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Welcome to the official NURRU website!

The Network of Ugandan Researchers & Research Users (NURRU) was established in 1994 by representatives of 25 Ugandan research and research user organisations, with support from the Government of the Netherlands. NURRU, a registered NGO, brings together researchers and research users to tackle some of Uganda’s daunting socio-economic problems, through research and research output utilization. NURRU conducts research for socio-economic development aimed at poverty eradication in the country. Poverty eradication and socio-economic development were, at NURRU’s inception, identified as some of Uganda’s most daunting problems that needed special attention.

Message from the Executive Director:

You are welcome to the Network of Ugandan Researchers and Research Users’ website.
Since 1994, NURRU has had a track record of multi disciplinary, demand led and action oriented research.  It has encouraged the dissemination and use of the locally generated research data in policy formulation and implementation. The generated research data has been useful in influencing and informing policy and practice in Uganda.

The Network boasts of a membership of 49 member organizations who are both researchers and research users. I would like to thank all our member organizations for their contributions to the Network. Special thanks go to our donors who have enabled us realize our objectives.

We have positioned ourselves as a center of excellence in research not only in Uganda but also in the East African region. We are currently involved in research projects with Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and the University of Kwazulu Natal; South Africa. Our Resource Center at the Secretariat has rich research data-sets in Socio-economic, health, environmental, and agricultural research, among others, I encourage researchers and research users who are not our members to come at the Secretariat and have a look at these research reports.

Please dont hesitate to come and visit us at our office at Ntinda, Plot 4A, Kimera Road, Kampala or contact us on email

I thank you very much.

Featured Project:


PICTURE Africa is a 3 year program (November 2006 December 2009) funded by the IDRC Under agreement No.103876-001.  The project is entitled, Poverty, Information and Communication Technology in Urban and Rural Eastern Africa: Case Studies from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.

The research project is intended to assess the relationship between poverty and ICT in the region. Implementation started on 1-11-2006.

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Call For Proposals - 2008

NURRU is calling for the third round of research proposals for 2008. Funding is from the Department for International Development (DFID) under the Civil Society Umbrella Programme (CSUP).



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