Uganda

Action Group for Health, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS (AGHA)
$30,000
To increase the capacity of Ugandan civil society organizations to advocate for government accountability. AGHA will conduct a series of civil society mobilization and capacity-building workshops, media events and public debates to raise public awareness about health sector accountability. The project will include the creation and launch of a monitoring tool designed to enable civil society organizations and policy makers, such as MPs, to track the use of international donor funds.

Centre for Women in Governance (CEWIGO)
$35,000*
To establish the Center for Women in Governance. CEWIGO will create a think tank dedicated to policy analysis and research on women’s role in politics. The think tank will produce needs assessments, impact studies, and analyses of best practices, and will initially convene in Kampala for a series of quarterly debates on specific issues relating to women’s political empowerment.

East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (EHAHRDN)
$45,525
To strengthen regional solidarity among human rights organizations and activists. EHAHRDN will expand its network to include Rwanda and Burundi as member countries by establishing individual contacts within the countries and channels of exchange with human rights organizations. EHAHRDN will also host a sub-regional consultation meeting which will include in-depth situation reports from each nation and the construction of long-term action plans for the national and sub-regional levels.

Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI)
$50,000
To promote human rights. FHRI will conduct human rights monitoring and reporting, hold a roundtable discussion on the post-conflict challenges in Northern Uganda, and publish its 2006 annual report. Human rights monitors will take a diverse approach in collecting data, including interviewing police and military forces; conducting a survey of complaints before the Uganda Human Rights Commission; and observing human rights conditions in prisons, refugee camps, and juvenile rehabilitation centers.

Integrated Women Development Program (IWDP)
$26,000
To increase the accountability of elected local government officials in the Kyenjojo district of southwestern Uganda. IWDP will conduct nine one-day training workshops on good governance for 205 local council representatives, followed by a series of 20 community dialogue meetings. A cadre of trained activists will be deployed to organize community advocacy campaigns.

International Republican Institute (IRI)
$150,000
To support the development of issue-based advocacy campaigns and political participation. IRI and leaders from the national persons with disabilities (PWD) movement will work with local PWD leadership in four districts to support the development of more effective advocacy on disability issues. The four pilot districts will include one district from each region of the country, with particular emphasis on districts with large numbers of PWD.

International Republican Institute (IRI)
$393,000
To support the development of well-integrated and internally democratic parties. IRI will host an agenda-setting workshop with each political party during which IRI and the party will jointly determine which interventions can overcome challenges in coordination, communication, and internal party democracy. IRI will then support two capacity-building sessions for each party in these areas.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
$196,500
NDI will provided support and mentoring to new women MPs through an advisory group, organize a series of targeted trainings to address priority needs as identified by women MPs, and convene a series of roundtable discussions to explore the viability of establishing a sustainable umbrella women’s network composed of members of each participating group.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
$190,500
To enhance the ability of civil society organizations in northern Uganda to more effectively advocate for women’s rights in the context of the ongoing peace negotiations. NDI will provide technical assistance in networking, media outreach, civic education, and management for organizations in at least four districts of northern Uganda, and will provide financial assistance to advance and strengthen the advocacy campaigns of four organizations.

National Foundation for Democracy in Uganda (NAFODU)
$30,131*
To enhance the understanding of democratic processes and human rights among rural people in southwestern Uganda. NAFODU will work via a network of district-based human rights support groups and a series of radio programs. The groups consist of members drawn largely from minority groups, such as people with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, widows, orphans, women, young people, and the elderly.

Platform for Labor Action (PLA)
$34,252
To strengthen existing community initiatives on the civic and political participation of vulnerable and marginalized women and young people working in the informal sector in the Lira district of northern Uganda. PLA will continue to train its cadre of 75 women and 125 youth informal sector employees on methods of effective advocacy, and will offer training to a new group of 250 peer advocates drawn from five additional sub-counties of Lira district.

Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)
$32,000
To facilitate communication and collaboration between the youth population and local leaders. UYONET will provide comprehensive training on advocacy and communication techniques to a total of 400 participants from 10 youth organizations in each of the target districts. The advocacy training will equip participants with the requisite skills to engage the local governments with their demands and to increase the equality of their participation in district political affairs.