Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability

Project Supported by the European Union

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Democracy Fair Jinja

Reception of the Democracy Torch in Jinja.

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in partnership with ACFODE has received funding from the European Development Fund (EDF) as part of the Democratic Governance and Accountability Program(DGAP) for the Project “Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability in Uganda". The 1.2 billion shillings project will be implemented over a period of 24 months in 11 districts namely Jinja, Palisa and Soroti in Eastern Region, Masaka and Kiboga in the Central Region, Kabale, Kisoro and Mbarara in the West and Arua, Pader, Lira in the North.

With the new EDF grant for the project “Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability in Uganda”, KAS is partnering with Action for Development (ACFODE), a women’s NGO focussing on the promotion of women empowerment, gender equality and equity. 11 districts will be reached in the project designed to contribute to the enhancement of democratic processes and accountability at the local level. The districts are Jinja, Palisa and Soroti in the east; Kabale, Kisoro, and Mbarara in the west; Arua, Pader and Lira in the north; and Masaka and Kiboga in the central region.

The KAS-ACFODE project is specifically aimed at increasing the capacities of and mechanisms for civil society and elected representatives to fulfil their roles and responsibilities in a democratic system more effectively. This will be achieved through a set of activities including developing a civic education toolkit and then on that basis training civil society actors and supporting them implement civic education actions at the grassroots. In the same line, elected representatives in the districts will also be trained. The project also seeks to establish an Inter-District Forum for exchanging best practices in promoting democratic accountability at local level and enhancing cooperation between civil society actors and elected leaders.

In a rather unique intervention it is planned under the KAS-ACFODE project to hold “Democracy Fairs” in the districts, including reception of the “Democracy Torch” and display of a democracy exhibition – as symbols for mobilising commitment of leaders and citizens to democratic values and principles. The assessment of democratic governance and accountability in the 11 districts through a District Peer Review Mechanism (DPRM) and compilation of the results in a national report shall crown interventions under the 2-year project.


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Democracy Torch and Exhibition Received in Jinja
In a momentous event, the Democracy Torch was received in Jinja District on 17th August 2012 as part of a campaign to draw attention of the local population to issues of democratic governance and accountability.more

Chief Justice launches Democracy Torch and Democracy Exhibition
In a solemn function, Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki has launched the Democracy Torch. It is part of a campaign to increase awareness on democratic principles among the Ugandan people and to remind political leaders of their commitment to democratic values.more

Next round of the EU-supported Project “Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability” successfully completed
As part of the EU-supported project “Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability“ three review workshop for civil society actors were held last week in Lira, Soroti and Mbarara.more

ACFODE – KAS Regional Review Workshop for Central and Western Uganda
Civil Society actors from the Central and Western region who were previously trained as grassroots civic educators under the project, “Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability in Uganda” converged at Lake View Hotel, Mbarara between 10th-12th June 2012 to participate in a three day review workshop of the grassroots training activities they had participated in.more

Training Series on Good Governance and Accountability Concluded in Soroti
The series of training workshops conducted by KAS and ACFODE under the EU-supported project “Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability” has recently been concluded with two training workshops for local councillors and civil society actors in Soroti district.more

Kisoro District Councilors and CSO Representatives trained on Good Governance and Accountability
The training series under the EU-supported "Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability" continued in the district of Kisoro. more

Civil Society and District Councillors Trained in Kiboga District
The second round of training workshops for local government leaders and civil society actors has taken place in Kiboga district. more

Training Activities Start in the Districts
The "Civic Education Toolkit" produced by KAS in cooperation with ACFODE under the "Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability" has been presented to the public. The solemn launch ceremony was presided over by Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu, Chairman of the Ugandan Electoral Commission.more

Civic Education Toolkit Launched
Under the EU funded project: Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability in Uganda, KAS and ACFODE will train elected representatives and civil society actors in 11 districts of Uganda. more

Launch of the Civic Education Toolkit on 15th November 2011
On 15th December 2011 the project team will unveil the Civic Education Toolkit, a set of guidelines and educative materials which will be used in the implementation of planned activities. The event will also present an opportunity for stakeholders and representatives of target groups to make their comments on the toolkit and discuss the relevance of civic education at the grassroots level. more

15/11/2011 - Project Officially Launched by Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka
On Tuesday November 15th 2011, several national and district level governance actors including Members of Parliament, Development Partners, Civil Society, Academia as well as the Media converged at the Kampala Serena Hotel for the official launch of the EU-supported project “Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability in Uganda”. more

27/09/2011 - EU-Project Introduced to Stakeholders in Northern Districts
Members of the KAS-ACFODE project team have visited the Northern target districts of Lira, Pader and Arua to introduce the new EU-funded project "Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability in Uganda". In meetings with the district leadership a common ground for a fruitful cooperation was established. This concludes the series of pre-visits which took the project team to all 11 target districts.

28/05/2011 - Inception Workshop for EU-funded Project Concluded
Members of the Implementing Team of KAS and ACFODE for the new EU-funded Project "Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability in Uganda" came together for a three-day inception workshop and management training.

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Dr. Angelika Klein

Head of the KAS office in Poland

Dr. Angelika Klein
Phone +48 22 845-9330
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Mathias Kamp

Programme Officer