UNNGOF Holds 19th Annual General Meeting

Authored by Robert Ninyesiga | On: Fri, 07/30/2021 - 15:51

As part of strengthening governance and accountability, Uganda National NGO Forum convened its 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 29th July 2021.

The General Assembly of the Uganda National NGO Forum is the top policy forum and decision making organ of the organization. The AGM meets annually to review the progress on UNNGOF priorities, receive program and financial reports for approval.

Local Humanitarian Actors urge Government to prioritize the Rights of Refugees

Authored by editor | On: Fri, 04/30/2021 - 14:15

Today, Uganda is hosting more than 1.4 million refugees in various parts of the country, and the majority being hosted in the country’s poorest region. Uganda has been a haven for the refugees fleeing from DRC and South Sudan, even in the midst of a global crisis like COVID-19, the country has found ways to manage border restrictions in a manner which respects international human rights and refugee protection standards. The country has been praised for having one of the most progressive and generous refugee laws and policy regimes in the world.

Women at the Centre of Humanitarian Response

Authored by editor | On: Fri, 04/30/2021 - 12:42

With support from OXFAM and UNNGOF, the African Women and Youth Action for Development (AWYAD) in partnership with the Humanitarian platform rolled out two-day program focused on three domains; Importance, and strengthening the knowledge of women humanitarian leaders in humanitarian principles, such that they can ably design and implement humanitarian programs in line with the acceptable standards.

Children should not be left behind in the SDGs Campaign

Authored by editor | On: Fri, 04/30/2021 - 11:00

A 12-year old Justice Barack Edward from Green Hill Primary school challenges development practitioners not to leave children behind as they roll out SDGs campaign arguing that sustainable development can only be achieved if children are considered since they are the ultimate consumers of the services. Edward condemned the injustice against children like child negligence, domestic violence, teenage pregnancy, denial of education which all violate the SDGs 3, 4, 5, 16 among others.

CSO Representatives to the EITI –MSG for Uganda elected

Authored by David Idoru | On: Thu, 04/01/2021 - 11:23

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.

RANs strengthened to meet their legal obligations

Authored by David Idoru | On: Thu, 04/01/2021 - 10:37

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.

Regional Advocacy Networks receive IT support

Authored by David Idoru | On: Wed, 03/31/2021 - 19:09

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.

Reach out for your NGO to grow.

Authored by David Idoru | On: Sat, 03/27/2021 - 16:09

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.