Strong CSO governance is an enabler for legal Compliance

Authored by Robert Ninyesiga | On: Fri, 08/25/2023 - 13:41

Civil Society Organizations are born out of passion and the desire to respond to a given
community challenge. These organizations operate under a legal framework that is set both
internally by their governance documents or externally by government. In Uganda, CSOs have
over 10 laws they are expected to comply with.

Kigezi Civil Society Forum Launched!

Authored by Theresa Tumwesigye | On: Fri, 02/25/2022 - 13:52

24th February 2022 was a landmark day for Uganda’s civil society sector which saw the launch of Kigezi Civil Society Forum (KICSOF) in Kabale District at Cepha's Inn.

KICSOF envisions a region where CSOs influence sustainable development agenda with the mission of promoting CSOs engagement in advancing sustainable development through advocacy and information sharing in Kigezi region.

UNNGOF welcomes Ms. Margaret Sekaggya to the Board

Authored by Robert Ninyesiga | On: Fri, 07/30/2021 - 15:55


Following the 19th Annual General Assembly of the Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF), held on 29th July 2021, members unanimously elected Ms. Margaret Sekaggya as the new chairperson of the Forum.

Margaret brings to the UNNGOF exceptional transformative leadership experience which she has gained over several years of leadership in different critical positions.

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.

The African Union Advisory Board on Corruption applauds UNNGOF efforts in the fight against Corruption

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:57

On 12th September 2017, a delegation from the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption met with Mr. Richard Ssewakiryanga the Presiding Officer Economic Social Cultural Council who is also the Executive Director, Uganda National NGO Forum to get acquainted with CSO anti-corruption efforts in Uganda. To read the complete article, please click here

CSOs decry the mismatch between the Budget Strategy FY 2018/2019 and Uganda’s current economic realities

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Mon, 09/11/2017 - 16:31

Following the recently unveiled Budget Strategy FY 2018/2019 under the theme “Industrialization for job creation and shared prosperity” at the National Budget Consultative Conference, Civil Society Organizations under the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) and the Uganda National NGO Forum on 11th September 2017 convened at the UNNGOF Offices for a media briefing on the CSO perspectives on the Budget strategy. Presenting the CSO statement, Mr.

CSOs and Government trained in Social Protection programming.

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:01

The emergence of developing economies in the 21st century in Africa and especially sub Saharan Africa has been matched with the growing rise in the level of inequality among populations, with some societies exhibiting wide economic gaps between the rich and the poor. The rising inequalities levels remain a puzzle for many development practitioners.

Every District should constitute the NGO Monitoring Committee

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Tue, 08/29/2017 - 15:41

Local Government leaders have been challenged to fast-truck the establishment and operationalization of the NGO Monitoring committees to ensure state and non- state actors relate in a more constructive and peaceful way. This call was made by Mr. Stephen Okello the Executive Director NGO Bureau during the Karamoja sub- region CSO dialogue on the NGO Act 2016 and Public Order Management Act, held on 22nd August 2017 at Karibu Country Gardens Abim District.

Uganda CSOs Challenged to be More Proactive in African Union Processes

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Wed, 08/23/2017 - 09:13

On 16th August 2017 at Hotel Africana, Uganda National NGO Forum under the auspices of the African Union Economic Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) Uganda Chapter convened a meeting to reflect on how CSOs in Uganda can meaningfully influence the African Union through ECOSOCC. The meeting attracted 40 participants from national and sub-national civil society, media and representatives from Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Also in attendance was Mr.