DEVELOPMENT AND LIVELIHOODS
Under development and livelihood initiatives, CARITAS works toward supporting improved community infrastructural development, sanitation and increased agricultural production and productivity. The initiatives include improvements in provision of agricultural inputs technologies and related knowledge for sustained development. To support social groups as engine of development and engages the youths in the service of their community. To support of education initiatives like building of private latrines for girls that may encourage them to stay longer in school. The component will undertake wealth creations among the community and provide better access to law and order towards promotion of justice system.
The department is focusing on mitigating the impacts of decades of insurgency on the lives of the people of Acholi Sub-region. In this regard Caritas continued to provide support toward building community infrastructure to improve on community productivity, training in governance and human rights, environmental conservation, HIV/AIDs and environmental conservation
Support to community livelihoods and welfare
Integrated Program for Good Governance and Sustainable Livelihoods(IPGSL)project is building civic confidence about democratic processes; target group’s knowledge about and ability to practice and respect rule of law; improved livelihoods and food security; use environmentally sustainable agricultural methods and practices; sensitized on HIV/AIDS transmission, prevention, and control and strengthened Caritas’s capacity and competency as an agent of change.
These efforts are directly in line with the Republic of Uganda’s 2010-2014 National Development Plan which promote improved livelihoods, good governance and gender equality; and pillar one, six and seven of the MDGs respectively.
Integrated Food Security Project.
Integrated Food Security Project is a three (3) year project being implemented in Kitgum and Lamwo Districts in Northern Uganda with funding from Catholic Agency For Oversea Development (CAFOD) spanning from 2014-2016. The Project is in its second year of implementation in Orom Sub County in Kitgum District and but it is in its first year in Plabek Gem Sub County in Lamwo District. The project goal is to support the returned communities in Acholi sub region realize sustainable food security and increased access to safe clean water and improved hygiene and sanitation. The expected outcomes are; target households have increased food production and income levels, communities are able to cope up with the effects of disasters and climate change and the households have increased access to safe clean water and improved Hygiene and sanitation
To support social groups as engine of development and engages the youths in the service of their community. To support of education initiatives like building of private latrines for girls that may encourage them to stay longer in school.