Traveling to Uganda

Hi everyone! This will be a short one because I’m traveling at the last minute to Uganda — this will be a short trip to participate in a strategic planning session with our project there.map_of_uganda

I’m traveling out with several other technical specialists who are experts in other fields to help the Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition (RWANU) project develop their final year exit-strategy. RWANU is a five-year, Development Food Aid Program, funded by USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, that targets 16 subcounties in the districts of Amudat, Moroto, Napak, and Nakapiripirit in Uganda. The project is designed to reduce food insecurity among vulnerable people, mainly through improving access to food for men and women and reducing malnutrition in pregnant and lactating women and children under five. You can learn more about this project at the ACDI/VOCA website here.

My role is to help facilitate the workshop and to ensure that the ACDI/VOCA gender equity and female empowerment approach is thoroughly embedded in the exit strategy. This visit will primarily focus on the workshop, so I won’t be making trips out to remote project sites or conducting any data collection this time around (as far as I know — plans sometimes change!).

I’ll report back on any fun or interesting workshop happenings or sights around Uganda!