February 2023

Working towards a "A Malaria-free Uganda"

Submitted by on Sun, 02/26/2023 - 20:17

Ministry of Health conducted a successful midterm review of the Uganda Malaria Reduction Strategic Plan and came up with a number of resolutions to advance Malaria programing. This brief therefore, provides an update on the new developments in the fight against malaria in the country. The brief also highlights activities conducted in the last three months between October and December 2022.

Out of jobs, into poverty: The Impact of the ban on Afghan Women working in NGOs

Submitted by on Sun, 02/26/2023 - 20:15

This brief analyses the impact of the directive issued by the Taliban in December 2022, banning women from working in International and National Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The brief focuses primarily on the immediate repercussions of the ban on humanitarian assistance, as well as the implications for the economy and women’s empowerment.


Uganda Sustainable Development Goal Progress Report 2021

Submitted by on Tue, 02/21/2023 - 12:00

Uganda’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report 2021 provides a national overview of progress on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, using the latest available data and estimates. It tracks the country’s progress towards the 17 Goals with in-depth analyses of selected indicators for each Goal.


Submitted by on Mon, 02/13/2023 - 02:28

This report provides up-to-date statistics to policy makers and other stakeholders on the dynamics within the tourism industry on an annual basis for example statistics on arrivals and departures of the year 2021.

Travel has become a virtual necessity for more and more people as their incomes and education rise. Despite effects from COVID-19, Uganda realised a slight increase in total arrivals from 0.6 million persons in 2020 to 0.7 million persons in 2021. However, arrivals were at 1.9 million in 2017 (before COVID-19).


Submitted by on Sun, 02/12/2023 - 13:42

Humans and non-human great apes in Africa share over 98% DNA genetic material and zoonotic diseases have been transmitted between them causing morbidity and mortality. Studies indicate primates are just as susceptible as humans to COVID-19 because they have the same Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE2) protein receptors that the SARS-COV2 virus attaches to.

GREEN ECONOMY: Hima Cement introduces Co-Generation Technology

Submitted by on Sun, 02/12/2023 - 13:38

Co-generation involves the use of a heat engine or power system to simultaneously generate electricity and useful heat. It is procurement of two forms of energy from one fuel source. It is one of the leading technological advancements for achieving fuel efficiency. Under the right circumstances, power generation systems can achieve 50%-200% gains in efficiency or more over their current setup.


Submitted by on Sun, 02/12/2023 - 13:36

After a 5 year joint venture with the One Petroleum Limited (OPL) consortium, Uganda National Oil Company took over sole management of the Jinja fuel depot. The consortium comprised of One Petroleum Limited, One Petroleum Uganda Limited, and Mbaraki Bulk Terminal Limited.

The terminal was established in the 1970s and holds up to 30 million litres of petroleum products including petrol, jet fuel, kerosene and gas. It will be supported by Kampala Storage Terminal which is almost complete and the proposed Mpigi facility slated to have a holding capacity of 300 million litres.


Submitted by on Sun, 02/12/2023 - 12:56

Recognising the synergy that comes from a partnership approach, national policy documents over the past decade have also begun to highlight the potential for institutional partnerships as an entry point to strengthen services. These partnerships can act as a valuable tool for tourism improvement strategies and bring real benefit to the front line of service delivery.

The document emphasises Uganda’s readiness for partnership and provides a sector overview of Uganda’s tourism industry, performance, structure, strategies and Uganda’s potential to be a renown tourism destination.