Action for Livelihood Enhancement in Northern Uganda (Alenu)

Under the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU), a Government of Uganda programme supported by the European Union (EU) and supervised by Office of the Prime Minister, Caritas Switzerland has received a grant to implement the Action for Livelihood Enhancement in Northern Uganda (ALENU). ALENU is implemented by a consortium consisting of four NGOs (Caritas Switzerland, Advance Afrika, Agency for Accelerated Regional Development,and Gulu Women Economic Development and Globalization).

Objectives and Results

ALENU is a 40-month action that focuses on improving livelihoods through increased and diversified food production, enhanced market opportunities and better maternal and child nutrition in six districts of the West Nile and Acholi sub-regions.Its overall objective is to consolidate stability in Northern Uganda,eradicate poverty and under-nutrition and strengthen the foundations for sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development.Its specific objectives are

  1. To increase food security
  2. Improve maternal and child nutrition
  3. Enhance household incomes through support to diversified food production and commercial agriculturea nd through improving household resilience (notably to climate change) and women empowerment.

Districts and Sub Counties: Agago (Wol and Lokole); Amuru (Amuru and Lamogi); Omoro (Odek and Lakwana); Nebbi (Erussi and Atego); Pakwach (Pakwach and Panyimur); Zombo (Kango and Athuma)