Our partners

  1. International Finance Corporation
  2. UNHCR
  4. The World Bank
Made possible thanks to the generous support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  1. Web page of the project (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands)
  2. ILO's development cooperation programmes with the Netherlands

Our partners' ressources

World bank ► Value Chain Assessment Report: Adjumani - Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project

World Bank ► Value Chain Assessment Report: Kyegegwa - Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project0

Get in touch

ILO Uganda Office
Plot 25/26, Katalima Crescent, Naguru
Kampala, Uganda
Tel : (+256) 414 251053
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Stephen Opio
Chief Technical Advisor
Twitter: @IbenyaOpio

Grace Rwomushana
Enterprise Development
Twitter: @gracerwomushana
Pheona Namuyaba
Skills and employability
Twitter: @namuyaba15

Phillo Aryatwijuka (Ms)
Employment Intensive Investment Programme-EIIP
Twitter: @Aryatwijukaphil

Melissa Kyeyune
Digital Skills and Micro-Work
Twitter: @kyeyune_melissa

Bethelhem Tesfaye Kassa
Junior Professional Officer
Twitter: @BethelhemKassa

Sunday Richard Ale
Monitoring and Evaluation
Twitter: @sunrichale

Namutebi Bernah Namatovu
Youth Participation and Communication
Twitter: @behenicole


The largest refugee-hosting country in Africa

Uganda is experiencing both protracted and ongoing refugee situations. Uganda is currently hosting over 1,532,168 refugees, the largest refugee population in Africa and third largest worldwide. The refugees are South Sudanese at 56.6% (867,391), Congolese at 31.8% (487,044), Somali 4.6% (70,020), Burundian 2.7% (41,235), Eritreans 2.1% (31,424) Rwandan 1.5% (23,299), and others 0.8% (11,755). 85% of Uganda’s refugees are women and children (Access the latest statistics here).

The Government provides for freedom of movement and allocation of land for shelter and for agricultural use to refugees settling in designated areas. About 95% of refugees live in settlements alongside host communities, areas which are the poorest and most underdeveloped in the country.

However, host communities are burdened by the presence of the large refugee population and face their own economic, environmental and development challenges that continue to require support. Equitable attention to the needs of both communities is essential to sustaining peaceful co-existence and to mitigate shocks to the existing basic service systems.

The PROSPECTS Partnership is targeting three districts representing different socio-economic contexts: Nakivale refugee settlement (Isingiro district in the South) a 60-year old refugee hosting area with the most diverse refugee population (ethnicities and nationalities), Imvepi and Rhino Camp settlements (in Madi Okollo and Terego districts in the West Nile) hosts South Sudanese refugees and is close to the borders of South Sudan and the DRC. Each of the three locations is expected to deliver different learning outcomes given their unique contexts.

The confidence in this new Partnership approach is rooted in the pre-existing and ongoing systematic exchange of information, experience-sharing and strong coordination amongst the five PROSPECTS partners, and through the well-developed coordination platforms under the umbrella of the government-led CRRF in Uganda.