Uganda

In Uganda, we are working with partners to find ways of making it easier for people with disabilities to find formal employment.

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Inclusive Futures in Uganda

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How we're making a difference

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Country partner spotlight: ADD International

ADD International, is an ally to the global disability movement. Through Inclusive Futures they are supporting Organisations of People with Disabilities in Bangladesh, Tanzania and Uganda to ensure that their communities are accessing their rights.

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Eric Wakoko

"I hope we can encourage employers to hire persons with disabilities."

Eric Wakoko, action learning facilitator in Uganda
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Projects in Uganda

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Employment

Project lead partner: ADD International
Funder: UK Aid

We are working with the Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE) and are building relationships with the Uganda Bankers’ Association and Human Resource Managers’ Association.

We're working with disability-inclusion academies to increase their capacity to provide job readiness support to youths with disabilities and help increase the disability confidence of employers.

We are also working collaboratively with the existing ‘Make 12.4% Work' initiative from Light for the World. This brings young people with different types of impairments together to provide disability awareness training, coaching and support to employers, showing them how to make workplaces disability-friendly, and how to include people with disabilities in livelihood programmes. 12.4% is the percentage of people living in Uganda with a disability.

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Tackling extreme poverty

Project lead partner: BRAC
Funder: UK Aid

We are working with BRAC, Humanity & Inclusion and National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU) in Northern Uganda to help people with disabilities lift themselves out of extreme poverty.

Extreme poverty is defined as having an income of less than $1.90 per day.

We are both building the capacity of people already working on poverty reduction and social protection, as well as developing research and evidence into best practice. Our work will help 2,700 people, particularly people with disabilities and women.