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UN Area Coordination System

The United Nations Area Coordination (UNAC) system through the UN Reform agenda approach promote Delivering as One at field level, that helps to ensure United Nations in Uganda support at field level better coordinated, more efficient and effective. The UNAC system became operational in 2009 in; Northern, Karamoja South Western Uganda and in 2019 added the West Nile region. The UNACs are appointed by the UN Resident Coordinator and they are the highest ranking officers in their respective regions. In relation to the UN Reform, the UNACs are also the Area Security Coordinators and are appointed by the Security Management Team (SMT) in Uganda.

Roles of the UNAC

1. Converging Role: providing strategic internal UN leadership and coordination support toward the implementing of the UNSDCF in the field including being a liaison between the UNCT and
field staff.
2. Convening Role: responsible for coordinating regional humanitarian, recovery and development efforts in partnership with key stakeholders-Local Government; Development Partners and
CSOs.
3. Enabling Role: enhancing local dialogues and consensus building, while strengthening local capacities to lead local development, including the SDGs localization and implementation.

UN Agencies in Uganda