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  • Green Charcoal empowers rural women in Mubende district, Central Uganda

    Mubende - Annet, a 30 year old mother of five living in Mubende town used to spend over UGX 115, 500 (about $35) every month on charcoal used to prepare food for her family. This was a big expense for her as it accounted for 50% of her monthly income.

  • Youth from refugee settlements and host communities turn challenges into opportunities

    As part of efforts to maintain the existing goodwill and enhance peaceful co-existence while building self-reliance among host communities and the refugees, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Adjumani district local government engaged the youth in an innovative approach that help them turn their challenges into opportunities.

  • Empowering women to improve livelihoods

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) support through the Sustainable Inclusive Economic Development (SIED) portfolio is empowering women to transform their livelihoods. This is through working with women to form saving groups that enable them to generate incomes for themselves and their families. One such group is the Aporu Women’s group in Panyangara Sub County, Kotido district. Formed in 2007, the group is comprised of 30 members.

  • Uganda pioneers Lightning-Based Early Warning System

    KAMPALA - Uganda’s weather reporting is destined to become one of the best in the East African region after the installation of a network of five all-in-one Total Solutions Automatic Weather Stations (TSAWS).

  • A Widow’s right to matrimonial property

    When 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.

  • Government reviews UNDP's 2014 country programme performance with a renewed emphasis to improve efficiency and utilisation of funds
    24 Jul 2015

    The 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.

  • Rediscovering agriculture for human development

    Kabarole - The National Human Development Report and the Millennium Development Goals Progress reports have been launched at a workshop in Kabarole district.

  • Infusing the Human Development Paradigm in Education

    UNDP 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.

  • Bee-keeping saving the environment in Sironko

    SIRONKO - 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.

  • 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.