Governance, Policy & Advocacy
In order to be able to make meaningful change to the people of our community, it is critical to focus efforts on establishing proper policies and governance. We have a team of specialists in this field to implement programs that focus on civil education, rights promotion, good governance and social & political accountability. Through these programs we are able to provide platforms to small holder farmers, PSNs, and PoCs creating an enabling environment to demand for pro-poor policies and effective service delivery. A multi-disciplinary approach is utilized to this end, such as story telling (Tinfayo) to raise citizens’ awareness on their social, political and economic rights. This unit also advocates against any form of exploitation & abuse, and promotes accountable leadership and a corruption free society.
Enhancing People power for transformative leadership in the 8 Districts of Rwenzori region-funded DGF
Project Goal: The project aims at achieving a civically competent citizenry with ability to demand for a more responsive and accountable state in the 43 sub counties of the 8 districts of the Rwenzori region within 36 months
Project specific objectives:
- To increase knowledge on civil and political rights directly to 100,243 citizens (PWDs, farmers, youths, women, teachers, political leaders, religious leaders, civic educators, change agents) directly and to over 500,000 citizens indirectly in the 43 sub-counties of eight districts of Rwenzori region by 2021
- To increase government capacity to respond to citizens demands in the 43 sub counties of Rwenzori region by 2021
The main beneficiaries of this project are the local citizens and leaders in the following categories: Citizens of Uganda (men, women, youths, farmers, teachers, PWDs), Community Process Facilitators and Change Agents, Elected leaders at local council (I-V) and MPs, Civil Society Organisations, media, electoral commission, State agencies like UHRC, Police and religious institutions, institutions of learning and Local Governments
KRC through this project is addressing the problem of
- civic incompetence emerging from the lack of civic knowledge and skills, fear and apathy among the citizens
- poor service delivery due limited knowledge and poor culture of accountability among elected leaders
- limited participation of citizens and leaders due to limited available spaces
Project implementation crosses 43 sub counties.
The project being implemented in 43 sub counties including both new and old sub counties ((Kasenda SC, Harugongo SC, Karangura SC; Kyarusozi SC, Kakabara SC, Kyegegwa SC, Kyegegwa, Mahyoro SC, Nyabbani SC, Nkoma SC , Karugutu TC , Rwebisengo TC, Kanara TC, Bubukwanga S/C, Busaru SC, Harugale SC, Muhokya SC, Rukooki SC, Kasese Municipality, Kichwamba SC, Kasenda TC, Fort Portal Municipality, Butiiti SC, Kyenjojo TC, Kyarusozi TC, Kigoyera SC, Kyatega SC, Migongwe SC, Katalyeeba TC, Mahyoro TC, Kamwenge TC, Butungama SC, Rwebisengo SC, Karugutu SC, Bundibugyo TC, Tookwe S/C, Kibiito TC, Rwimi SC, Kisomoro SC, Katebwa SC, Kyamukube TC , Nyakatonzi SC and L. Katwe SC.)is striving to address civic incompetence among the citizens, poor service delivery and poor culture of accountability
among the leaders by addressing the knowledge gaps on civil and political rights based on the 12 modules (citizenship, human rights, democracy and multiparty system, good governance and service delivery, leadership and accountability, access to justice, land rights, gender concerns among others) of civic education, build confidence and skills for change agents and civic educators to engage leaders and strengthen spaces for Engagement among the youths, women, leaders and general citizenry in the selected 43 sub counties of 8 districts in Rwenzori region. This project also works with the existing structures of youths, women, farmers, and change agents, elected leaders, religious institutions, and institutions of learning to directly reach 100,243 (60,146 men, 40,097 women)
and indirectly reach to over 1,000,000 (677,700 men and 451,800 women) citizens through media and IEC materials. KRC uses both direct and indirect approaches to reach the targeted groups. Direct approaches include community awareness meetings, training workshops, review and reflection meetings, face the citizen rallies, public debates and indirect approaches like IEC materials and interactive radio talk shows to reach out to over 1,000,000 people with knowledge and skills on essential topics that are relevant to local situations like civil and political rights, duties of citizens and leaders, service delivery, governance, leadership and corruption, land rights, access to justice and conflict management among other topics as contained in the civic education curriculum.