"These efforts are contributing to improving the lives of millions of Ugandans. The already existing collaborations and linkages should be strengthened, especially as BRAC is well aligned with the governments’ focus and plans.
The 1st Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Leader of Government Business in Parliament Gen [Rtd] Moses Ali officially launched the BRAC-CEGA Learning Collaborative.
The collaborative is a joint collaboration between the Independent Evaluation and Research Centre (IERC) of BRAC International and the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) of the University of California, Berkeley funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The goal of the BCLC is to ensure that BRAC programming is based on rigorous evidence.
Speaking on BRAC's work in Uganda, the 1st Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Leader of Government Business in Parliament Gen [Rtd] Moses Ali commended BRAC for partnering with government in various developmental programmes including health, education, agriculture, poultry and livestock, youth empowerment and financial services.
"These efforts are contributing to improving the lives of millions of Ugandans. The already existing collaborations and linkages should be strengthened, especially as BRAC is well aligned with the governments' focus and plans. Through these important relationships and partnerships, we can ensure sustainability, involvement of the community and strengthened development in Uganda.'' he said.
The event, held at the Fairway Hotel, brought together researchers, and policy makers with them aim of boosting engagement with potential counterparts, and to enable to exchange of ideas for joint research projects.
BRAC International is the largest development NGO in the world providing almost 140 million people globally with empowerment and livelihood programs, financial services, and heath care, currently operating in 11 countries.
Within Uganda, they have reached 4.2 million people living below the poverty line through their various interventions. BRAC is a highly innovative and learning-focused organization, with a stated goal of generating lessons that other development agencies can replicate at scale.