Assessment of Pluralism and Democracy at Local Government Level - Foundation Office Uganda and South Sudan
Assessment of Pluralism and Democracy at Local Government Level
Consultative Workshop on Draft Assessment Index
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As part of the EU-funded project on “Strengthening Civil Society, Media and Local Councils’ Capacity to Promote Political Pluralism, Democratic Participation and Representation at Local Government Level in Uganda”, an assessment of the state of political pluralism and democracy at local government level will be conducted in seven districts (Gulu, Arua, Kasese, Mbarara, Masaka, Mbale, Soroti).
The assessment shall follow an innovative approach that ensures local ownership and participation. Thus, the assessment will be conducted by five assessors representing three target groups (media, CSO, local councillors) from the districts. The assessors will be selected from the participants of the training workshops that were implemented in all seven districts in the course of 2009. The consultative workshops bring together a group of potential assessors and major stakeholders in the district (district authorities, political parties, religious leaders) to discuss the draft assessment index developed by KAS and UMDF. It shall ensure the development of a suitable and well-accepted assessment framework.