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).

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...

Regional efforts key for preventing and responding to violent extremism in the East and Horn of Africa

Kampala - Delegates from eight countries in the East and Horn of Africa have agreed that regional efforts are key for preventing and responding to violent extremism in the region. This was agreed on during the Inter Government Authority of Development (IGAD) national consultations for Uganda which were focused...

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...

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...

Africa advised to Switch Green

  KAMPALA - At the end of May, Uganda played host to Africa’s first Switch Africa Green regional networking forum. The two day networking forum focused on sharing knowledge to advance green business development in Africa. Speaking at the event, the European Union Head of Delegation to Uganda H.E Ambassador...

UN Assistant Secretary-General, Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu visits Uganda

Kampala - Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator for Crisis Response, is visiting from Wednesday, 6 July to Friday 8 July to discuss displacement and see the extensive work Uganda has carried out in managing the...

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...

Japan contributes US$4.5m towards refugees and host communities in Uganda

KAMPALA - The Government of Japan has contributed US$4.5m (around 15 billion Ugandan shillings) to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ($3.5 million) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) ($1 million) in support of the humanitarian response for refugees and Ugandan host...

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...

Building Inclusive Business is the way to development for Africa

Kampala - Building inclusive businesses that improve the livelihoods of poor and economically excluded is the key to accelerating Africa's development potential. This was pointed out by Ms. Rosa Malango, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative & the United Nations Resident Coordinator...

Uganda Carbon Farmers receive first incentive under Payment for Environmental Services Fund

  Sironko/Bulambuli - Florence Buhule’s crop harvest has increased in the last couple of months.   The mother of six who survives on an acre of land along the densely populated slopes of Mt. Elgon has been practising conservation agriculture.   “Since I dug up these trenches and started pruning my crops, I have...

SENDAI ONE YEAR ON: Turning Words into Action in Uganda

KAMPALA – Landslides in Bududa, Eastern Uganda, the bursting river banks in Kasese, Western Uganda. Climate-related disasters are all around us. So what can we do to make countries like Uganda more resilient to the risk of disasters? A year ago, the international community met in Japan to discuss this, and...

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...