We can do a lot together

The 8th Country Programme (2016 – 2020), was developed as a multi-stakeholder approach to achieve various national priorities. The National Vision 2040 alongside the National Development Plan ll among others. The program is aiming to harness the demographic dividend, taking into account lessons learned from the seventh country program.

Past projects under the 8th Country Programme

Here's what we have been implementing under the 8th country programme and ended.

  • Let Girls Be Girls

    Behaviour change communication intervention aimed at building skills to create a healthy relationship with aspects of their sexuality and sexual health. The intervention is aimed at the most vulnerable population to SRHR challenges such as teenage pregnancy, which are adolescents. It uses youth-friendly methods of spreading information including peer educator sessions, all forms of media and entertainment.

  • Better Life for Girls

    Implemented directly in the 7 districts of Karamoja

    Aims at preventing teenage pregnancy and under-age marriage, and empowering adolescent girls by adopting advocacy channels such as: community dialogues, social media advocacy campaigns and science cafes

    So far, several community dialogues have taken place in all 7 districts and information about the causes and implications of teenage pregnancy has been shared with communities

    Key stakeholders have made commitments to end teenage pregnancy

Current projects under 8th Country Programme

These are the projects we are currently implementing under the 8th Country Programme.

  • Live Your Dream campaign

    Facilitate action towards the development of families with an emphasis on the youth and women. The four pillars include Let Girls Be Girls, Books Before Babies, With You(th) and Generation for Generation. These pillars are meant to meet one of the goals UNFPA hopes to meet which is providing resources for family planning.

  • Women, Adolescents, Youth (WAY) and Rights Programme

    This program’s specific goal is to increase the usage and quality of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) amongst young people and women. These services can be found across 8 districts in the West Nile and Acholi regions which are Adjumani, Agago, Amuru, Arua, Kitgum, Lamwo, Moyo, and Yumbe.

  • The Karamoja United Nations HIV Prevention Programme (KARUNA)

    Specific goals of KARUNA include reducing new infections in the people of ages 10 to 24 years old in Karamoja by the year 2020. We plan to do this by ensuring the access of health clinics to the community members that live in the 7 districts of Kotido, Abim, Napak, Kaboong, Moroto, Nakapiripirit and Amudat.

  • Live Your Dream Moment

    Live Your Dream Moment is a two-hour conversational conference like event in which artists, entrepreneurs, innovators and other influential visionaries are able to use the platform to influence positive social change among the youth. Speakers share personal life experiences. This discussion platform is also used to talk about some of the issues that RAHU and UNFPA try to tackle such as the prevention of Gender-based Violence, HIV/AIDS, child marriage and teenage pregnancy.

  • Reducing High Fertility and Improvising Sexual Reproductive Health Outcomes in Uganda (RISE)

    Reach a Hand Uganda and the African Youth and Adolescents Network (AfriYAN) Uganda Chapter have collaborated via the RISE programme to carry out a series of advocacy activities. The goals of these activities are to increase awareness about the youth’s needs for family planning information and services. These activities are facilitated by 30 youth champions who were chosen prior to the AfriYAN and RAHU networks.

Meet the Youth Champions

These are the young people we are working with geared towards increasing the usage and quality of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) amongst young people and women in the community.

  • Yikiru Ketty

  • Wokorach Innocent

  • Unziru Winnie

  • Tabu Joyce Elia

  • Siasa Zabibu

  • Samuel Atati Justine

  • Rachkara Moses

  • Oyo Kenndy

  • Oyet Bosco

  • Otika Emmy

  • Olyec Brian Desmond

  • Oluba Lawrence

  • Okwera Peter

  • Okema Moses

  • Okello Charles

  • Odwar Patrick

  • Odoch Tonny

  • Ocan Kenneth

  • Oboke Denis

  • Obalim Ronald

  • Natasha Esther Ageno

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