The Uganda National NGO Forum
The Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF) is an independent and inclusive national platform for NGOs in Uganda. Its primary constituency and owners are NGOs in their diversity and configurations. UNNGOF is however open to other interest groups within a broadly defined civil society. UNNGOF’s operational scope is at national level, with focus on issues and processes that concern NGOs across the board. We recognize the independent existence of national thematic NGO networks and district networks and for a, as important NGO coordinating mechanism with complementary comparative advantages. The UNNGOF vision is a coherent, respected, well-informed NGO sector in Uganda; actively contributing to citizens’ well being and safeguarding their rights. www.ngoforum.or.ug
The Uganda Debt Network (UDN)
Uganda Debt Network (UDN) was formed in 1996 as an ad hoc coalition of organizations and individuals to campaign for debt relief for Uganda under the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative of The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In 1998, UDN was registered as a non-governmental organization (NGO) under the NGO Registration Statute and started operating. In 1999, UDN was incorporated as Limited Liability Company with no shareholding under Company Law 1964. In according with the provisions of the Non-Governmental Organizations Registration Act, UDN was registered with the NGO Board in November 2011. www.udn.or.ug
Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda
The Anti-Corruption Coalition of Uganda (ACCU) brings together 70 civil society organizations, individuals, religious leaders, academicians, media practitioners and key institutions involved in the fight against corruption in Uganda. It was formed in January 1999 and registered as an NGO under the NGO statute which anti-corruption activists can enhance their capacity to tackle corruption and build a strong voice and force that can effectively engage government on issues of corruption. Vision: “Building a critical mass and scaling up anti-corruption engagement spaces” Mission: To contribute to poverty reduction by empowering civil society to actively fight corruption in Uganda. www.accu.or.ug
Uganda Land Alliance
The Uganda Land Alliance (ULA) is a membership consortium of national, regional and international civil society organizations and individuals, lobbying and advocating for fair land laws and policies that address the land rights of the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and individuals in Uganda. The Alliance was established in 1995 as an independent non-governmental legal entity, registered as a company limited by guarantee. www.ulaug.org
African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)
The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) is a membership-based pan-African Network set up in 1988 to advance African women’s development, equality and other human rights. Over the years FEMNET has played a central role in sharing information, experiences, ideas and strategies among African women’s NGOs in order to strengthen women’s capacity to participate effectively in the development processes on the continent. FEMNET has played a lead role in building the women’s movement in Africa and has ensured that African women voices are amplified and influence decisions made at national, regional and global levels, which have direct and indirect impact on their lives. FEMNET operates through its Regional Secretariat based in Nairobi Kenya and National Focal Point (NFPs) organisations most of which are national women’s networks, consortia or umbrella organizations spread out in over 30 countries in Africa. http://www.femnet.co/index.php/en/
Network of Ugandan Researchers and Research Users (NURRU)
The Network of Ugandan Researchers & Research Users (NURRU) was established in 1994 by representatives of 25 Ugandan research and research user organisations, with support from the Government of the Netherlands. NURRU, a registered NGO, brings together researchers and research users to tackle some of Uganda’s daunting socio-economic problems, through research and research output utilization. NURRU conducts research for socio-economic development aimed at poverty eradication in the country. Poverty eradication and socio-economic development were, at NURRU’s inception, identified as some of Uganda’s most daunting problems that needed special attention. www.nurru.or.ug
Mwelekeo WA NGO (MWENGO), Harare, Zimbabwe
Mission Statement: To nurture a community of values by strengthening and mobilizing African human resources in support of organizations fighting for economic and social justice. MWENGO is inspired by the vision of a strong and vibrant society in which a culture of accountability is firmly entrenched and the rights of every citizen are respected and protected. In turn citizens acknowledge their responsibilities and endeavour to fulfil these as expected.
The NGO Coalition for East Africa (NGOCEA), Arusha, Tanzania
NGOCEA was established in October 1996 at the NGO summit in Arusha, Tanzania, to facilitate the articulation of the voice and concerns of civil society, so as to influence regional priorities to reflect the interest of the poor, the disadvantaged and other marginalized groups in society. The Coalition brings together approximately ten NGO associations from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, representing over 2200 organizations in the East African Region.
The Eastern African Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI)
The Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI) is a registered sub-regional civil society organization working in eight countries namely Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. EASSI was born in 1996 after the Beijing Conference and is mandated to monitor the commitments of Eastern African governments towards gender equality. With a history of sixteen years of existence and commitment to the transformation of gender relations, EASSI envisions a society where all enjoy gender equality, social justice, peace and development. EASSI’s mission is to facilitate follow-up of the Beijing and African Platforms for Action in order to enhance the advancement of women and social justice. Some of the human rights instruments that form the basis of EASSI’s work are: the Beijing and African Platforms for Action; the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol), the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and the Millennium Development Goals. www.eassi.org
Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR)
The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) is a coalition made up of 43 organisations in 23 countries working towards the promotion and protection of Women’s Human Rights in Africa. Since its inauguration in 2004, SOAWR’s main area of focus has been to compel African states to urgently sign, ratify, domesticate and fully implement the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, which celebrates 10 years since its adoption on July 11, 2003.
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