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Overview

This 15 months project seeks to increase policy debates and evidence uptake for the enhancement of productive and decent jobs along selected agro-industrialization (AGI) value chains in Uganda. The project is implemented under the African Policy Dialogues (APD), a network of policy actors initiated by the INCLUDE Platform to encourage the use of existing and new knowledge in policy making in Africa.

 

Purpose

The project seeks to generate and share evidence on opportunities, sources of productive and decent employment, and effective strategies to promote job creation along the strategic agro-industrialization (AGI) value chains in Uganda. It also seeks to establish if immigrant labourers who return from abroad can easily be absorbed into AGI value chains, using the skills and transferring the know-how they have attained. The evidence generated will be used to inform and guide the revision of the 2011 National Employment Policy.

 

Project Objectives

  • To influence policies and policy processes related to productive and decent employment for youth and women along AGI value chains
  • To promote and create awareness on the use of the AGI value chain approach as a means of creating productive and decent jobs
  • To generate evidence on the externalization of labour to understand the implications of labour externalization on the AGI value chain agenda

 

Project Approach

  • Evidence generation and knowledge brokering 
  • Policy engagement, communication and outreach
  • Networking and alliance building
  • Capacity building and Technical support

 

Target Audiences

Primary audiences: Government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs);

Other audiences: Private sector; civil society; development partners; and Dutch Embassy in Uganda

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