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27 Jun 2018 description

In 2017, a serious drought across the Horn of Africa threatened water security, ruined crops, and worsened chronic hunger in Kenya, Somalia, and South Sudan.

Even Africa’s breadbasket – Uganda – wasn’t spared; the country’s lush pastureland and verdant fields were replaced with browned fields and dry red clay, leaving over nine million Ugandans in need of food aid.

The drought underscored the urgent need to bolster resilience and improve lives and livelihoods.

23 May 2018 description

This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2017, the Joint Programme provided support to more than 60 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors. Peace and Development Advisors are at the forefront of the Programme’s efforts, they support the UN system to effectively adapt and respond to complex political situations and identify areas for preventive action.

01 May 2018 description

Overview

Using the framework of the National Adaptation Plans (NAP) process, this brief provides an overview of the key issues to consider and main entry points for gender mainstreaming in the development of NAPs for the agriculture sectors.

Key messages

01 May 2018 description

Overview

This briefing note illustrates the role and logic of Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) in the evaluation of climate change adaptation policies and projects in the agriculture sectors and describes the main analytical steps for conducting it, providing practical examples. The note describes the standard CBA methodology but highlights the peculiarities related to its implementation in the context of climate change adaptation in the agriculture sectors.

18 Apr 2018 description

KAMPALA (17 April 2018) - The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$ 6 million to the United Nations to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from March 2018 to March 2019. The support will go to four UN agencies including; the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

15 Dec 2017 description

UNDP-FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme highlights need for sectoral adaptation planning

29 Nov 2017 description

29 November 2017, Kampala, Uganda – The Government of Uganda and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have kick-started a new project on "building community resilience, wetlands ecosystems and associated catchments in Uganda."

The new project, which is Uganda’s first Green Climate Fund-financed initiative, is a response to the Presidential Initiative on Wetlands.

01 Nov 2017 description

KAMPALA - Today, nearly 1.4 million refugees reside across 12 districts in Uganda, live alongside their Ugandan hosts. While Uganda’s approach to refugee protection and management provides exemplary prospects for dignity, normality and self-reliance, and creates a conducive environment for pursuing development-oriented approaches, it also places inordinate pressure on the communities that host them.

31 Oct 2017 description

KYEGEGWA – Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on 13 October with a call from the United Nations Resident Coordinator to strengthen the ability of communities to manage disaster risks.

She made the call during celebrations to mark the day at Kazinga Primary School in Kyegegwa District.

The day whose theme was ‘Home Safe Home: reducing exposure, reducing displacement’ emphasised the need to protect communities.

28 Aug 2017 description

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017, Kampala, Uganda - The Government of Uganda and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have today signed a financing agreement for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) project to restore degraded wetlands, improve ecosystems, strengthen climate information and early warning systems.

24 Aug 2017 description

Kampala - A post Uganda Solidarity Summit conversation on Private sector engagement in refugee hosting districts was has called on members of the private sector to take advantage of the opportunities that come with the having refugees in the country.

The meeting organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) was aimed at making a case for private sector investment in refugee hosting districts.

16 Aug 2017 description

6 August 2017- Uganda and Zambia are carrying out activities to better assess adaptation options through cost-benefit analysis and impact evaluation exercises, as part of the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme, led by FAO and UNDP. Both Uganda and Zambia are also paving the way for gender mainstreaming in national adaptation planning policies.

11 Jul 2017 description
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Yumbe District Investment Profile
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Adjumani District Investment Profile
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Arua District Investment Profile
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Koboko District Investment Profile
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Lamwo District Investment Profile
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Moyo District Investment Profile
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Hoima District Investment Profile
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Kamwenge District Investment Profile
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Kiryandongo District Investment Profile
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Kyegegwa District Investment Profile

About the Investment Profiles

In preparation for the Uganda Solidarity Summit 2017, the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Uganda to prepare investment profiles.

The profiles are intended to mobilise additional investments and commitments to support the country’s efforts towards a more diversified and resilient economy that integrates refugees.

07 Jul 2017 description

Kampala - Members of the Private Sector have been asked to match up the public sector’s efforts towards supporting refugees.

The call was made by Mr. Patrick Bitature, the Chairperson of Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) during the Uganda Solidarity Summit’s Private Sector Side Event focusing on the theme: “Enabling the Private Sector to support Refugees and Refugee hosting communities.”

29 Jun 2017 description

UNDP Uganda commissioned a study on ‘Uganda’s Contribution to Refugee Protection and Management’ that for the first-time quantified the country's direct and indirect costs. The Government of Uganda now has a baseline of its expenditure in districts hosting refugees for the first time in history.

14 Jun 2017 description

This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2016, the Joint Programme provided support to 45 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors.

05 Jun 2017 description

“In our culture, there is a saying, ‘Opi pa koka,’ says Drani Stephen Izakare, Paramount Chief of the Madi people of Uganda. “When someone comes to us for refuge, we take them in, we look after each other.”

He is referring to the hospitality that has been extended to over 200,000 South Sudanese refugees currently settled in the Adjumani district of Northern Uganda. Uganda is known for its progressive policy where refugees are provided land, freedom of movement, and access to employment and social services.

05 May 2017 description

Uganda is the largest refugee hosting country in Africa, with more than one million refugees and asylum seekers. Since the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan in 2013, Uganda has been experiencing increasing numbers of refugees, especially in the districts of West Nile, Northern Uganda. In light of the deteriorating security situation in South Sudan, a continued influx of refugees to Uganda is expected.

  • According to UNHCR, the registered number of new refugees from South Sudan has reached 779,622.

  • 86% of the new refugees are women and children.

25 Apr 2017 description

KAMPALA - The Government of Japan has contributed a total of US$ 6.3 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from April 2017 to March 2018.