Uganda learning event for Jo Cox Memorial Grant holders

Categories: Event, Jo Cox Memorial Fund, Learning, Safeguarding, Women
19 May 2022


A two-day learning event for Jo Cox Memorial Grant holders was held on 31 March to 1 April 2022 in Kampala, Uganda.

Jo Cox Memorial grant holders working to prevent identity-based violence and resolve conflicts – the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities and Minority Rights Group International – participated in the learning event, alongside women’s empowerment project grant holders, FOWODE, MEMPROW, and MIFUMI.

Attendees and UK Aid Direct staff at the Uganda Learning event, at the end of two busy and fruitful days

Day 1 overview

Narrative reporting, financial management, safeguarding, fraud, managing risk and logframe revisions were all focuses for the first day, with presentations and interactive discussions with UK Aid Direct members of staff, Gem Clark, Senior Performance Manager; Laura Spilsbury, Operations Manager of both UK Aid Direct and UK Aid Match; and Sue Crowther, Deputy Head of Fiduciary Risk.

Day 2 overview

The second day’s overarching theme was women’s empowerment; exploring what it looks like, who holds the power in different situations; why; and how? These were framed through presentations from each of the grant holders, alongside participatory discussions and group activities. The sessions were facilitated by MannionDaniels’s Technical Specialist, Alethea Osborne and UK Aid Direct’s Gem Clark.  

Listen to Lillian, Doreen and Immaculate from MEMPROW, Claire from FOWODE, and Agnes, Geofrey and Daphine from Minority Rights Group, talking about what empowerment means to them and lessons learned from the event

Read more on the project visits carried out when the UK Aid Direct team were in-country.

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