Uganda’s launches the YouthConnekt initiative
3 Jul 2017
Kampala - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Uganda in partnership with the country’s Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development have launched YouthConnekt, a platform aimed at addressing issues of youth unemployment and inclusion in economic and political processes.
Uganda’s Solidarity Summit for Refugees raises over USD350m
26 Jun 2017
Kampala - On 21st and 22nd June 2017, the world gathered in Uganda to stand in solidarity with the country as it hosts over 1 million refugees. This was during the Uganda Solidarity Summit on refugees. The summit, hosted by H.E President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Guterres raised over USD350m out of the targeted USD2m.
Private Sector called upon to support refugees during the Uganda Solidarity Summit
26 Jun 2017
Kampala - Members of the Private Sector have been asked to match up the public sector’s efforts towards supporting refugees. The call was made by Mr. Patrick Bitature, the Chairperson of Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) during the Uganda Solidarity Summit’s Private Sector Side Event focusing on the theme: “Enabling the Private Sector to support Refugees and Refugee hosting communities.”
Stronger District Local Governments are key for refugees hosting districts – Uganda Solidarity Summit Side Event on Local Government
26 Jun 2017
Kampala - The UNDP Country Director, Ms. Almaz Gebru says strengthening the capacity of district local governments is key to the sustainability of Uganda’s progressive refugee hosting model.
Youth develop Uganda’s first customized weather information application
16 Jun 2017
Kampala - A team of young innovators have won Uganda’s first weather hackathon competition. The young innovators under their group Agrigap, won the weather hackathon after three days of rigorous work to develop an application that would ease dissemination and utilisation of weather information in Uganda.
Fast track financing solutions for biodiversity conservation - UNDP Uganda Country Director says
16 Jun 2017
Entebbe - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director, Ms. Almaz Gebru has tasked nations to fast track finding solutions to biodiversity financing as one of the pathways to sustainable development. Ms. Gebru said that the cost of depleted plant and animal species will be so high and the alternative for nations is of insurance provided by conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity.
Community service is key for environment protection in Uganda - UNDP Resident Representative says
9 Jun 2017
Ibanda, Western Uganda - Ms Rosa Malango, the United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative has called on Ugandans to combine existing local initiatives with new technologies and innovation to ensure that human activity does not destroy the environment as we reach for economic growth.
Focus on global markets – Prof Justin Lin advises
2 Jun 2017
Kampala - Professor Justin Yifu Lin – a renowned economist from China has called on Uganda to focus on export oriented industrialisation that targets global markets.
Strengthening refugee space in Uganda - UNDP convenes dialogue with leaders of refugee hosting districts
27 May 2017
KAMPALA – Uganda shall not build walls to keep out refugees, Hon. Hilary Onek, the Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees has affirmed. He made this affirmation during the opening of the first-ever dialogue between district and national leaders from Uganda’s 12 refugee hosting districts. These districts include: Adjumani, Arua, Hoima, Isingiro, Kampala, Kamwenge, Kiryandongo, Kyegegwa, Lamwo, Masindi, Moyo and Yumbe.
Muslim leaders and scholars from Eastern and Southern Africa re-affirm declaration against Violent Extremism in the region
17 May 2017
Kampala, Uganda: African Muslim religious leaders and scholars from Eastern and Southern Africa gathered in Kampala have agreed on a framework to enable them work together to fight against all forms of extremist activities in the name of Islam.