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Uganda’s rapid urbanisation poses significant challenges in terms of providing children with adequate housing, sanitation, nutrition and access to basic services in urban centres and especially slum areas. Harnessing the benefits of urbanization for child welfare is imperative. 

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Emerging Global Challenges: Climate-related hazards and urbanization: Protecting Uganda’s children

Launched on 19 July 2017 in Kampala, the report notes that climate change, environmental degradation and urbanization are increasingly responsiblen for creating new risks, and putting pressure on poverty reduction efforts while fostering and deepening socio-economic inequities. It outlines policy recommendations to among others, mitigate impacts of climate related hazards on children.

Policy brief/Emerging global challenges: urbanization

By 2035, it is estimated that 30 percent of the population will be urban dwellers, a high proportion of them children and youth. This Policy Brief highlights the child poverty rates in Kampala district, threats to adolescent urban youths and puts forth policy recommendations to reduce the risks of rapid urbanisation and give children and young women hope for the future. 

Multimedia: Crosscutting issues & Emerging global challenges