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The African Union Advisory Board on Corruption applauds UNNGOF efforts in the fight against Corruption

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On 12th September 2017, a delegation from the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption met with Mr. Richard Ssewakiryanga the Presiding Officer Economic Social Cultural Council who is also the Executive Director, Uganda National NGO Forum to get acquainted with CSO anti-corruption efforts in Uganda. To read the complete article, please click here

CSOs decry the mismatch between the Budget Strategy FY 2018/2019 and Uganda’s current economic realities

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Following the recently unveiled Budget Strategy FY 2018/2019 under the theme “Industrialization for job creation and shared prosperity” at the National Budget Consultative Conference, Civil Society Organizations under the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) and the Uganda National NGO Forum on 11th September 2017 convened at the UNNGOF Offices for a media briefing on […]

CSOs and Government trained in Social Protection programming.

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The emergence of developing economies in the 21st century in Africa and especially sub Saharan Africa has been matched with the growing rise in the level of inequality among populations, with some societies exhibiting wide economic gaps between the rich and the poor. The rising inequalities levels remain a puzzle for many development practitioners. To […]

Every District should constitute the NGO Monitoring Committee

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Local Government leaders have been challenged to fast-truck the establishment and operationalization of the NGO Monitoring committees to ensure state and non- state actors relate in a more constructive and peaceful way. This call was made by Mr. Stephen Okello the Executive Director NGO Bureau during the Karamoja sub- region CSO dialogue on the NGO […]

Uganda CSOs Challenged to be More Proactive in African Union Processes

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On 16th August 2017 at Hotel Africana, Uganda National NGO Forum under the auspices of the African Union Economic Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) Uganda Chapter convened a meeting to reflect on how CSOs in Uganda can meaningfully influence the African Union through ECOSOCC. The meeting attracted 40 participants from national and sub-national civil society, […]

Address the conflict drivers to end refugee crisis in Africa

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On 4th July 2017, the European Delegation in Uganda in partnership with the Uganda National NGO Forum held an EU-CSO structured dialogue on the Uganda Refugee Situation and Civil Society Response. The dialogue attracted 50 participants from both international and national NGOs, member states of European Union in Uganda and other development partners. To download […]

FOWODE launches strategy to ensure no woman is left behind in the implementation of the SDGs

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On 4th August 2017, Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) organised a launch of a publication titled “Voice to Action: Advancing Gender Equality in the SDGs”. The launch held at Hotel Africana was attended by about 80 participants including Government officials, Members of Parliament, Civil Society and Private Sector actors, Development Partners, male change agents/gender […]

CSOs urged to build constructive partnerships

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CSOs are influential in communities and at the grassroots level in policy making, planning and implementation. However, to realize this, there is need for an enabling environment that allows for interaction, consultations and constructive engagement with the various categories of citizens in the communities they serve. To achieve this requires CSOs to build productive relationships […]

Disability originates from Impairment and Barriers

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One billion people – yes, you read that correctly: one billion – are trapped in a cycle of exclusion and poverty. Why? About 15 % of the world’s population lives with a disability. In most countries, children with disabilities are excluded from school. If they are prevented from exercising their right to an education now, […]

The 29th AU Summit Kicks Off

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The 29th African Union Summit opened on Tuesday 27th June 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of the meeting is “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth” and it opened with the 34th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC) at the African Union Headquarters. This summit is not only the […]