Category Archives: Press Statements

2017 CSO Leaders’ Annual Statement

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On 9th January 2017, CSO Leaders presented the CSO Leaders’ Annual Statement to press at a media briefing held at Uganda National NGO Forum offices. This statement is in the tradition of the 5 year series in which CSO leaders articulate our aspirations for the country and demand action from our leaders on what we consider […]

#TondekaMabega – The Campaign So Far

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On Tuesday 23rd August 2016, the Agenda 2030 CSO Core Reference Group launched a local campaign dubbed ‘Tondeka Mabega’ – Leave No One Behind Citizen Dialogues at a press conference held at the UNNGOF offices. The launch paved way for the community dialogues that week, one in Nantabulirwa, Mukono on Wednesday 24th August and Bunyarigi […]

Tondeka Mabega Campaign Press Release

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Press Release For immediate Release 22nd August 2016 To download a pdf copy, click here Launching the ‘Leave No One Behind’ Citizen Dialogues Implementing SDGs with Citizens at the Center #TondekaMabega Today, the Agenda 2030 CSO Core Reference Group[1] launches a local campaign dubbed ‘Tondeka Mabega’ – Leave No One Behind Citizen Dialogues. The Citizen […]

Uganda Civil Society Statement to the High Level Political Forum

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In 2015, leaders of the world signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, inequality and climate change. Together as citizens of the world, and civil society across the world, we committed ourselves to create change in the world. We therefore must challenge ourselves as citizens of the world and leaders in society […]

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NO SIXTH EDITION OF THE NATIONAL CSO FAIR 2016

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After much deliberation, we regret to inform you that we will not have the 6th edition of the National CSO Fair this year owing to a number of challenges faced by our sector. Since 2011, we have successfully held five editions of the National Civil Society Fair. This was only made possible by your continued commitment and […]

Building Bridges and Partnerships for Peace in KCCA – NGO Forum and ACODE Broker Technical and Political Convergence

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For more than four years now, the conflict between the political and technical leadership in Kampala has raged on with no end in sight. Sadly, all attempts to resolve the problems have been in vain. Since Mr. Elias Lukwago’s first election as Lord Mayor of Kampala in 2011 under the new KCCA Act, 2010, there […]

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Civil Society Statement on 2016 General Elections

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This collective civil society statement complements many others released by organisations such as the Uganda Law Society, condemning the irregularities during the election and the unfortunate events that followed the election, especially the arrest of key opposition political leaders and threats to many other Ugandans. It responds to many calls made by civil society leaders […]

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Which Presidential Manifesto best addresses Citizens’ Issues?

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Beyond the excitement of campaign rallies, the music and dance that will soon come to an end, it is important that citizens get to understand exactly what the presidential candidates are promising in their manifestos. KAMPALA – February 13, 2016. The Presidential and Parliamentary Elections take place on Thursday February 18th 2016. Ugandans will be […]

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ECOSOCC Statement against the Military Coup in Burkina Faso

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The African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) condemns in strongest terms possible the flagrant violation of the Constitution and the Transitional Charter of the Republic of Burkina Faso after Military junta, including presidential guard, seized power through a coup and arrested transitional President, Prime Minister and other leaders. While expressing serious concern about […]

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CSO Statement on Need for Comprehensive Electoral Reforms before 2016 General Elections – August 2015

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On Monday 17th August 2015, a cross section of CSO leaders held a press conference at Uganda National NGO Forum on the need for comprehensive electoral reforms before the next General elections. The briefing cited Government’s refusal to listen to citizen voices on electoral reforms like detailed in proposals from entities like CCEDU, IPOD, the […]

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