A highly respected programme and team, working with strategic partners, notably national and local governments, is delivering the skills, capacity and robust systems to deliver services that are built to last
The IRC team in Uganda is led by director Jane Nabunnya Mulumba
7 partners, collaborations or working groups
€ 697 thousand invested in 2021
$ 2,294 Gross Domestic Product per capita PPP
#159 Human Development Index ranking
1,407 m3 Renewable water resource per capita
Kabarole and Bunyangabu
"Provision of WASH services takes more than just effective management of natural resources. We need the right infrastructure, robust institutions, implementable laws, effective planning, financing and monitoring and learning."
Hon. Richard Rwabuhinga
Chairman LCV Kabarole district at the WASH master plan launch
"I am now motivated to change the current practices using available resources and seeking support to meet WASH standards at my health facility. "
Senior C/O and in-charge, Mugusu HCIII
"The essence of the health care facility is to save lives; it must be unheard of that people got ill from infections that could be easily avoided by a clean environment and safe water in the very spaces where they went to seek health care"
District Health Inspector, Kabarole
Despite being considered one of the most developed WASH sectors in sub–Saharan Africa, Uganda's coverage and quality of service delivery has stagnated over the last 10 years. Millions of Ugandans still live without safe water. Long a model for aid effectiveness, several long-term donors are withdrawing or switching back to project-based aid.
IRC Uganda operates a ‘change hub’ that facilitates collective action among all sector players at national, regional and district levels, and with professional networks and civil society to engage in learning, knowledge management and evidence-based advocacy. IRC's work at the district level is geared towards developing and implementing District WASH Masterplans and at the regional and national levels, contributing to national targets outlined in the Third National Development and Vision 2040 plans.
Implementation of our work in 2021 was heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. We came together with partners and became stronger. We have renewed our Memorandum of Understanding with Kabarole District and at national level we have renewed the MoU with the Ministry of Water and Environment. With Water For People, we are delivering our joint work plan under the Destination 2030 strategy.
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