Government has earmarked 114.5 billion shillings to implement
projects in Northern Uganda under the Development Initiative for Northern
The project aimed at improving food security, infrastructural
development and good governance in five sub-regions of Acholi, Karamoja, Lango,
Teso and West Nile are funded by the European Union.
The projects are expected to improve livelihoods through increased
production of diversified food, enhanced market opportunities and better
maternal and child nutrition as well as to improve performance and accountability
of local governments through strengthened participation of communities.
During the Call for Concept Notes information sharing in Moroto on Friday with
potential grantee applicants, Gonzaga Mayanja, the Commissioner Monitoring and
Evaluation of Local Governments in the Office of the Prime Minister, OPM says
DINU is implemented in three key areas.
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The DINU Call for Concept Notes national launch was conducted in
Kampala by the National Authorizing Officer (NAO) - Ministry of Finance,
Planning and Economic Development in collaboration with the OPM on May 10th,
In a statement at the occasion of the information sessions that are going to be
conducted in Moroto, Gulu and Arua; Christine Guwatudde Kintu, the Permanent
Secretary, OPM said that DINU is a continuation of the affirmative action in
the recovery of Northern Uganda.
Cedric Merel, the Head of Cooperation at the European Union Delegation to
Uganda said DINU is a flagship programme of partnership with the Government of
Uganda through which the European Union continues to support the consolidation
of peace, stability and socio-economic development of Northern Uganda.
“Poverty, food insecurity and under nutrition remain significant challenges for
many people in the region, and the continuing refugee inflow from South Sudan
and DRC is posing additional challenges in certain districts”, he said in a
The information sessions bring together potential applicants and
interested parties for a presentation on the DINU Programme, the Call
Guidelines, including rules and procedures which are to be followed throughout
the application process.
DINU is a follow-up program to Karamoja Livelihood Program that ended in 2015.