Within a constitutional system is a relationship in which people in authority are accountable to the public. The key challenges in the area of Democratic Accountability addressed by DGAP; Ugandan stakeholders have limited experience on the functioning of the multi-party democracy
which was only re-introduced after the 2005 referendum. Hence the strengthening institutions such as the Parliament of Uganda.
· The lack of effective structures for systematic monitoring of multi-party democracy in the Parliament by civil society and independent media.
· Limited effective participation of women and various vulnerable groups in the multiparty democracy.
Key Result Areas under the Democratic Accountability Component
CSOs supported under the Programme’s Democratic Accountability Component include;
1. British Council partnering with Uganda Youth Network (UYONET).
2. Konrad Adenauer Stiftung partnering with Action for Development (ACFODE).
3. Foundation for Human Rights Intiative (FHRI).
4. Panos Eastern Africa.
5. Oxfam Novib partnering with Citizen Election Watch Consortium (Rwenzori Consortium for Civic Competence, Public Affairs Centre of Uganda, Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development, Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations, Community Empowerment for Rural Development ).