Germany has been a long standing partner to Uganda. The beginning of the German-Ugandan development cooperation dates back to the year 1964, two years after Uganda declared its independence. Germany’s current bilateral cooperation portfolio focuses on agriculture and rural development, renewable energy and energy efficiency as well as support to refugee hosting communities, good governance, human rights, public finance management and job creation. This thematic approach coupled with a regional focus on, mainly but not exclusively, Northern Uganda allows for a long-term engagement aiming at sustainable development in different sectors as well as quick responses.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19-pandemic in 2020, Germany has supported activities which aim at containing the spread of COVID-19 as well as mitigating the impact of the pandemic and its economic and social consequences. This assistance cuts across various areas: a) medical response including hygiene/WASH and awareness Creation, b) livelihoods amidst the pandemic, c) business empowerment and skills.