Civil Society Statement on 2016 General Elections

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 15:31

This collective civil society statement complements many others released by organisations such as the Uganda Law Society, condemning the irregularities during the election and the unfortunate events that followed the election, especially the arrest of key opposition political leaders and threats to many other Ugandans.

UGANDA’S RISE - OUR RESPONSIBILITY!

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 15:13

Civil Society Statement on the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections

"Out of the huts of history's shame - I rise … Up from a past that's rooted in pain - I rise ... Leaving behind nights of terror and fear - I rise … Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear - I rise! I rise, I rise, I rise”

Maya Angelou

#PEACE - NO SUBSTITUTE! UPDF & YOUTH FOR PEACEFUL ELECTIONS

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Fri, 02/19/2016 - 16:13

On 5th February 2016, civil society representatives from UYONET and Uganda National NGO Forum, and the Chief of the Defense Forces, General Katumba Wamala representing the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces symbolically lit a peace torch on the theme ‘#Peace – No Substitute! UPDF and the Youth for Peaceful Elections’. This collaboration with UPDF comes in the wake of several initiatives by civil society calling for peaceful elections come Thursday 18th February 2016.

UGMP Analysis of Presidential Candidates Manifestos Launched by Civil Society.

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Fri, 02/19/2016 - 15:33

On 13th February 2016, an analysis of the Manifestos of Presidential Candidates, bench-marking them against the issues in the Citizens’ Manifesto was launched under the auspices of the Uganda Governance Monitoring Platform at a press conference at the Uganda National NGO Forum offices.

CIVIL SOCIETY LAUNCH THE ‘LET PEACE PREVAIL’ CAMPAIGN 2016

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Fri, 02/19/2016 - 15:02

In a bid to consolidate and work better to advocate for peace during the 2016 Elections, Civil Society organizations under the auspices of the Uganda National NGO Forum launched the ‘Let Peace Prevail’ campaign on the 4th February 2016 at Royal Suites Hotel Bugolobi. This was at the NGO leaders’ scenario building meeting on the 2016 General elections.

Bugisu Implored to Harness the Region’s Inherent Agricultural Potential for Development

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Fri, 02/19/2016 - 14:38

The Bugisu region located in mid-eastern Uganda is time-honored for her resounding dominance in the production of coffee and other agricultural products, contributing almost half of what was on the market. This dominance since waned; the region’s economy is crippling and the levels of poverty wide spreading.

Which Presidential Manifesto best addresses Citizens’ Issues?

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Sat, 02/13/2016 - 14:12

Beyond the excitement of campaign rallies, the music and dance that will soon come to an end, it is important that citizens get to understand exactly what the presidential candidates are promising in their manifestos.

KAMPALA - February 13, 2016. The Presidential and Parliamentary Elections take place on Thursday February 18th 2016. Ugandans will be voting for a new president and over 400 Members of Parliament. A lot has been going on in the campaign trail - listening, spending and promising.

Aga Khan Foundation Uses Learning in School as a Measure of Success in Education.

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Mon, 02/01/2016 - 10:57

From the 22nd – 24th January 2016, the Uganda National National NGO Forum working together with Uwezo Uganda and A-C-O-R-D Arua rolled out a learning assessment for Arua district Primary schools. The 3 days assessment, facilitated by Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), took place in 10 schools/ villages of Arua including Idioa, Egara B, Academy, Ayiforo, Mvara Central, Anori, Adovu, Oli D, Adravu and Ayelembe.

Bukedi Region Launches the Regional Manifesto

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Mon, 02/01/2016 - 10:45

Citizens and leaders from the Bukedi region have today the 27th January 2016 launched the Regional and National Manifestos as a basis for their five year mutual accountability agenda. The event, organized by the Pallisa Civil Society Forum with support from the Uganda National NGO Forum, brought together more than 300 political leaders, aspiring candidates from the different political parties, religious leaders, youth and women and specialized citizens’ formations from across six districts of the region.