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Projects and Programs

Some of Jese's Current Projects/programs

Green Colleges Initiative

Green college initiative (GCI) is a three-year project implemented by JESE, SATNET and KIIMA FOODS in the Rwenzori region with support from Welthungerhilfe and BMZ. The project seeks to train young people in Green Trades at Green Colleges involving relevant actors from the education and private sector.

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Strengthening Resilience through enhanced Local Disaster Risk Management Capacities

Strengthening Resilience through enhanced Local Disaster Risk Management Capacities (DRR) is a two and half year project implemented by Oxfam, JESE AND CSBAG in Isingiro and Kyegeggwa with support from European Union Trust Fund.

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Green Entrepreneurship/FoW

Growing inclusive green entrepreneurship in the Kibale, Itwara, and Matiri Forest landscape, western Uganda is a project that aims at revitalising  rural communities and increase their resilience to climate and other external shocks through a nature –based model for green job creation, innovation and entrepreneurship

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Skill Up

The project “Skill Up!” is funded by the BMZ and aims at contributing to a better socio-economic status of vulnerable youth ages 18-30 by providing them with technical, business and life skills in different trades.

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Sustainable Family Farm Development II

JESE with support from BD to implement a five-year program dubbed Sustainable Family Farm Development 2. The program is inspired by Agro ecology. It envisages building resilient and sustainable family farms.

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Mpanga Super Farmers Program II

The program being implemented in the Rwenzori region in the areas of Kabambiro in Kamwenge district and Kicwamba Sub county in Kabarole district and Fort portal city.

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An integrated Community Response to Conserve, Restore and Protect the Ecosystem in Mpanga catchment gorge, Kitagwenda district.

This project is developed in line with the objective to contribute significantly to the sustainable preservation of the catchment area, where the Mpanga hydropower plant is located in Western Uganda, while improving the surrounding communities’ livelihood.

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Innovative & gender-sensitive Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for Resilience & Green jobs

This project is aimed at creating innovative and gender sensitive nature based solutions (NbS) to build resilience on climate change and promote green job enterprises, as well as accelerating the restoration of degraded hot spots & buffer area for improved livelihood and sustainable management of RMNP & Semliki catchment by 2023.

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Engaging Farmers in the restoration of the Kibaale - Itwara - Matiri elephant corridor (SPA)

This project targets farmers adjacent to the Kibaale-Itwara - Matiri elephant corridor in Kyenjojo district. The project seeks to build the capacity of farmers adjacent to Itwara and Matiri central forest reserve (CFR) to adopt restoration practices for the degraded elephant corridor using agroforestry approaches.

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Scaling up Farmer Field Business School

Scaling up Farmer Field Business School (SUFFBS) project aims at increasing food, nutrition security, and increased incomes of vulnerable women and girls in Uganda, by influencing government structures and non-state actors using the Farmer Field Business School (FFBS) model to engage targeted communities in more sustainable ways of farming as a business.

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Areas of Intervention

Below are our areas of focus

Natural Resource Management

Forest destruction is probably the most widely recognized form of ecosystem degradation, since it so rapidly and dramatically transforms the structure of the habitat. In Uganda today, about 9% of the land surface area is covered by forest that reduced from 11% in 2015/16.  The loss and degradation of wetlands and forests is driven by several factors:...read more

Natural Resource Management

Agriculture & Enterprise Development


For several decades, agriculture has remained the backbone to Uganda’s economy.  By the close of FY2019/20, 68% of the households were engaged in subsistence agriculture, implying that a significant proportion of the population remains excluded from the money economy (MFPED, 2020). Ironically, the country is endowed with conducive climate, fertile soils, and abundant arable  land on which subsistence farming continues to take centre stage thereby exacerbating youth unemployment, low production that yields low per capita income.....read more

Agriculture & Enterprise Development

Water & Sanitation

SCHOOL Water Sanitation and Hygiene

In 2010, the government of Uganda launched a 5 years National Development Plan (NDP) where primary education was a central component of the strategies to eliminate poverty by 2015. To emphasize the role of primary education in poverty eradication, the government identified UPE as one of the key sectors to...read more

Water & Sanitation

Communication & Knowledge Mgt

The organisation does sensitize and equip the community with knowledge and skills on a variety of things...read more

Communication & Knowledge Mgt

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