Uganda

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ELEMENTS OF CONTEXT

HISTORY

DEMOGRAPHY

SOCIO-ECONOMICAL CONTEXT

Prevalent conflict in the region and in Uganda itself have meant a high number of internally displaced people and refugees. This conflict and instability alongside the effects of HIV/AIDS, malaria and poor health care has resulted in the orphaning of around 45 percent of Ugandan children (defined as having lost one or both parents).

In addition to the issue of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs), extreme poverty is another problem. This has resulted in over half of the children who live in homes sharing a single room with at least three people. 38 percent of the population lives in grass thatched huts. (Habitat for Humanity)

HABITAT

HISTORY OF CITIES – HERITAGE

Most homes in Uganda are built using fired mud bricks and sand which are locally available and easy to make or find. Once building has started, however, most homeowners find that the materials needed to complete construction are too cost prohibitive. Due to a countrywide increase in the cost of building materials, the cost of homes is continually rising. Additionally, many low-income families have trouble accessing bank credit for home construction. (Habitat for Humanity)

URBAN HOUSING

RURAL HOUSING

RIGHT TO HOUSING

FORCED EVICTION

LAND RIGHTS

LAND GRABBING

VULNERABLE GROUPS

  • Homelessness
  • Joungpeople
  • Old people
  • Women

SOME INTERESTING PRACTICES

Social and economic aspects

HOUSING MARKET

QUALITY OF HOUSING

INFORMAL HOUSING / SLUM / HOMELESS

ROLE OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

Cultural aspects – Religious – Symbolic

Environmental aspects

Bibliography & Sitography

MAJOR PROBLEMS BY CIVIL SOCIETY

CLAIMS MAJOR CIVIL SOCIETY

CIVIL SOCIETY ACTORS

  • NATIONAL SLUM DWELLERS FEDERATION = Savings collectives in Uganda were first established in late 2002 when the Indian, South African and Kenyan Federations began to work with the Uganda Government to design and implement citywide slum upgrading programmes. The National Slum Dwellers Federation is presently comprised of several savings groups operating in six cities: Kampala, Arua, Jinja, Kabale, Mbale, and Mbarara. The federation has fostered strong relationships with the municipal and national government in Uganda, resulting in the launching of a series of collaborative slum upgrading projects centered around water and sanitation, housing development and resettlement. Actogether Uganda was founded in September 2006 to provide continuous support and technical assistance to the Federation. Website
  • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IN UGANDA = For many years, Habitat for Humanity has partnered with OVC Caregivers and low-income families to build simple, decent and affordable homes in Uganda. Today, HFH Uganda’s Community Interventions are carried out through two distinct programs : Housing Microfinance (many low-income families have trouble accessing bank credit for home construction. Habitat Uganda helps these families by building with them in stages) – Habitat Uganda works with OVC and their Caregivers to build simple, including training in health and other relevant life skills for the families. WebsiteContact them

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