Author Archives for NGO Forum

Accountability is Key, but Relevance is Desirable.

April 5, 2024 4:14 pm Published by Comments Off on Accountability is Key, but Relevance is Desirable.

Civil society, the world over, is considered a force for good. NGOs, an integral part of civil society organizations, play a variety of roles in development and social change processes. In Uganda, civil society organizations more broadly and the NGO sector specifically are widely recognized in the humanitarian, development and […]


NGO Leaders’ Learning Excursion to The Albertine Graben.

March 27, 2024 4:49 pm Published by Comments Off on NGO Leaders’ Learning Excursion to The Albertine Graben.

It was a breathtaking experience for selected NGO leaders that toured the oil and gas production sites in the Albertine region on the 25th and 26th March 2024.  While setting the scene for the visit, Dr. Arthur Beinomugisha, the Executive Director of ACODE underscored the value of the learning visit. […]


30 UNNGOF Members Trained in Documentation and Storytelling.

March 22, 2024 2:48 pm Published by Comments Off on 30 UNNGOF Members Trained in Documentation and Storytelling.

Stories remain one of the most important tools for CSOs to demonstrate the impact of project interventions, as seen through the eyes of the participants (beneficiaries), implementers and other affected stakeholders. As part of learning, stories provide a framework and context for potential improvements, scale-up and concretizing models and approaches. […]


Are Hand Washing Practices a Preserve for Transmissible Disease Outbreaks? WECISNET Spearheads Sanitation Awakening in Yumbe District.

March 15, 2024 7:29 pm Published by Comments Off on Are Hand Washing Practices a Preserve for Transmissible Disease Outbreaks? WECISNET Spearheads Sanitation Awakening in Yumbe District.

Community conversations about service delivery are a cornerstone of empowerment and active involvement among residents. Such engagements provide a forum for voicing community needs lamentations and proposals, ensuring services are bespoke to the community’s distinct priorities. This interactive method heightens the responsiveness of service delivery and fosters community ownership and […]


Fulfilling the Promise: Navigating Gender Injustice in Uganda for Lasting Social Transformation

March 14, 2024 7:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Fulfilling the Promise: Navigating Gender Injustice in Uganda for Lasting Social Transformation

As the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) reaches its midpoint, the critical need for gender equality has emerged with unprecedented clarity. Among the SDGs, gender equality stands as a cornerstone for achieving broader social, economic, and environmental objectives. Our latest Issues paper titled “Fulfilling the Promise – Navigating […]


Addressing Educational Gaps: Communities’ Call for Inclusivity and Responsibility.

March 9, 2024 7:36 pm Published by Comments Off on Addressing Educational Gaps: Communities’ Call for Inclusivity and Responsibility.

Inclusivity and Responsibility for Impactful Educational Outcomes In a TOPOWA Forum discussion held in Kadatumi Trading centre, in Bulalaka village, Kadatumi Parish, Katira/Kameruka Sub-County in Budaka district, a local “boda-boda” (Motorcycle riders) association brought to light pressing concerns about the state of education in their community. The discussion on March […]


National CSOs Convene to Contribute to Uganda’s Fourth National Development Plan

March 4, 2024 10:10 pm Published by Comments Off on National CSOs Convene to Contribute to Uganda’s Fourth National Development Plan

On March 4, 2024, the Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF), in a meaningful step towards inclusive development, collaborated with the National Planning Authority (NPA) to convene a National CSO Stakeholders’ Meeting. This significant gathering united representatives from diverse civil society organizations (CSOs) nationwide to pinpoint and deliberate on how to […]


Uganda’s Path to Democratic Reform: The Imperative of Constitutional and Electoral Changes. 

March 1, 2024 10:17 am Published by Comments Off on Uganda’s Path to Democratic Reform: The Imperative of Constitutional and Electoral Changes. 

The need for comprehensive constitutional and electoral reforms is more pressing than ever, as the country seeks to strengthen its democratic institutions and ensure the voice of every Ugandan is heard, respected, and accurately represented. The discourse surrounding these reforms touches the very core of Uganda’s future political stability and […]


Strengthening Democratic Engagement: A Model of Civic Participation and Accountability in Uganda.

February 15, 2024 10:13 am Published by Comments Off on Strengthening Democratic Engagement: A Model of Civic Participation and Accountability in Uganda.

In an era where civic engagement and political accountability are more critical than ever for the sustenance of democratic governance, grassroots initiatives play a pivotal role in mobilising citizens to engage on emerging issues.  Kick Corruption out of Uganda (KICK-U) organised an impactful training for Civic Mentors and Topowa Conveners, […]


Transformative Democracy: SCENE’s Contribution to Constitutional and Legal Reforms in Uganda.

January 10, 2024 9:56 am Published by Comments Off on Transformative Democracy: SCENE’s Contribution to Constitutional and Legal Reforms in Uganda.

Within the complex fabric of Uganda’s political history, the Strengthening Citizen Engagement in Elections (SCENE) initiative emerges as a transformative force, weaving threads of participatory democracy and civic empowerment. With an eight-year commitment and funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), SCENE is an endeavour implemented by […]