By Bazio Doreen, 

A team of 10 delegates from the Agro Climate Resilience in the semi-arid landscape project of Nigeria on 2nd August 2023 visited Adjumani District on a learning tour among selected Development Response to Displacement Impact Project teams in Uganda (DRDIP). 

 The DRDIP team was selected after excelling in the Village Revolving Fund (VRF) which has seen many beneficiaries from both the host community and refugees improve their livelihood from the ugshs 55 million so far incurred. The visiting team also wanted to share experiences and best practices from the Community Facilitators and utilization of the Information Management Systems. Adjumani currently has 47 groups VRF groups that are supported under the Livelihood Support Program of the project. The team visited one of the beneficiary groups in Pachara Sub County. 

 The Deputy CAO, Mr. Wambi Richard, commended OPM for choosing Adjumani as one of the districts for the visiting team to learn from. He also thanked World Bank for continuing to support many interventions under the DRDIP project due to the peaceful co-existence prevailing even though the district has more refugees than nationals. 

The Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project (DRDIP) is intended to address expanded development needs by the refugee-hosting districts in the country. The project addresses the unmet social, economic and environmental needs identified in the local host communities in fifteen districts of Arua, Terego, Madi-Okollo, Koboko, Yumbe, Moyo, Obongi and Adjumani in West Nile sub-region, Lamwo in Acholi sub-region, Kiryandongo Kikuube and Hoima in Bunyoro sub-region and Isingiro, Kamwenge, and Kyegegwa in South West sub-region.