Emmanuel Waiswa Opinion: Unlocking Local Philanthropy, Growing Local Giving

Emmanuel Waiswa Opinion: Unlocking Local Philanthropy, Growing Local Giving

Across the globe, numerous efforts towards poverty eradication continue to shape most of international and local discourse, writes Emmanuel Waiswa.  On the African continent, there have been a number of different efforts – by international organizations and national development agencies – to support the eradication of poverty and exclusion of rural poor communities.  Even after a […]

Safe water to 12,000 villages by 2020 our target: Dr. Mugisha

Safe water to 12,000 villages by 2020 our target:  Dr. Mugisha

The government of Uganda through National Water and Sewerage Corporation has embarked on a journey to extend safe clean water to 120,000 villages in over 80 districts in various parts of Uganda under a new programme code named Service Coverage Acceleration Programme (SCAP100) The SCAP100 is in line with the corporation’s 2016-2021 5 year strategic […]

Strengthening East Africa’s Decentralization Through Community Participation

Strengthening East Africa’s Decentralization Through Community Participation

There is increasing evidence that decentralization plays a critical role in empowering local governments to take more control over the delivery of social services. In East Africa, Uganda and Rwanda have taken steps to mainstream decentralization into their governance structures. Uganda adopted a decentralized system with the aim of ensuring that the governance of service […]