A review of community-centred early warning early action systems
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The RWANU project uses the Mother Care Groups (MCGs) to promote key behaviors and practices related to health, nutrition, WASH, horticulture, family planning and health user rights. The Care Group approach is a well-known intervention that has proved effective as a means to achieve behavior change. Using this approach, key messages and behaviors are promoted during group sessions and home visits for individual counselling. The messages are kept short, simple and practical; each behavior is being promoted for a period of four to six weeks.
Karamoja is one of the most food insecure areas in Uganda. Almost half of the households (46 percent) are food insecure. The ‘Resiliency Through Wealth, Agriculture and Nutrition in Karamoja’ (RWANU) project, implemented between 2012- 2017, is USAID-funded and led by ACDI/VOCA in consortium with Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe.