EVALUATION REPORT: Women lead and benefit from sustainable and inclusive peace and security in Uganda 2018- 2021
The WPS programme under evaluation with the title “Women lead and benefit from sustainable and inclusive peace and security in Uganda” was developed against a backdrop of conflict and post-conflict situations in Uganda including the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda noting that even though there is no active war, the limited engagement in transitional justice including reconciliation and reparations, has remained a severe challenge, with little accountability for atrocities committed during the 20- year civil war.
In addition, other key issues have emerged that have implications for WPS such as the ongoing conflict related to land grabbing, allocation of resources, ethnic rivalries, electoral violence, the surge in refugees and its implications for relationships between refugees and host communities and rising violent extremism. Furthermore, the design and development of the WPS programme were informed by the review of the two previous NAPs (NAPI and NAP II)- UNSCR 1325.
The WPS programme took into consideration the lessons learnt and gaps identified during the implementation of the previous two NAPs. The programme “Women lead and benefit from sustainable and inclusive peace and security in Uganda” or the WPS programme, is a three-year programme funded by the Government of Norway which started on the 6th of December 20188 - and ended in December 2021. The programme was awarded a no-cost extension until April 2022.
The programme's total budget, which aims at supporting the development and implementation of the third National Action Plan (NAP III) on UNSCR 1325, is 25, 500,000 NOK / 3, 040, 622 USD. It geographically covers all regions of Uganda: Central, Eastern, Western and Northern Regions.