Uganda’s National Human Development Report recognised at the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Human Development Reporting for outstanding outreach and stakeholder engagement

New York, 6 December 2016 - Uganda’s 2015 National Human Development Report has been announced as one of the four winners of the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Human Development Reporting. This was announced by the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) during the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Human...

13 companies sign-up for the UNDP Gender Equality Seal Certification Programme for Private Enterprises

KAMPALA: Thirteen companies have today committed to implement the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Gender Equality Seal Certification Programme for Private Enterprises. From manufacturing, ICT and service sectors, the 13 pioneer companies include: Nile Breweries, Simba Telecom, NBS Television, Alam Group...

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment is key for the achievement of Sustainable Development – 2016 Africa Human Development Report (AfHDR) says

Kampala - The United Nations Resident Coordinator, Ms. Rosa Malango has called on Government and various stakeholders to commit to delivering high quality innovative services and investment environment in which women and men can participate equally in Uganda, African and around the world. This call was made during...

The Gender Equality Seal brochure

The Gender Equality Seal (GES) promotes investment in systems that integrate gender equality into the work environment and business strategies. It is a learning and certification programme, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to help businesses achieve Gender Equality, which is Goal Five of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. (SDGs).

A film for Northern Uganda

As part of activities to mark the UN Month, UNDP Uganda together with the Office of the Prime Minister will host the official screening of the film for Northern Uganda. The screening will be held on Thursday, 20th October 2016 at Century Cinema in Kampala. Please find the full length film here.    About the film...

Uganda’s Private Sector adopts the Gender Equality Seal for Public and Private Enterprises and pledges to support the Sustainable Development Goals

Kampala – The Private Sector in Uganda has pledged to adopt the Gender Equality Seal Certification Programme for Public and Private Enterprises – a model pioneered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help organisations create more equitable conditions for men and women in the work place.   The...

Uganda launches digital Greenhouse Gas Inventory System

KAMPALA - Uganda today launched its National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory System. This is another critical step in the country’s efforts to meet its contribution to the global effort of emission reduction under the Paris Agreement for Climate Change. Launched at the Ministry of Water and Environment’s Climate...

UNDP partners with JICA to improve food security in Karamoja

Namulonge - With a long history of drought and food insecurity, Karamoja region in North Eastern Uganda is not known for growing its own food. Less known is the fact that the region has a wet agricultural zone running vertically on its western side where crop growing has been flourishing. It is with this...

UNDP Assistant Administrator Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu commends Uganda for its efforts towards displacement and crisis response

Kampala - The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator for Crisis Response has commended  Uganda’s integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and management of refugees through it refugee policy as key best practises that...

Mapping for Resilience – Using New Technology to map Oruchinga Refugee Settlement

ISINGIRO – Uganda is demonstrating innovation in its approach to building resilient and sustainable communities by using the latest technology to support risk-informed development in the country’s oldest refugee settlement. Home to over 5,000 refugees, Oruchinga Refugee Settlement in Isingiro district, South Western...

Kayonza Growers Tea Factory recognised for its Equator Prize Win

Kampala - A local initiative, Kayonza Growers Tea Factory’s has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to environmental conservation, poverty and climate action all of which the agreement hopes to achieve during a ceremony in Kampala. The recognition comes after it was selected and awarded the Equator...

Use your platforms to advance equal opportunities and access for all - Women legislators told

Entebbe – The goals of equality, sustainable development and peace cannot be achieved without the active participation of women and incorporation of their issues at all levels of decision making. This was shared by Ms. Rosa Malango, the United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme...

Uganda goes to the polls
Uganda goes to the polls

KAMPALA - Millions of Uganda will tomorrow, 18, February 2016, go the polls to vote in the country’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections. The country’s fifth election since moving to a multiparty dispensation in 1996, will see eight presidential candidates who include the incumbent, President Yoweri K. Museveni of...