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 small infrastructure projects to be completed under NUDEIL are carried out by the District Governments, with Central GOU authorities playing important roles in ensuring smooth execution of the program into the PRDP. NUDEIL specifically addresses the immediate needs of IDP returnees which is in line with Strategic Objective 2 of the PRDP by rehabilitating rural community access roads, increasing access to clean water points, and schools and health facilities.
The program is designed to use labor-intensive methods, local materials, and best practices in all of its construction activities.
Priority Sector Goals:
- Roads: Rehabilitation of up to 5,000 kilometers of rural community access roads and feeder roads across all target districts by widening right-of-way, re-surfacing, and rehabilitating drainage crossings.
- Water: Construction or rehabilitation of 500 new or improved boreholes, water systems, and/or shallow wells in target districts that are lacking access to clean and sustainable water resources.
- Education: Improvements to 25 primary schools across target districts, including both new construction and rehabilitation of currently lacking or uninhabitable classrooms, teacher housing units, and latrines.
- Health: Improvements to 80 rural clinic facilities (Health Centers Level II and III) through the construction, rehabilitation, or expansion of existing facilities, latrines, or other improvements as identified (funding pending).
These priorities may be adjusted as the prioritization and planning with the districts gets underway. Furthermore, adjustments to project activities above may be made according to the priorities outlined in the target communities and the District Development Plan.
PRDP Strategic Objective 2: Rebuilding and Empowering Communities
An integral element of the PRDP is community recovery and improving the quality of life of the displaced population in the IDP camps. This Sub-Objective goes hand in hand with the arrangement of the full return and reintegration of the affected people, including the organisation of rehabilitation and development activities and efforts to ensure the protection of vulnerable individuals and service provision.
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