The third Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF3) has kicked off to provide effective house-hold income support and build resilience of poor and vulnerable people in northern Uganda.
NUSAF3 will enhance livelihoods by enhancing household income generation, building resilience and fostering the long-term sustainability of the Project’s out-puts.
The project that is headed by Dr. Robert Limlim will be implemented by the office of the Prime Minister. Among the initial activities to be undertaken by the project include , orientation of technical teams from the Eastern Uganda Districts of Manafwa, Busia, Sironko, Bukwo, Bulambuli and Kween. There-after, similar teams from the Districts of Kapchorwa, Kumi, Bududa, Tororo, Budaka and Butaleja will be oriented . This first phase of the training will be followed by an expanded roll out to the rest of the 55 beneficiary Districts in Northern Uganda.
NUSAF3 is a successor five year program to the Second Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF2) that wound-up in February of 2016. NUSAF3 was approved by the Parliament of Uganda on 3rd September 2015. This was followed by the approval of the financing agreement by the World Bank in March 14th 2015. This will provide a funding IDA loan of 130 million dollars for the Project. The move to the third phase of NUSAF is largely due to the outstanding success of the NUSAF2 and a response to requests by the communities of Northern Uganda for further NUSAF interventions.
The purpose of the Project Start Mission is to orient, train and prepare Northern Uganda District Technical Teams for the smooth roll out of NUSAF3 activities so that they yield maximum benefits to the target communities. NUSAF3 will be implemented in the 55 Districts of Northern Uganda.