The Arua City Initiative in Uganda is part of the Cities Alliance Global Programme on Cities and Migration. The programme focuses on migration management in secondary cities in low-income countries and is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). In Arua, Cities Alliance partnered up with the Arua Municipal Council (AMC) and the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS).

The project strengthened the structural and institutional mechanisms for reception, management and integration of involuntary migrants within the Arua Municipal Council. It included collecting accurate data on Arua Municipality’s population to inform planning; using mechanisms such as municipal and division development forums to promote dialogue and build capacity among all stakeholders, and partnering with financial institutions to help migrants and host communities becoming more self-reliant and improving their livelihoods. 

The video follows several people in the city, showing the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis, structural issues in the city that affect their lives, and how the programme of Cities Alliance and its partners helped to increase the strength of the Arua Municipal Council, gathered data on Arua's population and developed a sustainable livelihood model.

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