In partnership with GSCSOA to Transform Accountability and Enhance Impact

Second Right, standing - DENIVA ED at a recent GSCSOA International Conference.

CSOs play a critical role in creating just societies and a healthy planet. We work with multiple stakeholders, particularly affected peoples and partners. To be successful, we need to be in constant dialogue with our stakeholders about what they want, what they have to offer and how we can work together effectively to achieve change.

Feedback from our stakeholders needs to inform our decisions so that we can both continuously improve our performance and build trusted relationships.

This dynamic understanding of accountability is at the heart of the Global Standard for CSO Accountability. It transforms accountability into an ongoing dialogue which drives learning and change, develops trust with our stakeholders and enhances the legitimacy and credibility of CSOs, all of which are critically important in these times of shrinking civic space.

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QuAM Certification improved funding opportunities for Kiboga NGO Forum

Vincent Kasiita, Chairperson of Kiboga District NGO Forum (on the left) and Robert Misigi, M&E Officer at Kiboga District NGO Forum (on the right). In front of the head office in Kigoba holding their QuAM Certificate
 

QuAM Written by Sofie Yung Mitschke,

Results Management and Communications Officer, DENIVA

QuAM is more than just a certificate due to its multiple benefits that are shared during the Certification process. Since the inception of the Certification process in 2010, Civil Society Organisations and particularly NGOs in Uganda have been undergoing the certification process. A number of NGOs have been trained, assessed and awarded certificates. So far over 835 NGOs have been sensitized about QuAM and the importance of strong internal governance systems, 235 NGOs at National and District levels have been visited and assessed and 148 NGOs have been Awarded NGO Quality Assurance Certificates.  

Read more: QuAM Certification improved funding opportunities for Kiboga NGO Forum

DENIVA gets new Executive Director

DENIVA is in the process of restructuring and streamlining internal management at the Secretariat. At the end of August 2016, the former Executive Director, Mr. Justus Rugambwa resigned. After a competitive recruitment process for the position of Executive Director, DENIVA selected a suitable candidate in the names of Ms. Catherine Kanabahita. The new Executive Director started work on November 1, 2016, on a four year contract.

Ms. Kanabahita is a professional with over fifteen years of national and global experience as a development practitioner in civil society, donor agency, government and academia. She holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration, a Masters Degree in Gender Studies and a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication. She was a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Clark Atlanta University, Georgia, USA from August 2015 to June 2016, where she integrated gender and an African perspective into teaching, research and community engagements.

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Policy Makers, Farmers, Academia and Civil Society Meet as Climate Change Impacts Intensify in Uganda

December 12, 2016, The Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA) in partnership with U.S. Agency for International Development organized a public dialogue on the Uganda National Climate Change Policy that brought together over 200 stakeholders drawn from DENIVA membership, U.S. Agency for International Development, local farmers, civil society actors, local government officials , national policy makers from Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries, Ministry of Water and Environment, Parliamentary Forum for Climate Change, Parliamentary Forum for Natural Resources, Parliamentary Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction, the private sector, academia,  women and youth  from Kasese, Kamwenge, Ibanda, Kamuli, Mayuge and Jinja districts.

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A Local farmer makes a significant contribution to the 2016 elections

It was first when DGF’s partner DENIVA and their member organisation Literacy Action and Development Agency (LADA) came to his community and conducted Voter Education that he realized the importance of voting:

Esau Rwamttooma, 35 years old, went from not caring about the 2016 elections, to playing a significant role in increasing the pool of electoral votes at his polling station in Mitooma, Rukungiri district.

At the 2011 elections, Esau did not care about voting. Like the rest of his community, he did not think it mattered. When he was offered money to vote for a specific candidate, he took the money without questioning. It was first when DGF’s partner DENIVA came to his community and conducted Voter Education that he realized the importance of voting:

“Before Voter Education, I did not know that my vote is my voice… I realized that it is the government that should provide service delivery such as health and education”.

Esau Rwamttooma

Esau Rwamttooma

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Demonstration on MPs tax exception

DENIVA members, board members and the Executive Director in front of the DENIVA secretariat in Kampala

DENIVA members, board members and the Executive Director in front of the DENIVA secretariat in Kampala

25th April 2016, DENIVA and its members undertook a demonstration on MPs committing to avoid taxes on their huge allowances. Around 250 worried members of DENIVA participated in the demonstration at the DENIVA secretariat in Kampala.

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Kayihura, Onek must resign, activists say

Following several cases of police brutality on civilians, activists have asked the Inspector General of Police, the Minister for Internal Affairs and his deputy to resign as the only way to restore public confidence in the police force.

Testimonies of the activists under the umbrella of Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Association (Deniva) on Friday, spoke of police brutality such as suspects being cruelly arrested, assaulted and harassed.
Police were also accused of conniving to suppress justice.

DENIVA takes lead in adapting to climate change in Uganda

DENIVA has taken the lead in encouraging communities to adapt to climate change in Uganda as the country increasingly demonstrates its vulnerability to adverse impacts of human-induced climate change.

DENIVA programme officer Susan Nanduddu (right) and a farmer inspect a project on adaptation to climate change in Gogonyo Sub-county, Palisa.

DENIVA programme officer Susan Nanduddu (right) and a farmer inspect a project on adaptation to climate change in Gogonyo Sub-county, Palisa.

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DENIVA joins ICT drive for rural communities

DENIVA has joined the ICT empowerment drive to help less-resourceful organisations create a more efficient working environment in their work. The ICT empowerment programme donates computers and builds capacity for organisations.

Sharing information at one of the ICT training workshops

Sharing information at one of the ICT training workshops

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DENIVA PROGRAMS AND KEY OBJECTIVES

Governance and Human Rights

Governance and Human Rights

The Governance and Human Rights Program aims at strengthening and nurturing partnerships and communities to advocate for a democracy that serves all citizens in Uganda. The program works for social, economic and political accountability of local and...

Sustainable Livelihoods

Sustainable Livelihoods

The Sustainable Livelihoods Program aims at supporting MOs with skills and knowledge in order to advocate pro-poor and gender sensitive policies through programmes in agriculture, trade, climate change and improved service delivery. The objectives a...

Civil Society Organisation Strengthening

Civil Society Organisation Strengthening

DENIVA has a long term experience in providing capacity building services to CSOs as one of its key mandates. Organizational development interventions ranges from research, proposal development, presentation and facilitation skills; negotiation and n...

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In partnership with GSCSOA to Transform Accountabi...

In partnership with GSCSOA to Transform Accountability and Enhance Impact

Second Right, standing - DENIVA ED at a recent GSCSOA International Conference. CSOs play a critical role in creating just societies and a healthy planet. We work with multiple stakeholders, particularly affected peoples and partners. To be successf...

QuAM Certification improved funding opportunities...

QuAM Certification improved funding opportunities for Kiboga NGO Forum

Vincent Kasiita, Chairperson of Kiboga District NGO Forum (on the left) and Robert Misigi, M&E Officer at Kiboga District NGO Forum (on the right). In front of the head office in Kigoba holding their QuAM Certificate   QuAM Written by Sofie...

DENIVA gets new Executive Director

DENIVA gets new Executive Director

DENIVA is in the process of restructuring and streamlining internal management at the Secretariat. At the end of August 2016, the former Executive Director, Mr. Justus Rugambwa resigned. After a competitive recruitment process for the position of Exe...

Demonstration on MPs tax exception

Demonstration on MPs tax exception

DENIVA members, board members and the Executive Director in front of the DENIVA secretariat in Kampala 25th April 2016, DENIVA and its members undertook a demonstration on MPs committing to avoid taxes on their huge allowances. Around 250 worri...

Kayihura, Onek must resign, activists say

Kayihura, Onek must resign, activists say

Following several cases of police brutality on civilians, activists have asked the Inspector General of Police, the Minister for Internal Affairs and his deputy to resign as the only way to restore public confidence in the police force. Testimonies o...

DENIVA takes lead in adapting to climate change in...

DENIVA takes lead in adapting to climate change in Uganda

DENIVA has taken the lead in encouraging communities to adapt to climate change in Uganda as the country increasingly demonstrates its vulnerability to adverse impacts of human-induced climate change. DENIVA programme officer Susan Nanduddu (right) a...

A Local farmer makes a significant contribution to...

A Local farmer makes a significant contribution to the 2016 elections

It was first when DGF’s partner DENIVA and their member organisation Literacy Action and Development Agency (LADA) came to his community and conducted Voter Education that he realized the importance of voting: Esau Rwamttooma, 35 years old, wen...

DENIVA joins ICT drive for rural communities

DENIVA joins ICT drive for rural communities

DENIVA has joined the ICT empowerment drive to help less-resourceful organisations create a more efficient working environment in their work. The ICT empowerment programme donates computers and builds capacity for organisations. Sharing information a...

Policy Makers, Farmers, Academia and Civil Society...

Policy Makers, Farmers, Academia and Civil Society Meet as Climate Change Impacts Intensify in Uganda

December 12, 2016, The Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA) in partnership with U.S. Agency for International Development organized a public dialogue on the Uganda National Climate Change Policy that brought together over...

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