Learning hub

What is the learning Hub?

The Learning Hub (LH) is the component of U-Learn that focuses on learning. The hub employs a unique cross-sectoral approach to refugee response in Uganda by creating spaces, and providing opportunities for refugee response actors to come together (on-line and in-person) to exchange knowledge and learning on refugee response. We foster links and exchanges between traditional (Government, INGO, UN, NGO) and non-traditional response actors (private sector, innovators, CBOs, RLOs, academics).

What does "LEARNING" Mean to Us?

U-learn's definition of learning

For U-Learn, learning is the deliberate exchange of knowledge across sectors of the refugee response in Uganda, with the goal of supporting refugee-response actors to inform and adapt policies and practices.


It is the “intentional process of generating, capturing, sharing, and analyzing information and knowledge from a wide range of sources to inform decisions and adapt programs to be more effective”.

What does the Learning Hub do?

The Learning Hub curates existing learning resources and makes them more accessible to the refugee response community to encourage uptake. We learn from current and past approaches to encourage uptake of good practices, and pivoting away from less successful approaches. In addition, the LH facilitates, and documents new learning when gaps or needs are identified. We feed learning captured from the Uganda refugee response into global refugee, protracted crisis, nexus and resilience policy debates.

  • Refugee Response

    Specific Refugee Response & Cross Sectoral Scope

  • Learning Hub

    Continues Collaboration and Input from Stakeholders

  • Our Work

    We Curate Resources, Document and Fill in Learning Gaps. and we Bring People Together

  • Increased Learning

    Make Knowledge More Accessible and Encourage Uptake within Uganda and Globally

Activity 1

Resource curation

We bring together and select the most relevant existing knowledge and evidence.
Activity 3

Synthesis and summary

We add value and increase uptake of existing evidence and knowledge by making it more accessible. We produce high quality summaries of evidence and knowledge to support policy and programme work.
Activity 2


We provide an overview of recent experiences from the Ugandan context or document new experiences (innovations) that have not yet been described. Systematic documentation of experiences of key actors.
Activity 4


We bring actors together in face-to-face or on-line learning events to facilitate peer-learning. Learning events are often based on resource produced or documentation phases, but can also be smaller stand-alone convener events.