Gorta’s support to the West Nile region dates back to the 1990’s. Then small isolated projects generated by largely elites with minimal participation of would-be beneficiaries were funded. This started to change from 2000 onwards when AFARD begun to undertake assessment, mentoring, and from 2007, coordinating roles. The West Nile Development Initiative (WENDI) is therefore a confirmation to deepening the empowerment of Beneficiary Organizations (BOs) who are largely rural, illiterate, and poor people (many of whom are women). It is concerned with: (i) a consolidated funding; (ii) for an integrated rural development; (iii) through a credible agency (AFARD); (iv) targeted at empowering marginalized communities to fight the varied forms of livelihood insecurities the people in West Nile region are faced with. In this glocal approach to fighting poverty and hunger, WENDI will also seek within 2009-2015 to promote the Visibility, Impact, and Sustainability of Gorta support in the West Nile region. This part, therefore, gives attention to background information about WENDI and why this guideline became inevitable for the effective management of the programme.