PROGRAMS: NORTHERN UGANDAN WOMEN EMPOWERMENT (NUWEP)

OVERVIEW

Goal:  A society where poor and vulnerable women of reproductive age and conflict-affected youth are empowered to demand enjoy their full universal human rights.

NUWEP is a multi-year post-war recovery and development programme comprising a coherent set of initiatives for sustainable positive change and social justice in the lives of women and girls of reproductive age affected by armed conflict.  The choice of women and girls of reproductive age affected by conflict as the impact population arose from CARE’s global experience and research which emphasises gender equality as a universal human right; something guaranteed by international conventions and the constitution of the Republic of Uganda. 

Women and Girls constitute a majority of Uganda’s population and are central to successful national development.  The prolonged conflict in Northern Uganda disproportionately affected women and girls, who have emerged as critical drivers of post-conflict recovery and development.  On this basis, CARE International in Uganda identified “Women and girls of reproductive age affected by conflict, who face chronic food insecurity, and are vulnerable to rights denial” as the Impact Group for NUWEP. 

NUWEP focuses on sustainable livelihoods, gender equity, prevention and response to SGBV, addressing the psychosocial needs of the community, challenges of access, clean water & sanitation mitigating disasters through risk reduction and climate change adaptation, and tackling governance deficits in Northern Uganda.  NUWEP’s Theory of Change (ToC) encompasses the contribution from all relevant actors and initiatives, not just our anticipated interventions

Men and boys are also engaged in support of women and girls’ empowerment and changing patriarchal systems which systematically disadvantage women and girls.  Our Key allies/partners are CSOs (including national and local NGO and CBO), Local Government (in the target districts), Central Government and agencies such as Isis WICCE, ACORD, UNFPA, UWONET, CEDOVIP/Raising Voices, Uganda Women Parliamentarians (UWOPA), Akina Mama wa Afrika, and CECORE.  NUWEP also supports cultural, community and religious leaders to act as role models for their constituencies.

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Learning for Change (L4C) Strengthening Women’s Voices in East Africa

The Austrian Development Agency funded L4C project is being implemented from April 2016 to March 2019. It promotes women’s leadership, gender equality and diversity, psychosocial well-being and advocacy in the context of women, peace and security (UN1325) and Gender Based Violence (GBV). As a regional initiative, it is implemented in Ethiopia, Uganda and Rwanda, and has an advocacy component in Austria and at the European Union level.

The main focus lies on capacity development of multipliers in civil society and government organizations to promote gender responsive programming. The main goal of L4C is that partners and CARE contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 5: ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’. The project is thus aiming at reaching 644,000 women and girls are meaningfully participating in decision-making at household, community, local and national levels.

CARE in Uganda is targeting seven of our long-standing implementing partner organizations: Gulu Women’s Economic Development & Globalization (GWED-G), Women Rural and Development Network (WORUDET), Uganda Media Women’s Association (UMWA), Akina Mama Wa Afrika (AMWA), Centre for Women in Governance (CEWIGO), Ankole Private Sector Promotion Enterprises Limited (APROCEL), and
Community Volunteer Initiative for Development (COVOID).

The initiative is expected to reach at least 500 multipliers as direct beneficiaries. These will be staff from the three CARE offices and programs in Ethiopia, Uganda and Rwanda as well as thirteen NGO partners and five Government partners. In total, the impact group of this initiative will be around 644,000 individuals.


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Improving Access to Reproductive, Child and Maternal Health in Northern Uganda (SRMCH)

The Austrian Development Agency funded SRMCH project is being implemented from September 2014 to August 2017. The SRMCH project aims at changing the underlying causes of women’s and girls’ lacking access to SRMCH services. CARE’s experience has shown that Role Model Men have enormous potential to change community norms and also recognizes the key role adolescent boys play in ensuring women and girls have better access to services.

The project targets men, women, and adolescent boys and girls in Gulu, Amuru and Nwoya districts in the Northern Region of Uganda. It is implemented in partnership with Gulu Women’s Economic Development & Globalization (GWED-G), one of CARE Uganda’s longstanding implementing partners in the region. In total, the SRMCH project is expected to reach 5,600 direct beneficiaries (of whom around 1,500 women and girls) and around 54,000 indirect beneficiaries (of whom around 27,500 women and girls).

The main goal of the initiative is to overcome the barriers to the accessibility of Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health services that arise from social construct, specifically gender norms. The expected results include:

  • All members of the participating households have the required, age-appropriate knowledge about key Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health issues to support family members in accessing services
  • Men and adolescent boys demonstrate supportive behaviors with regard to their family members accessing Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health services
  • Health and Education Service providers are more aware of demand-based obstacles and actively engage to mitigate deterrents and thereby increasing access to services
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United Nation’s Joint Programme on Gender Based Violence (GBV)

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) funded GBV project is being implemented on an annual basis since beginning of 2015. In 2017, the main priorities of the project include an increased capacity to deliver comprehensive Maternal and Sexual Reproductive Health Services and GBV response and prevention in long term and refugee settlements. This includes increasing the national and district governments’ capacity to deliver high-quality maternal health services that incorporate the needs of adolescents and youth, and the protection and advancement of reproductive rights and delivery of multisectoral GBV prevention and response services.

The project is implemented in both long-term development and humanitarian settings. As such, it targets men, women and youth in Pader, Kitgum, Gulu and Amuru districts in Northern Uganda as well as in Rhino Refugee Settlement in Arua district. In Pader, Kitgum, Gulu and Amuru districts, CARE works with two long-standing implementing partner organizations: Gulu Women’s Economic Development & Globalization (GWED-G) and Women Rural and Development Network (WORUDET). In total, the SGBV initiative is expected to reach around 44,000 direct participants (of whom around 30,000 women and girls) in Financial Year 2017.

The main goal is contributing to increasing the national capacity for protection and advancing reproductive rights, prevention of GBV and harmful practices and enabling the delivery of multi-sectoral services. The expected results for both, long-term and humanitarian interventions include:

  • Reduced social tolerance to GBV in selected communities of Northern Uganda
  • Increased access to and availability of high quality and child friendly GBV response services for GBV survivors
  • Strengthened partnership, learning, and coordination of GBV response in Northern Uganda
  • Increased capacity of national and district governments to deliver comprehensive high-quality maternal health services
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Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Program (GEWEP)

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) funded GEWEP was implemented from January 2014 to April 2017. The Endline of CARE’s Roco Kwo project in 2014 confirmed that only a quarter of women could influence the utility of household assets. The causes of this disparity include a toxic combination of low educational attainment, political and socio-economic exclusion, the legacies of war, climate change, unemployment and the abuse of human rights. As a result, women are more vulnerable to poverty and have fewer opportunities to influence their social and economic development.

The main goal of the initiative was to achieve gender equality through the empowerment of conflict affected women and girls in Northern Uganda.

GEWEP’s impact group are conflict affected, poor and vulnerable women and girls (15-49 years) in Pader, Agago, Kitgum, Gulu, Amuru, Omoro and Nwoya districts in Northern Uganda. It is implemented in partnership with two local partners: Gulu Women’s Economic Development & Globalization (GWED-G) and Women Rural and Development Network (WORUDET). In total, GEWEP reached 36,220 direct beneficiaries (of whom around 36,000 women and girls) and around 192,500 indirect beneficiaries (of whom around 187,500 women and girls).

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Strengthening Civil Society Organizations in Policy Dialogue

The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) funded Policy Dialogue project was implemented from December 2014 to November 2016. The Policy Dialogue project’s impact groups are conflict administrative, cultural and political leaders in Pader, Agago and Kitgum districts in Northern Uganda. It is implemented in partnership with the Women Rural and Development Network (WORUDET), one of CARE’s longstanding implementing partners in the region.

The main goal of the initiative was to build strong and functional Civil Society Organizations to champion the Women Empowerment Agenda through policy dialogues at community, district, and national levels. The expected results for the Policy Dialogue project included:

  • Strengthened capacity of implementing partner organizations and Civil Society Organizations to influence legal and policy frameworks for equal access to and control over productive assets (land, property rights), land tenure security for women and girls to support their livelihood diversification choices
  • Enhanced capacities of women and girls to actively engage and meaningfully participate in influencing political decisions at the location, national and international levels
  • Evidence build on gender-based violence, women’s land and property rights as well as women’s participation in political leadership and decision-making; evidence and lessons learnt documented and used in policy dialogue to influence related policies

In total, the Policy Dialogue reached more than 944 direct participants (of whom around 331 women and girls).


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Engaging Men Initiative

The Men Engage project sought to address the inequality issues affecting women and girls by engaging men to help change the structural and policy barriers to women‘s empowerment and gender equality. The project focused on men as agents of change. The men as agents of change approach is based on the recognition that not all men are in opposition to gender equality and women empowerment, but rather there are those who support it and can be engaged as change agents to influence social change for gender equality. The project worked with male agents of change from all levels of society both in leadership and non-leadership positions, ranging from cultural leaders, men at grass community level, religious leaders, male staff within CARE and implementing partner organizations, political leaders at all levels and civil servants including teachers, local government servants, police and, health workers. These men were engaged as role models and peer educators for the purpose of addressing some of the structural/relational and enabling environmental issues that impede women’s enjoyment of their economic, social, political and reproductive health rights at household and community level.

Objective: To promote the development of gender equitable relations between men and women at household and community level.

Outcomes:

  • Enhanced capacity of the targeted men to engage as change agents for women empowerment and gender equality.
  • Better understanding and appreciation by men for women empowerment and gender equality.

Total # of beneficiaries: 5,040 Men
Donors: NORAD
Project Duration: 2009 - 2013
Location: Northern Uganda

 

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Global Water Initiative for East Africa (GWI-EA) for Agriculture

The Howard G. Buffet Foundation funded GWI project was implemented from October 2012 to March 2015 in Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania. In Uganda, the project targeted farmers in Otuke district in the Northern Region of Uganda, the private sector, local and national governments as well as multilateral organizations and thought leaders.

The main goal of the initiative was that smallholder farmers achieve greater food security through more sustainable access to and productive use of water. CARE aimed at building a body of evidence that feeds into sub-national and national-level experience sharing and dialogue on ways of improving the productivity and food security of smallholder farmers in Uganda.

The expected results included:

  • Greater political attention to water for smallholder production, as evidenced by changes in policies and plans, and their effective implementation at local, national and regional levels
  • Increased investment in smarter, affordable, and innovative solutions to providing water for smallholder production, especially for women farmers
  • Increased voice and influence of smallholder farmers, particularly women, within the institutions responsible for access to and control over water for agricultures
A post implementation assessment conducted in April 2017 showed that most farmers have continued up until now to adopt Water Smart Agriculture practices.

 

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Northern Uganda War affected Youth Livelihood Enhancement Initiative (NUWYLEI)

NUWYLEI aimed at focusing on the young generation that grew up during the conflict period, often traumatized and were facing uncertain livelihood and economic security. This program component helped to ensure that these large groups of young people were not written off as “lost generation”, but on the contrary offered opportunities to improve their skills and potentials to generate a reasonable income to improve their standard of living and contribute to development of their societies. The millions of youth that were at risk in Northern Uganda included: Former child soldiers, disabled youth; other victims of conflict; youth abusing drugs or alcohol; and youth affected by HIV/AIDS. The target group was identified from NUWEP areas in Gulu, Amuru and Nwoya Districts in the Sub Counties of Alero, Kochgoma, Koro and Patiko.

NUWYLEI aimed at improving living conditions and income opportunities for 5500 young people of northern Uganda who grew up during the conflict period. The program components immediate objectives were to ensure that:

  1. young people's economy and job opportunities strengthened and
  2. young people are informed about their rights and their social resources and influence increased.
NUWYLEI worked within the framework of two major components:
  • To ensure that young people who are affected by the war, be able to improve their own economy, earnings and job opportunities and
  • To promote active citizenship and rights so that their ability to demand accountability from duty bearers, gain access to services delivery (education, water and healthcare, etc) increases their leadership potential through dialogue with local authorities.

The project's immediate results

  • Two training/resource centres for young people established
  • 5,500 young people acquired new professional knowledge and skills, and have found jobs or self-employment
  • 220 savings and loans association groups for young people were established and operational beyond project support
  • 5,500 young people in Acholi sub-region were organized in youth groups and networks, including in groups that handle and resolve local conflicts
  • 5,500 young people received training in democracy, civil rights and obligations
  • Partner DNU enhanced capacity to work with young people as target groups and advocacy to local authorities
Donor: 1st Phase (July2012-June’13) Erik Thunes Legat
Continuation (July’13-June 2015) – Danish Telethon 2012
Project Duration: Jan 2013 - 2017
Location: Gulu, Amuru and Nwoya Districts in the Sub Counties of Alero, Kochgoma, Koro and Patiko

 

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Securing Women’s socioeconomic and political rights in post-conflict Northern Uganda (WEP III)

The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) funded WEP III project was implemented from January 2013 to December 2015. WEP III’s impact groups are women and girls affected by conflict, facing chronic food insecurity and are vulnerable to rights denial in the Acholi sub-region of Northern Uganda. It is implemented in partnership with two local partners: Gulu Women’s Economic Development & Globalization (GWED-G) and Women Rural and Development Network (WORUDET). In total, WEP III reached more than 11,000 direct beneficiaries (all women and girls) and around 90,000 indirect beneficiaries (of whom around 63,000 women and girls).

The main goal of the initiative was to achieve a peaceful society where men and women are equally empowered to enjoy their human rights. The expected results for WEP III included:

  • Women and girls affected by conflict gain the information, skills, support, access and opportunities to pursue and ensure resilient and sustainable livelihoods
  • An environment of peace, with strong, functioning mechanisms in place for peace-building, conflict prevention, conflict resolution and resilience to crisis / shocks
  • Governance systems with frameworks, structures / institutions and implementation to uphold equal human rights, provide quality services and work in a way that is inclusive / participatory, accountable, transparent and gender-sensitive
The project successfully supported or established a total of 1,673 Village Savings and Loans Associations reaching a total of 17,660 members (of whom 13,338 women and girls). CARE and partners trained 1,204 beneficiaries (of whom 1,166 women and girls) on bank linkages. Around 625 VSLA groups were then linked with the private sector as well as with microfinance and financial institutions with tailor-made products for VSLAs.

 


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Roco Kwo (Transforming Lives)

CARE implemented a holistic approach to development for post-conflict Northern Uganda through the Northern Uganda Women Empowerment Programme, NUWEP. Central to NUWEP was Roco Kwo which literally means ‘Transforming Lives’. It was a five-year initiative (2009 - 2013) developed to address the socio-economic marginalization, safety and protection needs of people affected by armed conflict in Northern Uganda, in particular women. A key aspect of Roco Kwo was its focus on creating economic self-reliance, safety, and empowering and enabling women to become more involved in decision-making processes at all levels.

Roco Kwo was the outcome of a merger of several NORAD-funded initiatives. These included the Women Empowerment Project 2 (WEP2), Great Lakes Advocacy Initiative (GLAI) and, Men Engage. The merger of these initiatives provided a holistic and multi-structural approach for CARE, its partners and the Impact Group to addressed underlying causes of poverty and vulnerability (UCPV) in Northern Uganda. The programme was implemented in the Amuru, Gulu, Pader Lamwo, Nwoya, Agago and Kitgum Districts in Acholi Region through seven implementing partners: Gulu District Farmers Association (GDFA), Women and Rural Development Networks (WORUDET), Forum for Kalongo Parish Women Association (FOKAPAWA), Kitgum Women Peace Initiative (KIWEPI), Diocese of Northern Uganda (DNU), Acholi Religious Peace Initiative (ARLPI), Voluntary Initiative Support Organization (VISO) and four national-level strategic partners; Uganda Women Organisation Network (UWONET), Raising voices, Isis Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis WICCE), and Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA).

Objective: The Roco Kwo program aimed at transforming the lives of communities affected by armed conflict, with particular emphasis on empowering women through engagement in economically viable activities, increased participation in decision-making processes and the protection of rights.
Total # of beneficiaries: The total target population - 270,000 people affected by conflict (approximately 15% of the total population of Acholi sub-region) of which 70% will be women and girls and 30% men and boys.
Donor: NORAD through CARE Norway
Project Duration: 2009 – 2013
Location: Gulu, Agago, Lamwo, Nwoya, Amuru, Pader and Kitgum districts

Women’s Empowerment for Peace (WEP2) “Claiming Rights- Promoting Peace: Women’s Empowerment in Conflict Affected Countries”

WEP2 was a three year initiative (2010 - 2013) funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) through CARE Austria. The initiative was designed as a follow-up phase to the Women Empowerment Peace Project initiative (WEP1) piloted in Pader District in 2007 - 2009. The follow-up phase aimed at addressing gaps in advocacy and linking women activists from the grassroots to national and international advocacy. WEP2 aimed at ensuring that women affected by conflict are enabled to exercise their rights by addressing the agency, structural and relational aspects of their empowerment. Funding under WEP2 supported activities that built the capacities of self-selected village savings and loans associations (VSLA) groups in psychosocial support. WEP2 was also directed at strengthening local-level psychosocial referral networks and lobbying Government and other service providers for the necessary provision of psychosocial services at sub-county and district levels.

Objective: Was to enable women affected by conflict to exercise their human rights by addressing the agency, structural and relational aspects of their empowerment.
Total # of beneficiaries: 135,000 (45,000 per year) conflict affected men and women suffering from effects of the conflict, survivors of SGBV, formerly abducted women, young mothers and orphans, female-headed households, widows, widowers, and child-headed households
Donor: Austrian Development Agency through CARE Austria
Project Duration: January 2010 - December 2013
Location: Pader, Agago, Kitgum, Lamwo, Nwoya, Amuru and Gulu Districts in Northern Uganda


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Great Lakes Advocacy Initiative (GLAI)

The Great Lakes Advocacy Initiative (GLAI) is a three year project (Oct 2009 - Dec 2012) funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is being implemented in the Great Lakes Region (GLR) countries of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.

In Uganda, GLAI is part of the cluster of projects within Roco Kwo which itself is part of the broader NUWEP Program. GLAI works in Amuru, Gulu, Kitgum and Pader Districts in Northern Uganda and aims at promoting gender equity by strengthening SGBV advocacy efforts at the household, community, and district, national and international levels. The specific objective of GLAI is to strengthen the skills and capacities of women and men at the grassroots level, as well as local civil society organizations evidence-based advocacy on SGBV and conflict, which is aligned to the goal of Roco Kwo.

To contribute to the implementation of international humanitarian and human rights standards that protect the rights of women and girls in post-conflict and conflict situations as set forth in UNSCR 1325 and the complementary UNSCR 1820.

Total # of beneficiaries: 2,236
Donors: NORAD and CARE Norway
Project Duration: 1st Phase: Oct 2009 - Sep 2010
2nd Phase: Dec 2010 - Dec 2012
Location: Amuru, Gulu, Kitgum and Pader Districts


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Harnessing Opportunities to Protect and End Violence (HOPE)

HOPE began as a one year Project (Dec 2008 - Nov 2009) funded by the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) in Gulu, Amuru, Pader, Kitgum, Adjumani, Lira and Oyam Districts in Northern Uganda. The project aimed at improving the quality of life of victims of the conflict between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and Government of Uganda (GoU) in Northern Uganda through interventions in the areas of vocational training, psychosocial support, physical rehabilitation, re-integration, livelihoods and micro-credit support. The project addressed the challenges faced by victims of the war in order to enable them to live a more fulfilling and rewarding life where they were economically empowered, physically and psychologically rehabilitated, socially integrated and living peacefully with the community. CARE’s implementing partners for the project were; War Affected Children Association (WACA), United Youth Action for Progress (UYAP), African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET), Concerned Parents Association (CPA), Lango Cultural Foundation (LCF), the Freidis Rehabilitation and Disabled Centre (FRDC) and, African Development and Peace Initiative (ADPI). Objective: To ensure effective and efficient use of resources to improve the quality of life of LRA victims in Northern Uganda.

Total # of beneficiaries: 12,000
Donor: Trust Fund for Victims (TFV)
Project Duration: 1st phase: Dec 2008 - Nov 2009
2nd phase: Dec 2009 - Nov 2010
3rd phase: Dec 2010 – Nov 2011
4th phase: Dec 2011 – Nov 2012
Location: Gulu, Amuru, Pader, Kitgum, Adjumani and Lira.


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Global Water Initiative – Running Dry- Empowering Poor People to Manage Water in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands

The ‘Running Dry’ Water and Sanitation project under the Howard G. Buffet Global Water Initiative (GWI), was developed with the aim of ensuring that vulnerable populations worldwide have reliable access to clean water in such a way that their dignity, rights, culture and natural environment are not negatively impacted. This includes pastoralist, nomadic, agricultural and displaced people. The program works in Otuke district within the Lango sub-region in the sub-counties of Olilim, Orum, Ogor and Otuke Town Council. The GWI program in Uganda is in the final year of its first three-year phase which ends in Sep 2011.

The GWI program focused on developing partnership amongst key organizations in three geographic clusters: Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda), Western Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, and Senegal) and Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua). Organizations involved in the initiative were Action Against Hunger, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, IIED, IUCN, Oxfam America and SOS-Sahel. In Eastern Africa CARE is identified as the lead organization and tasked with coordinating the Global Water Initiative (GWI). In September 2007, the Uganda Partners (Action Against Hunger, CARE and Catholic Relief Services) initiated quick-start programs in the Acholi and Lango sub-regions of Northern Uganda.

Overall Objective: Poor rural communities in arid and semi-arid zones reduce their vulnerability to water-related shocks and improve their quality of life through Integrated Water Resource Management in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia.

Strategic Objectives: SO1: Good Governance Improved local and community governance and the enabling policy framework;
SO2: Sustainable Multiple Uses of Water Efficient, effective and equitable domestic and productive uses of water, sanitation, hygiene, and watershed management and;
SO3: Risk Management Vulnerable rural communities and their environments have increased resilience to water-related shocks.

Total # of beneficiaries: 25,400 women and children in IDP return areas and new resettlement sites
Donor: Howard G Buffet Foundation
Project Duration: Oct 2008 - Sep 2011
Location: Lira District, Otuke County


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Society Organizations for Peace in Northern Uganda (CSOPNU)

Civil Society Organizations for Peace in Northern Uganda (CSOPNU) was a coalition that brought together 86 Civil Society Organizations (INGO, LNGO, CBO and FBO). CSOPNU was established in 2002 by representatives of NGOs operating in Northern Uganda during the launch of Operation Iron Fist to advocate for humanitarian protection and a peaceful solution to the conflict through dialogue. CSOPNU was formed to provide a forum for coordination of joint activities that cannot be undertaken by any one single organization. CSOPNU also provides a collective platform that affords its members relative safety and amplified its message due to the numbers involved.

The coalition had been at the forefront of providing research, analysis for the growing public debate about the drivers and root causes of the conflict in Northern Uganda. CSOPNU made substantial progress and achieved its objectives and its mission: “just and lasting peace.” The LRA insurgency which devastated Northern Uganda evolved into a threat to regional peace and stability in the Great Lakes Region. The lack of a final peace agreement, regionalization of the LRA war and transition to post-conflict reconstruction in Northern Uganda prompted CSOPNU to continue championing the cause for humanitarian protection in affected areas as well as a long-term approach to address the structural impediments to peace and stability in Northern Uganda. A new strategic plan (2011 – 2016) was developed to define and direct programming in the then current context. The strategy was premised on the fact that: 1) “real peace” remains elusive in the absence of a final peace accord, 2) the LRA remains active, moreover at regional level, 3) the structural impediments to lasting peace and stability in Northern Uganda remain to be addressed, 4) addressing the structural and historical legacies requires sustained efforts and long term investments and 5) CSOPNU’s vision of “just and lasting peace” remain to be realized.

CSOPNU operated under a hosting arrangement with a Member Organization. The host organization provided the administrative structure under which the secretariat operated. Essentially, the host Member Organization, CARE International in Uganda provided office space and infrastructure, recruited and supervised staff and administered obligations to donors on behalf of CSOPNU. The host organization was an automatic member of the 12-member Steering Committee elected by the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Vision: A just, peaceful and prosperous society working for development in partnership with the rest of the country in a context where the human rights and dignity of all are upheld and respected.

Mission: To advocate for “just and lasting peace” in northern Uganda

Objectives:

  1. To advocate for the protection of the human rights and dignity of the people of northern Uganda.
  2. To support and promote a non-violent approach towards the final resolution of the conflict in Northern Uganda.
  3. To advance positive measures geared at achieving justice and sustainable peace in northern Uganda.

Donors: SIDA, DFID, Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)
Duration: Sep 2006 – Jun 2012
Location: Northern Uganda
Website: www.csopnu.net


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  • Population:
    41,645,556
  • Life Expectancy:
    62.3 years
  • % Of Pop Female:
    54%
  • Aged 0 - 14:
    48%