As a group of civil society organizations in the district, we specifically wanted to create networking coalition with the all the other civil society organizations.
This would help in bringing advocacy and policy formulation. It was meant to promote capacity building of the entire civil society sector and peaceful co -existence with member organization and local government.
We began with anti corruption campaigns where we had public expenditure monitoring in service delivery in the sectors of health and education. Several dialogue meetings with stakeholders in the district on good governance were also held.
We have been able to put in place a constitution to govern and direct our work and our member organizations have increased from 7-16 members.
We have had several changes in the institutional structure to promote harmonized work.
Most of our activities currently include;
• Public expenditure monitoring in service delivery in health and education
• Check quality assurance in the district among the civil society organizations
• NGO profiling
• Advocacy programmes on corruption through radio shows
• Member organizations’ capacity built through training
Our achievements have been marked with the growth of membership organization from 7-16 members.
Several corruption cases have been identified for instance two NAADs sub -county officials who mismanaged funds were apprehended and tried in courts of law.
We have contributed to the slightly improved relationship between civil society organizations and local government which will continue to grow.
Despite the achievements above, we encounter a number of achievements which when resolved could improve our performance. These include;
• Lack of logistics
• Low level of staffing and high level of staff turn over
• Conflict with some individuals who have been implicated after conducting monitoring services
Our work has been successful over the years because of support from key partners that include;
• MAYAANK-Anti-corruption coalition (MACCO)
• Uganda National NGO Forum
• Agency of Cooperation for Development (ACORD)
As a network, we would wish you could find time to come and support our work as we continue to build the network further.