End-Term Evaluation of Oxfam in Uganda’s Inclusive Peacebuilding Programme: Governance Systems International was contracted by Oxfam Uganda to conduct an End-Term Evaluation of Oxfam in Uganda’s Inclusive Peacebuilding Programme. This country program was part of a global Inclusive Peacebuilding program implemented in a total of 8 countries from 2018 to 2021: Burkina Faso, Colombia, Ghana, Niger, Mali, South Sudan, Uganda, and Yemen.
In Uganda, it is being implemented by Oxfam in collaboration with 12 local partner organisations that include; Youth Social Advocacy Team (YSAT), Community Empowerment for Creative Innovation (CECI), Action for People in Need Organisation (APINO), I Can South Sudan, South Sudanese Refugees Association (SSURA), Save Humanity Africa (SHA), Youth Empowerment to Act (YETA), Support Trust For Africa Development (STAD), Community Empowerment for Peace and Development (CEPAD), Lugbara Kari, Uganda Christian Lawyers Fraternity (UCLF) and Dynamic Action for Peace and Rehabilitation (DA4PR). The overall objective of the global program was to promote sustainable peace-building and prevention of violent conflict with a focus on strengthening the participation of women and youth in conflict transformation and peace processes. In Uganda, the program was being implemented in the West Nile region and works towards the following objectives:
· Increase the awareness and understanding of existing and potential tensions and conflict between host and refugee communities and between refugee populations, as well as of cross-border security dynamics.
· Provide recommendations for and support the design and implementation of conflict-sensitive interventions and programming in the refugee response.
· Promote exchange and dialogue between political, development, and humanitarian actors, refugees, and host communities about preventing, mitigating, and addressing conflict related to the refugee response.
· Encourage and promote support for and development of peace-building, reconciliation, and mediation initiatives to address conflict dynamics.