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We are honored to bring you the forth and final installment of the "Generosity During COVID" reports.It has been a true pleasure looking for and recounting these stories and expressions of Ugandan generosity, community solidarity and Ubuntu.Our aim has been to share the stories of the 'little givers' - those whose stories while every bit as worthwhile, are not likely to make their way into the public domain. By telling the story of the 'little giver' by which we mean, those with limited economic means at their disposal, we want to show that ALL givers count.We want to both #ShiftThePower - that is, highlight and spotlight the great contribution that local communities make to meeting development needs and propelling societal advancement, to also continually #ShiftTheGaze - from only/mostly big donors and givers with vast amounts of wealth, to consistently showcase how all kinds of individuals and communities are expressing generosity, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.We think it is important to shift that gaze in a way that enables us to acknowledge and also think about how to grow and strengthen giving from the ground up. It is important to build the right kind of infrastructure that is socially embedded, culturally appropriate and owned by givers in Africa.Finally, telling these stories has reminded us of the power of the collective. Indeed one of the African proverbs that aptly captures this moment is: "If people come together, they can even mend a crack in the sky."
This report is produced by CivSource – Africa as the first of two products from a research that was conducted to explore the landscape for philanthropy in Uganda through a case study of five districts, namely Kampala, Masaka, Mbarara, Gulu and Arua. It is a scan of the legal and policy environment for philanthropy in Uganda and addresses three objectives: Explore laws relevant to philanthropy in Uganda, as well as their implications; Describe the regulatory drivers of the constricted civil society space and; Identify experiences of local philanthropists with the regulatory environment.
This is a popular version of the study exploring the landscape of giving for public good (GPG) in Uganda. It is organized in six chapters notably: the introduction and background (chapter 1); understanding and motivations of GPG (chapter 2); influences, changes and challenges in GPG (chapter 3); givers experiences with the regulatory environment (chapter 4); forms and mechanisms of GPG in Uganda (chapter 5); conclusions, recommendations and emerging research areas (chapter 6).
Uganda's Oil Industry has attracted huge foreign investment, but participation by SMEs has remained poor despite their importance in income generation, employment and poverty eradication. Although the Oil industry is highly specialised, it provides indirect investment opportunities for SMEs who make up 80 percent of Uganda's private sector. The opportunities available however have not been sufficiently usurped by SMEs due to the information gap on how to create business partnerships, requirements of the industry and actors in the industry.
This report is one component of a wide-ranging study on the education of secondary school teachers in sub-Saharan Africa. It informs and provides direct input into the larger study, which culminates in an Overview Report. The Overview Report is one of 13 background papers which contribute to a comprehensive study of secondary education in Africa (SEA) coordinated by the Mastercard Foundation and supported by a number of education partners operating across the continent. Uganda is one of four case studies selected for this research. The study's theoretical framework was developed out of the Literature Review, which also produced a set of research questions that guided the work of all components, including this case study. Data for the case study was derived from academic and other literature, as well as interviews with key role players in the field of teacher education in Uganda. These role players include government officials responsible for teacher education on a national and/or regional basis, teacher educators responsible for initial teacher education (ITE) and Continuous Professional Development (CPD), and teacher unions. Face-to-face interviews were conducted where possible, but some actors provided information via telephonic or electronic means.
This report examines the distribution of unpaid care and domestic work in households in the Ugandan districts of Kaabong, Kabale and Kampala. It seeks to understand the connection between social norms and the gendered division of work, including how much time women, men, boys and girls spend on paid work and unpaid care work in a day, as well as how this time use varies between urban and rural areas and between the districts in the study. The authors look closely at childcare, who undertakes it and why. They also analyse what kinds of services are available in each district that might ease the care workload for women and girls.The report makes recommendations for the Ugandan government and relative authorities on how they can recognize, reduce and redistribute care work through policy changes, labour-saving devices and technology, better infrastructure and the provision of care services.This publication was written by Oxfam partners in Uganda (EPRC, UWONET and the School of Women and Gender Studies at Makerere University), in collaboration with Oxfam in Uganda and the WE-Care team.
This report draws on quantitative and qualitative methods to first examine trends in access to secondary education in CAC, then review policies and practices that can address barriers to access. We use case study methods in Kenya and Uganda to compare and contrast two different approaches to managing refugee education. The cases of Kenya and Uganda offer comparative insights that may inform policy responses for refugees across SSA. Whereas Kenya favors the encampment and separation of refugees from nationals, including through education, Uganda has pursued a policy of refugee inclusion and allows refugees to access its public primary and secondary schools. We consider the policy environment and state of secondary education for refugees in each case. Neither the Kenyan or Ugandan approach offers a clear solution to the lack of access to secondary education for refugees in CAC.
BMC Women's Health;
In this peri-urban Ugandan population, menstruation was strongly associated with school attendance. Evaluation of a menstrual management intervention that address both psychosocial (e.g. self-confidence, attitudes) and physical (e.g. management of pain, use of adequate menstrual hygiene materials, improved water and sanitation facilities) aspects of menstruation are needed.
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC);
For young girls in developing countries, not knowing how to manage their periods can hinder access to education. Research from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London demonstrates that in rural Uganda, providing free sanitary products and lessons about puberty to girls may increase their attendance at school.
East Africa Philanthropy Network;
FC and EAPN, in partnership with other stakeholders, have carried out a series of workshopsas part of the Data Strategy and Capacity Building Program. As a continuation of the series, a fourth workshop took place on December 4, 2017 in Kampala. This report highlights the key outcomes and discussions of the fourth workshop in this series of workshops.
The benefits of access to safe water supplies can be jeopardized by poor system functionality, often a result of inadequate financing for ongoing monitoring, operation, and maintenance. This study assessed the level of ongoing monitoring among water supply systems in Rukungiri District, southwest Uganda, and examined local stakeholder perspectives through household, institutional, and organizational surveys. System functionality was generally found to be inadequate. Furthermore, this study explored the possibility of financing ongoing water system costs by more closely linking water supply provision with resource recovery from sanitation. Certain sanitation technologies can recover nutrients from human excreta. The economic value of these nutrients may provide a sustainable source of funds sufficient to support a water system's ongoing operation and monitoring. Coupling water supply and sanitation through nutrient recovery may provide opportunities to develop innovative financing strategies, simultaneously promoting greater water and sanitation access, sustainable resource flows, and continued water system functionality.
In Uganda, whereas urban water supply coverage has increased from 61% to 69% in the last 6 years, that for rural areas has stagnated between 63 and 64 %, despite the installation of new every year. This study was conducted to understand the current sources of rural water supply and their acceptance by communities, assess the ability and willingness of users to pay for service levels beyond their current level of service and determine the operational costs for continuous functionality and the funding mechanisms for the costs. The study revealed that politicians need to be sensitised about O&M for water supply and get engaged in tariff setting; community-based water supply systems should be phased out; private sector participation explored; and rural water supply investments should eventually shift from point sources to piped systems. Rural communities are willing to pay for a higher level of service.