UNDP and CORE Supporting Refugee and Host Community Resilience.
September 5, 2021
The project has been providing livelihood support to refugee and host community beneficiaries through cash-for-work activities, whereby beneficiaries have been supported with cash grants. To date, these activities have not only allowed beneficiaries to start their own business ventures and lift them out of poverty, but has also opened over 8 kilometres of road, repaired 412 meters of road using do-nou technology, constructed 1,196 energy savings stoves, provided business support to 841 beneficiaries, and sensitized beneficiaries on COVID-19 preventative measures and distributed PPEs materials to the district Local Government of Lamwo.
Using the Do-nou technology, the three-year Community Road Empowerment (CORE) project is intended to empower communities to actively participate in self-sustaining developmental projects to maintain their roads using local materials and technology.
Kamwokya is both a commercial (upper Kamwokya) and residential area (lower Kamwokya), and is one of Kampala’s most densely populated areas – dotted with poor housing, poor sanitation facilities and other living conditions.
During the rainy season, lower Kamwokya always fl oods due to blocked drainage systems and poor garbage disposal habits. The Japanese Ambassador to Uganda, Kameda Kazuaki for the launch of the CORE project.
Kazuaki’s visit occurred after the signing of a grant contract between the embassy and the project manager of CORE Uganda, Yuka Iwamura at the Treasure Life Centre in Kamwokya.