Leave No One Behind – Restore livelihoods of the most vulnerable amid Covid-19 pandemic and beyond in Uganda and South Sudan

Contract partner: Arbeitsgemeinschaft - LNOB Country: Ostafrika, regional/multi-country Funding amount: € 2.000.000,00 Project start: 01.04.2021 End: 31.03.2024

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall objective is to contribute to humanitarian and long-term measures (in line with a humanitarian-development nexus approach) to combat Covid-19 and its impact on affected vulnerable people and target communities in South Sudan and Uganda.

Expected results

Result 1: Access to information/training on GBV prevention & support for survivors of GBV and enhanced safeguarding capacities in IDP and refugee camps as well as host communities. Result 2: Improved knowledge & practices in hygiene & sanitation & access to health services/trained health workers/Village Health Team and the needed materials to combat the spread of Covid-19. Result 3: Increased food security and better nutrition in times of Covid-19 crisis (distribution of food and non-food items) and beyond (livelihood support). Result 4: Access to vocational training, scholastic materials or financial support to obtain skills and employable qualification, become more self-reliant, generate income and/or recover livelihoods to alleviate the socio-economic effects of the Covid-19 crisis. Result 5: Improved ability of communities and implementing partners to measure the vulnerability (disability, children, gender) of their target groups and to strengthen their resilience to crises.

Target group / Beneficiaries

a) Target group: Beneficiaries: The directly targeted individuals are 141.490 individuals in Uganda and 53.861 in South Sudan (no double counting). It is estimated that the project will reach 2.510.300 individuals in Uganda and 18.000 individuals in South Sudan through its mass media awareness campaigns.

b) Implementing Partners of the Applicant: Caritas Gulu Archdiocese, Uganda Red Cross, Salesians of Don Bosco, St. Vincent de Paul Society.

c) Exact Location: Uganda: Regions: Northern, Central and Western Regions - Places: Arua, Moroto, Nwoya, Gulu (Gulu City and Palaro sub county), Amuru (Atiak sub county), Mukono, Wakiso, Lira, Lamwo and Palabek, Kyangwali Sironko, Ibanda, Kasese and BidiBidi Settlements. South Sudan: Regions: Central Equatoria/Juba County - Places: Mahad, Hai-Malakal Cemetery Juba, Old Gumbo.


1.1. Awareness raising of community members about GBV. 1.2. Training of duty bearers on safeguarding and GBV. 1.3. Provide access to psychosocial support/trauma healing & support referrals of GBV/safeguarding cases. 1.4. Conduct workshops on sexual and reproductive health. 1.5. Promotion of peace building and inter-ethnic conflict resolution. 2.1. Awareness raising and sensitization on COVID-19. 2.2. Training and support of project staff/health workers in Covid-19 infection, prevention and control measures. 2.3. Distribution of COVID-19 PPE. 2.4. Setting up of WASH points/ handwashing facilities, provision of thermometer guns & hygiene promotion. 2.5. Equipping isolation facilities in the health centers. 3.1. Distribution of food items to most vulnerable HH & trainings for better nutrition. 3.2. Training of vulnerable HH in sustainable agriculture and distribution of agricultural input, formation of farming groups. 3.3. Distribution of livestock. 3.4. Provision of NFI to most vulnerable HH. 3.5. Sensitization about climate change and environmental protection and promotion of climate change adaptation. 4.1. Conduct vocational skills trainings and apprenticeships and provide start-up capital for trainees with innovative ideas. 4.2. Promotion of VSLA and training of VSLA group leaders. 4.3. Provide literacy and business skills training for women and PLWD. 4.4. Support of children with scholastic and training materials. 5.1. Capacity Building for partner organization`s staff. 5.2. Attend meetings with stakeholders regularly. 5.3. Training on Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction. 5.4. Provide technical support on disability inclusion to consortium partners and implementing partners. 5.5. Conduct assessments of partner organization/implementation/ structure. 5.6. Supporting of joint monitoring and coordination Meetings.


Because of protracted conflicts and crises in Uganda and South Sudan, which are not only limited to Covid-19 but exacerbated by it, this project’s needs-based intervention considers both short-term and long-term needs of affected people. The chosen Nexus approach and its integrated humanitarian and development interventions will support target groups and their communities to transition from relief to recovery and onwards to development. “Leave no one behind” will intervene in two main ways: Firstly, it will provide humanitarian aid to the target groups to cover their basic needs (food, NFIs) as well as Covid-19 mitigation measures (R2+R3). Furthermore, the project’s priority is protection of the target groups, which means special focus and capacity building of staff and targeted individuals on GBV prevention and support of GBV survivors, safeguarding and child protection (R1). Secondly, the project will support the target groups in improving their livelihoods sustainably by building their social, human, financial and natural capital (R3+R4). Result 5 will improve capacities of partners, target groups and communities.

project number 2867-06/2021
source of funding AKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Maßnahmen zum Wiederaufbau und Rehabilitierung nach Katastrophen
modality Project-type interventions
marker Environment: 1, Gender: 1, Poverty: 1
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    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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