BRAC Uganda

April 11, 2009

BRAC Uganda signs an MoU with the Vice-President’s Office

In 2006, The Government of Uganda launched an ambitious vision called Bonna Bagaggawale (Prosperity for All) aimed at addressing poverty in the country. The government has been very active in partnering with civil sector organisations like BRAC in helping to address its goals outlined under the Bonna Bagaggawale scheme.In the spirit of working closely with the government BRAC Uganda recently signed an MoU with the Vice-President’s office, reiterating BRAC’s role and involvement in the Bonna Bagaggawale initiatives. The scope of the MoU covers BRAC partnering the vice-president’s office in implementing various programmes and providing support to government staff. His Excellency Prof. Gilbert B. Bukenya, Vice President of the Republic of Uganda, Khondoker Ariful Islam, Country Coordinator of BRAC Uganda and Dr. David S. Muduuli, Principal Secretary to the Vice-President were present during the MoU signing ceremony.
April 6, 2009

Microfinance Branch Training in Uganda

On a recent visit to Uganda, I visited a training program run by the BRAC Uganda IT Unit for Microfinance Branch Managers. BRAC developed its own MIS system in Bangladesh known as RADAR. A very senior Microsoft company executive visited BRAC Uganda last year and reviewed its MIS system. Based on his evaluation, RADAR was deemed to be an excellent solution for the microfinance program needs.
April 4, 2009

BRAC Uganda Growing Rapidly and Building Capacity

BRAC Uganda, led by Country Representative Ariful Islam, recently moved into a new country office in Kampala (featured on the left). Arif, a highly experienced 26-year veteran with BRAC, is now overseeing a rapidly expanding 85-branch national network that is delivering microfinance for very low income entrepreneurs in Uganda.
March 26, 2009

Congratulations to Rob Lehman for completing the Antarctica Marathon!

You may remember Rob, our intrepid BRAC intern who chose the unconventional fundraising method of running a marathon in Antarctica to support BRAC’s Employment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program in Uganda.