Important Acronyms

Here is a list of Important acronyms that will better help you understand the language of population and development activities.

ACDO:Assistant Community Development Officer
ACODE: Advocate Coalition for Environment and Development
AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AMREF: African Medical Research Foundation
ANC: Ante Natal Clinic
ART: Anti Retroviral Therapy
ARV: Anti Retroviral Drugs
ASRH: Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health
BTC: Belgian Technical Organization
BTVET: Business, Technical, Vocational Education and Training
BUEPA: Basic Education for Urban Poor
CARE: Carry American Relief Everywhere
CBSD: Community Based Service Delivery
CCU: Climate Change UnitCDD-Community Driven Development
CDO: Community Development Officer
CDW: Community Development Worker
CEEWA: Centre for Economic Empowerment for Women in Africa
CFPU: Child and Family Protection Unit
COMESA: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
CPAs: Core Programme Areas
CPR: Contraceptive Prevalence Rate
CRPD: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
CSO: Civil Society Organization
DDP: District Development Plan
DDSP: District Development Support Programme
DFCU: Development Finance Company of Uganda
DFID: Department for International Development
DHS: Uganda Demographic Health Survey
DLG: District Local Government
DOVCC: District Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children Coordination Committee
DPOs: District Population Officers
DRC: Democratic Republic of Congo
EAC: East African Community
ECD: Early Child Development
ECDC: Early Child Development Education
EMTCT: Elimination Mother-to-Child Transmission
ENR: Environment and Natural Resources
EPRC: Economic Policy Research Centre
FAL: Functional Adult Literacy
FAO: Food and Agricultural Organization
FBO: Faith Based Organization
FCC: Family and ChildCourt
FIDA: Federation of Uganda Women Lawyers
FINCA: Charitable Microfinance Organization
FGM: Female Genital Mutilation
FOWODE: Forum for Women Democracy
GBV: Gender-Based Violence
GDP: Gross Domestic Product
GEF: Global Environment Fund
GNI: Gini Coefficient
GPS: Gender Productivity Survey
GOU: Government of Uganda
HC: Health Centre
HEP: Hydro Electric Power
HIV: Human Immuno-Virus
HSSP: Health Sector Strategic Plan
ICESCR: International Conventionon Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
ICRC: International Committee of Red Cross
ICT: Information andCommunication Technology
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Council
IGA: Income GeneratingActivities
IGAD: Inter-Governmental Authority on Development
IIED: International Institute for Environment and Development
IK: Indigenous Knowledge
IPCC: International Panel on Climate Change
IPV: Intimate Partner Violence
IUCN: World Conservation Union
KCCA: Kampala Capital City Authority
KNSPWD: Kenya National Secretariat for Persons with Disabilities
KWH: Kilo Watt Hour
KP: Kyoto Protocol
LDCs: Least Developed Countries
LG: Local Government
LGDP: Local Government Development Programme
MDAs: Ministries, Departments and Agencies
MDG: Millennium Development Goals
MAAIF: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
M&E: Monitoring and Evaluation
MIS: Management Information System
MMR: Maternal Mortality Ratio
MoES: Ministry of Education and Sports
MoFPED: Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
MoGLSD: Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development
MoH: Ministry of Health
MoLG: Ministry of Local Government
MoWE: Ministry of Water and Environment
MTEF: Medium-Term Expenditure Framework
NAADS: National Agricultural and Advisory Services
NAMAs: National Appropriate Mitigation Action
NAPA: National Adaptation Plan for Action
NAWOU: National Women Organization of Uganda
NBSAP: National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan
NCC: National Council for Children
NCD: National Council of Disability
NDP: National Development Plan
NEMA: National Environment Management Authority
NEPAD: New Partnership for African Development
NGO: Non Governmental Organization
NGP: National Gender Policy
NHS: National Household Survey
NIU: National Implementation Unit
NOP: National Orphan and Other Vulnerable Children Policy
NOSCH: National Orphan and Other Vulnerable Children Policy Steering Committee
NPA: National Planning Authority
NPP: National Population Policy
NPPAP: National Population Policy Action Plan
NRC: National Resistance Council
NRM: National Resistance Movement
NSARWU: National Strategy for the Advancement of Rural Women in Uganda
NSPPI: National Strategic Programme Plan of Intervention
NUDIPU: National Union of Disabled Person in Uganda
NUSAF: Northern Uganda Social Action Fund
NUSU: National Union of Students of Uganda
NUWODU: National Union of Women with Disability in Uganda
NUYO: National Union of Youth Organization
OPM: Office of the Prime Minister
OVC: Orphaned and Venerable Children
OVC: Orphan and Vulnerable Children
COPE: Complementary Learning Opportunities Education
PACE: Program for Accessible health, Communication and Education
PEAP: Poverty Eradication Action Plan
PFP: Private for Profit
PLHIV: Persons Living with HIV
PLWHA: Persons Living with HIV/AIDS
PMA: Plan for Modernization of Agriculture
PMTCT: Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission
PNFP: Private not for ProfitPOPSEC-Population Secretariat
PPP: Public-Private Partnership
PRB: Population Reference Bureau
PSS: Psycho-Social Support
PSWO: Probation and Social Welfare Officer
STEI: Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovations
PWDs: Persons with Disabilities
RH: Reproductive Health
RHCS: Reproductive Health Commodity Security
SDIP: Social Development Strategic Investment Plan
SDS: Social Development Services
SGBV: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
SIG: Special Interest Groups
SOVCC: Sub-County Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children Coordination Committee
SRH: Sexual and Reproductive Health
STD: Sexual Transmitted Disease
STI: Sexual Transmitted Infection
SWAPs: Sector Wide Approaches
SWEP: Strengthening Women Entrepreneurs Programme
TACC: Territorial Approach to Climate Change
TAFU: The Aged Family of Uganda
TASO: The AIDS Support Organization
TFR: Total Fertility Rate
TK: Traditional Knowledge
TSO: Technical Service Organization
UAC: Uganda AIDS Commission
UBOS: Uganda Bureau of Statistics
UDHS: Uganda Demographic Health Survey
UN: United Nations
UNAIDS: United Nations Agency on HIV/AIDS
UNCRC: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFCCC:United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNICEF: United Nations Children Fund
UNDP: United Nations Development Programme
UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme
UNFPA: United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNHS: Uganda National Household Survey
UNISE: Uganda National Institute for Special Education
UPE: Universal Primary Education
UPFC: Uganda Parliamentary Forum of the Children
URCS: Uganda Red Cross Society
US: United States
USAID: United States Agency for International Development
USD: United States Dollar
USE: Universal Secondary Education
USHS: Uganda Shillings
UWEAL: Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association
UWESO: Uganda Women Effort to Support Organization
UYDO: Uganda Youth Development Organization
VHT: Village Health Team
VSLAs: Village Saving and Loan Associations
WB: World Bank
WWD: Women with Disabilities
WFP: World Food Programme
WHO:World Health Organization
WICCE:Women International Cross Cultural Exchange
YFU:Youth Farmers Union
YPLHIV:Young People Living with HIV

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