Beneficiaries of a EUTF project targeting youth in Kampala train in tailoring skills


Uganda hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa, the majority of which originate from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia. It does so by implementing refugee policies that are among the most progressive. In northern Uganda, which in 2016 experienced a dramatic increase in the refugee population, we aim to equip refugees with the tools for their future reintegration or eventual return to South Sudan through actions that develop job skills and access to services such as education and water, whilst providing parallel support to their host communities. As many refugees are drawn to urban areas, increasing competition for scarce resources, we also provide economic opportunities to both refugees and host communities in Kampala.

Selected targets*

5 530
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development

5 427
Number of people participating in conflict prevention and peace building activities

Regional projects

Total 10

Cross-window projects

Total 5
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News & Stories

NEWS | 08 May 2019

Meet 20-year-old Alison, a South Sudanese refugee living in Uganda, who now earns a living selling beehives

It is a hot January afternoon in Imvepi refugee settlement in Arua district, home to almost 80,000 South Sudanese refugees.

Twenty-year-old Alison John and other fellow students, both refugees and locals, are busy making beehives out of timber. While they are still making their final touches, a buyer is already...

| 26 April 2019

Sight-by-Side: meet the winning photographers who will travel to Uganda to shed light on inequalities

Esther Ruth Mbabazi (Uganda) and Guillem Trius (Spain) will embark on a 2-week photography trip to shed light on inequalities in Uganda. The final two photographers were selected by our award-winning juror, Finish photographer Meeri Koutaniemi.

We would like to thank all of those who sent in...

NEWS | 12 October 2018

"I want to make something of myself and to take care of my siblings"- Lilian, a 25-year-old apprentice baker from Uganda says

After being out of school for four years, Lilian Yesco was excited when she heard about the skills development programme through which she became a baker apprentice in Arua, the West Nile region of Uganda. “It gives me a chance not only to make something of myself, but also to...

Farida Zawadi in her cooking class
NEWS | 12 October 2018

Ugandan Farida is a cook apprentice with a newly found entrepreneurial outlook on life: "I would like to start my own business"

Hotels in Arua, in the West Nile region of Uganda, have been very busy in the last years, mostly because international and national humanitarian organisations have been setting up offices in this area due to the high influx of refugees from South Sudan. The Heritage Hotel is no different.