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COUNTRY FACTS

Population:
37,6 millions
Average life expectancy:
59,2 years
Proficiency in writing and reading:
73,2 %
Access to clean drinking water:
67 %
GDP per citizen:
US$ 1,335
Child mortality:
63 pr. 1,000 born alive
Mother mortality:
310 pr. 100.000 born alive
HIV-infected:
7,2 %

Source: UNDP

Uganda is one of the most fertile countries on the African continent. But over a number of years the lush forests have been felled in order to clear land for agricultural production.

Therefore national parks have been created to protect the forests and biodiversity, but the creation of national parks has simultaneously meant that the people who lived in and off the forest have lost their livelihoods and vital sources of income.

CARE is building the capacity of community-based organisations and educating them in forest legislation and activities to provide local people with sources of income.

CARE Danmark in Uganda
CARE Danmark’s work in Uganda aims to improve living conditions for those people whose survival depends on natural resources, and is assisting local communities to hold the government accountable for the involvement of the community in decisions concerning the use and management of natural resources.

To know more about CARE Danmark’s work in Uganda please contact Programme Coordinator Morten Fauerby Thomsen.

CARE Danmark also works in:
Ghana
Kenya
Laos
Mozambique
Nepal
Niger
Tanzania
Vietnam
Globally

CARE Danmark’s focus areas:
Agriculture
Value Chains
Forestry
Gender Equality & Micro Finance
Water
Climate Change
Food Security

 

Contact

MortenF

Morten Fauerby Thomsen
Programme Coordinator Uganda
+45 35 200 100

mthomsen@care.dk