ENABLER: Enhance Autonomy and Build Lasting Economic Security for Refugees
This three-year multisectoral proposed project will build on the experience of the previous SIDA funded projects. As such, AAH will implement selected high impact interventions using a needs-based approach in Adjumani and Kiryandongo settlements. The Ugandan refugee policy offers the ideal context for bridging the gap between humanitarian and long-term interventions and this proposed project includes life-saving interventions as well as sustainable livelihoods solutions to address the underlying causes of hunger. As such, the organization proposes a project based on progressive economic development and market inclusion in close collaboration with Adjumani and Kiryandongo Districts and refugee hosting sub-counties.
Action Against Hunger will optimize the farming system through promoting climate smart practices and crop diversification, and support advanced farmers by including them in a nutrition-sensitive value change approach. To improve household purchasing power for quality and nutritious foods, Action Against Hunger will support groups of beneficiaries to be trained in off-farm IGAs. The project will build on current successful experiences and focus on mushroom and soap production. This will offer economic opportunities to beneficiaries with little or no access to land and little interest in agriculture. Action Against Hunger will also support farmers and IGA groups to form Village Savings and Loans Associations in order to increase their investment capabilities. The Care Group approach will also be used to mobilize caretakers to improve their knowledge and adoption of recommended practices around nutrition and hygiene. Caretakers will learn how to assess their own children for malnutrition using MUAC. Particularly vulnerable households will also receive food security kits to establish small scale gardens to improve diet diversity.
- Economic Recovery and Development
- Water Sanitation and Hygiene