Our strategy integrates ongoing research in our regular work, enabling us to develop effective programs that address real problems, while running advocacy initiatives to mobilize partners and stakeholders whose work and mission hold synergistic contributions to our vision.
We first learnt the value of research integration during a visit to Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in 2019. The needs in the settlement looked overwhelming. There were many organizations helping but the gap appeared still large. We ran the first research on Access to Safe Water and Post-Primary Education in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in July 2019, followed by publication and integrated advocacy which was successfully completed in Ugust the same year. Since then, research has been a focal program of HCA Africa.