Crisis Prevention & Recovery

Since 2011, UNDP has focused on strengthening peace and reconciliatory initiatives in the conflict–affected region of Northern Uganda. It is working to enable formerly displaced communities to not only settle back safely into their homes, but also gain access to basic social services like health and education and the skills to be economically productive.

Our Goals

We support the Government of Uganda in risk-reduction, crisis prevention and recovery of communities in Northern Uganda- a region most affected by war in Uganda. We support communities’ to rebuild their lives through livelihood initiatives as well as re-establish governance and the rule of law. We also promote gender equality with the goal of ensuring incorporation of necessary elements of crisis prevention. more

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Vocational skills training for youths in Northern Uganda

8,433 youth (3,576 of them female) in Acholi received training in vocational skills training such as tailoring, business and entrepreneurship under the UN’s peace building programme in Uganda. At least 60 percent of beneficiaries have gone on to successfully start their own businesses, enabling them to become self-employed and helping to revive the local economy.

Our Stories

  • A policeman addressing community members during one of the community dialogue sessions in Panyangara sub-county, Kotido District (Photo: Paul Ahura/UNDPUganda2014).

    Community Policing promotes peace in Karamoja Region

    In Nakapelimoru village, Kotido district, two communities of cattle keepers are about to go to war, cows have gone missing! A new settlement tribe of themore

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  • Dennis Obote (left) sharing his peace building and conflict management experiences with NUERP Peace Facilitator, Acak Paul, at his home, Bar Lwala village, Arwotngo parish Okwang sub-county, Otuke District, during a monitoring visit in December 2011. Photo: UNDP-Uganda

    Using "Peace Rings" to curb conflict and improve livelihoods

    Dennis Obote may not have gone to law school but he considers himself a peace advocate. In the last year alone, Dennis has overseen the successfulmore

Projects and Initiatives

The Northern Uganda Project

With funding support from the UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention & Recovery (BCPR), this project focuses on Local Development and Social Cohesion in Northern Uganda, building on past UNDP interventions; it aims at contributing to the social and economic stabilisation of the region. more

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