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Economically empowering women through beekeeping in Uganda: sharing lessons from the field

This month, participants will have the opportunity to hear directly from The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organisation (TUNADO).

Join us as they share the progress, issues and lessons learned from their project in Adjumani, Northern Uganda, delivered in partnership with Wales-based charity Bees for Development and funded through Welsh Government’s Wales and Africa programme. Here, the main aim is to enable women to benefit more from beekeeping and honey trade by addressing gender-based constraints, which are largely connected with women’s access to land, women’s domestic responsibilities and cultural norms which limit women’s opportunities.

The speaker will be Phionah Birungi, Programme Manager of TUNADO. Phionah is the gender lead for TUNADO and has considerable experience of delivering inclusive beekeeping development programmes in Uganda. Last year she spearheaded TUNADO’s strategic gender review which revealed that beekeeping is an incredibly powerful livelihood opportunity for women in Uganda, but at present women are not benefitting as much as men – TUNADO is working to change that.

The project was implemented in partnership with Dolen Cymru Wales-Lesotho Link and funded through HCA’s Women Empowerment Grant.

The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organisation

TUNADO is Uganda’s national umbrella body for the beekeeping sector in Uganda and is a membership organisation with 300 association and organisation members. TUNADO works to strengthen the beekeeping and honey trade sector in Uganda towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

If you are joining our Gender Community for the first time:

HCA’s Gender Community of Practice is an open group of practitioners with an interest in gender equality and empowerment work, who come together bi-monthly to facilitate peer support, exchange, and learning.

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