On 5th-6th August 2015, Masindi District NGO Forum, a DGF Partner conducted an official launch of its Voter Education Project in Kigumba market square in Kiryandongo district. The show attracted a large crowd including the Resident District Commissioner, the District Police Commander, and the...

The provisional results of the recently concluded national census and housing survey results indicate that more than 40% of Uganda's population is made up of youth. Although some sections of the Population may view this as a problem, DGF partners have identified the potential in the youth and...

24th-28th August, 2015: International discourse on governance has for long fronted Poor governance as the greatest threat to the growth and development of the world's developing economies. While it is too early to determine the value addition the recent International Conference on Governance and...

The 5th edition of the National CSO Fair was held on 24th-26th June 2015 at Hotel Africana under the theme “Leaving No One behind, Uganda’s Place in the Next Global Development Agenda”. Organized under the auspice of Uganda National NGO Forum, the event attracted over 5000 delegates from Civil...

Is the oil sector development in Uganda’s Albertine rift occurring for the benefit of the communities or in spite of them? Is the oil wealth serving the local poor or further impoverishing them? The answers to these questions begin to take shape with the unsettling experiences of residents from...

“Studying law has been hard, but gives me satisfaction. I have been able to challenge my own death sentence and my legal knowledge has been of great help to my fellow inmates. I have helped them to access bail, succeed in appeals and mitigate lesser sentences. In the future, I want to be a voice...

5 Aug 2015

 As momentum builds towards the 2016 general elections, DGF’s Voter Education (VE) Partners are faced with the ultimate task of leveling the playing field by sensitizing communities on their rights and responsibilities in the electoral process. This is why the 16 partners met on 15th-16th July...

5 Aug 2015

45 year old Jane mutonyi (not real names) hails from Dar-es-Salam in Tanzania. For over 6 years, she disguised herself as a male miner in her country to make a living and indeed, she got away with it. Today, she is an accomplished and widely respected female mine owner with 50 staff to her name...

Women in Uganda constitute over 51% of the population, it is therefore critical that issues affecting them are prioritized, if the laws, polices and regulations are to reflect the citizens’ needs. For the first time in a long time, women have registered their political demands remarkably. They...

The sustainability of state funded legal aid services; fast-tracking of the enactment of the Legal Aid Policy and Act, and the need for provision of state funded legal aid across criminal and civil justice systems, set the foundation for deliberations during the 3rd National Legal Aid Conference...

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