Flashcards in Uganda - long term development aid Deck (22):
What is the City Community Challenge (C3)?
Long term aid programme which aims to reduce urban poverty in Uganda and Zambia
How much have the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) provided for the scheme?
Why is C3 unusual?
Focuses on urban poverty rather than rural poverty
Encourages local initiative and ownership
How does C3 operate?
Provides small grants and loans for community inspired and managed improvements in urban slums
Where is most of the aid channelled through?
Through NGO's and projects must demonstrate a community benefit
Where was C3 first introduced?
Introduced as a pilot scheme at 2 locations at in Uganda: Kawempe (one of Kampala's worst slums) and Mpumudde (one of poorest districts go Jinja)
What is Kawempe's population?
Why has Kawempe's population grown?
Rural to urban migration
In Kawempe what is HIV prevalence like?
What are conditions like in Kawempe?
Housing is poor
Water only available through privately managed stand pipes
What do most residents do for jobs?
Rely on informal sector and casual labour
How does C3 tackle poverty in Kawempe?
Funds small improvements (i.e investments of between $100-1000 per project) to raise quality of life for local residents
How are funds from the DFIF allocated?
Allocate to community-initiated projects by local communities
What type of approach is it and how is it beneficial?
Bottom up approach - generates greater commitment and active involvement among local people, fostering a sense of ownership
By 2004 how many small businesses had C3 funded?
Name a few new businesses that have been set up?
Retailing, fish farming and broom making
What has financial backing also been given to?
Training programmes and improvements in water supply and sanitation
What has emphasis been placed on in Mpumudde?
Shelter was identified as the main priority need
What was the initial scheme in Mpumudde like?
Aimed to build 74 low cost houses, with a target of 286 in the long term
What grants were available for the Mpumudde scheme/
Grants of $2400 per household were available from the C3 fund, with a further $400 loan for income generation
What other skills did C3 fund?
Funded bricklaying and plastering