• Bicycle Ambulances
    Bicycles with a special trailer
    help people in rural Uganda to access
    healthcare facilities.

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  • Access to bicycles
    Our goal is an increased usage of bicycles
    to access social services (education, health)
    and for poverty alleviation (economic, business)

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  • Advocacy
    NMT and other transport policies implemented

    Citizenry demand for sustainable transport

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  • Cycle to School
    "Cycle to School" focuses on students and
    teachers of secondary and vocational schools
    in Uganda. FABIO provides subsidised bicycles
    to the beneficiaries.

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FABIO Projects

Over the years FABIO was engaged in many different projects: from offering bicycles per credit scheme, bicycle ambulances, Cycle to School to advocacy and consultations. FABIO pushed for the development and implementation of the Uganda NMT (Non-motorised transport) policy and organised the first pan-african bicycle conference in 2001.

Cycle to School

The "Cycle to School" project focuses on students and teachers of secondary and vocational schools in Uganda. FABIO provides affordable bicycles to the beneficiaries. These bicycles are purchased at a local wholesaler and given out at subsidised prices. FABIO will establish a bicycle club in each school. The members are being trained in bicycle maintenance and other basic skills like organisation of the club etc.

Bicycle Ambulances

Bicycle Ambulances are Bicycles with a specialized trailer to be used in rural areas in Uganda where access to medical care is often very difficult and sometimes even not possible at all. Pregnant women, children, elderly and unconscious people will benefit most. Fuel powered ambulances are often unable to reach some villages. FABIO wants to contribute to reach the Sustainable Development Goal 3 (better health and well-being) by distributing bicycle ambulances to villages in rural Uganda.

Governance and Human Rights Program

The Governance and Human Rights Program aims at strengthening and nurturing communities to advocate for a democracy that serves all citizens in Uganda. The program works for social, economic and political accountability of local government to the communities. We have organized groups like "Pressure from below group" in Walukuba Masese, Mafubira Peoples Parliament, Think Tanks and citizen engagement forums for the transport sector which have caused tremendous impact in the community. It has the following objectives:

1. To mobilize community members to actively participate in democratic governance at all levels and demand for government's respect for human rights and the Constitution.
2. To promote equality, service delivery and accountability at local and central government levels in the various sectors that Forster development
3. To participate in policy reform processes at local and national levels, using grassroots knowledge and well researched evidence.
4. To advocate for a favorable operating environment for civil society organizations in Uganda.

Under the governance program, we have projects like: Hakuna muchezo village project The project looks at building the civic competence of the electorate from specified communities to demand accountability from their service providers while participating in the development processes in their areas. FABIO does this through organizing engagement for a for the community and the leaders on the different identified pressing issues. The overall goal is to have all the different stake holders in community development fulfill their roles and responsibilities.

NMT project

Since 2001, FABIO advocates for active and sustainable transport. Recognising that most of the African countries including Uganda did not have comprehensive transport policies and plan, we engage on activities with the Ministry of Works and Transport, KCC then now KCCA, and lower urban councils of Jinja and Iganga. The major focus of this program is to see that issues of non-motorised transport are considered in the different national and local Government plans. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for Kampala is a component of NMT and looks at reducing on congestion and accidents in Kampala where majority victims are NMT users, FABIO embarked on an advocacy campaign for clean, inclusive Public Transport systems and we identified BRT as one of the inclusive public transport in 2004. Citizen manifesto project The project is aimed at awakening and sensitizing citizens as well as their leaders into performing their democratic roles as stipulated in the constitution. The project looks at citizens raising issues for inclusion in the different political party manifestos and holding the different political leaders accountable as per their social contracts.

Networking and Strategic Alliances

FABIO is a member of number of Networks and Coalition at different levels including but not limited to; Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF), Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA), Climate Change Network Uganda (CAN-U), Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD), Jinja District NGO/CBO Network (JIDNET), Civil Society Coalition in the Transport Sector (CISCOT), Alliance for campaign finance monitoring (ACFIM), Governance and Accountability Inter district CSO Network Uganda (GAIN Uganda). Through other adhoc alliances FABIO participated effectively in the development of the National Climate Change Policy mainly as a specialised organisation in the area of Transport.