Key recommendations from Civil Society for the US - Africa Leaders Summit

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:48

During the just concluded Civil Society Forum on August 4, 2014, the Civil Society come up with recommendations for the US-Africa Leaders summit. A team of Civil Society leaders come up with the recommendations that were given the US-Africa Leaders during the summit.

To download the key recommendations, please click CS Recommendations

Elders in Western Uganda demand Government to prioritize Social Protection to guarantee their well being

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:55

A brief on key high lights from the Social protection dialogue between ULGA, NALCA and the elderly under NKOPA.

“The story of SAGE is a miracle in the lives of those who have lived it. It is like seeing Jesus walk on water.”  Hon. Karooro Okurut.

Tangible or Superficial Power: The Role of Civil Society in Advancing the Women’s Agenda - Reflection from History

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:51

Ladies and Gentlemen – let me start by congratulating our partners FOWODE for consistently holding these Women in Politics Conference.  This should be commendable especially in an era where staying with one agenda is a big challenge.  Before, we speak about the role of civil society in advancing the women’s agenda, let me first make an overarching claim that I will defend as we proceed with this discussion.  The history of Uganda is one where the women’s movement has always played a significant role in social and pol

The National CSO consultation on the Post2015 Development Agenda

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Thu, 07/17/2014 - 14:46

The current global development framework, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), expires at the end of 2015. Consequently, the international community and stakeholders around the world are engaged in a process to negotiate a new global framework to eradicate poverty through sustainable development: the post-2015 development agenda.

6th GPEDC SC Meeting sets future priorities after the first High-Level Meeting and before the conclusion of the post-2015 process

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Mon, 07/14/2014 - 06:22

NEW YORK CITY, 9 July 2014—Civil society, trade unions, parliamentarians, government representatives and other development actors convened for the first gathering of the Global Partnership’s leading body since the Mexico High-Level Meeting last April 15-16.

Over 5000 Celebrate East Africa at 4th National CSO Fair

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Tue, 07/08/2014 - 10:14

On the 26 and 27 June, all roads led to Africana Hotel in Kampala. The Peoples’ Space at Africana was a beehive of activity. We had over 3000 people come through the exhibition stalls and 2,700 participate in parallel sessions convened by 22 partners on various topics. We made over 5 million social media impressions on Twitter and Face Book.

CSOs Resolve towards Better Coordination for Effectively Engaging with Parliament

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:29

The Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF) in partnership with the Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC) with the support of National Democratic Institute organized a Civil Society Organizations-Parliament Interface meeting on Tuesday, 17th June, 2014.

The meeting brought together about fifty (50) participants comprised of key CSO leaders that seek to positively influence the work of Parliament with their advocacy as well as members of Parliament who included Hon. Emmanuel Dombo and Hon. Betty Amongi alongside Dr. Dison Okumu, Director Planning and corporate services.

Media is Key in Realising Social Accountability

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Tue, 06/17/2014 - 14:03

Realising Social Accountability in Uganda requires a strong partnership between the Civil Society fraternity and Media.

In a meeting studded with great media presence, ideas and ways forward were presented on how to boost and maintain the relationship between the two, not forgetting how to build rapport. The day’s theme was Media: a Key Player for Realising Social Accountability.