Uganda

13th CAADP Partnership Platform calls for stronger accountability on continental commitments on agriculture ‘Meeting pushes for the realisation of the AU Malabo commitments on agriculture through mutual accountability for results and impact’

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June 01, 2017

Kampala, Uganda – June 1, 2017: African Union (AU) Member States have been urged to enhance mutual accountability for results and impact towards CAADP and the AU 2014 Malabo Declaration on Africa Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation (3AGT).
The call was made at the 13th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partnership Platform themed, ‘Strengthening Mutual Accountability to Achieve CAADP/Malabo Goals and Targets.’

Agriculture at the Centre of Uganda’s Push to Middle Income Status by 2020

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February 27, 2017

 

The country targets to increase agricultural exports to US$4 billion and halve the labour force engaged in subsistence production from 6 to 3 million

 

Kampala, February 27, 2017 - Senior Ugandan Government officials on 27 February 2017 joined a team of private sector and development partners’ representatives for an intensive two-day meeting to develop a strategy to attract and increase investments in the country’s agricultural sector.

Dialogue on a Cooperative Framework on Human Rights and Transitional Justice Mechanisms in Darfur

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December 09, 2016

Kampala, Uganda, 09 December 2016: The Department of Political Affairs (DPA) of the African Union Commission (AUC) commenced a Consultative Dialogue on a Cooperative Framework on Human Rights and Transitional Justice Mechanisms in Darfur. The Consultation is taking place in Kampala, Uganda with close cooperation with UNAMID Human Rights Section, The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and technical and financial support from the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR).

Continental Experts Consultative Dialogue: Applying a Gender Lens to the Draft African Union Transitional Justice Policy (AUTJP)

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December 12, 2016

CONTINENTAL EXPERTS CONSULTATIVE DIALOGUE: APPLYING A GENDER LENS TO THE DRAFT AFRICAN UNION TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE POLICY (AUTJP) Kampala, Uganda, 12 December 2016: The Department of Political Affairs (DPA) of the African Union Commission (AUC) with technical support from the Centre for the Study of Violence and reconciliation (CSVR) commenced a two-day consultative dialogue for gender experts to consider the draft AU Transitional Justice Policy (AUTJP) and ensure that gender is mainstreamed throughout the draft policy.

Statement by the Vice president of the Republic of Uganda H.E. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi durning the 4th Africa-Arab Summit held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 23rd November 2016

Commissioner Tumusiime urges AU leaders to champion the cause of aflatoxin mitigation on the continent

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October 12, 2016

October 11, 2016, Entebbe, Uganda – AUC Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, H.E Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, yesterday urged African leaders to continue to champion the cause of aflatoxin mitigation in order to create policies and an enabling environment that would allow for evidence based action plans to be implemented by various stakeholders.

 

Regional Youth Consultations on AU Project 2016 Continue in Kampala Before Final One in Tunis

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September 30, 2016

Kampala, Uganda, September 22, 2016: - Regional Youth Consultations have been hosted by the African Governance Architecture (AGA) and the African Union Commission’s Department of Political Affairs in collaboration with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) over the past four weeks.  Under the theme, ‘Promoting Young People’s Rights towards the Attainment of Agenda 2063’, these consultations are taking place as a lead up to November’s Fifth Annual High Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance; as well as a contribution to the African Union’s Project 2016

Uganda Awards H.E. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture a Medal

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March 17, 2016

Addis Ababa- 15 March 2016 African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Her Excellency Rhoda Peace Tumusiime has been awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for outstanding Women in Uganda. Tumusiime’s award was presented by Ugandan President H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni himself during the International Women’s Day Cerebrations held at Kololo Independence Grounds. Commissioner Tumusiime is among the few Ugandan Women recognized by the Ugandan Government for the outstanding role played in the development of the Country and enhancing the status of women in Uganda.

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