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Delegation of the European Union to Uganda
Uganda aims to improve the environment for growth and investment. EU firmly supports this agenda for growth through various projects.
Since the beginning of the SPRS-NU programmes throughout the second half of 2016, the refugee situation in the Northern Uganda has taken a dramatic turn.
With the renewed fighting in South Sudan and the continuous influx of south Sudanese refugees, Uganda has now become the top refugee-hosting country in Africa and host of the largest refugee settlements in the world.
The influx from South Sudan shows no sign of stopping. South Sudan crisis is now the largest refugee situation on the continent and Uganda is experiencing the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world.
The EU CBRN Centres of Excellence (CoE) Initiative is a worldwide programme of 56 partner countries, financed under the EU’s Instrument contributing to Stability & Peace (IcSP), which aims at mitigating risks related to CBRN materials and promoting the establishment of a culture of security.
The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to poverty reduction in Africa in the context of sustainable development through support to private sector led inclusive green growth which fosters transformation towards green economy. SWITCH Africa Green is being implemented in 6 countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda.
The project seeks to conserve biodiversity Rwenzori Mountains National Park and contibute to improving the livelihoods of local communities through sustainable financing mechanisms.