FABIO is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that seeks to promote the use of sustainable and eco-friendly transport solutions with major emphasis on active transport and mass public transport. We use the bicycle as a tool of social transformation for improving the livelihoods of the vulnerable communities through enhancing their access to basic services and opening up new economical chances.
Our vision is to help building up an empowered society where all people are healthy, active and enjoying socioeconomic services. We are dreaming of a mankind respecting each other and our natural basis of existence.
Our mission is to enhance access to better socioeconomic services for vulnerable communities in Uganda particularly in Busoga Sub region through provision of bicycles as a tool for social transformation. But our commitment goes beyond this. In order to achieve a sustainable change, also capacity building, networking and educational programs concerning research and policy advocacy are essential.
Quality – We strive to give the best according to our abilities, skills and laid down procedures
Passion and team work – We energize, motivate and support one another to accomplish our work
Equity and Equality – We exercise and work towards justice and impartiality
Integrity – Working with openness, honesty and respect for each other and the communities we serve
Accountability – Taking responsibility for our purpose and resources as individuals and as an organization
FABIO has become a one stop centre on issues of active transport, not only in Uganda but in Africa as a whole. FABIO organized the first ever panafrican bicycle conference in 2001 which established a springboard for advocacy for active transport on the continent. Recognising that most of the African countries including Uganda did not have comprehensive transport policies, we embarked on engagement activities with the Ministry of Works and Transport, Kampala City Council Authority and lower urban councils of Jinja and Iganga. As an outcome, the National non motorized transport Policy 2013 was launched. And FABIO with support of UNEP has spearheaded its implementation on a pilot basis in Kampala, Mukono, Jinja and Iganga Municipalities. Various projects have been started since then to fulfil our mission.