NIRAS in Uganda

NIRAS in Kampala, Uganda


NIRAS has been implementing projects in Uganda for more than ten years.

We provide services within the field of:

  • Climate adaptation and resilience
  • Forestry
  • Sustainable energy
  • Water and sanitation
  • Agriculture and food security
  • Private sector development
  • Finance and investments
  • Gender and human rights
  • Urban development and infrastructure
  • Peace and stability
  • Governance
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

Some of our key references include:

Funded by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Energising Development (EnDev) partnership, the Energy Enterprise Coach is a flagship initiative designed to support industrialisation of clean energy SMEs aspiring to scale operations and become investment-ready in Africa and Asia (2022–2026).

Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa, a NEFCO-managed results-based financing programme, aims to build markets for off-grid energy to bring access to clean, affordable off-grid energy to at least six million people in Burkina Faso, DR Congo, Liberia, Mozambique, Zambia and Uganda by 2025 (2022–2027).

The Commercial Agriculture for Small Holder Farmers and Agribusinesses (CASA) Programme, funded by the FCDO, aims to increase economic opportunities for smallholder farmers (2019–2026).

Together with our partners, NIRAS has developed an International Training Programme (ITP) for Sida to promote a media environment characterised by freedom of expression, pluralism and diversity. The ITP Media Development in a Democratic Framework has run in 21 countries including Uganda (2018-2023).

The Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) Challenge Fund supported innovative enterprises that impact water-food, energy-food or water-energy-food production chains in an efficient and sustainable manner, while bringing long-term improvements to the livelihoods of smallholder farmers who are the end-users of the SME innovations (2021-2023)

GIZ’s Responsible Governance of Investment in Land contributed to increased agricultural productivity and development in Uganda and other nations (2021–2023).

The KfW-funded Refugee Response Fund supported the intensive efforts of the Ugandan Government to address the needs of South Sudanese refugees and their host communities in Northern Uganda (2019–2023).

In the Strengthening Governance and Civil Society Programme, funded by GIZ, CSO staff received extensive training to enhance organisational skills and improve performance (2017–2021).

NIRAS conducted an Impact Evaluation for AgDevCo of its $2M loan to GADC, a cotton ginnery and sesame processor. NIRAS also assessed the impact of AgDevCo’s support to farmer groups to access both credit and affordable mechanisation solutions (2017).

Office in Kampala

Our office was opened in 2019. We have 3 full time staff employees.


Nakawa Business Park, Block A, Fourth Floor
Kampala Rd, Kampala
P.O Box 27159 Kampala

Read more in our brochure: NIRAS in Africa

Get in touch

Richard Ojara

Richard Ojara

Country Office Director

Kampala, Uganda