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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 […]

ENHANCING NUTRITION SERVICES IN GOVERNMENT HEALTH SYSTEMS: INSIGHTS FROM KRC-UGANDA’S MCHN+TSFP PROJECT IN KYAKA II REFUGEE SETTLEMENTS

ENHANCING NUTRITION SERVICES IN GOVERNMENT HEALTH SYSTEMS: INSIGHTS FROM KRC-UGANDA’S MCHN+TSFP PROJECT IN KYAKA II REFUGEE SETTLEMENTS

 Ms.Sharon assessing the nutrition status of a baby at a Health Centre in Kyaka II refugee settlement KRC-Uganda’s robust Human Resource (HR) department, bolstered by multiple donations, continues to expand its efforts in addressing malnutrition comprehensively in humanitarian settings. Through partnerships with international organizations, KRC-Uganda has evolved from dependency to autonomy, securing substantial multi-year grants, from international organizations like World Food Program (WFP). KRC-Uganda is extending its support to nutrition rehabilitation centers at health facilities, emphasizing the enhancement of multi-sectoral dimensions. Human Resources (HR) ultimately plays a pivotal role in strengthening systems and mobilizing resources. However, there remains a notable gap in the integration of nutrition services across the health […]

NAVIGATING THE PATH TO JUSTICE: LAND-RELATED OFFENSES IN BIDIBIDI REFUGEE SETTLEMENT

NAVIGATING THE PATH TO JUSTICE: LAND-RELATED OFFENSES IN BIDIBIDI REFUGEE SETTLEMENT

Bidibidi settlement, located in Yumbe district, is the world’s second-largest refugee settlement and the largest in Africa. Covering an area of 250 square kilometers on the Eastern half of the district. According to UNCHR, it houses a total of 42,788 households with a population of 246,312, the majority of whom are refugees (246,310). This population comprises 84% women and children and 3% elderly individuals. The settlement has seen a continuous influx of refugees, driven by escalating political tensions and conflicts in neighboring countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan. KRC-Uganda and their  partners during a mobile court in zone 4, Palabek refugee settlement For many […]

CREATING DEMONSTRATION GARDENS IN ECD CENTERS TO COMBAT MALNUTRITION

CREATING DEMONSTRATION GARDENS IN ECD CENTERS TO COMBAT MALNUTRITION

Mr. Aheebwa Mubarak- the KRC-Uganda Agricultural Extension Worker supporting the CMC members in establishment of nursery beds Meet Ms. Enid Kyarisima, a vibrant 32-year-old Ugandan woman who lives in Mukondo C with her loving family. She’s a dedicated caregiver (teacher) at Lucky Nursery School in Mukondo C Zone, nestled in the heart of the Kyaka II Refugee Settlement in Kyegegwa District. Lucky Nursery School is part of a special Kulea Watoto project, which is implemented by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Kabarole Research and Resource Centre-Uganda (KR-Uganda). This initiative aims to enhance early child development in the settlement. At Lucky Nursery School, Kyarisiima Enid nurtures 235 children aged 3-6 […]

RISING FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO A THRIVING BEEKEEPER

RISING FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO A THRIVING BEEKEEPER

 old packaging by the group before training by KRC-Uganda Upon completing my final exams, I fell ill unexpectedly. Despite the initial support from friends, some, including my closest companions, lost hope in my recovery and took possession of my belongings, anticipating the worst. Unable to afford medical treatment in Kampala, I was eventually taken to my home village. The illness was attributed to spiritual causes, and the ordeal persisted for six months. Eventually, I was healed, and a church member intervened on my behalf, securing a job for me in a nearby school. Starting my career as a teacher in 2015, I encountered the challenge of not possessing suitable clothing […]