Uganda

Through our partner organisations in Uganda, we work with sustainable rural development, adequate housing, women’s rights, gender equality and entrepreneurship for the youth. Our country office is found in Kampala.

Supporting the establishment of housing cooperatives to provide more people with a decent home, is an important part of our work in Uganda. A job that involves mobilising the grassroot-level but also driving the level of influence against decision-makers at a national level. Together with our partners in Uganda, we have filed a report on the human rights situation in Uganda to the UN Human Rights Council.

Ageness Oliao is a citrus farmer in Soroti, Uganda and a member of Teso Tropical Fruit Cooperative Union Limited (TEFCU). Photo: Edward Echwalu

An important part of our work is to offer people living in poverty, especially women and youth, access to financial products and services, such as savings, loans and insurances, to give them a chance to start businesses and make investments to incrase their income and improve living conditions. In Uganda, we also promote insurance at fair prices to people living in poverty without social security networks.

In Uganda, we support farmers with agricultural development that increases their productivity and promotes sustainable agricultural practices. This is done by supporting small-scale agricultural producers to develop a more competitive production and increase food security. We help build resilient livelihoods of rural communities and promoting income-generating activities, always with a focus on women. Changing the mindset of agribusiness among youth is also an important focal area.

Read more about our Partners and Programmes in Eastern Africa.