· Obstacles related to an enabling environment i.e. political culture, corruption, socio-cultural and economic factors.
· Obstacles to the emergency of a vibrant civil society in Uganda that is internal organisational weaknesses, adhoc nature of CSO engagement in key policy areas, challenges to civil society coalition building.
· Lack of capacity and financing for rural CSOs.
· Inadequate involvement of vulnerable groups to participate effectively in mainstream development processes.
Key Result Areas under the Social Accountability Component
CSOs supported under the Programme’s Social Accountability Component include;
1. Oxfam Novib partnering with Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiation Institute (SEATIN –Uganda) and Tax Justice Network Africa Limited (TJN-A).
2. Trocaire partnering with Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations; Facilitation for Peace and Development (FAPAD); Teso Initiative for Peace (TIP); Gulu District NGO Forum (GNF); Kitgum NGO Forum; PADER NGO Forum (PNF).
3. Oxfam GB partnering with the Uganda National Non-Government Organisations Forum (NGOs Forum), Kitgum Women Peace Initiative (KIWEPI) and Foundation for Urban and Rural Advancement (FURA).
4. MAYANK Anti-Corruption Coalition (MACCO) partnering with Centre for Governance and Economic Development (CEGED).
5. Diakonia partnering with Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE).
6. Hivos partnering with Foundation for Human Rights Initiative, Rwenzori Consortium for Civic Competence, Public Affairs Centre of Uganda, Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development, and Community Empowerment for Rural Development.
7. Uganda Women’s Network.
The governance field comprises of various key institutions and political processes. Under DGAP the following institutions are supported to address key challenges in democratic and social accountability as a foundation for good governance in Uganda;
1. Office of the Prime Minister
2. Parliament of Uganda
3. Uganda Police Force
4. Uganda Prisons Service