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World Refugee Day 2024: KRC-Uganda’s Commitment to Honoring Refugees in Bidi Bidi Settlement

World Refugee Day 2024: KRC-Uganda’s Commitment to Honoring Refugees in Bidi Bidi Settlement

A person is considered a refugee under the 1951 Refugee Convention if they have fled their place of origin due to well-founded fear of persecution based on their ethnicity, political beliefs, religion, or other characteristics. This definition also extends to individuals who have been displaced by man-made or natural disasters. World Refugee Day is observed on June 20th of each year as a way to honor the bravery and tenacity of the millions of refugees who have been forced to flee their homes because of war, persecution, or natural catastrophes. The theme “Hope Away from Home” is particularly relevant in 2024 as it highlights the resilience refugees demonstrate despite being […]

Nutrition Governance Training Report, Fort Portal City, May 2024.

Nutrition Governance Training Report, Fort Portal City, May 2024.

Work Purpose: The overall objective of the workshop is to build capacity of City /City Division NutritionCoordination Committees on nutrition Governance. Workshop objectivesSpecifically, the workshop aimed at: – i) Creating awareness on the UNAP II implementation governance architecture at the city,City Division and Ward levelii) Fostering implementation of the performance improvement plan for nutritiongovernance in the cityiii) Establishment functionality of Nutrition Coordination Committees both at the citydivisions and all the wards in the city. Click to read full report

KRC-Uganda’s role in fostering unity and prosperity through Contract Farming

KRC-Uganda’s role in fostering unity and prosperity through Contract Farming

The maize garden after the application of the agricultural inputs from MYIB. In a remarkable effort to promote unity and collaboration, KRC-Uganda has played a crucial role in connecting youth from the Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement and the surrounding host community with contract farming opportunities. Through these efforts, these young individuals have been linked with landowners and provided with necessary resources such as seeds and agricultural inputs from MYIB. This article explores the pivotal role of KRC-Uganda in enabling refugee and host community youth to engage in maize farming, creating economic prospects, and fostering mutual cooperation. KRC-Uganda has acted as a bridge between the youth from the Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement and […]

Newsletter April 2024

Newsletter April 2024

As we approach May, a month when we remember Labor Day all over the world, consider Dr. Ssali’s proposition for an Ideal workplace model as he elaborately lays out the 5 key pillars necessary to achieve the desirable paradigm shift in the modern working environment. We also see the role that continuous mentorship plays in delivering development interventions and triggering critical mindset change. Catherine gives an exposition of how Corn Soya Blend plays a crucial role in Nutrition interventions in Kyaka II refugee settlement, the barriers that need to be addressed to ensure its sustainable use and an M&E’s perspective on the need for quality data assurance for effective Nutrition […]

Newsletter March 2024

Newsletter March 2024

It is exciting to celebrate the women’s month with inspiring stories of the meaningful change that can happen when we invest and give opportunities to women in a fair and inclusive environment. Walk with Joan on her transformation journey from a local untrained woman to a producer and supplier across the East African region or with Miss Catherine on her inspiring journey of career growth as a young female talent. Discover how organisations can make work spaces more inclusive for breast feeding women in their most natural role as mothers, to seeing men engage in supporting women and promoting nutrition outcomes in the community I Kyaka II refugee settlement. I […]

Budget Tracking & Analysis for WASH in Lira & Kabarole Districts

Budget Tracking & Analysis for WASH in Lira & Kabarole Districts

Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services are critical in ensuring people enjoy a good standard of living and that their rights are fulfilled. Despite the Government of Uganda (GoU) effort the WHO/UNICEF joint monitoring report 2021 reports that 20 million people in Uganda do not have access to a basic water source, 34 million people do not have access to basic sanitation services and 33 million people cannot practice good hygiene. The Kabarole Research Centre with funding from WaterAid undertook a budget and expenditure analysis study in Lira and Kabarole districts to get a better understanding of how these macro financial trends work out at district level. The study […]

The Looming Debt Trap Dilemma Facing the Contemporary Smallholder Farmer and the Small and Medium Entrepreneur (SMEs) in Uganda

The Looming Debt Trap Dilemma Facing the Contemporary Smallholder Farmer and the Small and Medium Entrepreneur (SMEs) in Uganda

In many regions of Uganda and across Africa, a significant majority of the population, comprising over 70%, is engaged in farming and small-scale businesses as their primary means of livelihood. Unfortunately, smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs in this demographic face a considerable challenge in accessing affordable capital to initiate, expand, or enhance their existing ventures. Subsequently, these individuals, often referred to as the ‘unbankable‘ by mainstream banking institutions, resort to obtaining high-interest loans from predatory money lenders. As reported by the Ankole Times, during the National Resistance Movement Caucus held at the Entebbe State House on September 28, 2023, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa directed the Minister for Finance to issue […]

Combatting Monocropping with integrated farm Management

Combatting Monocropping with integrated farm Management

In the lush landscapes of Uganda, smallholder farms have long relied on traditional farming practices, particularly the method of monocropping. However, this approach has been branded as a “disastrous agriculture system” by Ocean Robbins (2022), and its detrimental effects on land productivity and food security are becoming increasingly evident. Monocropping, the practice of cultivating a single crop repeatedly, offers neither the dietary diversity we need nor the ecological balance our ecosystems crave. As a result, farming families are grappling with pronounced nutritional and food insecurities, exacerbating the economic and social challenges they face.  In the early 1990s, the Ugandan government initiated a shift towards early maturing crops, diverting attention from […]

The Supremacy of Nutrition Education and Counselling

The Supremacy of Nutrition Education and Counselling

Nutrition is a central element of our daily lives, influencing our overall health and well-being. Proper Nutrition plays a critical role in preventing chronic diseases, promoting growth and development, and enhancing our quality of life. However, several individuals struggle to make informed dietary choices due to a lack of knowledge or misinformation. This is where Nutrition education and counselling step in as powerful tools to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthier food choices. Understanding Nutrition Education and Counselling Nutrition education refers to the process of providing individuals or communities with information, knowledge, and skills related to nutrition and dietary choices (Academy of Nutrition and […]

Newsletter: December 2023

Newsletter: December 2023

As we bid farewell to 2023, we are filled with gratitude for the remarkable journey of growth and resilience we’ve experienced in our areas of operation particularly- Kyegegwa District. This year has been one of transformation, both for individuals and communities as a whole. Personally, I’ve learned the power of perseverance, through one gentleman’s transition from a teacher to a successful beekeeper. Our beekeeping initiative has not only provided a sustainable income but has also empowered our communities and made a positive impact on the local economy. Additionally, our involvement in developing the Kyegegwa District Nutrition Coordination Committee (DNCC) has been rewarding. …. Click to Access The Newsletter