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

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.

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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