NURI (Northern Uganda Resilience Initiative) is one of eight development engagements under the Denmark-Uganda Country Programme 2018 – 2022.
The Country Programme aims to contribute to poverty reduction through inclusive and sustainable economic growth, promoting democracy, good governance and human rights and support Uganda’s stabilising role in the region.
The Country Program is divided into two Thematic Objectives; UPSIDE (Uganda Programme for Sustainable and Inclusive Development of the Economy) and UPGRADE (Uganda Programme for Governance, Rights, Accountability and Democracy).
NURI is one of three Development Engagements under UPSIDE and contributes to the objective of sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
The total Danish contribution to NURI for the period 2018- 2022 is DKK 285 million over the five-year period 2018-2022, with one output area starting in 2018, and two output areas starting in 2019. DKK 35 million of the budget frame derives from the Danish Climate Change Envelope (CCE).
NURI covers 13 districts; Arua, Madi-Okollo, Terego, Nebbi, Zombo, Pakwach, Koboko, Moyo, Obongi, Adjumani in West Nile region and Kitgum, Lamwo and Agago in Acholi sub-region. The programme targets the National Farmer Groups and Refugees in the districts of implementation.
NURI's founding documents are the Programme Document and the Development Engagement Document
Where the Programme Document describes NURI's theory of change, budgets, structure etc. the Development Engagement Document constitutes the contract between The Royal Danish Embassy and NURI Coordination Function about the implementation of the programme.
The objective of NURI at outcome level is enhanced resilience and equitable economic development in supported areas of Northern Uganda, including for refugees and refugee-hosting communities.
NURI will pursue this objective by supporting activities in climate smart agriculture, rural infrastructure, and water resources management. Activities in support of agriculture focus on improving farmers knowledge on climate-smart production methods, as well as their understanding of and ability to engage with markets and services.
Support to rural infrastructure and water resource management are in those areas that contribute to agriculture sector outcomes, particularly access to markets and improving water resource management within the landscape.
The number of households that will benefit from the NURI are estimated to be 150,000.
The target is to reach 4,000 farmer groups consisting of 120,000 households with agricultural extension and training. About 75% of these households will also benefit from VSLA. 28% are expected to be from refugee households.