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: Jeremy Barnicle in Uganda October 31, 2007
Mercy Corps team member Jeremy Barnicle, on the ground in war-torn northern Uganda, thanks donors for their generous support.
Uganda: Two voices to raise thousands August 1, 2007
Soon, hundreds of voices will not only speak up in support of displaced Ugandan families; they'll sing out. And the sounds of jazz, heavy metal, folk, country and alternative music will rouse thousands to action.
Uganda: First Day of School, At 14 March 5, 2007
Ogonyo IDP Camp, Uganda - It might look like any other day for 14-year-old Bosco Odongo. Dressed in a pink shirt and brown shorts like his classmates, he carries a crisp new notebook and walks the dirt path leading to the village school.
Uganda: Christine: Someone to Count On February 12, 2007
Opeyelo, Uganda - If all had gone according to plan, Christine Adong would be sitting behind a desk right now, crunching numbers. Instead, she's standing in the midst of a few dozen displaced families, listening to their stories and offering whatever help she can.
Uganda: Cecilia: A Harvest of Hope November 9, 2006
Ogonyo Camp, Uganda - Cecilia Lamunu remembers life before the war. As she sits inside her tiny mud hut and lights a kerosene lamp against the coming darkness, you can see the past flickering in her eyes.
Uganda: Acting Globally October 18, 2006
Children have always been close to Nicole Greenberg's heart. The 20-year-old has worked with children in one way or another most of her life: as a babysitter, then a camp counselor and now as a developmental psychology major at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Uganda: One Night in Ogonyo October 9, 2006
For a night, I felt the chill of life in a displacement camp.
Uganda: The Residue of Conflict October 1, 2006
Kitgum, Uganda - The people of Koch Ama Resettlement Camp, in the Gulu District of Northern Uganda, stood up in succession, each restating the same basic premise.