Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform (UTEP) launched to promote inclusive tourism in the country

Kampala  - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with various entities from the tourism sector have launched the Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform (UTEP). This platform is intended to support the tourism industry players including Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), Association of Uganda Tour...

Uganda’s National Wetlands Atlas launched

KALUNGU - Uganda’s National Wetlands Atlas– detailing the location and current state of wetlands in the country has been launched. Launched on 2nd February during celebrations to mark World Wetlands day in Kalungu district , this is the second volume of the Atlas showcases all Uganda’s wetland systems in visual...

Empowering women to improve livelihoods

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) support through the Sustainable Inclusive Economic Development (SIED) portfolio is empowering women to transform their livelihoods. This is through working with women to form saving groups that enable them to generate incomes for themselves and their families. One...

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...

Youth from refugee settlements and host communities turn challenges into opportunities

As part of efforts to maintain the existing goodwill and enhance peaceful co-existence while building self-reliance among host communities and the refugees, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Adjumani district local government engaged the youth in an innovative approach that help them turn...

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...

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...

Women parliamentarians acquire skills in engendering legislation

Entebbe - Women parliamentarians, through the Inclusive Effective Governance portfolio, have been trained on “Engendering legislation and forging strategic partnerships for gender equality and women’s empowerment in Uganda.” The three day training was the inaugural capacity building workshop for women legislators...

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’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...

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...

Ms. Rosa Malango: Keynote address at Regional Seminar on the Sustainable Development Goals for the Parliaments of Sub-Saharan Africa

The Right Honourable Speaker of Parliament of Uganda, Rebecca Kadaga our host, Right Honorable Speakers of Parliaments from the Sub-Saharan Africa, The Inter Parliamentary Union Secretary General, Mr. Martin Chungong Delegates and officials of the Inter Parliamentary Union Honourable Members of Parliament,...

UNDP receives special recognition for supporting the Uganda tourism sector

Kampala - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Uganda has received special recognition for its support to the tourism sector. This was during the Uganda Tourism Excellence Award Ceremony organised by the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) as part of activities to mark the Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo 2017. A...