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
Democratic Governance Facility
East African Wildlife Society
Farm Africa – Ethiopia
Irish Aid
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:

Letter from Arua District Local Government
Letter from Hoima District Local Government
Letter from Kanungu District Local Government

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