Our work in Uganda

Uganda has welcomed around 1.35 million refugees as the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, but both refugee and host communities in Northern Uganda face high levels of poverty. Youth unemployment is particularly high due to the devastating consequences of conflict and poor access to opportunities. We are supporting people living in poverty and facing other barriers like marginalisation to work towards a brighter future.

Tackling injustice and building safer markets with women traders in Uganda

This project will work with 4,000 market traders (90% women) in Kaliro and Lira districts to build their skills, confidence and collective power to lead transformative change in the markets and beyond. Working collaboratively with women and men at the markets, we will raise awareness of gender equality and women’s rights to participate in decision making.

Eradicating child labour in Ugandan communities

With support from Norad, this project will work with our local partner PLA in Uganda to protect children in over 12,000 families from child labour and support their families to be more resilient for the future, tackling child labour at its root causes.

Past project: Empowering women with disabilities in Kenya and Uganda

With support from the EU, this project worked with 72,000 women with disabilities to promote economic empowerment, raise awareness of disability rights and secure more and better support from governments.

Past project: Skills for marginalised youth in Uganda

This UKAid Direct supported project enabled 800 young refugees and young people in host communities of Agago and Lamwo districts to develop skills for employment and enterprise.

Past project: Integrated Community Livelihoods Support and Care Systems, Amuria

This project improved the nutrition, food security and household incomes of 2,565 vulnerable families, through training on sustainable agricultural practices and provision of essential farming tools and equipment, as well as improving access to HIV/AIDS services.