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  • A Widow’s right to matrimonial propertyA Widow’s right to matrimonial propertyWhen Justine Badaru a 38 year old, resident of Kijogoro Parish, Miirya Sub County, Masindi district lost her husband to an HIV/AIDs-related illness, she was left with no independent source of livelihood.

  • Empowering women to improve livelihoodsEmpowering women to improve livelihoodsSix years ago, Rosemary Arenger, 28 was in bad shape.“I was a drunkard and too poor to help myself and my family. My husband was a cattle rustler. He never lived with us very much as he was always away from home on raiding trips. He was very violent and very often beat me up.

  • Government reviews UNDP's 2014 country programme performance with a renewed emphasis to improve efficiency and utilisation of funds24 Jul 2015Government reviews UNDP's 2014 country programme performance with a renewed emphasis to improve efficiency and utilisation of fundsThe portfolio review, is an annual exercise carried out by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) to assess the impact of UNDP’s support across the various sectors of the economy, take stock of lessons learned and identify key challenges and measures of redress.

  • Infusing the Human Development Paradigm in EducationInfusing the Human Development Paradigm in EducationUNDP is promoting the teaching of the Human Development (HD) paradigm through introduction of a course in some universities in the country. This is creating a wealth of Ugandans who are familiar with HD concepts and philosophy.

  • Rediscovering agriculture for human development Rediscovering agriculture for human developmentKabarole - The National Human Development Report and the Millennium Development Goals Progress reports have been launched at a workshop in Kabarole district.

  • Uganda Carbon Farmers receive first incentive under Payment for Environmental Services Fund Uganda Carbon Farmers receive first incentive under Payment for Environmental Services FundSironko/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.

  • Community Revolving Fund promotes rural enterprise development and environmental protectionCommunity Revolving Fund promotes rural enterprise development and environmental protectionSironko - Rose Nangoli’s herbal jelly has become popular in her village of Bukabombwe, Sironko district. Made from locally sourced materials such as avocado & aloe Vera that grow with ease in the Elgon ranges, Nangoli’s jelly is inexpensive and easily accessible to the villagers to who she delivers it to.

  • Bee-keeping saving the environment in Sironko Bee-keeping saving the environment in SironkoSIRONKO - Five years ago, protecting the beautiful mountain lands he grew up on was not 35-year old Rogers Wangoda’s priority. Despite the fact that they are the source of his livelihood, all he worried about was how to fend for his seven children.

  • Small Grants Changing Lives: Makanaga - Wetland Conservation changes a community Small Grants Changing Lives: Makanaga - Wetland Conservation changes a communityFor James Ojowi, the vast Makanaga wetland in Bussi Islands, Wakiso district, was just another vast swathe of fertile land for agriculture.

  • Bio-gas: Using cleaner renewable energy to protect the environmentBio-gas: Using cleaner renewable energy to protect the environmentIt is scorching hot in Kabarongo village, deep in the green valleys of Lyatonde district. Grace Kyomugasho, a widow aged 67 years, sits on the veranda of her house. She is a local farmer here. She looks after cattle and owns banana, fruit and vegetable plantations. She has two grown children and several dependants. She lost her husband in 1970 and has since been the sole bread winner for her family.