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