Our Background

iCON was established in Uganda in 2014 following an initial incubation phase as a hybrid (center and community-based) Women and Young People’s Leadership Academy that commenced in 2009. iCON is steered by a leadership that has amassed over 50 years collective experience in organizational development, community development, agriculture, building women’s leadership, education, business entrepreneurship, social enterprise development, project management, health research, advocacy, training, youth, and women’s empowerment.

Our Strategy

Evaluative Thinking

Gender-Base Analysis

Evidence-Based Advocacy

Attitude and Behavioral Change Principles

Promotion of Male Participation

Coaching and Mentoring

Partnering Building

Collaborations and Networking

Our Strategic Priorities

  1.  Growing transformative entrepreneurial leaders. 
  2. Over the next five years we aim to become a national voice to address the barriers to family stability in general, children’s retention in school, women’s economic security and effective parenting to ensure that no child and no family is left behind. 
  3. We consciously endeavor to contribute to the attainment of the 2030 Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) Uganda agenda in general with a particular focus on SDG 1 (No Poverty): SDG 3 (Good Health and Well Being); SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG5 (Gender Quality) and SDG8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth). 
  4. Our work is guided by amongst others the Uganda National Development Plan 11 and 111, Uganda Vision 2040, the Uganda Education Act (2008), the Uganda Domestic Violence Act (2010), the Uganda Children’s Act (2016) and the Uganda Gender Policy (2017).