PRU-DEV aims at improving the agriculture-based development of the rural economy in six districts of Northern Uganda: Agago, Amolatar, Dokolo, Kitgum, Lira and Oyam. Economic challenges resulting from climate change aspects are being taken up by mainstreaming climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in local planning processes and through CSA actions jointly developed and implemented by public, private and civil society partners.
ICON works along 3 strategic lines of activity:- Capacity Development aiming at strengthening institutional and individual capacities of public, private and civil society partners for the participative development of an agriculture-based local economy;- Initiation and technical support to the implementation of Public-Private Dialogue Fora (PPDs), improving the coordination and cooperation of district administrations, private sector and civil society actors and creating an enabling environment for agri-based local economic development (LED);- Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), supporting the implementation of concrete LED oriented measures at local level.
More specifically, since September 2018, ICON has provided support through training and coaching on aspects of LED and climate-smart agriculture for local administrations, political leaders and private sector partners. In several dialogue formats, such as sector platform, business roundtables and others, business and market opportunities as well as bottlenecks and barriers for climate-smart, agricultural investments and business development have been discussed, followed by several initiatives developed where stakeholders from the public, the private and the civil society sector jointly address the challenges and unleash the potential for local economic development.