As part of U-Learn’s support to learning and evidence in the refugee response in Uganda, we publish reports, assessments and learning products to inform refugee response actors.
We believe that empowering refugees to shape how aid is designed and delivered is key. In line with Grand Bargain Objective 6 (Participation Revolution), U-Learn supports refugees’ meaningful participation in national policy-making and decision-making for Uganda.
We promote greater engagement of local and national actors in all stages of refugee response through documenting good practices and facilitating partnerships.
As a key concept in Uganda’s refugee-level policies, self-reliance is a focus area for U-Learn. We highlight activities most critical to reducing refugees’ vulnerability and long-term reliance on aid.
Promoting sustainable livelihoods means embracing cost-effective approaches to refugee self-reliance. U-Learn strengthens existing evidence on increasing productivity of, and access to these approaches, and expanding skills and income.
In line with the global shift towards using Cash and Voucher Assistance in humanitarian response, U-Learn is growing the evidence base on Financial Inclusion and convening key actors to harmonize the Cash and social protection work in the Uganda refugee response.
Private sector actors play an important role in supporting refugee self-reliance. U-Learn promotes the uptake of private sector innovations in refugee response and fosters linkages between refugees and existing markets.
U-Learn advances cross-sectoral collaboration and curates information on activities that build refugee resilience. Protracted crises require a more coherent refugee response that integrates humanitarian relief with long-term development assistance.
We create spaces for refugee response actors to come together to share knowledge and coordinate activities. Encouraging multi-sectoral engagements is essential to addressing refugees’ needs throughout different phases of displacement.
From September 2020 till September 2021 the U-Learn team compiled a series of monthly covid-19 rumour-tracking bulletins from various refugee settlements across Uganda.
TELS is a free service designed to support cross-sectoral learning and the increased use of evidence and good practices in the Uganda refugee response.