DENIVA membership is open to individuals and institutions working in the public, private and civil society sectors including international, regional and national non-governmental organizations.

Download FULL LIST OF DENIVA MEMBERS as at 2016.

There are two types of membership  available at DENIVA, i.e:Full membership and Associate membership.


An aspiring member organisation:

  •  Must fill application forms and be certified
  •  Must be indigenous and have operations in Uganda although not restricted to Uganda
  •  Must be voluntary and development oriented in nature
  •  Must adhere to and sign the Network’s code of conduct
  •  Must show willingness to share information about itself and send progress reports to the Secretariat annually.
  •  Must have been in existence and operational for at least 2 years
  •  Must be registered with the NGO registration Board or District Authorities and must attach a copy of their constitution, Work plan and registration form to their application form.
  •  Must have a recommendation from LCI of the area in which the organisation is operating
  •  Should indicate its location of operation and must be visited to verify its existence and suitability
  •  Above all must pay annual membership fee in the first month of the year at a fee fixed by the General Assembly.


  1. A non refundable Registration fee for applicants of 100,000 shillings (100,000/=) to be paid on submission of Membership application form with attachments.
  2. Membership fees of 100,000 Uganda shillings to be paid upon confirmation/approval of membership to DENIVA.
  3. An annual subscription fees are as follows:

 Category                                                                           Fees per annum

  1. CBOs and Honorary Membership                                        60,000/=
  2. CSOs at district level                                                            100,000/=
  3. District Networks/ Forum                                                     150,000/=
  4. Regional CSOs                                                                     200,000/=
  5. National CSOs and Associate membership                          250,000/=


  •  For Associate Membership eligibility, the same criterion is applicable.
  •  Associate membership shall be open to all International Organisations and Professional Associations, which have shown interest in operating in Uganda
  •  Registration fees for Associate members is One hundred thousand shillings    (100,000/=).

To become a member download the MEMBERSHIP FORM


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