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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, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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CSO Leaders Debate NGO Regulations 2017 vis-à-vis the Operating Environment

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“We need to be compliant with the regulations so that there is no excuse.” – Margaret Sekagya, HRCU On Friday 23rd June 2016, about 50 leaders of civil society gathered at Royal Suites Hotel Bugolobi for the quarterly CSO Leaders reflection. In the words of Richard Ssewakiryanga, ED UNNGOF, these reflections are held in cognizance […]

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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 […]

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Dissemination of the NGO Regulations 2017 – Kapchorwa District

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The NGO Regulations, 2017 and NGO Fees Regulations, 2017 were gazetted on 5th May 2017 to complete the process of drafting the legal framework for NGO operations in Uganda. It is important to note that Civil Society Organizations across the country under the auspices of the Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF) have for the last […]

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 […]

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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 […]