Highlights 2011

  • Successful transfer of coordination structures and capacity to Government and development counterparts. OCHA’s information management services and capacity were transferred to the Office of the Prime Minister. Two national programme officers were integrated into the Resident Coordinator’s Offices in Gulu and Moroto to help the RC support district authorities with integrated (relief development) coordination.
  • Implementation of an ECHO-supported drought-preparedness project in Karamoja sub-region, including support to finalize contingency plans. This extended OCHA’s partnership with ECHO, establishing new criteria for OCHA’s engagement in the “pre-crisis phase of a slow-onset disaster”.
  • Co-hosting, with the Brookings Institute, a regional workshop on Promoting and Protecting Rights in Disasters in the Great Lakes in June 2011 and a linked forum on the Convention on Assistance to IDPs. 

Students of Koyo Lalogi Primary School, in northern Uganda’s Pader District, use a water source installed with UNICEF assistance. © UNICEF