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Karamoja Initiative

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BRAC's Karamoja initiative is a holistic programmatic response to the significant challenges faced by this disadvantaged north-eastern sub-region of Uganda. The programme revolves around youth development and education, believing that changing the outlook of the younger generation of Karamojongs is critical to sustainable development of the sub region.

BRAC empowers the Karamojong youth, especially girls between the ages of 13-21 through our youth development centres (YDCs), whose set up is drawn from the lessons of the ELA programme. The programme is in partnership with UNICEF, and is providing girls with life-skills, financial literacy and a range of livelihood trainings. The YDC members also established an income generating fund, a saving scheme, where they have been saving and creating a loan fund that they can subsequently borrow from to establish their businesses.

The programme has also pioneered BRAC's work with boys in Uganda by establishing forums and providing boys with life-skills and vocational training.

Current projects




Karamoja Initiative

June 2010 to November 2014


To improve the food security and nutrition of women and children in the poorest and most underserved communities in northern and southwestern Uganda through integrated community-based interventions.




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