resilient livelihoods

“It is not climate change; it is climate emergency, we are in a climate crisis.” Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5°C special report shows greater temperature rise and impacts accelerating. The Sahara is increasing its size by 10%, small island states are at the verge of...
For the first time, I visited a refugee settlement recently. Prior my visit, I was skeptical about which settlement I wanted to see. Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Arua district has been marked one of the largest refugee settlements in the world so I thought it would give me a good understanding of...
Unjust Land systems and weak dispute resolution mechanisms are driving inequality in the country according to a new land report launched today by Oxfam. Titled Locked out, the land and inequality report explores the ways in which unjust land systems drive inequality making the poor poorer while the...
When Uganda’s richest 10 percent earned 2.3 times more than its poorest 40 percent in 2009, any concerned person would be curious to understand what drives such a discrepancy and how best to bridge the gap between the poor and the rich. The contributors to such a big gap are mainly land, education...
Oxfam, partners, and allies’ research and experience in Uganda clearly shows that climate change is already exacerbating poverty and inequality in the country. Oxfam believes that influencing the government to invest in helping people adapt and build resilience to climate change will increase food...
Building resilience of vulnerable groups is at the centre of our work. Oxfam works with communities of youth, men and women to promote livelihood options for them. This booklet is a collection of results of different entrepreneurial and vocational skills acquired by refugee youth and host...
This publication showcases how Oxfam and partners are empowering youth through various interventions to unleash their underlying potential. Oxfam believes that the issues youth are faced with will be addressed only if there is a major shift in the educational curriculum to include vocational and...
Maria Acan credit:Oxfam
The year 2016-17 saw Oxfam in Uganda take its transformation agenda to a level higher. We tested and applied Oxfam’s power to convene and influence actors around issues we believe address the root causes of injustice and inequality. The year saw a lot of investment in coaching and accompaniment for...
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
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...
Ngoya Hellen and her husband Longima Lopila
Oxfam has been working in Uganda since the 1960s focusing both on development and humanitarian program to support practical innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty. All that is reflected in this report is as a result of the work that Oxfam and more than 30 partners have jointly...
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