About UNDP in Uganda
Although UNDP has been in Uganda for over almost 50 years, its formal relationship with the Government of Uganda began with the signing of the Standard Basic Assistance Agreement.
This agreement, which was signed on 29 April 1977, defines 'the basic conditions under which UNDP and its executing agencies shall provide assistance to the government in carrying out its projects, and under which the projects shall be undertaken'.
The basic agreement notes in particular that any assistance should be furnished and received in accordance with the relevant and applicable resolutions and decisions of the competent UNDP organs and subject to the availability of the necessary funds to the UNDP.
The Resident Representative in the country has full responsibility and ultimate authority on behalf of the UNDP Administrator for the programme in all its activities in the country. This includes full accountability and compliance with existing audit requirements.
As Uganda's partner of choice for development knowledge sharing, building and strengthening national capacities, UNDP continues to ensure that the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals remains a top priority on the national agenda. Already, its head lining consultations on the Post 2015 Agenda with both Government and Civil Society Organisations to help plan for the future we want.
The UNDP Uganda Country Office is comprised of a Programme team which carries out activities identified in the current Country Programme Action Plan in the form of annual work plans; while the implementation of these activities is made possible though the support and facilitation of an Operations team.
Although priorities have evolved over the years, UNDP's commitment to Uganda continues to be to empower lives and build a resilient nation.
Since 1977, our focus has been on building the skills and expertise of the Uganda government, civil society, academic institutions, and ordinary citizens and to develop better policies, improve development and economic planning and improve delivery of better services to reduce social and economic inequality and empower the people of Uganda.
We aim to develop and sustain strategic partnerships that provide innovative grassroots driven solutions that empower Ugandans and increase resilience at the individual, community, and national level.
Currently, we work with more than 5 government ministries – Finance and Economic Planning; Tourism; Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries; Trade and Industry; Water and Environment; Local Government; and Foreign Affairs - to ensure that the needs of ordinary people are at the centre of policy and planning processes.
UNDP contributes to Uganda’s development through two key programmatic goals: i) Accountable democratic governance; ii) poverty reduction. These are rooted in the broad thematic areas of growth and poverty reduction, accountable democratic governance, energy and the environment, crisis prevention and recovery, policy advocacy, gender equality, and HIV and AIDS.
Preventing crisis and enabling recovery
Since 2011, UNDP has focused on strengthening peace and reconciliation initiatives in the conflict–affected region of Northern Uganda. It is working to enable formerly displaced communities to not only settle back safely into their homes, but also gain access to basic social services like health and education and the skills to be economically productive. As a result:
Environmental protection and ensuring sustainability
UNDP is working towards ensuring that natural and energy resources are used and managed in a sustainable manner and helping to contribute to growth and poverty reduction. Results include:
Building a democratic society
UNDP is working with the Government to put in place policies and institutions that are participatory and inclusive of both women and men, improve rule of law, and deliver high-quality services. As a result:
The Decision Makers
Under the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) between the Government of Uganda and UNDP all decision are made by the Resident Representative on behalf of the agency and by the Minister for Finance, and Economic Planning on behalf of the Government.
The UNDP Uganda Country Office is comprised of a Programme team under the leadership of the Country Director a.i, Ms. Almaz Gebru; while the implementation of these activities is made possible through the support and facilitation of an Operations team headed by the Deputy Country Director in charge of Operations, Mr. Safiou Esso Ouro-Doni.
How many are we?
The UNDP Uganda Country Office has a total of 121 staff including UNVs.
Current consultants to be updated soon.
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