Sembabule Districtis generally a rural district that receives relatively low rainfall and has long dry spells. This greatly affects agriculture, but cattle keeping is not seriously affected. Some cattle are reared on ranches. Ranching and dairy farming are the backbone of the district’s economy.
With support from PATH/USAID under the Advocacy for Better Health, RACOBAO advocated for quality health services in Ssembabule district focusing on availability, access and quality ofhealth services. RACOBAO strengthened the capacity of the 8 community groups that in turn advocated for increased staffing, more drugs, familyplanning education etc.
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency preparedness and Response Planning (EPRP)
Following the entry of RACOBAO into DRR work, and the mid-term review of our strategic plan to incorporate DRR, RACOBAO partnered with the European Union and the ACT Alliance to build staﬀ capacity. This was done through hosting 2 European Union Volunteers i.e. Melina Rauscher, Georgia Temple and Anna Ikonen who conducted a series of trainings to enhance staﬀ and stakeholders’ capacity to implement Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency preparedness and Response Planning (EPRP) activities. After the trainings, Lyantonde district’s District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) developed the Emmergency Preparedness and Response Plan (EPRP)The stakeholders included the deputy CAO and the Senior Probation and Social Welfare Officer, District planner.