Catalyze change-makers to promote economic growth, increase government accountability, and improve health and nutrition for vulnerable communities.
In the aftermath of a generation-long civil war that claimed thousands of lives and displaced millions more, Uganda is finally healing. But population growth is straining resources and services in a country that still has a long way to go. The economy is relatively stable, but conflicts over land threaten agricultural livelihoods, upon which 80 percent of the population depends. The challenges include fragmented markets, low productivity, stubbornly poor child health indicators and weak infrastructure that impedes rapid growth and makes it difficult to achieve a sustained improvement in living conditions.
- Agriculture & Food: Training farmer groups in business skills to grow subsistence plots to small-scale commercial farming operations
- Economic development: Providing jobs building roads that link farms to markets
- Conflict & Governance: Working with elder councils to promote peacebuilding efforts and lead events to foster trust between tribes
All stories about Uganda
Uganda: Strengthening our ability to promote stability February 8, 2010
Uganda: The tenuous return November 18, 2009
Uganda: What is public health? November 11, 2009
One of the things that people often ask is "What is public health?" I used to say, "everything," without much conviction.
Uganda: Seeing the work first hand November 2, 2009
Uganda: A once-tragic setting for peace dialogues October 6, 2009
Uganda: The resilence of children September 30, 2009
Today I learned about the true resilience of children.
Uganda: Finding a voice in northern Uganda September 27, 2009
Once christened as “The Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, Uganda was once seen as a success story in Africa.
Uganda: Seeds of Sunshine September 24, 2009
Alex Odongo is finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
Uganda: Working on a road to hope September 24, 2009
They say if you want something done you must do it yourself — and that is exactly what one woman in the village of Lamoi, Uganda is doing. She is Grace Awor, a 45-year-old mother of seven, farmer and most recently a road builder.
Uganda: Forgiveness September 14, 2009