Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Uganda Launches Last-mile Connectivity to Increase Electricity Access to Rural Communities

The African Development Bank in September 2015 extended a $100 million loan to the government for the project

With support from the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and other partners, the Ugandan government has launched the last-mile connectivity component under the Uganda Rural Electricity Access Project in Iganga in the eastern Luuka District. During the 14 September 2021 event, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development handed over electricity…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

Training of Teachers on Assistive Technologies and Interactive Digital Textbooks in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda

The overall objective of this training is to ensure teaching and learning for learners with disabilities is made more inclusive and accommodating

ICT is a valuable tool for learners with disabilities who are often victims of the digital divide and exclusion from educational opportunities. Inclusive ICT can improve the quality of education they receive by increasing participation and reducing social exclusion. The provision of inclusive ICT for learners with disabilities involves removing…

Source: Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation |

Coronavirus: Belgium donates 153,900 COVID-19 vaccines to Uganda

Uganda has experienced a new wave of COVID-19 in recent months, with a daily peak of 2,280 cases per day in June 2021

Belgium will deliver 153,900 vaccines to Uganda. These vaccines will contribute to stepping up the vaccination campaign for teachers and reopening schools to more than 10 million pupils and students. With this, Belgium is responding to the Ugandan government's request to receive COVID-19 vaccines. On August 2, the Ugandan government…

350.org
Source: 350.org |

Climate action now! Activists hold widespread actions in Africa, in solidarity with Global Climate Strikes

The events took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria

On Friday, environmental activists and citizens across the continent took part in a host of events, in solidarity with the Global climate strikes, highlighting the need for urgent climate action. The events took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria. While the events addressed…

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

Prime Minister of Uganda Meets Ambassador of Qatar

They reviewed bilateral cooperation relations between the two countries

H.E. the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda Robinah Nabbanja met with HE the non-resident Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Uganda Jabor bin Ali Al Dosari. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral cooperation relations between the two countries.

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Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Uganda Launches the Third Edition of the National Guidelines for Integrated Diseases Surveillance and Response

The launch also looked at strengthening the commitment of stakeholders to IDSR and enhance ownership of the strategy for prevention and control of diseases and events

Uganda launched the Third Edition of the National Guidelines for Integrated Diseases Surveillance and Response (IDSR) at Golden Tulip Hotel in Kampala. The third edition highlights new methods of disease detection, reporting, and provision of real-time surveillance data using new technologies and platforms. The platforms include event-based disease surveillance, community-based…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Uganda’s Daniela Odong scoops ECOSOCC’s Young Africans Writing Contest (YAWC) top prize; Amb. Susan Sikaneta awarded the ECOSOCC Stalwarts Award

Daniela’s essay titled ‘A blueprint for the future’ was announced winner at the YAWC 2021 Awards Ceremony held on the 9th of September, African Union Day

Daniela Odong, a 17-year-old from Uganda’s Mt St Mary’s College, Namagunga has scooped the first prize of the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) Secretariat Young Africans Writing Contest (YAWC). Daniela’s essay titled ‘A blueprint for the future’ was announced winner at the YAWC 2021 Awards Ceremony held…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

Promoting East Africa as the Top African Exploration Market: Uganda, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan Commit to African Energy Week in Cape Town

Written confirmations made by Uganda, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan demonstrate East African Producers’ commitment to African Energy Week, with the region leading the discussion on frontier exploration, African upstream opportunities, and regional partnerships in Cape Town

Coming to African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 in Cape Town on the 9th-12th of November, leading East African producers are committed to emphasizing the region’s significant upstream investment opportunities, networking with African ministers from across the continent, key international stakeholders, and both international and national oil companies from Africa’s top…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Uganda: European Union launches project to improve Karamoja's response to shocks

The project is working towards strengthening shock response systems in all the nine districts of Karamoja through early warning on weather patterns and assistance

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), and the Office of the Prime Minister are collaborating under a European Union funded project to improve how the Karamoja region responds to food shocks. At the launch of the EUR 4 million…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

CORRECTION: Canon Collaborates with Uganda Press Photo Awards (Uppa) for its 2021 Edition in a Bid to Encourage and Empower Visual Artists in Uganda, Through Miraisha Programme

Canon strengthens its commitment to education and empowerment of the youth in Africa by yet again joining hands with Uganda Press Photo Awards (UPPA) for the seventh year in a row as its sole imaging partner

Continuing to support education and youth under the umbrella of its flagship ‘Miraisha Programme’ (https://bit.ly/3sYHI5e), Canon EMEA (www.Canon-europe.com) - a world leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today of its sponsorship participation for the tenth anniversary edition of Uganda Press Photo Awards 2021. Canon has been collaborating with UPPA for…