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National Values fundamental in rebuilding effective and efficient public institutions

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In 2013, the National ethical values policy was launched. The constitution of the Republic of Uganda 1995, under the national objectives and directives principles of state policy XXIV provides that cultural and customary values which are consistent with fundamental human rights and freedoms, human dignity, democracy and with the constitution may be developed and incorporated […]

Citizens speak out against corruption in Uganda

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Citizens have expressed dissatisfaction on the way the NRM Government has for long shielded public officials implicated in corruption scandals. It was noted that in this government, there exist some untouchable people and this has curtailed the fight against corruption. Citizens further blamed the NRM Government for deliberately promoting corruption as a strategy to keep […]

Rwanda presents an opportunity for positive peer learning on how to fight corruption

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“Rwanda presents an opportunity for positive peer learning on how to fight corruption”- new report points to political will being the key to unlocking the corruption scourge. This report, the Effectiveness of Anti-Corruption Agencies in East Africa, Rwanda was launched on 14th June 2017 at Serena Hotel, Kigali. Notably present at the launch were the Chief […]

CSOs in Western Uganda Trained in Policy Advocacy

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On the 14th June 2017, Uganda National NGO Forum organized a policy advocacy training for its Sub National partners in Western Uganda. Held at Mbarara Catholic Social Center, the training was attended by 30 CSO actors drawn from the districts of Mbarara, Bushenyi, Ntungamo, Rubirizi, Kiruhura, Sheema and Isingiro Districts.  The training aimed at building […]

UNNGOF launches a project on enhancing civic space for CSOs.

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The Uganda National NGO Forum is set to roll out a project called “Growing Opportunities for Constructive Civic Engagement for CSOs (GO-4-CCE) in Lango, Teso and Karamoja Regions” running from May 2017 to January 2018. The overall objective of this project is to formulate a constructive engagement strategy that supports the expansion of civic engagement […]

Political will fundamental in ending corruption

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  Citizens in Ankole region (Western Uganda) have called for a commitment by National leaders to fight corruption and it will drastically reduce. Citizens argued that Uganda has enough legal frameworks to fight corruption however implementation of the laws and policies has been wanting and thus challenged government leaders to commit to end corruption.  The […]

Humanitarian Response and Local and National NGOs Gulu Communiqué

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Fifty National, Local and International Organizations in Uganda representing various civil society institutions, met at Bomah Hotel in Gulu District over two days from 7th – 8th June 2017, to discuss issues and concerns relating to role of Local and National CSOs in the refugee response. The key outcomes of this meeting are presented in […]

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, […]