Poverty Reduction for former IDPS and Communities affected by conflict and drought

What is the project about?

Vocational skills training especially for the youths is essential to stimulating recovery and development in formerly displaced communities in Northern Uganda (UNDP Uganda/2012).

This project will look at improving agriculture productivity also in the Northern Uganda area with particular emphasis on value addition. It will also work with the communities to continue peace building and conflict resolution activities which had been started on in previous projects. Economic empowerment is its end goal with a focus on creating employment opportunities for the rural youth and women. It will be implemented by UNDP with funding support from the Government of Japan.

Project Objectives

The Project's key objectives to;

  • Improve agriculture productivity and create value addition to farm products;
  • Build capacity for peace building and conflict resolution; and
  • Enhance economic empowerment and create employment opportunities for rural youth and women.

While its expected outputs include;

  • Increase in economic opportunities for 4,000 households through provision of agricultural inputs, value addition equipment and access to savings and financial  resources;
  • Strengthening the capacity of selected districts to coordinate peace dialogues and  establishing peace building infrastructures for conflict resolution;
  • Strengthening community Peace Building initiatives through capacity building and linkages of different peace actors.

Who finances it

This project is financed by funding from the Government of Japan. 

Project period

2013 - 2014


USD 1,000,000

Funding source

Government of Japan

Project Status:
Start Date:
Estimated End Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Northern Uganda
Focus Area:
Crisis Prevention & Recovery
Project Officer:
Francesca Akello
Government of Uganda