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AAH UGANDA SETS ITS EYES ON KARAMOJA

 

 

Between June and August 2015, AAH Uganda will conduct a study of the Karamoja sub-region in Northern Uganda. The exercise aims to identify existing prospects in the area and hopes to:

- Better understand the region; the people, culture, structure of ruler ship and other social issues.

- Pinpoint areas of AAH Uganda’s involvement in improving the quality of life for livelihood challenged communities in Karamoja region.

- Identify allies (partners) and areas to work together.

- Interest funding partners and donors with ideas for funding.

A decision will be taken in the second month to ascertain possibilities of establishing an office in Karamoja and recruit a liaison officer. 

 

About Karamoja

 

Karamoja sub-region comprises of Kaabong, Kotido, Abim, Moroto, Nakapiripirit, Amudat and Napak. According to the 2010 Uganda Bureau of Statistics there are over 1.2 million people in Karamoja. It is the least developed region in Uganda. It borders the Pokot in northern Kenya and for a long time the two communities have warred with each other or cattle and other.  In 22 years, Uganda’s poverty levels has dropped to 19.7 per cent from 56 per cent while Karamoja in the same time period has a poverty level of 82 per cent. Other humanitarian and developmental indicators for Karamoja compared to the national ones are not good either, for example in the education sector the national literacy percentage is at 67 per cent while the Karamoja sub-region is at 11 per cent. With this assessment AAH Uganda plans to diversify its reach and target vulnerable communities like Karamoja improve the quality of life for livelihood challenged communities.

 

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According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Kenya and Tanzania have camps with some of the highest refugee numbers in the world. The Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya with over 350, 000 refugees is the largest in the world. In Tanzania’s western regions of Tabora and Katavi, there are more than 200, 000 Burundian refugees. Combined, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania host close to one million refugees, making them three of the top ten refugee-hosting countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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MDDP members visit Neema Slaughter House

 

 

June 10, 2015: The Mara Division Development Programme (MDDP) were treated to a warm reception at Neema slaughter house in Baba Dogo- Nairobi County. This visit was organised by AAH Kenya team. The visit forms a key component of the Mara Entrepreneurship and Market Development Programme- a two year project funded by Bread for the World, Germany; being implemented in Mara Division aimed at creating an 'entrepreneurial mindset' in community members in Mara area in order to strengthen their resilience and capacity to lead to their own development.

 

 

 AAH Uganda observes the Europe day

 

food and livelihoods security

 

AAH Uganda observed the Europe day by highlighting the gains by small-holder farmers that benefited from the food and livelihoods security project that EU funded them for.

 

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Inspiring story ahead of the World Refugee day.