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Uganda has had natural and human induced disasters, including conflict, over an extended period of time. The armed conflict that has affected Northern Uganda for nearly two decades has led to loss of human security, life and assets, and has caused social upheaval, including dismantling of social safety nets, a marked drop in productivity and the destruction of vital infrastructure such as health centers and schools. A combination of armed conflicts and other forms of disasters have weakened communities and institutions in the northern and north-eastern regions - as well as some areas in the western region - of Uganda.
The overall aim of the Recovery Disaster Risk Reduction Programme is to support recovery of communities in Uganda that have been affected by disaster, within the context of the government’s anti-poverty policy framework - the Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP). The beneficiaries are women, men, youth, persons living with disabilities, persons living with HIV/AIDS, and the elderly, in disaster affected areas of Uganda. The programme will build on the Transition to Recovery Programme (TRP) with the aim of strengthening the capacity of state and non-state actors to effectively and efficiently undertake and coordinate recovery, peace building, and disaster risk reduction and management programmes at the local, district, and national levels.
The overall objective of this programme is to support the recovery of disaster affected communities in Uganda for the advancement of integrated sustainable development within the context of the policy framework of the Poverty Eradication Action Plan.
To achieve this overall objective, the programme has four components:
(2) peace building and conflict prevention
(3) disaster risk reduction and management
(4) institutional strengthening
These four components are interlinked, since peace cannot thrive without deliberate and concerted community recovery interventions and disaster risk management, and recovery cannot occur without peace and functioning conflict prevention mechanisms in place.
Key activities & expected results
The programme aims to achieve its overall objective through:
empowering women and men to participate in inclusive decision-making processes, at all levels, that affect their lives
building resilience of women, men, and youth to conflicts and other disasters through skills training, improvement in welfare, household incomes, and access to land
empowerment of women, men, and youth through building of their asset base
strengthening of capacity to promote the integration of peace-building and conflict prevention initiatives in development programming
strengthening of the culture of peaceful co-existence and settlement of conflicts within and between communities
strengthening of local community mechanisms for conflict prevention and management
enhancement of government and community capacity to effectively predict, prevent, respond and mitigate the occurrence of disasters
strengthening of disaster risk reduction management information systems
The programme has only recently succeeded the TRP and will be implemented over three years (2007 to 2010).
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