The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program in Uganda was launched in 2001. The Association for Higher Education Advancement & Development (AHEAD), registered in 2004 to work on a range of programs in higher education, leadership and youth development, became the program's International Partner in Uganda.
126 Fellows from Uganda, selected in 2001-2010, enrolled in universities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, continental Europe, Uganda, Kenya and South Africa. AHEAD also conducted an IFP-funded two year legacy-building project in Uganda, assisting the IFP Alumni in consolidation of their work on social justice activities that directly affected their communities. AHEAD continues to work on integrating the lessons learned from IFP into national education agenda.
The IFP Uganda program closed its operations in June 2013. 5 linear feet of paper records arrived to the archives in May 2013, and 60 MB of digital materials were received in July 2013. The records of Uganda IFP office include administrative program files, fellow files, audiovisual materials and archived websites. 69 Fellows gave their consent to open their materials for research. The materials are in English.