Helping young people to become successful entrepreneurs 24 Aug 2015Charles Oyo’s gaze keeps darting from the small black Nokia phone in his hand, to the business manual lying open on the desk amidst other other documents.
High Level dialogue on agricultural transformation calls for more efforts towards revitalisation of cooperatives in Uganda18 Aug 2015Kampala - Government has been called upon to increase its efforts towards revitalising the cooperatives sector so as to improve the lives of farmers and advertently the agricultural sector which is a central feature of Uganda’s economy.
Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) towards better resource mobilisation for conservation launched in Uganda 5 Aug 2015Jinja - The State Minister for Environment, Hon. Flavia Munaaba yesterday launched the Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN), a new global partnership seeking to address the biodiversity finance challenge in a comprehensive manner through building a sound business case for increased investment in the management of ecosystems and biodiversity.
Government reviews UNDP's 2014 country programme performance with a renewed emphasis to improve efficiency and utilisation of funds24 Jul 2015The 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.
UN Youth Envoy calls for strong youth policies and investment in skills development22 Jul 2015There is need to invest in skills development of youth by financing youth policies and programs and ensuring they have access to decent jobs, UN Secretary General’s Youth Envoy, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, said today while meeting members of the UN Uganda convergence group on Youth Engagement and Employment (YEE).
Domestic financing championed as key for development at Uganda’s High Level dialogue on financing for sustainable development20 Jul 2015Kampala - Africa will have to look inward to finance its development if it wants to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework that will be signed by world leaders at the September 2015 General Assembly.
UNDP, Government of Uganda convene first public dialogue on Climate Change in Mbale region14 Jul 2015The public dialogue was the first of its kind in Uganda to focus on Climate Change in the Mbale region. Organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), it aimed at sharing lessons learnt over time with the leaders in the region and various other stakeholders to enable them come up with solutions to promote climate change mitigation.
The Saemaul Undong inspired Inclusive and Sustainable New Communities project launched in Uganda10 Jul 2015Kabarole - Archangel Byaruhanga is a fascinating community leader, passionate about his people’s development. Using Community led initiatives, Byaruhanga is hopeful that his community will rise to prosperity and be economically empowered and food secure.
Aligning national and regional policies on services sector vital for employment and growth – UNCTAD Report 9 Jul 2015KAMPALA - Better leveraging of the services sector in Africa could yield major employment and growth benefits, while ongoing negotiations towards a continental free trade agreement offer a unique opportunity to align national and regional policies on services trade to that end.
UN High Level Panel calls for multi-stakeholder engagement to combat climate change1 Jul 2015The UN’s High Level Panel on Climate Change opened in New York on Monday June 29th, with a strong call to promote climate action and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through multi-stakeholder engagement.