FoR-U, which stands for Friends of Roads Uganda, is an initiative that involves communities in monitoring roads in Uganda. It was piloted in Bugiri and Mayuge districts. The pilot phase is supported by CrossRoads Challenge Fund for Innovations and implemented by Uganda National NGO Forum. The project links communities with experts in the road sector to promote road safety, road quality and road maintenance.
As part of the preparatory process to...
In light of the obscene theft of enormous amounts of pension funds, deplorable working conditions faced by majority of Ugandan workers; a pitiful minimum wage of UGX 6000 since 1984; shockingly high levels of un employment; the crying shame of child labour; the Black Monday Movement brings to the forefront the impact of theft of public funds on labour and employment.
The 6th Edition of the Black Monday Newsletter Publication and...
NGOs working in Uganda launched a self-regulating instrument, the NGO Quality Assurance Mechanism (QuAM) in September 2006. This has been designed to promote adherence by Civil Society Organisations to generally acceptable ethical standards and operational norms.
QuAM secretariat is housed at the Development Networks for Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA) offices and promoted by Uganda National NGO Forum.
This year, the 3rd National QuAM Assembly met and constituted a new Council Executive...
A common saying goes “work without play makes Jack a dull boy.” Civil Society Organisations took time off to engage in some fun, exercise and enjoyment at the 2nd CSO Sports league. The games were held on Saturday 4th May Makerere University Business School (MUBS) Sports ground, Nakawa.
The event was organised by Sports Eye Foundation. It attracted 16 organisations that participated under the theme “Enhancing a Healthy CSO Sector to...
Uganda National NGO Forum, on behalf of ADA, DANIDA and SIDA, disseminated findings from an evaluation study conducted on Civil Society Engagement in Policy Dialogue. The evaluation focuses on the effectiveness of Civil Society Organizations in policy dialogue and the outcomes achieved.
Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) commissioned a joint evaluation of Civil Society Engagement in Policy Dialogue on behalf...
08 May 2013
Uganda National NGO Forum is an inclusive national platform for NGOs to think and strategize on matters of mutual interest. With increasing interest from districts, we grew into a membership organization. Our strength and membership has since grown from 50 members in 2001, to more than 400 members. Membership cuts across local, national NGOs, NGO networks to international NGOs.
Our objective is to harness civil society's collective potential. Our brand name attracts interest from the NGO fraternity, including non members, the Government and the donor community.
The Forum was formed in 1997, to create a broad-based national body for NGOs to unite in their diversity, in pursuit of a collective agenda of engagement with government and other development actors.
Uganda National NGO Forum is a vital contributor and driver of several collective efforts to improve its internal and external perception through initiatives like the NGO Minimum Agenda, the NGO Quality Assurance Certification Mechanism (QuAM) and other civil society coalitions. We also focus on collective efforts to influence policies and practices of government, thus the demands to venture into policy advocacy, capacity building, policy research, NGO mobilisation and coordination.
In The Past:
Between 1997 and 1999, we became a front runner in the NGO sector's campaign for a facilitative operating environment.
From 1999 - 2005 together with other NGOs we sought to influence the 2001 NGO Registration (Amendment) Act.
We played a leading role in coordinating the participation of civil society in the PEAP revision exercise of 2003/04 and other policy processes thereafter.
Since 2006, Uganda National NGO Forum has continuously become an important voice for CSOs in Uganda.
Black Monday May Action Distributing CDs at the Kamwokya junction
Mary Therese Winifred Robinson, UN Special Envoy to Great Lakes Region in Central Africa, addressing
The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) was created to organize civil society to generate greater momentum to demand for an end to extreme poverty.
BetterAid BetterAid unites over 700 development organisations from civil society working on development effectiveness.
Trade Mark East Africa
Trade Mark East Africa is a non for profit organisation that supports CSO/PSO initiatives
The Citizens’ Manifesto is an initiative conceived by the Uganda Governance Monitoring Platform (UGMP)for lobbying and advocacy and promoting citizen/ public debate on important governance issues in Uganda.
Uwezo East Africa
Uwezo is an initiative that aims at improving competencies in literacy and numeracy among children