Regional Center for Human Security-Great Lakes Region (RC4HS-GLR) is an independent, Non-profit Organization that was registered in Uganda in 2019.

Working in 14 Countries of the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa, the RC4HS-GLR supports stakeholders in translating the seven dimensions of Human Security into praxis.  The point of departure is that countries commit to well-intentioned obligations at regional and international level but the challenge has always been implementation of those commitments (praxis).

RC4HS-GLR draws its inspiration from three interrelated global commitments namely: UN General Assembly Resolution 66/290 on Human Security, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and several UN and Regional instruments on Human Rights.

In keeping with the UN General Assembly Resolution 66/290, human security is seen as an approach to assist in identifying and addressing wide spread and cross cutting challenges to the survival, livelihood and dignity of people of all walks of life.

Human security calls for People centered, Comprehensive, Context specific, and Prevention oriented responses that strengthen the protection and empowerment of all people.


RC4HS-GLR has headquarters in Kampala-Uganda and operates in 14 countries namely; Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Key mandate

To assist member states in effectively and efficiently carrying out their obligations under the major human security pillars which include Economic security, Food security, Health security, Environmental security, Personal security, Community security and Political security through research, early warning, training, advocacy to policy makers and sensitization of the citizens


We envision a region where state obligations under normative international, regional and national Human Rights, Human Security and Human Development instruments are put into praxis.


To promote sustainable holistic development for people and communities through knowledge production, community mobilization and action, participatory and collaborative planning, skills development and practical examples by connecting people, ideas and resources in and among communities of the countries of the Great Lakes Region and Horn of Africa.

Core Values:

  • Volunteerism
  • Accountability
  • Knowledge production
  • Respect for human rights
  • People centered
  • Quality


  1. To carryout research on issues relating to human security in the Greatlakes region.
  2. To issue early warning on human security issues to policy makers in the Greatlakes region.
  3. To carryout trainings based on human security on various focus groups in the great lakes region.
  4. To sensitize the public/ advocate for issues relating to human security in the Greatlakes region