With support from the African Development Bank, the Ugandan government has launched a flagship initiative — the Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Programme (MATIP) — aimed at establishing organized markets with registered vendors to enhance trading opportunities between rural and urban markets, including value addition.
Unpaid care work, which is disproportionately carried out by women because of unequal gender and social norms, is often invisible and undervalued in policy and economic contexts despite its fundamental importance to the functioning of society.
Refugee and displaced populations, and the vulnerable communities with whom they share space, are at high risk for acquiring COVID-19 because their living conditions make it impossible to practice physical distancing and isolation or to access quality healthcare.
This project is part of an initiative that will provide evidence and strengthen capacity for bridging the knowledge gap in responding to the growing COVID-19 health crisis in the short-term and longer term.
The overall objective of this project is to promote the uptake of research findings from the cohort of projects “Combatting sexual and gender-based violence and improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights in West Africa”.
Youth make up 32% of the population in The Gambia, but observations indicate that they lack access to quality information and services on preventing and protecting themselves against sexual and reproductive health infections and unwanted pregnancies.