CIVIL SOCIETY BUDGET ADVOCACY GROUP (CSBAG)
The Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) is a coalition formed in 2004 to bring together CSOs at national and district levels to influence Government decisions on resource mobilization and utilization for equitable and sustainable development. CSBAG was created out of a desire to collectively influence government and effectively participate in setting national budget priorities.
TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL UGANDA (TIU)
Transparency International Uganda (TIU) is a national chapter of Transparency International – The global coalition against corruption. TIU is a registered NGO with the Uganda NGO Bureau contributing towards a corruption free Uganda where the citizens actively condemn corruption and demand for accountability while leaders and public officials uphold the principles of good governance. TIUs’ jurisdiction is country wide and addresses all forms of corruption with specific emphasis on grand and political corruption
UGANDA DEBT NETWORK (UDN)
UDN is a national policy advocacy organization that promotes and advocates for poor and marginalized people to participate in influencing poverty-focused policies, demand for their rights and monitor service delivery to ensure prudent, accountable and transparent resource generation and utilization.
CYBER LAW INITIATIVE
A quick illustration of how technology is being used today can be seen in the rapid dissemination of information through social media, marketing and advertisement, online shopping and transportation. In the field of medicine, applications have been developed to aid doctors in making accurate diagnosis of medical conditions such as IBM Watson.
As such the value of technology and innovation can no longer be ignored. The introduction of Blockcha in technology, Crypto Currencies and e-banking applications has also transformed the channels of doing business. The technological boom has been accelerated by the increased rate of internet coverage and usage in Uganda, Africa and the world generally. However, it suffices to note that the number of cyber-crime and cyber-security related cases such as information alteration, money laundering, electronic fraud, and infringement of privacy rights is on the increase. The regulatory and licensing frame works, working policies, administrative standards and litigation guidelines in respect to cyber law are still very under developed in the country. This is compounded by the fact that law schools in various universities throughout the country do not have undergraduate courses teaching in depth cyber law. The new breed of lawyers is therefore left at crossroads when cases of such a nature present themselves. Cyber Law Initiative was therefore formed to bridge the gap created by the challenges and to serve as a one stop center in providing all manner of legal solutions related to technology therein.
FOOD RIGHTS ALLIANCE (FRA)
Food Rights Alliance is a non-profit that advocates for the right to food in central, west and eastern Uganda which increase agricultural activities and food security, good maternal health, child survival, increased income and livelihoods.
INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RIGHTS (ISER)
Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) is an independent, not-for-profit human rights organization responsible for promoting the effective understanding, monitoring, implementation, and realization of economic and social rights in Uganda.
Oxfam is an International confederation of 19 affiliates working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries around the globe. We work to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes and we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.
SOUTHERN AND EASTERN AFRICA TRADE INFORMATION AND NEGOTIATION INSTITUTE (SEATINI-UGANDA)
The Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) – Uganda is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working on trade, fiscal and development related issues for the realisation of sustainable development and improved livelihoods in Uganda, East Africa and the African Region.
SEATINI-Uganda is part of SEATINI, a sub-regional NGO working in Eastern and Southern Africa with offices in Harare Zimbabwe and Nairobi Kenya. SEATINI-Uganda is the regional coordinating office for East Africa. Although the offices operate independently, they subscribe to the overall SEATINI vision, mission, values and broad objectives.
SEATINI – Uganda has built substantive expertise and relationships with policymakers, government Ministries, Departments and Agencies that consult the organisation on trade, fiscal and development related issues. SEATINI has become a leading organisation championing an array of trade, fiscal and development related issues for improved livelihoods and sustainable development.
EQUALITY NOW UGANDA
EQUALITY NOW UGANDA, is an independent not-for-profit civil society organization established to respond to outrageous inequalities in the various spheres of lives among the Ugandan citizenry formed by a group of activists against inequalities in Uganda.
Formed in 2017, EQUALITY NOW UGANDA is non-partisan civil society organization recognizing the provisions of both 4th paragraph of the preamble of the Constitution and article 21 of the constitution of the Republic of Uganda. The organization works towards eradicating unjust socio-economic, cultural and political inequalities amid promotion of equal opportunities and social justice for all.
COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT (CEED)
CEED Uganda is a not-for-profit organization, working in partnership with CEED Concordia in Canada to empower young people to become positive change agents in their communities. Youth are drivers of positive social change; they have the power to drive economic growth, shape resilient communities and build strong relationships within communities. We are dedicated to social justice and community empowerment by leveraging the abundant potentials of youth to shape better communities.
KITGUM WOMEN PEACE INITIATIVE (KWEPI)
Kitgum Women’s initiative (KIWEPI) was established by the women of Kitgum to foster a peaceful and informed society that engages in sustainable development. KIWEPI was a response to the victimization of escaped children, women and girls who were often rejected by their own communities, labeled, stigmatized and marginalized. The mission of KIWEPI is to promote peace building and conflict resolution; economic empowerment and building livelihoods; and the elimination of sexual and gender-based violence. KIWEPI also advocates for the implementation of UN Resolutions 1325, 1820 and the Goma Declaration; promotes reconciliation and recovery processes and works to ensure women’s involvement in peace building conflict resolution.
ADVOCACY FOR RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENT (ARID)
The Advocates for Research in Development (ARID) is a network of peace and development policy research advocacy civil society and experts in northern Uganda. The network aims at transforming the lives of the communities emerging from the trauma of civil war. It thrives to promote social justice through capacity building, policy advocacy, networking and partnerships for better service delivery. ARID is rooted in core values of protection, participation, dedication, accountability, collaboration, love and compassion.
COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT (CEFORD)
Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD) is a non-profit and an indigenous NGO registered as a Limited Liability Company (by Guarantee) under Registrar of Companies – in year 2000; and also registered in November 2000 with Uganda Non-Governmental Organizations Board as S.5914/3432 according to the NGOs Statute of 1989. The Organisation aims to provide capacity development services that builds the resilience of disadvantaged women, men, youth, children and their groups/organizations to realize their rights and improve their well being.
ARUA DISTRICT NGO NETWORK (ADINGON)
Arua District NGO Network (ADINGON) is a network of Non –Governmental Organisations (CBOs) and Private Sector Organisations operating in Arua District. The Network was established in 1996 and registered as a Non-Governmental Organisation. ADINGON seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Civil Society Organisation in Arua District (Including Terego and Maracha) to meet their obligation through sharing of membership capacity building, lobbying and advocacy, and networking so as to contribute to the Social transformation of the people of Arua District.
YOUTH FOR TAX JUSTICE NETWORK LIMITED
The YYJN is a non-profit pan-African youth organization that strives to have youth participation and engagement in influencing the Financing for development agenda In Africa.
NEBBI DISTRICT NGO NETWORK FORUM
Civil society participation in the governing process, education, health, human rights, participatory budgeting, transparency and accountability, women’s rights.
WESTNILE YOUTH EMPOWERMENT CENTER
West Nile Youth Empowerment Center Is a youth led nonprofit initiative founded by YALI RLC East Africa Nairobi Alumnus From Westnile Sub-region of Uganda With focuse to promote socio-economic development of West Nile Youth and Empowering Youth Voices to Improve Services and engage in Economic and/or human development, sustainable environmental development and poverty eradication amongst the youth/people in West Nile region of Uganda, namely the districts of Arua, Adjumani, Moyo, Yumbe, Koboko, Maracha, Nebbi, Zombo and any other district created out of West Nile.
RWENZORI ANTICORRUPTION COALITION (RAC)
KICK-U Is a registred anti-corruption coalition of indigenous Civil Society Organisations, special interest group and individuals in Ugand, working in partnership with public and private institutes to fight against corruption and abuse of foundamental human Rights to access vital development services.
KALANGALA DISTRICT NGO FORUM
Kalangala District NGO Forum (KADINGO) is a nonprofit making, voluntary and partisan registered with NGO Board and registrar of companies. It was established in 2002 by five member organizations to be a collective and platform of independency voice of civil society organization operating in Kalangala district
MUKONO DISTRICT NGO FORUM (MUDINFO)
Mukono District NGO Forum (MUDINFO) is a Network of over 300 Civil Society Organizations operating in Mukono District in Uganda. VISION The vision of the Organization is; A united and vibrant civil society organization in Uganda for strengthening sustainable partnership for development. MISSION: To build and enhance sustainable networking mechanisms, of civil society organizations (CSOs), through lobbying, advocacy, capacity building and partnership development for effective service delivery.
KALAMBA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION
It’s a community based organization located in Central Uganda, Butambala District, Kalamba Sub County, with a mission of providing health care and socio economic services. The main target groups include People living with HIV/AIDS, Orphans and other vulnerable children, the women and the elderly .through the health center and community development departments. Goal: Improved health, and social economic standards.
Mission: Seeing vulnerable groups in Kalamba and the neighboring sub counties access quality health care, social economic empowerment services for good health and sustainable development.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS CENTER OF UGANDA (PAC UGANDA)
PAC is a national civil society governance Watchdog and public policy lobby committed to work for the improvement of the quality of governance in the country and provision of quality technical and advisory Services with the promotion and protection of constitutionalism, good governance and democratic development of the country as is overriding goal
SOROTI CATHOLIC DIOCESE PEACE & JUSTICE COMMISSION (CARITAS)
Soroti Catholic Diocese Integrated Development Organization (SOCADIDO) is a development arm of the Soroti Catholic Diocese. We are an affiliate to the wider family of Caritas Internationalis, and the National chapter, Caritas Uganda of the Uganda Episcopal Conference. Our legal holder is the Bishop of the Soroti Catholic Diocese. We were founded in 1981. SOCADIDO operates in Soroti, Kumi, Katakwi, Kabermaido, Amuria, Bukedea, Serere and Ngora districts. We seek to ensure the availability of, and access to, social and economic services by the communities in the Teso region, Eastern Uganda.
SAF-TESO (SHINE AFRICA FOUNDATION-TESO)
SAF-Teso (Shine Africa Foundation-Teso) is a Faith Based, Non-profit, Human Rights Based Advocacy Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Legally Registered with NGO Board, Ministry of Internal Affairs with REG NO 10050 and was established in 2006 as Shine Africa Ministries (SAM) by a group of indigenous community members who felt compelled to respond to the needs of vulnerable and marginalized people in the local communities particularly those affected by civil war , poverty , Illicit Drugs addiction and Substance abuse.
TESO ANTI-CORRUPTION COALITION
TAC is a coalition of civil society organisations operating in the Teso Sub region. The membership of TAC have mainstreamed anti-corruption work because it affects all sectors of the economy. TAC mandate is to ensure that public officials, while carrying out their mandate exercise utmost transparency and accountability to the the citizens of this Country. As part of her mandate, TAC creates platforms for ordinary citizens to engage with their leaders on matters of service delivery and to review their performance as public servants
THE OPEN FORUM INITIATIVE
A civic-tech, Policy advocacy organization, providing cutting-edge social inventions in governance. Using data to confront critical issues of development threatening the realization of effective service delivery
ACTION AID UGANDA
We’re a global justice federation working to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication.In Uganda we defend and raise awareness of human rights; be they economic, social, cultural, civil or political.
Uganda National Health Consumer Organization (UNHCO)
UNHCO was conceived by a group of Ugandans drawn from various professional disciplines who share common concerns and a vision of a health sector that provides quality health care for the mutual benefit of both providers and consumers.
Since its inception in 1999, UNHCO has been implementing programmes that advocate for a strong institutionalized platform that is able to articulate voices of consumers of health goods and services. UNHCO has championed the Rights Based Approach (RBA) to healthcare delivery and contributed to efforts to improve community participation and accountability.
WATER GOVERNANCE INSTITUTE
Water Governance Institute (WGI) is an evidence based, not-for-profit, non-political and Non-Government Organization (NGO) established in October 2008 and registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee in February 2009. The primary purpose of the institution is to engage government and other stakeholders on policy, governance and development issues related to water, its associated natural resources, infrastructure and availability challenges linked to its use, climate variability and change. It is a membership organisation that includes individuals, civil society organisations, Private Sector and Government Agencies working at different levels of society in East Africa.
FORUM FOR WOMEN IN DEMOCRACY (FOWODE)
Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) is a women’s national non-partisan organization established in 1995. FOWODE grew out of the Women’s Caucus of the 1994-1995 Constituent Assembly which debated and passed the 1995 Constitution.
CITIZEN WATCH UGANDA
CEWIT is a loose coalition of 7 indigenious CSOs in Uganda: RWECO (western Uganda), ACORD (Acholi Region) PAC (Teso), CEFORD(WsetNile), DENIVA, FHRI conducting elections monitoring and crowd sourcing using ushahidi and other ICT platforms for Ugandans Elections and governance in partnership with HIVOS, OXFAM Novib and SODNET
WOMEN AND GIRLS CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
MASAKA DISTRICT NGO FORUM
SOUTH BUGANDA ANTICORRUPTION COALITION