The Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF) is an independent and inclusive national platform for NGOs in Uganda that was launched in 1997 to create space for NGOs to reflect, strategize and take action on matters of mutual interest. UNNGOF is a membership organisation with over 650 members across the country.

UNNGOF’s primary constituency and owners are NGOs in their diversity and configurations, but is however open to other interest groups within a broadly defined civil society. Membership spans international, national, faith-based, networks and district organisations.




A coherent, respected, well-informed NGO sector in Uganda; actively contributing to citizens’ wellbeing and safeguarding their rights.



To provide a sharing and reflection platform for NGOs to influence governance and development processes in Uganda, and enhance their operating environment.



  • An informed NGO sector that possesses necessary information and capacity to effectively engage in and contribute to development processes
  • A networked NGO sector with strong internal and external linkages to other actors
  • An engaged and accountable NGO sector that engenders respect from government and citizens, for the difference it makes to society

Core Values

Uganda National NGO Forum’s identity and position within civil society is defined by the following set of values:

  • Social justice and equity
  • Gender and diversity
  • Autonomy
  • Accountability
  • Collective action and solidarity
  • Unity in diversity
  • Self -sufficiency