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Founded by Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda, the Nnabagereka (Queen) of the Kingdom of Buganda, the Nnabagereka Development Foundation – NDF – is a charitable organisation that leverages culture for development.

While the Nnabagereka Development Foundation is an independently registered organisation, it is part of the Buganda Kingdom structure which provides effective mechanism and channels for the Foundation’s development interventions.

Since its founding in 2000, the Foundation has actively been involved in making a positive difference in the lives of children, youth and women in Uganda and elsewhere. Part of what makes us unique is that we draw on positive cultural values from the rich culture and traditions of the Kingdom of Buganda and balance these values with contemporary ones.

We apply this mixture of tradition and modernity as an approach to address development challenges. This innovative approach to development has positioned the Nnabagereka Development Foundation to make a difference not only at the national level but internationally as well.

Focus on society’s most vulnerable

The Foundation’s target population are the children, youth and women.

Children We work towards nurturing holistic individuals, responsible and humane citizens through strengthening the family and the children’s voice.

Youth We make the most of the youth’s creativity and industriousness to nurture entrepreneurship, leadership and a purposeful life

WomenWe empower women by strengthening their voice and agency to drive change processes and participate in making decisions about their lives, starting at the family level.

NDF’s mission, vision and values

An equitable, inclusive and peaceful world grounded in human virtues

Leveraging culture to improve the quality of life of children, youth and women

The concept of Obuntubulamu recognized as a human capital asset in the contemporary world.

Obuntubulamu – We believe Obuntubulamu is a way of upholding the dignity of the human person.

Diversity – We acknowledge diversity; strive for inclusiveness, with a primary focus on the vulnerable.

Innovation – We are innovative and pioneering in our quest for development solutions.

Integrity – We are transparent and accountable in our processes and operations.

Preservation – We uphold the conservation of culture and nature.

  Obuntubulamu practiced as a way of life to influence social, economic and cultural norms and practice, governance and development.

  Youth equipped with Obuntubulamu and life skills, for survival and  readiness for leadership roles.

  Women’s voice and agency leveraged for participation and leadership in  economic, social, cultural and political processes and development.

  The Nnabagereka Development Foundation strategically positioned to       champion and realise its agenda.

The Foundation

NDF is directly involved in the community with its unique activities.


Our Royal Founder

Inspiring, passionate and committed to supporting children, youth, women.

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Our Impact

In 2000, our Royal Founder envisioned NDF to leverage culture for development.

Our impact

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The Team

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