In November 2010 Virginia Blaser, the U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, accompanied by John Mark Winfield, the USAID/Uganda Deputy Director of Mission visited the...
On January 24th 2012 the Mission Director USAID Uganda, Dave Eckerson visited the NUDEIL program in Gulu, Northern Uganda. The NUDEIL program, funded by USAID...
The Northern Uganda Development of Enhanced Local Governance, Infrastructure and Livelihoods (NUDEIL) program is a centerpiece of the United States Government’s efforts to support the transition to peace in northern Uganda by increasing local government’s ability to deliver services at the community level through rehabilitation of public infrastructure.
Designed in line with the Government of Uganda’s (GOU’s) Peace, Recovery, and Development Plan (PRDP) for Northern Uganda 2007-2010, NUDEIL supports the District Governments by providing technical support to improve district government capacity in engineering, procurement, financial management, transparent reporting, and public outreach.
The program is currently being implemented in Gulu, Oyam, Amuru and Kitgum Districts of northern Uganda.
The program purpose is to integrate the conflict-affected populations of northern Uganda into the nation by generating income-producing job opportunities; increasing government services to the population; and laying the foundations for longer term development in the program Districts.
In partnership with the Government of Uganda, the NUDEIL program will specifically address the following objectives:
- Improve quality of life for the recovering rural communities and returning Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP’s) of northern Uganda. This done by providing income-generating job opportunities through the use of labor-based methods to perform project implementation.
- Rehabilitate existing community infrastructure such as community access roads, schools, and health centers and install new water boreholes; this will improve access to education, clean water, health services, and other social infrastructure such as trading centers and markets. Improvements to community access roads will also increase agricultural production by creating more accessible markets and trading opportunities.
- Improve government service delivery and increase citizen confidence in government by strengthening the ability of local communities to work with the Districts to jointly address community needs.
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Due to the death of his father at a young age, 33-year-old Lukala Justine, of Patiko Pawel Village in Gulu District, dropped out of school after he completed his O-Level...