On Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, on our behalf, Dr. Laury Lawrence Ocen, the Co-Investigator on our research and advocacy project: Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda, delivered 45 litres of liquid soap and 350 face masks to the Oyam District Covid-19 Task Force, as our CPAR Uganda contribution towards the … Continue reading CPAR Uganda contributes to the fight against Covid-19 in Oyam District
On Friday, 30th July 2021, on our behalf, seven young adults who are benefiting from our mentoring programme and are stationed in Lira City, delivered our CPAR Uganda gift towards the fight against Covid-19 of 100 litres of liquid soap and 500 face masks to the Lira Resident City Commissioner (RCC). Our gift was very … Continue reading CPAR Uganda contributes to the fight against Covid-19 in Lira City
On Monday, 26th July 2021, on behalf of CPAR Uganda, four young adults – Ms. Stella Rose Aguti, Ms. Sarah Amongin, Mr. Robert Oluka and Mr. Jimmy Ezra Okello – beneficiaries of our mentoring programme, delivered 25 litres of liquid soap and 100 face masks to the Office of the Ngora Resident District Commissioner (RDC), … Continue reading CPAR Uganda contributes to the fight against Covid-19 in Ngora District
Dr. Catherine Anena, PhD, was a fun-loving person; a selfless and an inspirational leader. A glimpse of who she was can be gleaned from her FAVORITE QUOTES as she shared them on her Facebook wall: “The will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you.""Never let yesterday's disappointments … Continue reading Dr. Catherine Anena, a great daughter of Northern Uganda rests
Last year, 2020, we, at CPAR Uganda, were highly optimistic that it would be the year in which we revive and re-grow our organisation, while implementing projects that have direct positive impact on the wellbeing of our constituency – active disadvantaged communities in our geography of operation, the Greater Northern Uganda and Uganda, generally. And … Continue reading May we conquer COVID-19 & Resume Normalcy
In memory of my late Mum, who was an agriculturalist, I do farming as a business. And I am happy that through our large scale banana growing innovation. we created employment; we fed the market and generated income; and we fed our fellow community members. And, importantly, also, we proved that it is feasible and … Continue reading COVID-19 and agriculture: Lessons from a Ugandan woman farming as a business
Within a couple of weeks from receiving our small grant, Bency's shop is already up and running! Yesterday, she checked in, sending this photo via WhatsApp: Bency on the right with her aunt in her newly opened small shop. Accompanied with the following text message: "Good evening MD, I have started it small, thanks to … Continue reading Resilient Young Innovator in COVID-19 Era
We, at CPAR Uganda, are in awe of Bency's tenacity and are inspired by her. Utilizing donations given to us, we have thus decided to provide a grant to Bency of the minimum capital that she requires to rebuild and re-establish her business. In addition to the small financial grant we are giving to Bency, we will continue to mentor Bency and to provide her with technical knowledge and linkages as articulated in our mentoring programme, the best as we can during these trying times.
The majority of Ugandans are net-buyers of food. They buy more of the food that they eat than they eat the food that they produce themselves. Even among smallholder farmers, the majority grow food to sell and then buy food to eat. It is no wonder that when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and Uganda took … Continue reading Lessons from COVID-19: Grow Food
The way in which individual and corporate givers have politicized their giving to the Uganda COVID relief fund and their insistence to give loudly, is extremely insensitive to the feelings of those Ugandans whom COVID-19 has temporarily pushed into absolute poverty.