Poverty is a multifaceted issue encompassing more than just financial scarcity, influenced by social, economic, political, and environmental factors. This creates a self-perpetuating cycle that impacts various aspects of life. In order to effectively combat poverty, understanding its root causes is essential. Inequality stands out as a primary contributor, concentrating wealth among a few and resulting in unequal access to resources and opportunities.
Millions worldwide grapple with hunger daily, a challenge at the core of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2. This goal seeks to eradicate hunger, ensure food security, and promote sustainable agriculture. In this section, we explore the multifaceted nature of hunger's impact, extending beyond food supply shortages to encompass health, cognitive development, and broader socio-economic consequences.
In the 1990s, the Batwa, a community that had long inhabited the equatorial forests were compelled by government to vacate their ancestral homes. This directive aimed to protect biodiversity and promote tourism, leading to the establishment of Mgahinga National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and Echuya Forest Reserve. The Batwa’s historical presence was concentrated in South-Western Uganda in the districts of Bundibugyo, Kabale, Kisoro and Rukungiri.
Uganda grapples with significant challenges in delivering quality and accessible basic education
to children and adolescents, with the Lango region emerging as a focal point for such obstacles.
In this particular area, children have to trek over 6 kilometers to access a school; contributing to
elevated school drop-out rates, particularly among girls, and an alarming rise in teenage
Consultancy: A Study on Mechanisms to Enable Civil Society Actors Access Corporate Social Investment in Uganda
Corporate Social Investment (CSI) is a self-regulating business model that helps a company be socially accountable to itself, its stakeholders, and the public. By practicing CSI, companies can be conscious of the kind of impact they are having on all aspects of society, including economic, social, and environmental. To engage in CSI means that, in the ordinary course of business, a company is operating in ways that enhance society and the environment instead of contributing negatively to them.