Oxfam in Uganda - Annual Report 2015 - 2016

David Zakayo with his child. Through the Oxfam We care training, men like David now help out in house hold chores as well as taking care of their children. Most men in David's community in Lamwo district would leave all the responsibility of care work to women
Paper author: 
Dorah Ntunga
Paper publication date: 
Friday, December 9, 2016

2015/2016 was a busy year in Uganda in different spheres especially politically with electoral campaigns dominating the larger part of the year. We consolidated our ambitious strategic change process as enshrined in our Country Strategy towards a shift in our program work. This shift had profound impact on much of our work on the ground and nationally as well as on the way we organized structures, our staff, and relationships with other stakeholders. We continued working towards building resilient livelihoods for the women, youth and men in the different communities we work with. We delivered life saving assistance to South Sudanese refugees and their host communities and importantly strengthened citizen voices towards influencing change especially in policies and practices. In all we did, promotion and protection of women’s rights was deliberate. Our focus was capacity strengthening, evidence generation and largely convening for change.  It is from such efforts that we reached 550,000 people with our support, 57% being women/girls.

The different themes contributed to this including;

Governance and Accountability    96,000

Women's rights                            91,000

Humanitarian                               60,000

Resilient livelihoods                    303,000