Developing an integrated framework for addressing Population, Health and Environment for Uganda’s refugee and host communities
Project FunderThe Makerere Research Innovation Fund
Project Duration1 years since October 2019
Project PIDr. Sarah N. Ssali
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.