Category Archives: Director’s thoughts

Presentation at the Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST) Multi-Stakeholder Policy Dialogue on “Emerging Partners in Africa’s Development”

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Presentation by Mr Richard Ssewakiryanga, Executive Director, Uganda National NGO Forum, and Co-Chair, Civil Society Partnership for Development Effectiveness; at the Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST) Multi-Stakeholder Policy Dialogue on “Emerging Partners in Africa’s Development”- measuring the Impact of South-South Cooperation. It  was held on the 3rd of March 2015 at Protea Hotel Midrand, […]

Women in Politics Paper – Tangible or Superficial Power

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Tangible or Superficial Power: The Role of Civil Society in Advancing the Women’s Agenda Reflection from History By: Richard Ssewakiryanga Executive Director Uganda National NGO Forum Plot 25, Muyenga Tank Hill Rd, Kabalagala P. O. Box 4636, Kampala, Uganda Office: +256 312 260 373/ 414 510 272 Ladies and Gentlemen – let me congratulate our […]

The closing of the Mexico Civil Society Forum in preparation for the First High Level Forum

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Time to Wake Up! Inclusive Development and Effective Development Cooperation Presented at the closing of the Mexico Civil Society Forum in preparation for the First High Level Forum of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Secretaría de Relaciones (Ministry of Foreign Affairs ), Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City 14th April 2014 By: Richard Ssewakiryanga Co- Chair – […]

Tangible or Superficial Power: The Role of Civil Society in Advancing the Women’s Agenda – Reflection from History

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Ladies and Gentlemen – let me start by congratulating our partners FOWODE for consistently holding these Women in Politics Conference.  This should be commendable especially in an era where staying with one agenda is a big challenge.  Before, we speak about the role of civil society in advancing the women’s agenda, let me first make […]

Reflections on the Global Partnership for Social Accountability Partners Forum Held at the World Bank in Washington D.C – 14th – 15th May 2014

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The Global Forum kicked off very well with full house attendance.  The 22 grantees of the 2014 cycle of funding had just finished 2 days of intensive training and orientation with the GPSA secretariat. Everyone was upbeat, no less the bubbly Roby Senderowitsch, Program Manager of the GPSA.  With the temperatures at 29 Celsius for […]

Time to Wake Up!

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Inclusive Development and Effective Development Cooperation Presented at the closing of the Mexico Civil Society Forum in preparation for the First High Level Forum of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Secretaría de Relaciones (Ministry of Foreign Affairs ), Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City 14th April 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen – we have spent this day, […]