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Through USAID/Uganda’s Regional Coordination Initiative (RCI), the mission is supporting a regional leadership and coordination platform for Karamoja. A Steering Committee representing this platform is in the process of developing a regional strategy and regional investment plan; they are working closely with the Gulu Constituent College (GCC) in Moroto, the Resilience Africa Network (RAN) at Makerere’s School of Public Health, and with the Center for Basic Research (CBR) in Kampala, to conduct and coordinate research. They are also hosting local consultations to refine their priorities.
Senior counselors, partners and members of the Regional Steering Committee have described the need to develop a narrative around the framework so that the presentation to LC5s and the Minister clearly articulates the rationale, including constraints, opportunities, and assumptions that influence their prioritization. Further, the USAID/RCI recognizes a need for technical assistance to communicate priorities of the Steering Committee verbally, through presentations and collaboration, in addition to developing written products needed rather urgently. USAID/Uganda RCI will support the development of this narrative, communication, and collaboration, and recommends that engaging an expert from the CBR to accomplish this task is fitting as a task for the Uganda Learning Activity (ULA).