Our partners

  1. International Finance Corporation
  2. UNHCR
  3. UNICEF
  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

Get in touch

ILO Uganda Office
Plot 20, Bazarabusa Drive,
Bugolobi, Kampala, Uganda
Tel : (+256) 414 251053
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PROSPECTS in Uganda
Stephen Opio
Chief Technical Advisor
opio@ilo.org

Grace Rwomushana
Enterprise Development
rwomushana@ilo.org
 
Pheona Namuyaba
Skills and employability
namuyaba@ilo.org
 

Uganda

The largest refugee-hosting country in Africa

Uganda is experiencing both protracted and ongoing refugee situations. Uganda is currently hosting over 1,394,678 refugees, the largest refugee population in Africa and third largest worldwide. The refugees are South Sudanese at 62.4% (867,453), Congolese at 28.8% (402,521), Burundian 3.3% (46,707), Somali 2.7% (39,107), Rwandan 1.2% (17,239), and others 1.4% (21,651). 62% of Uganda’s refugees are children (Access the latest stastistics 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 two 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) and Rhino Camp settlement (Arua district in the North) hosts South Sudanese refugees and is close to the borders of South Sudan and the DRC. Each of the two 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.