EACL Network Brief
This is a Project Brief for the Eastern Africa Learning Collaborative on Social and Gender Norms Practice (EALC). Eastern Africa Learning Collaborative (EALC) on Social and Gender Norms practice, is part of the Global Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change. EALC brings together researchers, practitioners, evaluators and donors to collectively advance social norms theory, measurement and practice. It is a voluntary network of actors in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia are invited to participate and facilitate/support in the country of operation.DOWNLOAD PDF
Business Plan 2021-2025
CARE International in Uganda has embarked on a journey to develop the current Business Plan that outlines the strategic goals for the next five years.DOWNLOAD PDF
Climate Finance Adaptation Finance Tracking
This report is part of an international pilot project on climate adaptation finance tracking. The project engaged civil society organisations in 6 developing countries (Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Nepal, Vietnam, and Philippines) to assess multilateral and bilateral international support for climate change adaptation. In Uganda the study was initiated by CARE, led and coordinated by Environmental Management for Livelihood Improvement Bwaise Facility.DOWNLOAD PDF
Covid-19 Emergency Response and Mid-Term Adaptation Strategy (April - June 2020)
The COVID-19 Emergency and CARE’s mid-term response strategy highlights how CARE International in Uganda continued to deliver essential life-saving services during the unprecedented lockdown in the country between April and June 2020.DOWNLOAD PDF
CARE International in Uganda Annual Report 2018 - 2019
Download our Annual Report for 2018 - 2019 belowDOWNLOAD PDF
CARE International in Uganda COVID-19 Rapid Gender Analysis
This rapid gender analysis (RGA) seeks to explore the implications of COVID 19 in specific areas in northern Uganda to inform current CARE Uganda programming in the region, as well as to serve as reference to any other. stakeholders working in the area and with similar target groups. The specific locations this RGA covers are: Omugo settlement, Palabek settlement, Gulu municipality, Arua municipality, Moyo district and Lamwo district.. This study looks at how COVID 19 is affecting men, women, boys and girls, from refugee and non-refugee backgrounds, in the urban, rural and settlement contexts. It follows earlier RGAs2 conducted prior to the outbreak of the pandemic and seeks to identify where there have been changes of note as a result of the pandemic. On this basis, it provides a number of recommendations to donors and for implementing organisationsDOWNLOAD PDF
Tracking Adaptation Financing for the period 2013-2016
This report is part of an international pilot project on climate adaptation finance tracking. The project engaged civil society organizations in 6 developing countries (Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Nepal, Vietnam, and Philippines) to assess multilateral and bilateral international support for climate change adaptation.DOWNLOAD PDF
Experiences on Digital sub-wallets
Preliminary Research findings on the acceptability and innovation associated with use of digital sub-wallets in western Uganda.DOWNLOAD PDF
Positive Masculinities in a Refugee context in Uganda
This study was conducted across three refugee settlements of Rhino (including Omugo zone) and Imvepi in Arua district and Bidibidi in Yumbe district of West-Nile in July 2018, by CARE International in Uganda with the objective of understanding more deeply and collecting lessons learnt on how engaging men and boys works in the refugee setting.DOWNLOAD PDF
Climate Smart Agriculture - Community of Practice Guide
This guide is a collate of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) best practices including tools, methodologies, approaches and success stories aimed at providing reference for learning; replication and leveraging CSA initiatives in Uganda. It also includes a directory detailing different CSA actors in the country.DOWNLOAD PDF
Early Warning and Action model
Time immemorial communities like the agro-pastoral communities of Otuke have interacted with their traditional environment and learned to study its behavior to predict and foretell weather and its changes. Knowing how to speak, feel, and listen to their environment guides them to decide what to do, when, why, with whom and how to do it much as they rarely explain why. This is their ‘Indigenous way of weather forecasting’.DOWNLOAD PDF
Enhancing the Resilience Capacity of Refugees to build Natural and Economic Assets
CARE in Uganda is working with the Office of the Prime Minister and Joint Effort to Save Environment, UNHCR in the development of the relocation plans for refugees who were allocated plots in the wetland. Using the relocation plans refugees have been able to appreciate both ecological and economic importance of conserving wetlands and other natural resources around the settlement with the support of CARE they are observing the recommended boundaries and utilizing the given plots.DOWNLOAD PDF
Promoting inclusive Natural Resource Management among refugees and host community
CARE is using the nexus of humanitarian and long term development to build resilience that bridges humanitarian action and sustainable development-increasing this resilience operates in synergy with gender transformation and inclusive governance.DOWNLOAD PDF
CARE Uganda Newsletter – The Paper Crane Issue 5
We welcome you to the latest copy of CARE Uganda’s Newsletter covering the first quarter of 2019. In case of inquiries please contact CARE Uganda on UGACareuganda@care.orgDOWNLOAD PDF
CARE Uganda Newsletter – The Paper Crane Issue 4
We welcome you to the latest copy of CARE Uganda’s Newsletter covering the last quarter of 2018. In case of inquiries please contact CARE Uganda on UGACareuganda@care.orgDOWNLOAD PDF
Ruby Cups: Girls in Imvepi Refugee Settlement Taking Control
CARE International and WoMena Uganda are currently concluding a menstrual cup (MC) pilot implementation project in Imvepi Refugee Settlement, funded by European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO). This is the second pilot that WoMena has conducted on the use of menstrual cups (the Ruby Cup brand) with refugee women in Uganda. Based on findings from previous studies and Menstrual Health Management (MHM) projects conducted by WoMena, the project’s goal was to improve the capacity of female beneficiaries to safely and effectively manage their menstruation with a menstrual cup called “Ruby Cup”, and to improve general knowledge and perceptions around menstruation in the community.DOWNLOAD PDF
CARE Uganda Annual Report Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017
We welcome you to CARE International in Uganda Annual Report combining Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017. It has been an exceptionally challenging but equally rewarding two years where our humanitarian mandate took over our long term development work as Uganda saw hundreds of refugees from South Sudan cross the border in search of refuge and protection. Despite our heavy attention on the refugee situation, we continued our long term development program from which we also borrowed approaches and models for our humanitarian response. Our financial inclusion, women’s economic empowerment and natural resources governance programs carried on while putting their expertise at the disposal of our growing humanitarian portfolio in search of more gender responsive durable and holistic solutions.DOWNLOAD PDF
Strengthen Resilience and Promote Inclusive Governance (STRENPO) Brief
CARE Denmark has secured a Strategic Partnership Agreement with DANIDA that has subsequently led to an agreement between CARE Denmark and CARE Uganda designing a Programme to Strengthen Resilience and Promote Inclusive Governance (STRENPO) for women and youth in vulnerable communities (2018-2021).DOWNLOAD PDF
CARE Uganda Newsletter – The Paper Crane Issue 3
We cordially welcome you to the 3rd issue of CARE Uganda’s Newsletter – The Paper Crane. The Newsletter is a demonstration of some of the work we do and our commitment to ending poverty and Gender Based Violence and a lot of interesting stories that depict CARE’s impact.DOWNLOAD PDF
Fact sheet on climate change and compelling actions
Climate change is one of the biggest crises facing humanity because it has led to countless natural disasters. It is an issue that will prove most damaging for the countries least able to adapt. Reduced forest cover has led to increase atmospheric GHG. Evidence has it that the chemical building blocks that make plastics so versatile are the same components that might harm people and the environment. And its production and disposal contribute to an array of environmental problems.
In Uganda, probably the main reasons for continued depletion of forest cover and plastic pollution is lack of awareness of the danger on weather. Not all stake holders are aware and informed about their vulnerability, roles in conservation and possible measures that can be taken to proactively adapt to climate change.
It is everybody’s right to live and enjoy a good environment and as environmentalists and as walkers, we are dedicated to use walking as a campaign tool to communicate to the public to protect the environment. It is in this line that we request all conservation bodies to join hands with us and the MWE to undertake this campaign against environmental degradation.
What will happen on November 5th -17th 2018 in Uganda?
This time Walkers association Uganda, Ministry of Water and Environment, CARE International in Uganda, media houses, private sector (Coca-Cola, Nile breweries, BIDCO, Kakira Sugar works, communities among others will join hands to lead a campaign on increasing efforts to integrate risk management in investments, scale up good practices and policies.
Target change agents are industries and factories and stakeholders to join hands to campaign for increasing climate change adaptation mechanisms.DOWNLOAD PDF
She Feeds the World Brief - (New Project)
She Feeds the World is a new CARE project that will improve the food and nutrition security of poor rural households, with a strong emphasis on women small-scale producers.
How Uganda cut illegal logging by 70%
Denis Tumwesige used to make his living illegally cutting trees in protected forests in Uganda, until he got arrested. Instead of a jail sentence, the local officials connected him with CARE’s Forest Resources Sector Transparency (FOREST) project, which taught him about the importance of forest conservation. Denis then wrote a song about forests, which is a huge hit, and is routinely played on national radio. The song succeeded in raising awareness of forest policies. Here is what else the project achieved.
Summary of Impact Study for the FOREST Resources Sector Transparency Programme
CARE International in Uganda in partnership with six national Civil Society Organisations (CSO), namely: Joint Effor to Save the Environment (JESE); Anti-corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU); PANO Eastern Africa (PANOS EA), Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) and Community Development Resource Network (CDRN) have been supporting implementation of the Forest Resources Sector Transparency (FOREST) Programme in seven districts of the Albertine REgion of Uganda. Other key stakeholders are the Media, Local Governments, National Forest Authority (NFA) and Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE). FOREST commenced 1st April 2013 - 31st December 2017 and was funded by CARE Denmark asa part of the CARE Denmark's Framework Agreeement with DANIDA.
The Paper Crane - Issue 1, December 2017
On behalf of the staff of CARE International in Uganda and myself, I cordially welcome you to the first issue of CARE Uganda's Newsletter, the Paper Crane. It has been a long journey to get here and finally have a product that we are proud of. This Newsletter is a demonstration of some of the work we do and our commitment to ending poverty and domestic violence, especially among women and girls. We have a special focus and unshakeable commitment to women and girls because several studies show that they bear the most negative effects of poverty - socialy, economically and politically. Through this newsletter you will learn about how we work and who we work with to end poverty. We work with donors, local NGO's and CBO's, Government and private sector organisations in a partnership approach to scale up innovative, relevant and conflict sensitive practices that will greatly reduce povery.
Empowering Women & Girls through CARE's Role Model Men (RMM) approach
A large and growing body of research has shown how gender inequality undermines health and development and how working with men and boys as well as women and girls to promote equality contributes to achiveing health and development outcomes (Barker and others, 2010). While initially more promoted in long-term development programs, engaging men and boy's approaches are increasingly being integrated in humanitarian programs and are proving critical to SGBV prevention in contexts of displacements. Uganda is currently experiencing one of the larges refugee influxes globally. Of the 1,252,470 refugees (UNHCR, May 15, 2017) who have fled conficts in their home countries to settle in Uganda, approximately 86% are women and children and a large majority are coming from war-torn South Sudan, where sexual violence is being used as a weapon of war.
Land and Property Rights Critical for Women Empowerment
Land ownership is critical for Women Empowerment: Land is a primary source and crucial asset for households, especially women who primarily depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Ownership and control over land plus control over produce obtained from land use in Northern Uganda, like most parts of Uganda, is unequal and disfavours women.
The greatest disparity being in ownership and decision-making over the produce obtained from land use. Gender disparities in land rights are the underlying causes of conflicts and poverty amont women. Access, control, ownership and utilisation of land are important factors in povery alleviation. Inadequate control over the use of land hampers productivity and investment by women, yet they are the main users of lands.
From the periphery to the fore
The twenty-year old Kony war had devastating effects on the physical, social, economic and political wellbeing of the people in northern Uganda and more significantly in the health area. Women and girls were mostly affected by the conflict and continue to face enormous challenges accessing sexual reproductive, and maternal and child health care. There is inadequate services compounded by a breakdown in the social fabric and distortion of social norms, entangled with patriarchal society that would otherwise regulate gender equity in the communities.
Compounding the prolbem, men consciously and unconscioulsy impede access to basic services for women and adolescents such as family planning services, HIV testing, participation in maternal health issues and support to infant feeding practices.
Illegal issuance of Land Titles in Central Forest Reserves (CFRs)
This paper highlights Anti Corruption Coalition Uganda’s position over the Illegal issuance of land titles in Central Forest reserves (CFRs) by the Uganda Land Commission.
This position is informed by the prevailing land controversies around CFRs and the Investigative study that was carried out by Anti Corruption Coalition Uganda( ACCU) in 2014/2015 with an aim of establishing the facts surrounding individuals owning illegal land titles in selected Forest Reserves of; Kyewaga, Gunda, and Nonve in Wakiso District.
The investigative research was also motivated by a media publication titled ‘’Behind the Scenes’’ (WEMNET, 2014) that showed that over 52 land titles in Forest reserves had been issued fraudulently to individuals and or investors.
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