Improving Social Accountability in Western Uganda
This project was supported by National Endowment for Democracy(NED), it aimed at promoting accountability through holding physical engagement forums between citizens and duty-bears for questioning and feedback giving. Also The holding rural debates consisting marginalized population groups of women and youth to amplify their voices on specific service delivery needs And mainstreaming
NED granted ToroDev another funding project
Strengthening Social Accountability in western Uganda
To consolidate the gains achieved by the previous project and conducting civic education campaigns, capacity building for civic groups (Citizens’ Advocacy Forums), media practitioners (Rwenzori Journalists’ Forum) during the 2016 general elections and integration of modern ICT platforms for effective collection and dissemination of information and knowledge on essential public service delivery.
Promoting Meaningful Democratic Engagement during & After the 2016 Elections
The objectives of this project were to provide extra and specific capacity building for members of Rwenzori Journalists’ Forum ( RJF) on election reporting, strengthen the Journalists’ Mentor-ship Program, consolidate the rural debates initiative, engage the electoral commission officials on effective civic education and use of drama in sensitization and motivation of citizens to actively participate in general elections to elect effective leadership
ICT for Citizens’ Participation, Public Accountability & Democratic Engagement in the Rwenzori Westernsub-region, Uganda (2014-2017)
ToroDev with support from SIDA-Swedish International Development Agency implemented a number of activities with partners in Rwenzori sub-region and Uganda in general to promote public accountability for improved essential service delivery. The focus was on the use of simple ICT tools to promote information and knowledge exchange on accountability and governance issues in the Rwenzori sub-region.
ToroDev used different platforms to promote public accountability for improved service delivery. For example accountability meetings, radio talkshows and Tracfm system have increased citizen participation in public accountability. Advocacy forums conduct monthly meetings where community members raise service delivery gaps and also priotise them.
Converging ICT Tools to promote Public Accountability for Improved Service Delivery and Democratic Engagement in the Rwenzori region, Western Uganda (2012-2019)
Both modern and traditional ICT tools have great potential to provide development opportunities for the marginalized citizen groups in the developing world. Particularly in Uganda, the convergence of ICT tools can empower the youth and rural women through accessing relevant information, share knowledge by networking and set up advocacy initiatives, to participate in good governance and democratic engagement processes.
As ToroDev and partners implement this project, the above empowerment will be evidenced through their increased participation to express freely their development priorities during local/district and central government budgeting processes, engage their leaders and actively monitor government service delivery, at the same levels, without intimidation and fear.
ICT4 public accountability and democratic Engagement to Improve Service Delivery in Uganda and Kenya
This is an on-going project that started in March 2016 where the use of different ICT tools have been employed through the convergence approach to enable active citizens-duty bearers/leaders engagement on e-participation system already designed and deployed by ToroDev.
This in turn will It is aimed at enabling prioritized planning and budgeting to put to use scarce public resources to good use, especially to improve public service delivery in health, education and economic development sectors.
end will promote value for resources and reduce misappropriation/corruption that is rampant in Uganda. If local citizens like youth and rural women – who comprise the majority of the population in Uganda – closely advocate and monitor how, for example, the road/transport infrastructure, health, education and marketing facilities and services are being delivered to their communities by the government, definitely their social and economic development needs like improved maternal healthcare, education/training that focuses on imparting skills for Entrepreneurship/self .will be appropriately addressedemploymentThis, in the
Indigo Trust Projects
ICT-Enabled Data Generation for Evidence-Based Advocacy & Engagement between Local Citizens & Leaders to Improve Essential Service Delivery in the Rwenzori region.
The focus was on the use of simple ICT tools to promote information and knowledge exchange on accountability and governance issues in the Rwenzori sub-region. In this projects the man tools used was radio basically holding talkshows and Trac Fm(an online tool that allows local citizens to air their opinion on service delivery in their communities, with only an SMS)