The U.S. Mission to Uganda announces the continuing support of the U.S. Government and the American people for the security of Uganda and its increasing refugee population with a $40 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). This emergency humanitarian aid, provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Office of Food for Peace (FFP), will provide more than 44,000 metric tons of food assistance to those fleeing increased conflict and the deteriorating security situation in South Sudan. This assistance triples U.S. food aid contributions to Uganda in 2016.
Yunus Social Business, in partnership with USAID, is implementing a three-year program with the overall objective to promote economic security in Uganda through supporting Small and Medium Social Businesses to generate sustainable quality jobs, income opportunities, and access to good nutrition and related services for the Ugandan people.
The USAID/Global Development Lab’s Center for Development Research, based out of Washington DC, is interested in better understanding how USAID can help increase the use of scientific research to inform policies, programs and innovative solutions (i.e. tools, technologies and approaches) to development challenges. They have created a Request for Information (RFI) that asks for ideas, comments and information from the public to assist them in creating a programming portfolio that will most effectively achieve the objectives described above.
Uganda has an opportunity to create a more accountable and responsive government and an electoral system capable of enabling a growing number of citizens to participate peacefully in politics. A more accountable and responsive government will increase citizen commitment to democratic governance and reduce tensions among political, regional and ethnic groups.
As many of you know, the Global Health Security Agenda is an international partnership that aims to create a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats. Since launching in February 2014, more than 50 countries have endorsed it; and through it, the U.S. Government has committed to establishing a global capacity to address and respond to devastating diseases from animals, humans, and the environment.
Last updated: December 28, 2016