On 19th March 2021, we joined our member – Cheshire Services Uganda(CSU) to commemorate women’s day at Sheraton Hotel under the theme “Women in leadership. Achieving an equal future in a COVID19 world”. The event aimed at celebrating the milestones reached by women, recognize the challenges and also dedicated towards realizing the full rights of women including those women with disabilities.
Our Member, Local Sustainable Communities Organization (LOSCO) based in Kabale-South Western Uganda is running an initiative dubbed “A Girl A Pad Campaign” whose mission is to procure a low cost and accessible sanitary ware for school going girls hence minimize the number of days girls missed going to school, create socio-economic acceptance of the innovated product, procure and distribute sanitary pads for adolescents and document all steps in the whole process as learning and monitoring tool.
The African Union Advisory Board on Corruption applauds UNNGOF efforts in the fight against Corruption
On 12th September 2017, a delegation from the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption met with Mr. Richard Ssewakiryanga the Presiding Officer Economic Social Cultural Council who is also the Executive Director, Uganda National NGO Forum to get acquainted with CSO anti-corruption efforts in Uganda. To read the complete article, please click here
CSOs decry the mismatch between the Budget Strategy FY 2018/2019 and Uganda’s current economic realities
Following the recently unveiled Budget Strategy FY 2018/2019 under the theme “Industrialization for job creation and shared prosperity” at the National Budget Consultative Conference, Civil Society Organizations under the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) and the Uganda National NGO Forum on 11th September 2017 convened at the UNNGOF Offices for a media briefing on the CSO perspectives on the Budget strategy. Presenting the CSO statement, Mr.
The emergence of developing economies in the 21st century in Africa and especially sub Saharan Africa has been matched with the growing rise in the level of inequality among populations, with some societies exhibiting wide economic gaps between the rich and the poor. The rising inequalities levels remain a puzzle for many development practitioners.
Local Government leaders have been challenged to fast-truck the establishment and operationalization of the NGO Monitoring committees to ensure state and non- state actors relate in a more constructive and peaceful way. This call was made by Mr. Stephen Okello the Executive Director NGO Bureau during the Karamoja sub- region CSO dialogue on the NGO Act 2016 and Public Order Management Act, held on 22nd August 2017 at Karibu Country Gardens Abim District.
On 16th August 2017 at Hotel Africana, Uganda National NGO Forum under the auspices of the African Union Economic Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) Uganda Chapter convened a meeting to reflect on how CSOs in Uganda can meaningfully influence the African Union through ECOSOCC. The meeting attracted 40 participants from national and sub-national civil society, media and representatives from Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Also in attendance was Mr.
On 4th July 2017, the European Delegation in Uganda in partnership with the Uganda National NGO Forum held an EU-CSO structured dialogue on the Uganda Refugee Situation and Civil Society Response. The dialogue attracted 50 participants from both international and national NGOs, member states of European Union in Uganda and other development partners. To download the complete article, please click here
On 4th August 2017, Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) organised a launch of a publication titled “Voice to Action: Advancing Gender Equality in the SDGs”. The launch held at Hotel Africana was attended by about 80 participants including Government officials, Members of Parliament, Civil Society and Private Sector actors, Development Partners, male change agents/gender champions and community level actors. It aimed at creating awareness on the importance of mainstreaming gender equality in all SDGs and generate more commitment from all stakeholders.