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Uganda has been hosting refugees and asylum seekers since achieving its independence in 1962. The country has been praised for having one of the most progressive and generous refugee laws and policy regimes in the world. In fact, the 2016 United Nations Summit for Refugees declared Uganda’s refugee policy a model. The 2006 Refugee Act and 2010 Refugee Regulations allow for integration of refugees within host communities with refugees having access to the same services (education, health, water and sanitation) as nationals. They have freedom of movement and are free to pursue livelihood opportunities, including access to the labour market and to establish businesses.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> To sustain and expand this progressive and generous out-of-camp refugee approach Uganda seeks to strengthen the resilience and self-reliance of refugees and their host communities. A key challenge facing Uganda is private sector engagement, to take advantage of the growing market and to leverage the additional human capital. <br /><br />
The Refugee and Host Population Empowerment (ReHoPE) Strategic Framework in support of Uganda’s Inspirational Refugee Model

Uganda has been hosting refugees and asylum seekers since achieving its independence in 1962. The country has been praised for having one of the most progressive and generous refugee laws and policy regimes in the world. In fact, the 2016 United Nations Summit for Refugees declared Uganda’s refugee policy a model. The 2006 Refugee Act and 2010 Refugee Regulations allow for integration of refugees within host communities with refugees having access to the same services (education, health, water and sanitation) as nationals. They have freedom of movement and are free to pursue livelihood opportunities, including access to the labour market and to establish businesses.



To sustain and expand this progressive and generous out-of-camp refugee approach Uganda seeks to strengthen the resilience and self-reliance of refugees and their host communities. A key challenge facing Uganda is private sector engagement, to take advantage of the growing market and to leverage the additional human capital.

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Green Gates Ecofarm tackles climate change issues by improving ecofriendly agricultural practices and biodiversity. The initiative focuses on teaching local communities about afforestation, agroforestry, aqua farming, bee keeping, and mushroom farming. <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> In addition to improving sustainable livelihoods of rural communities in Kenya, Green Gates Ecofarm provides support to communities who face discrimination and stigma. In this regard, Green Gates Ecofarm provides support to the albino community in Kenya by integrating them into conservation farming activities, specifically to address traumatic socioeconomic bias and fear.
Enhancing ecofriendly agricultural practices and biodiversity in Kenya

Green Gates Ecofarm tackles climate change issues by improving ecofriendly agricultural practices and biodiversity. The initiative focuses on teaching local communities about afforestation, agroforestry, aqua farming, bee keeping, and mushroom farming.





In addition to improving sustainable livelihoods of rural communities in Kenya, Green Gates Ecofarm provides support to communities who face discrimination and stigma. In this regard, Green Gates Ecofarm provides support to the albino community in Kenya by integrating them into conservation farming activities, specifically to address traumatic socioeconomic bias and fear.

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As one of the most vulnerable nations to climate change, Rwanda is acutely aware of the challenges that lie ahead. For this reason, the country established a groundbreaking investment fund to support green projects that can realize Rwanda’s vision of becoming a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy by 2050. The fund has created over 100,000 jobs and mobilized around US$100 million and is a leading example of the impact that well-managed climate financing can have.
Building a Green Economy through Rwanda’s Green Fund

As one of the most vulnerable nations to climate change, Rwanda is acutely aware of the challenges that lie ahead. For this reason, the country established a groundbreaking investment fund to support green projects that can realize Rwanda’s vision of becoming a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy by 2050. The fund has created over 100,000 jobs and mobilized around US$100 million and is a leading example of the impact that well-managed climate financing can have.

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Mener un plaidoyer pour la visibilité et l’adhésion parties prenantes sur l’initiative grand-mère solaires du Burkina Faso; renforcer les capacités des grand- mères solaires et des acteurs associés.
Projet de plaidoyer et de renforcement des capacités des grands-mères solaires

Mener un plaidoyer pour la visibilité et l’adhésion parties prenantes sur l’initiative grand-mère solaires du Burkina Faso; renforcer les capacités des grand- mères solaires et des acteurs associés.

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The Ruaha Carnivore Project is a grassroots carnivore conservation organization, focusing on identifying cultural and/or economic drivers of traditional wildlife killing, and aiming to replace them through conservation in Tanzania. One key aspect of the project is training and employing villagers to monitor and conserve wildlife through community camera-trapping.<br /><br /><br />
Engaging pastoralists to preserve wildlife conservation in Tanzania

The Ruaha Carnivore Project is a grassroots carnivore conservation organization, focusing on identifying cultural and/or economic drivers of traditional wildlife killing, and aiming to replace them through conservation in Tanzania. One key aspect of the project is training and employing villagers to monitor and conserve wildlife through community camera-trapping.


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To address the root causes of vulnerability and to increase the productivity and market access of smallholder farmers, the Government of Zimbabwe requested China’s support. China’s experience on empowering small-holder farmers, post-harvest loss management and rural transformation are highly relevant for Zimbabwe. <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> Zimbabwe will be the first pilot country of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) China Centre of Excellence’s programme called “Demonstration in Africa by Africans”, which aims at extending China’s affordable and applicable agricultural technologies to aspirational lead smallholder farmers in Africa.<br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> The “Demonstration in Africa by Africans” programme will focus on (1) developing local agricultural value chains; (2) applying emerging information technology; (3) sharing modern management techniques for agricultural business and markets, and (4) setting up short-cycled, effective and efficient agriculture businesses for smallholders based on local resources. <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> The “Demonstration in Africa by Africans” programme fosters the cross-country transfer of technological solutions and best practices for smallholder farmers through on-site trainings and experts deployment. <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> In the specific case of Zimbabwe, smallholder farmers receive on-site training in China and Chinese experts will then be deployed to Zimbabwe to support the practical application of China’s solutions on the ground.<br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> For the complete overview of this solution, please click on the PDF-file at the bottom of the page.<br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br />
China and Zimbabwe Partnership on Demonstration in Africa by Africans

To address the root causes of vulnerability and to increase the productivity and market access of smallholder farmers, the Government of Zimbabwe requested China’s support. China’s experience on empowering small-holder farmers, post-harvest loss management and rural transformation are highly relevant for Zimbabwe.





Zimbabwe will be the first pilot country of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) China Centre of Excellence’s programme called “Demonstration in Africa by Africans”, which aims at extending China’s affordable and applicable agricultural technologies to aspirational lead smallholder farmers in Africa.





The “Demonstration in Africa by Africans” programme will focus on (1) developing local agricultural value chains; (2) applying emerging information technology; (3) sharing modern management techniques for agricultural business and markets, and (4) setting up short-cycled, effective and efficient agriculture businesses for smallholders based on local resources.





The “Demonstration in Africa by Africans” programme fosters the cross-country transfer of technological solutions and best practices for smallholder farmers through on-site trainings and experts deployment.





In the specific case of Zimbabwe, smallholder farmers receive on-site training in China and Chinese experts will then be deployed to Zimbabwe to support the practical application of China’s solutions on the ground.





For the complete overview of this solution, please click on the PDF-file at the bottom of the page.





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In 2014 the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched a programme in Uganda combining training & airtight storage to tackle high-levels of post-harvest loss caused by pests, diseases, poor handling, and ineffective storage. The major stakeholder of the initiative are small-scale farmers in all regions of Uganda, the private sector manufacturers and distributors of airtight storage, and increasingly, the Government of Uganda. <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> As a result, post-harvest loss was reduced from 40% to less than 2% among participating farmers. By the end of 2016, over 115,000 households chose to participate in training, then purchase airtight storage. <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> This effective, scalable, and replicable model continues to create demand from other frontier markets. In response, WFP has set up its Global Post Harvest Knowledge & Operations Centre (KNOC) in Uganda to facilitate South-South knowledge sharing and exchange. The Centre has already welcomed delegations from 18 countries for field visits that include meetings with participating farmers, sessions with Ugandan officials, training-of-trainers sessions, and knowledge sharing with hermetic silo manufacturers. Its activities are conducive to the South-South efforts of Uganda’s private sector to transfer innovative technology on silo management to other countries in the region (e.g. Zambia, Tanzania). Delegations include government officials, WFP implementing staff, and at times, metal artisans who bring back skills to their own countries. The next major convening in Kampala will be held in Q4 2017.<br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> Innovation:<br /><br /><br /> This is a very innovative initiative due to the combination of several success factors:<br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> • Value chain approach: eliminating post-harvest losses is not a technical problem – it is a supply chain challenge, and cannot be effectively addressed in isolation. <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> • Focus on scaling of proven technologies: good answers to one of the biggest food security challenges already exist – but have not been scaled. Private sector involvement at earliest stage, with clear profit incentives has been a key success driver.<br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> • Partnership and collaboration with government, NGOs, UN agencies and the private sector. <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> • Capacity development of farmers: through one-day training workshops. <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> For the complete overview of this solution, please click on the PDF-file at the bottom of the page. <br /><br /><br />
Tackling Post Harvest Losses in Uganda through the WFP Zero Food Loss Initiative

In 2014 the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched a programme in Uganda combining training & airtight storage to tackle high-levels of post-harvest loss caused by pests, diseases, poor handling, and ineffective storage. The major stakeholder of the initiative are small-scale farmers in all regions of Uganda, the private sector manufacturers and distributors of airtight storage, and increasingly, the Government of Uganda.





As a result, post-harvest loss was reduced from 40% to less than 2% among participating farmers. By the end of 2016, over 115,000 households chose to participate in training, then purchase airtight storage.





This effective, scalable, and replicable model continues to create demand from other frontier markets. In response, WFP has set up its Global Post Harvest Knowledge & Operations Centre (KNOC) in Uganda to facilitate South-South knowledge sharing and exchange. The Centre has already welcomed delegations from 18 countries for field visits that include meetings with participating farmers, sessions with Ugandan officials, training-of-trainers sessions, and knowledge sharing with hermetic silo manufacturers. Its activities are conducive to the South-South efforts of Uganda’s private sector to transfer innovative technology on silo management to other countries in the region (e.g. Zambia, Tanzania). Delegations include government officials, WFP implementing staff, and at times, metal artisans who bring back skills to their own countries. The next major convening in Kampala will be held in Q4 2017.





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This is a very innovative initiative due to the combination of several success factors:





• Value chain approach: eliminating post-harvest losses is not a technical problem – it is a supply chain challenge, and cannot be effectively addressed in isolation.





• Focus on scaling of proven technologies: good answers to one of the biggest food security challenges already exist – but have not been scaled. Private sector involvement at earliest stage, with clear profit incentives has been a key success driver.





• Partnership and collaboration with government, NGOs, UN agencies and the private sector.





• Capacity development of farmers: through one-day training workshops.





For the complete overview of this solution, please click on the PDF-file at the bottom of the page.


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Kenya’s national home-grown school meals programme contributes to improving child health and nutrition by linking schools and local agricultural production. <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> Funds are transferred directly to schools, enabling them to purchase food from local suppliers and farmers. This allows to (1) increase local food production and promote small-scale farmers’ access to markets, while (2) improving school enrollment, attendance and completion. In 2016, the government-led home-grown school meals programme targeted 950,000 children in both arid and semi-arid counties. At the same time, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) continued to provide school meals for 430,000 children in the arid land areas and targeted schools in the informal settlements in Nairobi that are not yet covered by the home-grown school meals programme. To support the expansion of the programme, WFP also prepared schools in Nairobi, Tana River and parts of Turkana to transition to the home-grown model, involving another 152,000 children. <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> Kenya’s innovative home-grown school meals programme has long served as an inspiration to other developing countries, particularly “peers” in the region. For example, Namibia and Zambia, with the support from WFP as South-South Cooperation broker, engaged in a cross-regional peer learning initiative in 2016 on home-grown school meals programmes. <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> Apart from learning from Kenya’s model, the participating countries also used this opportunity for a mutual exchange of experiences on how to monitor and evaluate national school meals programmes. For example Namibia presented its innovative “Namibian School Feeding Programme Information system” technology, which promotes immediate improvements in the management of the national school meals systems. <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> Beyond engaging in South-South Cooperation exchanges with peers in the region, Kenya also participated in a South-South study visit to Brazil. This trip informed the preparation of Kenya’s National School Meals and Nutrition Strategy, which will be launched in 2017. <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> The innovative features of the Kenya home-grown school meals program include: <br /><br /><br /> 1) The current fresh foods pilot in Nairobi county is contributing to the global evidence base on the impact of using different modalities for diversifying school meals. One innovation tested in this pilot is the incorporation in school meals of commercially unacceptable fresh foods, which have been rejected by export markets due to their appearance. Kenya provides nearly 10% of the EU’s horticulture market, exporting over 115,000 metric tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables annually. Nearly 25% of these fruits and vegetables that are fit for human consumption are rejected for cosmetic reasons, which amounts to over 75 metric tonnes each day. <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> 2) The separate “Transitional Cash Transfer to Schools” pilot in Kenya’s arid land areas provides new evidence that, with the right support, even schools in areas with limited production and relatively weaker markets can purchase food locally, and empower parents and teachers to manage their own quality school meals programmes. <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> For the complete overview of this solution, please click on the PDF-file at the bottom of the page. <br /><br /><br />
Kenya Home Grown School Meals Programme

Kenya’s national home-grown school meals programme contributes to improving child health and nutrition by linking schools and local agricultural production.





Funds are transferred directly to schools, enabling them to purchase food from local suppliers and farmers. This allows to (1) increase local food production and promote small-scale farmers’ access to markets, while (2) improving school enrollment, attendance and completion. In 2016, the government-led home-grown school meals programme targeted 950,000 children in both arid and semi-arid counties. At the same time, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) continued to provide school meals for 430,000 children in the arid land areas and targeted schools in the informal settlements in Nairobi that are not yet covered by the home-grown school meals programme. To support the expansion of the programme, WFP also prepared schools in Nairobi, Tana River and parts of Turkana to transition to the home-grown model, involving another 152,000 children.





Kenya’s innovative home-grown school meals programme has long served as an inspiration to other developing countries, particularly “peers” in the region. For example, Namibia and Zambia, with the support from WFP as South-South Cooperation broker, engaged in a cross-regional peer learning initiative in 2016 on home-grown school meals programmes.





Apart from learning from Kenya’s model, the participating countries also used this opportunity for a mutual exchange of experiences on how to monitor and evaluate national school meals programmes. For example Namibia presented its innovative “Namibian School Feeding Programme Information system” technology, which promotes immediate improvements in the management of the national school meals systems.





Beyond engaging in South-South Cooperation exchanges with peers in the region, Kenya also participated in a South-South study visit to Brazil. This trip informed the preparation of Kenya’s National School Meals and Nutrition Strategy, which will be launched in 2017.





The innovative features of the Kenya home-grown school meals program include:


1) The current fresh foods pilot in Nairobi county is contributing to the global evidence base on the impact of using different modalities for diversifying school meals. One innovation tested in this pilot is the incorporation in school meals of commercially unacceptable fresh foods, which have been rejected by export markets due to their appearance. Kenya provides nearly 10% of the EU’s horticulture market, exporting over 115,000 metric tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables annually. Nearly 25% of these fruits and vegetables that are fit for human consumption are rejected for cosmetic reasons, which amounts to over 75 metric tonnes each day.





2) The separate “Transitional Cash Transfer to Schools” pilot in Kenya’s arid land areas provides new evidence that, with the right support, even schools in areas with limited production and relatively weaker markets can purchase food locally, and empower parents and teachers to manage their own quality school meals programmes.





For the complete overview of this solution, please click on the PDF-file at the bottom of the page.


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