UNDP's Elsie Attafuah leaves a lasting legacy in Uganda

UNDP's Elsie Attafuah leaves a lasting legacy in Uganda
Elsie Attafuah with President Museveni

In a remarkable tenure as the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Uganda, Elsie G. Attafuah has concluded her tour of duty, leaving an indelible mark on the nation's development landscape.

From navigating the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic to spearheading innovative projects, her leadership has been transformative.

At the forefront of UNDP's response to the pandemic, Attafuah played a pivotal role in the socio-economic assessment of Covid-19 and recovery efforts.

Her commitment to strengthening national resilience during crises showcased a dedication to the well-being of the Ugandan population.

Under Attafuah's guidance, UNDP initiated groundbreaking tourism projects, including the inaugural UNDP Elgon Half Marathon and the Rwenzori Marathon.

Additionally, a feasibility study for ecotourism of Mt Elgon highlighted her commitment to sustainable development.

Beyond tourism, Attafuah championed Intra African trade, organizing trade missions to countries such as Ghana, Rwanda, DRC, South Sudan, Japan, UK, and USA.

This effort saw 40 Ugandan businesswomen embark on the first-ever Uganda Airlines flight to Lagos, enhancing market opportunities.

A fervent advocate for digital transformation, Attafuah supported the Ministry of ICT in launching the Digital Transformation Roadmap.

UNDP's efforts extended to comprehensive digitalization of courts and prisons, enabling access to justice, and facilitating the informal sector's entry into the digital economy through platforms like the Jumia e-commerce platform.

In the realm of innovation, the establishment of the Makerere University Innovation Pod (UniPod) empowered young innovators, reflecting Attafuah's commitment to nurturing talent.

Her tenure also witnessed the refurbishment of the ICT Innovation Hub and the establishment of the Kabale Business Incubation Hub.

These initiatives underscored Attafuah's focus on creating environments conducive to innovation and entrepreneurship.

A staunch advocate for gender equality, UNDP, under Attafuah's leadership, launched the Gender Equality Seal for the private sector, accrediting over 90 enterprises.

Simultaneously, her emphasis on supporting refugees and host communities through cash-for-work, financial literacy, and business mentorship programs promoted peacebuilding and economic stability.

The ecosystem restoration and energy transition project marked another milestone, with UNDP successfully solarizing 26 health center IVs nationwide.

The biomass to electricity project at Mulago Hospital further exemplified the commitment to sustainable energy for development.

As Elsie G. Attafuah bids farewell to Uganda, her myriad contributions echo in the hearts of the people.

In a statement, she expressed gratitude, stating, "It has been an honor to serve this vibrant nation, and I am confident that the seeds we've planted will continue to flourish."

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