NEWS & UPDATES

Uganda’s Power to Act in the Fight Against Climate Change

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On 17 June 2016, OXFAM and Climate Action Network – Uganda (CAN-U) hosted a Youth Climate Change and Gender Parity Workshop titled, “Accelerating Young People’s Leadership to Take Action on Climate Change.” The daylong convention took a particular focus on Uganda’s role in combatting climate change on a global scale, along with what implications climate change will have on the ... Read More »

CSO Post-Budget Dialogue 2016

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On 16th June 2016, CSBAG organized a post budget Dialogue that involved putting the 2016/2017 budget of shs. 26.3 Trillion into Context that will deliver the desirable quality services to the citizens as announced in the national budget speech FY 2016/2017 by the finance minister Matia kasaija on 8th June 2016. This brought together various CSOs, NSAs, private sector, media, ... Read More »

Environmental Leadership: Youth in Action

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“The issue of climate change is now the worst threat facing humanity,” declared Chebet Maikut, Commissioner from the Climate Change Department, at a youth workshop on Thursday, June 16. The theme of the event, organized by Oxfam and Climate Action Network Uganda, was “Accelerating young people’s leadership in the fight against climate change,” with a focus on gender equity. As ... Read More »

Leveraging Resources for Social Transformation: FRA Holds Reflections for Amuria and Ngora Local Level Leaders

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By Matilda Nakawungu On Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th, FRA in partnership with War on Want NI efficaciously held reflection sessions for local level leaders in Ngora and Amuria districts. The full day sessions brought together local government officials from both the district government(s) and the two sub-counties of Mukura in Ngora and Wera in Amuria where FRA is implementing ... Read More »

CSOs Hold Post Budget Dialogue 2016

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By Lucky Brian Wamboka On Thursday 16 June 2016, CSOs under the leadership of CSBAG held a Post Budget Dialogue at UMA Conference Hall. Following the National Budget speech read on 8th June 2016 for FY 2016/17, CSBAG in partnership with FRA, SEATINI, Trocaire, ESAFF, PELUM, UKaid, FOWODE, USAID, WaterAid and ISER organized a Post Budget Dialogue to convene citizens ... Read More »

World Comes Together to Mark World Environment Day

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By Matilda Nakawungu 5th June 2016. Last Sunday, the world joined voices in a global cry for the protection of the environment.  Observed every year on 5 June since 1974, the World Environment Day event is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This year, celebrations were hosted by Angola, a country seeking to restore its elephant herds, conserve ... Read More »

CSO Take the GMO Bill to People’s Parliament

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May 24, 2016 Farmers, CSOs, Honourable Members of Parliament, Agriculturalists, Scientists, and a variety of other stakeholders met at the NTV People’s Parliament for a lively debate over whether Uganda should pass or redraft the National Biosafety and Biotechnology Bill, 2012. The bill, which was sent back to the Committee on Science and Technology in November 2013, is intended to ... Read More »

CSOs Commend President for Heeding Citizens’ Petition

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Wednesday 11 May, Kampala – Civil Society Organisations have held a press conference to commended President Yoweri Museveni for heeding a petition by the citizens of Uganda, to reject the proposed amendment in the Income Tax Bill. Speaking at the press conference, FRA Executive Director Ms. Agnes Kirabo called upon the Members of Parliament to not fight but rather consider ... Read More »