Uganda currently hosts over one million South Sudanese refugees. Majority of these refuges are settled in Kiryandongo and the West Nile districts of Arua, Adjumani, Yumbe and Moyo. Bidibidi refugee settlement alone host more than 300,000 refugees (and is the biggest nationally). These refugees together with the already impoverished host communities face food, nutrition and income insecurity. In response, AFARD is supporting 108,082 direct beneficiaries (65% females and 75% refugees) in all the refugee hosting districts of West Nile region under three projects: (i) Emergency Agricultural Livelihoods Support to South Sudanese Refugees and Host Communities in North and Midwestern Uganda; (ii) Emergency Agricultural Livelihoods Support for Improved Resilience and Self-reliance of Refugees from South Sudan in North and Mid-western Uganda; and (iii) Secure Livelihoods for South Sudanese Refugees and Host Communities in West Nile region, Uganda. These interventions focus on: Agricultural production of staple foods and marketable commodities, micro-irrigation, youth vocational skilling, VSLA and entrepreneurship promotion, and environment conservation.
Donors: Food and Agricultural Organization of United Nations and HORIZONT3000.
Implemented in partnership with Self Help Africa (SHA), MAYEP targets addressing the high youth unemployment in West Nile region primarily due to limited skills, business finance, and voice. Its overall goal is “to contribute to sustainable poverty reduction among 3,000 youth in the West Nile region, Northern Uganda” by specifically increasing access to agricultural-related employment opportunities through: (i) Production and productivity enhancement built around viable agricultural value chains; Strengthening Young Agribusiness Groups (YAGs); and Enhancing member-based extension support by BTVET trained Youth Model Farmers and Enterprise Skills Animators; (ii) Market development by market linkages; Business clinics; and supporting value addition; and (iii) Strengthening youth voice by supporting youth engagement with district leadership.
Donor: European Union
Project budget: €980,000
YEEP targets addressing the high youth un(der) employment in West Nile region primarily due to: (i) Lack of relevant and marketable skills; (ii) Limited access to business finance; (iii) Poor linkages with the Private Sector; and (iv) Limited youth voice in policy-making processes. Implemented in partnership with CEGED in the districts of Nebbi, Zombo, and Arua, the project goal is, “to contribute to youth inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction in West Nile region of Uganda through sustainable and gainful employment opportunities.” Using the slogan, “My Wealth, My Effort,” YEEP seeks to enable 2,500 youth (15-30 years) organized in Village Savings and Loans Associations access sustainable and gainful youth employment through: (i) Improved employability skills development; (ii) Support to access or start formal and self-employment opportunities in agribusiness, microenterprises, micro-franchise, and formal jobs; and (iii) Strengthened youth voice and political capabilities to effectively dialogue with local government, private sector, and civil society actors.
Donor: European Union
Project budget: €555,555
Erussi-Ndhew Community Development Project seeks to address the high rate of child poverty. Many families are unable to protect and provide for their children. Food is inadequate. Many children hardly go to school. Sicknesses are mainly treated at home. And generally child abuse is on the rise. Through the self-help groups approach the project aims to to contribute to the reduction of child poverty in Erussi/Ndhew Sub-Counties, Nebbi district, Uganda." It is envisaged that the project will improve the provisioning, protection and promotion of children's rights.
Project budget: €369,633
This is a Uganda Country Programme (U-Growth II: Recovery and Development of Northern Uganda Component - RDNUC) and specifically the Strategic Intervention for Agricultural Production and Marketing. The main objective of the development cooperation is +25% increase in total value of agricultural production of 390 farmer groups (9,500 household).
Donor: Royal Danish Embassy in Uganda
Project budget: €995,061
SSH4A is one of the 9 African countries project aimed at improving access to sanitation and promoting good hygiene practices to eliminate open defecation. The critical SSH4A components include: (i) Sanitation demand creation; (ii) Sanitation finance; (iii) Hygiene and behavioral change communication; and (iv) WASH governance. By use of Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Standards, the project focuses on triggering and sustaining behavior change through facility construction and safe hygiene promotion. It is envisaged to achieve Open Defecation Free communities.
Donor: DFID through SNV (Netherlands Development Organization)
Project budget: €44,118
YES Project is a 3-year partnership project funded by EU and is implemented by SNV, AFARD, and CEGED in the districts of Nebbi, Arua, Moyo and Yumbe. Its primary aim is to contribute to youth poverty reduction through improved and sustainable youth economic opportunities offered by non-formal, vocational and business skills development, minimal input provision, and market linkages. It targets 5,000 youth (aged 15-30 years). Thus, YES strives to support 1,900 youth to join formal employment; 2,500 youth to operate profitable agribusinesses; and 600 youth to engage in non-farm enterprises in ways that will increase youth-for-youth employment opportunities (for ≈ 3,000 more jobs), youth businesses linkages with financial, insurance, and market services.
Donor: European Commission
Project budget: €980,000
Donor: Ford Foundation through PELUM Uganda
Project Budget: €18,647
CEEP seeks to address the high economic insecurity among smallholder farmers through Community Agro-enterprise Development approach (farming as a business). Its goal is to contribute to reducing hunger and poverty. CEEP agribusiness model hinge on three interwebbed pillars: (i) Increasing smallholder farmers' productivity; (ii) Building sustainable farmer groups; and (iii) Market access that guarantees profitability and competitiveness. By 2016, CEEP aims at reducing asset poverty rate by 20%; increasing food security status by 6%; and building financially sustainable farmer groups with an average savings of ≥UGX 35 million. For every €1 invested, accrued net return is worth €7. Besides, CEEP will generate UGX 137 million in taxes to local governments.
Donor: Gorta-Self Help Africa
Project budget: € 453,698
Donor: Civil Society Fund
Project budget: €170,857
Donor: Total E&P Uganda, Bv
Project budget: €44,571