MYJ is a non-profit, multidisciplinary organization with a passion for innovation in working with and for communities towards meaningful development. In recent years, the organization has successfully established a strong reputation for its committment towards its work among the various parties with which it has collaborated, including community members, local government, central government, and development partners. “Maendeleo ya Jamii” means “Community Development” in Kiswahili, without the often loaded, misunderstood and or misinterpreted terms “community” and “development”.


Since its establishment in 2010, MYJ has worked on a number of projects. Many of these projects have involved investigating and addressing issues affecting communities, the environment, and resources. Through these projects MYJ has collaborated with a wide range of organizations and individuals.  


MYJ has successfully collaborated with a wide network of reputable organizations, including:
  • African Safari Lodge Foundation
  • Business-Community Synergies
  • Catholic Diocese of Ndola – Zambia
  • Catholic Diocese of Solwezi – Zambia
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Democratic Governance Facility
  • East African Wildlife Society
  • Farm Africa – Ethiopia
  • Friends of the Nation – Ghana
  • Irish Aid
  • IUCN
  • Kanungu District NGO/CBO Forum
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Nebbi District NGO Forum
  • Parliamentary Centre
  • Rhino Fund Uganda
  • Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (ACP-EU)
  • Uganda Debt Network
  • University of Leeds
  • World Resources Institute


The feedback MYJ receives continues to inspire the organization. Below are some examples of inspiring feedback MYJ has received: