Emergency/Long Term Food Security & Resilience in Uganda

Project Details

Project Locations: Abim District, Nakapiripirit District, Napak District, and Nabilatuk District

Timeframe: September 2017 – September 2022

Partners: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is leading a consortium of seven partners in Implementing the Nuyok project. These are: Caritas Kotido, Caritas Moroto, Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU), The BOMA Project, Youth Build International, Cooperation for Development (C&D)

Project Overview

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is leading a consortium of seven partners [1] in implementing a five-year project funded by the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) to build resilience to shocks, enhance livelihoods and improve food and nutrition security for vulnerable rural families in Karamoja Sub-region, North Eastern Uganda. The program, named Nuyok (which means “it is ours” in the local language) is being implemented in Abim, Nakapiripirit, Nabilatuk and Napak Districts and is expected to have measurable impact on 196,053 direct participants (in an estimated 32,675 households) in 524 villages. Nuyok seeks to strengthen governance, promote gender equity, build community capacities to manage shocks and stress, strengthen traditional and diversified livelihood strategies and improve nutrition and health, including water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), for pregnant and lactating women (PLW), adolescent girls and children under five years of age (CU5). The program began implementation on 29 September 2017 and is expected to be completed by 30 September 2022.

[1] Nuyok started implementation with eight partners, but the partnership with one partner, Veterinarians without Borders, was ended in 2019.

Key Areas of Intervention

  • Civil Society/Governance
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Nutrition
  • Agriculture
  • Disaster Preparedness

Expected Outcomes

  • Empowered, Resilient and Healthy Families.
  • Responsive and Inclusive Governance.
  • A Vibrant Private Sector That Engages Smallholders at Every Level.

CRS in Uganda

CRS began work in Uganda in 1965 in an effort to aid refugees from South Sudan fleeing violence in their home country. In 1995, CRS opened an office in Kampala to better assist the Ugandan people during the armed conflict in the North. Since then, CRS has worked in the areas of agriculture, emergency response and recovery, health, microfinance, peacebuilding, and water and sanitation.

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