Focus Areas

About Gateway Research Centre (GRC) GRC is a non-profit organization located at Mengo – Kampala –(Awab mall) opposite Lisa Medical Centre Vision We aspire to be the largest development research Centre in Uganda and Africa at large Mission Building a Uganda free from development deficiencies through undertaking evidence based research, policy analysis and pragmatic policy recommendations. Focus areas
  • Education
  • Gender and women empowerment
  • Health
  • Capacity building
  • Poverty and youths
  • Food security
  • Environment


    The education system of Uganda has been improving over years since 1986 when President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni came to power. However, over years, it has been characterized by the massive commercialization of the sector by many educationists who have ended up building high quality academic institutions mostly attracting the rich. GRC advocates for the establishment and growth of academic institutions to include children from both poor and rich families for a better Uganda.


    Like any other country, Uganda’s environment has been affected by both changes caused by both natural and human factors. GRC works towards advocating for policies that protect its environment for the survival of both human and animal lives.

    Poverty and youths:

    Uganda is a country that has been poverty-stricken over years. GRC advocates for government and private sector programmes aimed at fighting poverty in Uganda especially among youths and women.

    Gender and Women empowerment:

    Despite Uganda’s efforts to empower women, they are still facing inequalities and patriarchal supremacy which have to be minimized to promote equity in existence in order to encourage women’s participation in Uganda’s social, political, economic and technological development process.

    Food security:

    All regions of Uganda including; Central, Eastern, Western and North have been affected by the lack of reliable food supply which has affected all citizens equally. GRC advocates for measures undertaken by various stakeholders to promote food security in the country by suggesting policy recommendations that can be adopted to improve so, as well as engaging key players in improving the availability of food in Uganda both for domestic consumption and export. This is mostly through advocating for modern agriculture in support of the National Development Plan and Vision 2040 for Uganda.


    Health is very vital for survival of every human and non-human beings. The health sector of Uganda is still weak although there have been improvements over years. Across all the regions of Uganda, the health centres are not evenly distributed. There have been tireless government efforts to promote the sector but there is still a gap to build the sector to international levels.

    Capacity building:

    In so many organizations, both individual staff and management usually find themselves with limited skills to run their organizations. This limits the smooth running of the organization, result into high subcontracting costs.