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8 Reasons why CSOs should undergo QuAM Process

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The NGO Quality Assurance Mechanism (QuAM) was developed in 2006 for and by NGOs operating in Uganda. It was a result of a participatory process with wide consultations throughout the sector at national and regional levels. QuAM aims at promoting the adherence by CSOs to generally acceptable ethical standards and operational norms. It also sets […]

Social Accountability BI-Annual Learning Event: Building a Strong Social Accountability Ecosystem

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Civil society organizations (CSOs) in Uganda are working with government and other development partners to advance continued learning and reflection for more versatile approaches geared towards citizen led accountability. In 2010, the Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF)1 spearheaded establishment of Social Accountability Platform, through which partners come together to leverage resources, lessons, and expertise to […]

The calls for proposals

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  Uganda Governance Monitoring Platform seeks to contract two consultants to provide technical support to two research processes for the NRM Manifesto Audit 2017 and the Parliament Watch Bulletin 2017. The TORS for the Audit can be found HERE and those for the Bulletin HERE. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 24th March 2017

ICCO Empowers Communities to Demand for Quality Service Delivery

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ICCO-Cooperation is rolling out a Convening and Convincing (C&C) Program in Lango, Teso and Karamoja region. This program is developed in line with the Uganda social and political context, past and current ICCO Consortium members program track record, and within the overall C&C programmatic framework. ICCO-Cooperation in this program focuses on the three pathways; Political […]

Regular Capacity Building key to Eliminating Briefcase NGOs- Jinja Chairperson

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The LC V Chairperson Jinja District, Mr. Titus Kisambira applauded Uganda National NGO Forum for regularly conducting capacity building trainings for NGOs in the country arguing that most people start NGOs without essential skills to run them leading into brief case NGOs. Mr. Kisambira, who confessed to a strong NGO background, stressed his appreciation for […]

A comprehensive Social Protection Program Requires Political Commitment

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According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 22: “Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security”  while Article 25 states; “(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care […]

MPs Join Campaign for a Comprehensive Social Protection Program for Uganda

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Members of the Parliamentary Forum on Social Protection (UPFSP) have pledged commitment to collaborate with Civil Society Organizations in advocating for a comprehensive social protection program for all Ugandans. The MPs argued that whereas the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment (SAGE) program came in to support the elderly, a number of other vulnerable groups like […]

The Uganda Panel Meets on the 2016 CSO Sustainability Index

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On Tuesday 31st January 2017, a panel of experts comprising sub national and national NGOs, Academia, Media, FBOs, development partners and professional practitioners convened at Protea Hotel, Kampala to make assessment and ranking of the CSO Sustainability Index for 2016.  Since 2009, Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF) in partnership with CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen […]

CSOs and Government validate the NGO Regulations

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On 28th January and 1st February 2017, selected members of civil society, government experts and a technical team from the Ministry of Internal Affairs National Bureau for Non- Governmental Organizations met at Hotel Africana to validate the draft NGO Regulations before they can be submitted to the Minister of Internal Affairs. These draft regulations were […]