On 19th March 2021, UNNGOF joined other CSO actors under the Coalition on Oil and Gas for a meeting to vote for proxies to EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group for Uganda. Uganda was admitted into the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in August 2020 by the EITI International Secretariat making it the 54th member country globally, and 26th African country to join the initiative.
UNNGOF appreciates the fact that the NGO regulatory framework in Uganda has been evolving and as a result most NGOs may not be moving at the speed that the regulatory systems and frameworks are moving. For example, over the last few months, the NGO Bureau teams have conducted impromptu visits to NGO offices across the country and the exercise caught a number of NGOs off guard in terms of regulatory compliance.
As part of boosting record keeping, documentation and communication amongst the UNNGOF sub national partners, 11 laptops were donated to 11 Regional Advocacy Networks(RANs) by UNNGOF in partnership with Forus and with funding from European Commission. This support comes under the UNNGOF-Forus one-year project that aims at strengthening communication and governance in Umbrella Organizations.
As part of documenting the journey of our members, today we share with you a humble story of ROM.
The story of Reach Out Mbuya Community Health Initiative (ROM) starts in 2000/2001 with the then parish priest of Our Lady of Africa Catholic Church Mbuya – Kampala Archdiocese. As we all know, the main duty of priests is to preach the gospel to God’s people and this can be done in or outside the church.
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.
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.
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On 10th March 2016, UNNGOF was privileged to attend the launch of the Equal Opportunities Commission launch of their new Logo, toff free line and 100 days action plan at their offices in Bugolobi. This event was presided over by the Minister of State for the Elderly and Disabled, Hon Sulaiman Madada who commended what he termed the launch of a law and a help line which are important to effectively delivering to the marginalized.
Centre for Basic Research in partnership with the Uganda National NGO Forum hosted the fourth debate seminar on 2016 Elections on 4th March 2016. Participants ranged from Academia, Civil Society, political parties, central and local Government, cultural institutions, the youth, Media, Development partners and the authors.
On Friday 11th March 2016, Centre for Basic Research hosted the fifth debate seminar on the 2016 Elections. The seminar was attended by participants ranging from Academia, Civil Society, political parties, central and local Government, cultural institutions, the youth, Media, Development partners as well as all the authors.