Citizens’ Participation Critical to Realization of Uganda’s Vision 2040

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Wed, 11/19/2014 - 15:13

Under the strengthening oversight functions for accountable service delivery supported by United Nations Development Program(UNDP), The Uganda National NGO Forum in partnership with the National Planning Authority undertook a citizens survey on Uganda Vision 2040 from 8th -13th September 2014 in 34 districts through its sub National SPAN Infrastructure.

The Community Participatory Integrity Campaign: Sub National Experiences

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:36

In a bid to strengthen efforts in the fight against corruption, Civil Society Organizations under the Black Monday Movement conceived a Participatory Integrity community Campaign to identify, affirm, recognize and celebrate public servants of Integrity.

At the end of the exercise, 1,841 citizens were reached in 20 meetings held in 10 districts.

The 22nd Edition of the Black Monday Newsletter

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:53

The 22nd Edition of the Black Monday Newsletter we are focusing on ongoing government and civil society initiatives to improve integrity. The lead article attempts to answer the question as to why integrity died in our country and what can be done to rebuild this value. We also share experiences of community conversations on integrity, a young person’s perspective on integrity and other articles that speak to this very important topic

This newsletter serves as a collective launch of the Integrity Campaign as a key component in the fight against corruption

Farm Power 2014- Celebrating 2014 the year of agriculture food security and nutrition

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:35

From Rhetoric to practical solutions to Hunger and Malnutrition Feeding the world caring for the Earth.  

Background

On October 16th, Uganda will join the rest of the world to mark the World Food Day.  To proceed this day on October 15, the world will be celebrating the international rural women’s day.

Bunyoro Residents want the Army out of Parliament

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:15

After regional consultations in Busoga, Kigezi, Bukedi and Teso, residents of Bunyoro region gathered for the consultative forum on the free and fair elections from 10th to 11th October 2014. The participation ranged across all the five districts of Bunyoro including but not limited to Masindi, Hoima, Buliisa, Kiryandongo, Kibaale and Buliisa.

Regional Updates – Free and Fair Elections Consultations

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:26

Bukedi, Kigezi, Teso and Rwenzori regions gathered citizens in September to consult them on what they desired as standards for Free and Fair Elections. For two days, participants deliberated on 21 Issues that fundamentally make up a trusted election system.

Party Caucusing and Absenteeism killing Parliament

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:45

On 29th September 2014, hundreds of citizens ranging from students, professional bodies, academia, and business bodies convened at Hotel Africana for a live debate and launch of the midterm assessment of the 9th Parliament a production of the Uganda Governance Monitoring Platform (UGMP) based on the 11 standards espoused in the Citizens Charter for Members of Parliament.

Freedom is the Reason Citizens Love Uganda!

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Wed, 10/08/2014 - 15:41

On the morning of 07th October 2014, Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF), Community Development and Child Welfare Initiative (CODI), and Mukono District NGO Forum set out to bring citizens together to celebrate Uganda’s Independence. The idea was to involve citizens in the Independence celebrations on the background that the National state-organised celebrations are political and too executive for an ordinary Ugandan.

EACSOF Meeting with the Rt. Hon. Speaker of EALA

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:46

Yesterday, 25th September 2014,representatives from EALS, EABC, EANNASO and EACSOF held a collaborative meeting with the Rt. Honorable Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly Dr. Zziwa Nantongo Margaret at her offices in Arusha.

Describing her as an exemplary leader in Africa, the delegates expressed a need for closer collaboration between EALA and civil society in order to further support EALA in its triple role of representation, legislation and oversight.