Bugisu Civil Society Network (BUCINET)
Mugalya Aggrey (Coordinator)
Plot 7 Koche Road, Namakwekwe Estates, Northern Division, Mbale District. P.O.Box 2335 Mbale, Mbale
0454 43397 / 0782 156 517
- NGO board
- Company Registry
- Local Community Development Office
Regional Area of Work
Districts of Active Projects
Mbale, Manafwa, Bududa, Sironko
Major Sectors of Work
- Gender / Women in Development
- Human Rights and Governance
- Peace / Conflict Resolution
- Psycho-social Support / Counselling
- Public Information / Communication
- Social Research / Policy Advocacy
Number of Paid Staff
1-5 Paid staff
Approximate Yearly Turnover
Between Ush 100 million and Ush 200 million
Main source of income
Second source of income
Ugandan private sources
Third source of income
Income from services
BUCINET was formed as a result of the need to create a platform through which civil society organisations operating in Bugisu sub-region could contribute to public policy through advocacy, networking, and partnership and information exchange for sustainable development.
This was as a result of domestic violence, human rights violation, conflicts and the flow of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) from Teso, Karamoja fugitive of those wars. At that time, many IDPs came to Bugisu to take refugee. As a result, there was too much pressure on resources as everybody fought for a share. This created tension among indigenous people around. Therefore the network was formed to act as a consortium where all CSOs in Bugisu could work together to address this challenge.
BUCINET was formed by individuals from different CSOs that where operating in Bugisu, who saw the need for forming such a platform of networking, partnership building, documentation and information exchange among others.
At present, BUCINET is devoted to policy advocacy, lobbying, research, information dissemination, networking and partnerships for sharing information, skills and capacity building on good governance.
BUCINET receives support from DANIDA to implement the following activities:
• Engagement with local leaders on human rights and good governance
• Capacity building of CSOs to advocate and lobby for human rights and good governance
• Sensitization meetings on human rights and good governance
• Awareness campaign through radios on human rights and good governance
All this is done with technical support from DRT as process facilitators
BUCINET collaborates with Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the media and Mbale district local government.
BUCINET recently acquired funding from National NGO Forum to implement a citizen manifesto programme which helps to create a responsible citizenry to demand political accountability.
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