Hon. Eng. Hillary Onek

Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees

Hon. Esther Davinia Anyakun

Minister of State for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees

Mr. Gerald Menhya

Ag. Commissioner/Disaster Preparedness & Management

Objective:  

To strengthen capacities for mitigation, preparedness and response to natural and human induced disasters through:

  1. Enhancing the Country’s capacity to contain and minimize the effects of disasters;
  2. Addressing disaster vulnerabilities of the community and alleviating human suffering from disasters;
  3. Preventing, mitigating and preparing the country against disasters;
  4. Guiding government Disaster Preparedness and Management; and
  5. Maintaining a national warehouse for food and non-food items and procure relief.

Outputs

  1. Resilience of communities against disasters built;
  2. Timely response to disasters and provision food and non-food relief to disaster victims coordinated;
  3. Government and non-government actors coordinated in fulfilling their mandates towards disaster preparedness and management.

Key Activities

Effective preparedness and response to disasters

  1. Risk, Hazard, vulnerability profile and maps prepared.
  2. Disaster Risk Assessments conducted at District and community level
  3. Improved Preparedness for disasters by communities for resilience undertaken
  4. Participation in international workshops, meetings and conferences facilitated.
  5. Strong and functional Platform for DRR established
  6. High visibility of DRR activities in the country supported
  7. Strong and functional Platform for Peace Building & Conflict Prevention established
  8. High visibility of Peace Building and Conflict Prevention activities in the country supported
  9. Moroto Regional Disaster Coordination office established
  • Vehicle maintenance, fuels, lubricants & oils procured
  • Peace Policy completed
  • Draft Disaster Bill developed
  • NECOC activities supported

Relief to disaster victims

    1. Procure food and non-food items to Disaster victims
    2. Distribution and follow-up of the food and non-food items to Disaster victims
    3. DDMC, DDPC & Regional trainings for data collectors
    4. Contributing to the regional Disaster Management Centre of Excellence

Key Achievements

Effective preparedness and response to disasters

    1. Carried out Risk, Hazard, vulnerability and disaster assessment and mapping in 52 districts namely: Ntungamo, Kiruhura, Mbarara, Ibanda, Isingiro, Bushenyi, Kabarole, Katakwi, Kaberamaido, Amuria, Soroti, Ngora, Budaka, Bududa, Manafwa, Bulambuli, Sironko, Bukwo, Kween, Kapchorwa, Butaleja, Serere, Amuria, Katakwi, Ngora, Kumi, Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Amudat, Kotido, Kaabong, Ntoroko, Bundibugyo, Kaberamaido, Otuke, Dokolo, Lira, Apac, Amuru, Lamwo and Moyo.
    2. Carried out Risk assessment of threat of a perceived volcanic eruption in Abim district.
    3. Carried out El-Nino rapid assessment for 25 districts in Teso, Karamoja, Elgon, Rwenzori and West Nile sub regions.
    4. Carried out Assessments on boundary conflicts, lightening in Bukwo and Bushenyi respectively.
    5. Carried out Food Monitoring assessment in 7 districts of Karamoja.
    6. Participated in international trainings and meetings in Kenya, South Africa, Norway, Kenya and China. Topics range from GIS, Disaster Risk Financing and Oil spills contingency planning, INFORMED workshop and Youth innovation forum.
    7. Held 6 out of the planned 6 DRR Monthly meetings of the platform.
    8. Held 6 meetings of the Peace building and conflict prevention platform.
    9. Held 7 Regional Peace Consultative meetings in Elgon, Karamoja, Teso, Acholi, West Nile, Lango and Western Uganda.
  • Produced a Draft Peace Policy.
  • Held IDDR day celebrations in Bududa District after one week of visibility activities.
  • Conducted International Peace day celebrations in Mbarara Municipal Council.
  • Held 50 Sensitization meetings at subcounty level on the ELNino floods in Butaleja, Bududa, Bulambuli, Manafwa, Bukedea, Serere, Ngora, Kumi, Butaleja and Manafwa.
  • Repaired the NECOC equipment for flood early warning system in Butaleja
  • Disseminated NECOC Early Warning messages through FMs radios, TVs, Print media and sms. Handover of Flood Early Warning System by UCC to OPM.
  • Carried out Regional trainings on Early Warning Systems and Climate Risk Management.
  • Roll out Disaster Monitoring Systems in Kasese, Ntoroko, Bushenyi, Moroto, Amudat and Napak.
  • Carried out Sensitization of communities on El-Nino in Bukedea, Serere, Ngora, Kumi, Butaleja and Manafwa.
  • Attended the IGAD workshop, Youth innovation forum in China.

Relief to disaster victims

  1. Procured and Distributed 1400 bags of 100kg@ of maize grains; 5200 bags of 100kgs@ of maize flour and 3300 bags of 100kg@ of beans to famine victims in Karamoja and other parts of the country.
  2. Trained 600 UPDF officers on DRR and preparedness for El Nino.
  3. Trained 25 DRR platform members on Geo-Netcast system operations
  4. Carried out climate risk management training in 10 districts of Butaleja, Bududa, Bulambuli, Manafwa, Bukedea, Serere, Ngora, Kumi, Kween and Bukwo.
  5. Regional trainings on Early Warning Systems and Climate Risk Management in Jinja, Mukono, Kabale and Mbarara

Objective:

Coordinate timely response to disasters and provide food and non-food relief to disaster victims.

Outputs:

    1. National contingency plan for floods, landslides and drought risk Preparedness developed;
    2. Food and non-food items for disaster victims procured;
    3. Mine fields in the North and Rwenzori regions cleared and mine risk education created;
    4. Disaster vulnerabilities of the community addressed and human suffering from disasters alleviated;
    5. International community and government actors coordinated to provide basic needs of Internally Displaced Persons;
    6. Livelihoods of disaster victims supported.

Key Activities

Relief to disaster victims

1,000 MT of Relief food and 2,000 assorted Non Food Items procured and distributed

Government Buildings and Administrative Infrastructure

  1. Namanve stores building, fencing and connection of utilities completed
  2. Completion of back filling undertaken
  3. BOQs and designs for NECOC building made
  4. Eviction of encroachers and Wall Fencing off Land in Kisugu
  5. Ground prepared for future construction of NECOC HQs
  6. Design for large Relief stores completed
  7. Security house constructed in Namanve

Key Achievements

Government Buildings and Administrative Infrastructure

  1. Designs were completed for large Relief stores and construction is on-going, where the building is roofed and wall built.
  2. BOQs done and advertisement documents completed contractor to do the Wall fence in Namanve
  3. Constructed 4 houses in Kiryandongo and handed over by Habitat for Humanity.
  4. Constructed 60 permanent houses, 30 pit latrines with two bathrooms and 60 water harvesting tanks
  5. Produced BoQs for construction of Wall fence for new store building, advertisement of contractor to build wall fence submitted to Procurement Unit.
  6. Produced BoQs for back filling of 3 acres and documents for advertisement for a contractor done.
  7. Completed 80 houses and 110 latrines under Hydra foam
  8. Procurement of 2 trailers (wagons) and a land cruiser 70 series on-going.
  9. Branding of vehicles for the Department On-going Submitted documents for advertisement to procurement Unit

Objective:

To resettle landless persons and victims of natural and manmade disasters.

Outputs:

Landless persons and victims of natural disasters resettled in new permanent houses.

Key Activities

IDPs returned and resettled, Refugees settled and repatriated

  1. 700 plots of land demarcated and allocated to Ugandan expellees from neighboring countries.

Acquisition of Land by Government

1 Acquisition & Development of 1000 acres for Ugandan expellees undertaken
2. 600 new settlements established and people at risk of landslide resettled
3. 900 Benent/Ndoboro landless households in Sebeil resettled

Key Achievements

IDPs returned and resettled, Refugees settled and repatriated

  1. Identified and inspected 300 plots of land. Other activities such as demarcation and allocation suspended because people cannot be moved before
    general elections due on 18th February 2016
  2. Facilitated Sango bay with additional services such as shelter, Sanitation facilities, health and water because of the suspension of relocation of the
    people due to the General Elections

Acquisition of Land by Government

  1. Facilitated the ongoing Procurement process for 1500 acres for Landslide victims in Mt Elgon Region which is in advanced stages.
  2. Facilitated the advertisement for 1500 acres for Landslide victims in Mt Elgon Region, bids were opened and procurement process still ongoing
  3. Designed 700 new settlements for Bulambuli
  4. Opened 5 km key road connecting plot 94 to plot 10.
  5. Completed the Draft Physical plans for plots 93, 94 and 10.
  6. Conducted Sensitization in Elgon region for this resettlement programme.
  7. Completed the Draft architectural models and BOQ’s