Developing an integrated framework for addressing Population, Health and Environment for Uganda’s refugee and host communities

Project Name: Developing an integrated framework for addressing Population, Health and Environment for Uganda’s refugee and host communities

Project Funder: The Makerere Research Innovation Fund

Overall Funding: UGX240,000,000

Project Duration: 1 years since October 2019

Consortium Members: School of Women and Gender Studies, School of Statistics, School of Education, Uganda Bureau of Statistics, University of California, FHI, National Population Council.

Key Implementing Partners: School of Women and Gender Studies, School of Statistics, School of Education

Participating Countries: Uganda

Uganda Partner Collaborators: School of Women and Gender Studies, School of Statistics, School of Education, School of Liberal and Performing Arts, Uganda Bureau of Statistics, FHI, National Population Council, Office of the Prime Minister.

Project Synopsis

This is a three-year project whose overall aim is to promote the implementation of Population, Health and Environment (PHE) framework in the planning for refugees and host communities in Uganda. The project will address four objectives in refugee settlements and host communities as follows: investigate livelihood, environment and health interactions; develop an integrated PHE framework for addressing population, health and environment issues; implement alternative eco-health and livelihood options; evaluate the eco-health and livelihood options; and promote transdisciplinary and simultaneous implementation of integrated population health and environment interventions through multi-stakeholder community based engagements. However, this proposal focuses on the first two objectives.

This project will be a trans-disciplinary, intersectional, community demand driven approach involving expertise from Demography, Gender, Sociology, Education, Statistics and Development Studies. This project will be carried out in four refugee settlements and their host communities (Kiryandongo, Kyangwali, Nakivale, and Bidibidi) in four districts of Kiryandongo, Hoima, Isingiro, and Yumbe. The project survey will target household heads from 839 households from refugee settlements and 839 households from host communities. In addition to this, the project will engage policy makers and implementers, settlement commanders, refugee welfare council leaders, social service providers, and community members.

Uganda Implementing Districts: Kiryandongo, Hoima, Isingiro, and Yumbe.

Makerere University PI: Dr. Sarah N. Ssali

Ugandan Research Team: Dr. Sarah N. Ssali, Dr. Stephen O. Wandera, Dr. Leah Sikoyo, Dr. Rachel Ddungu Mugabi, Dr. Abel Nzabona, Dr. John Bosco Asiimwe, Mr. Frank Mature Mwebaze, Ms. Stella Achen, Mr. Peter Kisaakye.

Duration: 
1 years since October 2019