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Project Details

Project Name: Stimulating Adaptive capacities of Communities (SACC) Project under Strengthening Resilience and promoting Inclusive Governance Program (STRENPO).

Core Program Area: Resilient Livelihood

Project Donor: CARE International Uganda

The Overall objective: Women and youth in vulnerable, natural resource-dependent communities, including refugee settlements, are resilient to shocks and stresses from natural resources degradation, climate change, and conflict/displacement.

Duration: 2018 – 2021

Location: Uriama, Rigbo, Odupi and Omugo refugee hosting sub-counties Arua District.

In response to the environmental degradation and climate change in communities with heavy dependence on natural resources for food and income generation, RICE West Nile in partnership CARE International Uganda Kampala office with funds from DANIDA, designed a project to strengthen the capacity of women and youth to become resilient to shocks and stresses from natural resources degradation and climate change.

The project not only aims at enabling women and youth to actively participate in planning processes at sub-county and district level but also, they should be able hold authorities to account for the implementation of plans impacting their resilience.

32 farmer groups, 5 waste recycling youth groups reached under climate resilience project and 8 field demo sites were established in Imvepi, Rhino Camp refugee settlements and host communities in Omugo and Uriama Sub Counties to promote opportunities for learning good agronomic practices and climate resilient agriculture capacity development.

40 CBOs trained on 5 Enabling Rural Innovation (ERI) modules (Participatory Diagnosis, Participatory Market Research, Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation, Farmer Participatory Research and Enterprise Development) and cross cutting issues (Gender, Savings and Loans, HIV/AIDS, Hygiene and Sanitation) to improve household food security and incomes to enhance capacity of communities to cope with shocks and stresses resulting from climate change and displacement.

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