Category Archives: Staff Articles

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 […]

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 […]

Strengthening Collaboration and Citizen Participation for Effective Delivery of the 2030 Agenda in Uganda

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The 2030 Agenda is a development framework comprised of seventeen aspiration goals and one hundred sixty-nine targets upon which global development will be measured over fifteen years, from January 2016 until 2030. Several issues remain critical as United Nations member states progress through successful implementation and delivery on the agenda. During the formulation and throughout […]

Opinion Polls are Key in Monitoring Governance.

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On 13th December 2016, Uganda National NGO Forum with Uganda Governance Monitoring Platform in partnership with Research World International launched the 2nd Socio-Political and Governance Poll report at Golf Course Hotel. Attended by governance analysts, political practitioners, Civil society, donors and media, the launch provided an opportunity for dialogue on Uganda’s governance, covering a wide […]

Reflect on the Purpose of your CSO- Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda Tells CSO Leaders

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Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda has challenged CSO leaders to regularly meditate on the purpose for which they formed non-governmental organizations if they are to assess whether they are on or off track. He noted that the sole purpose for formation of CSOs is about service delivery however, over time people have failed to achieve results in […]

QuAM – An Initiative for Self-Regulation for CSOs

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The Quality Assurance Mechanism (QuAM) is a self regulation mechanism developed and administered by and for NGOs in Uganda to generally accepted standards and ethical conduct. Launched in 2006, QuAM sets principles and standards of behavior for responsible practice to protect the credibility and integrity of certified NGOs and their networks in Uganda. Before then, […]

6th QuAM Assembly Held

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With government becoming strict on NGOs using the recently enacted NGO Act 2016, CSOs can only overcome this by embracing self-regulation which will help them put in place and maintain systems that will protect the credibility of the CSO sector. The NGO Quality Assurance Mechanism is a self regulation mechanism developed and administered by and […]