“We are now more placed to effectively deliver on this project”
- The Cluster Coordinator, Kumi LRP, Emmanuel Wafula Owor.
The Cluster held a four-day (th-9th April2021) inception meeting for the project that brought together the implementing and supporting teams from ActionAid International Uganda country office and the Kumi Cluster.
The three days meeting focused on understanding the project in its entirety; objectives, results, partners. It all benefits in ActionAid’s country and global strategies with emphasis on grants management, governance structures including roles and responsibilities of the implementing team, key structures and stakeholders, donor relationship, contract management and European Union (EU) donor compliance including communication and visibility, reporting, financial management and audit.
By the end of the three days inception meeting, there was a consensus among participants that as an organization, we have what it takes to successfully implement the project and commitments that are made by participants. They ensure to do their part to ensure that the objectives of the project are met.
ActionAid Uganda received funding from European Union Delegation to implement an 18-month
project code named STRETCH: “Strengthening the resilience of Communities in Livelihoods, Health and Education in Eastern Uganda amidst theCOVID-19 Pandemic."
The project is designed to respond to the COVID-19 effects and awareness in Namutumba and Kumi districts.
The overall objective of the project is to “contribute to community livelihood, health and education resilience to COVID-19” and specifically, to promote Public Health and Government accountability through effective health risk communication on COVID-19 and other diseases and income security
among144 communities whose livelihoods have been disrupted by government lockdown restrictions.