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 8

Cross-window projects

Total 5
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News & Stories

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.


Students perform cultural dances during the competition at the national theater.
NEWS | 25 September 2018

Staying clear of violence and extremism: Watch how youth from Kampala slums raises awareness through dance, music and drama


Fourteen schools from slums of Kampala performed dance, drama and music acts at a festival held at Uganda's National theatre, to tell youth to “beera clear”, loosely meaning ‘stay clear’, of...

NEWS | 17 September 2018

Uganda: Lenia breaks stereotypes in bricklaying training, inspiring both women and men

“When I graduate, the first thing I am going to do is build a house for my parents” says 22 year old Lenia. Working among a group of boys, all dressed in overalls and helmets, she does, at first, not stand out. She is fitting mortar, a mixture of sand...