On 15 June, Mr. Horii, the Deputy Head of Mission participated in the Webinar “Uganda: a model of refugee inclusion” hosted by UNHCR Uganda and gave opening remarks.
This webinar was organized on the occasion of World Refugee Day with the purpose of introducing Uganda refugee policies and Japan’s support in refugee inclusion in livelihood in addition to health, education and sports. A representative of Embassy of Japan in Uganda made a presentation along with other organization that have programs on refugee support as well as a representative from Palorinya Refugee Settlement in Northern Uganda.
There were 257 participants listening attentively to the presentations. During the Q&A session, many questions were raised from the audience.
(1) UNHCR Uganda
UNHCR Uganda introduced Uganda’s overview of refugee situation, refugee policy such as CRRF (Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework) and the inclusive mechanism through engaging refugees in the Refugee Engagement Forum.
(2) Embassy of Japan in Uganda
Embassy of Japan in Uganda gave an overview on Uganda’s generous open-door policy and Japan’s support and engagement for the refugee responses in both the Humanitarian and the Development aspects.
(3) Peace Winds Japan (PWJ)
Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) introduced their activities in WASH e.g. installing water tanks and latrines to support Persons with Specific Needs (PSN) at refugee settlements to realize a safe and secure environment for everyone.
(4) Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan)
Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) made a detailed presentation about their activities providing education assistance to refugee and host community children in Uganda.
(5) Save the Children Japan (SCJ)
Save the Children Japan (SCJ) talked about the importance of child protection in refugee settlements and their activities in terms of the inclusion on Japan’s engagement in the refugee responses in Uganda.
(6) Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
JICA PRiDE(Promotion of Rice Development) Project member pointed out the value of rice as a cash crop and showed how rice production is improving refugees’ food and income security and their livelihood.