CARE Uganda Newsletter – The Paper Crane Issue 4
Hard to believe that another year has passed… As always, it is time to reflect on achievements, lessons learnt and challenges. Programmatically, 2018 was a year of success for CARE Uganda, marked by renewed commitment from both existing and new donors and continued evidence that our models are reducing the risk of GBV, empowering women and girls and engaging men and boys. We also strengthened the integration between our VSLA platform and our GBV, SRH, and resilience models. We continued to be present and recognized in key platforms on financial inclusion, climate resilience, women and girls rights, GBV, Protection, Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework process, etc Our staff and partners at all levels, including colleagues at the front line, have continued to deliver life-saving humanitarian assistance and to transform lives through long term programs. I am particularly proud of our ability to scale up evidence-based models this year, particularly the Women Leadership and Psychosocial Support training model and the Engaging Men and Boys Model, which we have successfully expanded into both our long term and humanitarian interventions. Read more on this below! 2018 was also a difficult year that pointed out the need for us to continuously strengthen our support systems and operational capacity, given the complex environment in which we operate. None of this would have been possible without the commitment of our staff, our partners from CSOs, Government of Uganda, Private Sector, Academia and research institutions, our donors and of course our own colleagues in the various parts of CARE International, CARE Member Partners,
CARE Emergency Group, Head Quarters and Regional Management Unit of CARE USA. Thank you all!