Integrated Community Based Initiatives (ICOBI)

Facts on ICOBI


  • Background:ICOBI was formed as a response to the growing need for NGOs to deliver services to the rural communities. Most of the NGOs in Uganda in early 1990s were foreign-urban based. There was a need for local, indigenous rural based CSOs to serve the local community. At the time, STIs and HIV/AIDS were at their peak therefore ICOBI was formed to respond to the challenges and bring services nearer to the people.
  • Mission and Vision: ICOBI exists to improve the quality of life of people living in rural communities. ICOBI’s vision is a healthy and prosperous family. ICOBI strives to achieve this through: teamwork, integrity, responsibility, transparency, accountability, fairness and respect for others’ dignity and sanctity of human life as guiding principles.
  • Geographical coverage: ICOBI is a national NGO and its current activities countrywide.
  • Legal status: ICOBI is an indigenous non-governmental, non-profit making, non-denominational, charitable organization established in 1994 and registered with the NGO Board of Uganda since 1996.
  • Governance: ICOBI has a Board comprising 8 members with wide range of expertise and the Executive Director is an ex-officio to the board.
  • Human Resource Capacity:Currently, ICOBI has 250 staff members. The team comprise of Public health specialists, management specialists and finance and administration specialists. 
  • Financial management: ICOBI uses recommended modern accounting systems based on accrual basis as the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to manage its accounts. External Auditors are Deloitte and Touché – Uganda, Certified Public Accountants. 




HBHCT Project achievements (Feb. 2009 to March 2013)