Our History


Environmental Women in Action for Development is made up of many board members, interns, volunteers, sponsors and associated organizations from many countries around the world.


HISTORY EWAD was founded in April 1995 by a group of women who were inspired by love and compassion to fight for the rights of women, youth and children in Wakiso, Entebbe. Over the past decade, EWAD has grown from an informal community organization to a well established charitable organization in Uganda. In June 2011, the organization officially changed its name from Entebbe Women’s Association (EWA) to the Environmental Women in Action for Development (EWAD); this change reflects the organization’s evolution into an environmentally-focused, with emphasis on environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Our Values.

  • Dignity: We believe in the intrinsic dignity of every person and their human rights regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion or political affiliation.
  • Solidarity: We have passion to serve the poor and vulnerable members of society to improve their lives
  • Sustainability: We recognise the intimate relationship between protecting and sustaining the environment and promoting human development. We strive to take proper account of ecological, social and economic sustainability in our work
  • Accountability: We strive to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us, cost-effective in all our activities and openly accountable to the public and all our partners.