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About Uganda

Uganda is an important partner country of VLIR-UOS. Between 2003 and 2023 VLIR-UOS, the cooperation between VLIR-UOS and Uganda represented more than € 23,5 million, including many scholarships and a long-term Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) with Mountains of the Moon University (MMU) that has come to an end. The recent IUC started in the Mbarara University for Science and Technology (MUST) forms now the heart of the Uganda country programme, next to numerous SI and TEAM projects.

Uganda is also one of our 29 scholarship countries.

The South Initiative (SI) 'Evidence based Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities (CWD) in Wakiso district' made two interesting videos about their project:

Uganda is also one of our 29 scholarship countries.

Ongoing projects

Uganda and Agenda 2030 - country reference framework

VLIR-UOS revised its country approach towards an ‘Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development’ centered approach, where country reference frameworks (CRF) are worked out. The CRF document supports teams of academics when identifying and formulating project proposals, by providing a context analysis focused on Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development and the higher education sector in a given country, and by providing an overview of Belgian development actors, their projects and partners in that country in view of exploration of opportunities for synergy and complementarity within the Joint Strategic Framework of Belgian Non-Governmental Actors active in Uganda. On the other hand Belgian HE and Science actors joined in a thematic Joint Strategic Framework (JSF) on HES4SD.

VLIR-UOS cooperation in Uganda has always been strongly aligned with the Ugandan national development strategy and Vision 2040 with attention for ‘Health’, ‘Environment’, ‘Food security’ and ‘Good governance’. The themes of ‘Networking’, ‘Gender’ and ‘Community engagement’ have been put forward as crosscutting themes that are relevant for all VLIR-UOS activities.

Overview current partners