and adaptative capacities of rural and refugee women to respond to the adverse effects of climate change and restore degraded land

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

We support protection and fulfillment of rights related to women’s sexual and reproductive health.

Latest Blogs

Health Worker Story

Jessica, an enrolled midwife at Nakivale Health Centre III is one of the participants in the training Shared Action Africa conducted among the 20 frontline health workers (midwives) from 7 health.

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Hedwig’s Story

There is a need to increase access to PPE in resource-poor areas such as Refugee Settlements

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Harriet’s Story

Harriet worked as a midwife at Reco Health Center IV in Nakivale Refugee Settlement when covid-19 broke out.….

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Shared Action Africa

When you provide women with empowerment and inclusion they deserve, you create more balanced households, and more sustainable and resilient communities.