Epicenter Infrastructure in Uganda

The epicenter is a dynamic center of community mobilization and action, as well as an actual facility built and operated by community members.

The Epicenter Strategy achieves synergy among programs in health (including HIV/AIDS prevention), education, adult literacy, nutrition, improved farming and food security, microfinance, water and sanitation, and building community spirit with a momentum of accomplishment involving the entire population. Much of this relies on the physical infrastructure of the epicenter as a community and resource center.

Nine of the epicenters in Uganda have an L-shaped building and two have electricity by wire. Five have solar power.

Public transit options are available at all of the epicenters. A total of 54 female and 68 male epicenter committee members work at the 11 epicenters in the country.

The average size of the epicenter property is about 3.5 hectares. Five have an office and a computer, while two have television. Two have cellphone service and three have internet service. There are about five bikes per epicenter, and nine of the epicenters have a community hall. Seven offer cinema sessions, two have sports activities, and nine have established mutuals and/or health insurance.