Uganda Community Connector (UCC) is an ambitious development project that is designed to improve the nutritional status and the livelihoods of over 80,000 households in Uganda over a five years period.
UCC is taking place across 18 districts in Uganda during the period of the project. Self Help Africa is implementing its work this year on a pilot phase in four districts in Northern Uganda and two in the South-West.
The aim of this project is to develop and strengthen connections between district and community authorities across different sectors with community based groups representing poor and disadvantaged households, with a particular focus on women and children in these homes.
Work is being undertaken in collaboration with a number of specialist sectoral partners. While Self Help Africa will take the lead on development initiatives and linkages relating to agricultural, food production and better systems for agricultural extension delivery, others will lead on areas such as environment, public health, gender and nutrition. A specific feature of Self Help Africa's work will be on the development of an effective farmer field school networks in rural Uganda.
Partners on the five years project include US development specialists FHI360, local development agencies Brac and Vedco, Gulua and Mbarara universities in Uganda, Uganda’s National Agricultural Advisory Service (NAADS), and others.
81,000 households in 18 districts of Uganda are the target of this ambitious US Aid supported project to improve the nutritional status of vulnerable women and children, over the coming years.