Such capacity building sessions are carried out to provide a platform for shared learning and networking. Participants are enabled to understand their roles as people’s representatives, and engaged one another constructively through experience sharing, while simultaneously learning new information and strategies to address the challenges they are confronted with as female leaders.
Information and knowledge sharing are key areas of work for ACFODE. As a leading national women’s organisation in Uganda, ACFODE has accumulated a significant knowledge capital based on its interventions. This knowledge is considered a public good, which development practitioners from around the globe have access to, use and debate about.
ACFODE participates in events that bring together like-minded individuals, NGOs, and key line government ministries to create, discuss and network for the promotion of women’s issues. I n view of that, the organisation establishes new strategic relationships and partnerships which are used as invaluable sources of information and support in its interventions.
The majority of law enforcers who are supposed to promote justice in homes have challenges in interpreting and implementing respective legal frameworks. To address such gaps, ACFODE conducts a series of training for Local Council 1 (LC) chairpersons on relevant legal framework such as the Domestic Violence Act (DVA).
In May 2016, Action for Development, under the Women’s Democracy Group that comprises five civil society organizations in Uganda including Center for Women in Governance, Forum for Women in Democracy, Women’s Democracy Network-Uganda Chapter and Uganda Women’s Network, trained over
Uganda as a country has made significant strides in putting in place systems, structures and policies that enable citizens get involved in their governance. Notably is the promulgation of the 1995 Uganda constitution, the decentralisation policy alongside Local Government Act
Despite affirmative action; women’s participation in politics remains low; with only 19 women making it to parliament on the direct seats. Out of 31 Uganda’s ministries, 11 are occupied by women, 17 out of the 49 state ministers are women.
A participants demonstrating how the PME model works PME module is an innovative Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) Framework adopted from SEND West Africa (a reputable and credible national Non-Governmental Organization with specialty in Policy research and advocacy focusing on