USAID

USAIDDENIVA in partnership with USAID implemented a two years (2014-2016) awareness project on climate change adaptation titled, Improving Local Stakeholders Readiness to Adapt to Climate Change in Agriculture” in six districts of Mayuge, Kamuli, Kasese, Kamwenge, Jinja and Ibanda. The main goal of the Activity was to create readiness of local stakeholders’ especially farmers to adapt to Climate Change in agriculture. Through the Activity, the following results were registered:

  • 8,786 farmers were reached with climate change information
  • 4,559 are implementing risk-reducing practices/actions to improve resilience to climate change
  • 2,880 farmers are using climate change information in their decision making processes.
  • 4,108 female farmers reporting improved knowledge of climate change response options
  • 3,244 youth farmers have reported improved knowledge on climate change response actions.
  • 29 bye-laws and plans are at different stages of drafting and consultation in the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Mayuge, Jinja,Kamuli and Ibanda.
  • Increased private sector understanding of opportunities realized with some input dealers having semi-formal agreements and dealings with the farming communities.

There has been increased community engagement on issues of climate change through the Neighborhood Assemblies that has led to high yields, increased income, and diversification of enterprises, improvements in farming practices such as tree planting, mulching, improved seed usage and the use of organic fertilizers.

UNDP

UNDP

In 2016, Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA) entered into a Partnership Agreement with UNDP/ACCU to implement a project titled, “Strengthening Institutional Effectiveness” one of the three components of the inclusive and effective governance pillar of UNDP Country Programme 2016-2020. It aims to improve government’s performance in critical areas such as human capital development (including service delivery effectiveness), which is a prerequisite to realize an inclusive and sustainable growth in Uganda. Under the Partnership Agreement, DENIVA undertook the following activities:

  • Revamped the DENIVA website and uploaded new information
  • Stakeholder workshop to harmonize operational and strategic implementation of QuAM between DENIVA and UNNGOF
  • Development of QuAM Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials (brochure and manual)
  • Quarterly QuAM Council Meeting
  • Conduct two (2) trainings/preparatory workshops for 25 organizations in Central and Western Region of Uganda
  • Support 2 regional QuAM Committees to undertake QuAM certification of 20 organizations in Western and Central Region

Hold 1 QuAM Award Ceremonies for 20 organizations

Global Society for CSO Accountability (GSCSOA)

DENIVA/QuAM entered into partnership with the International Civil Society Centre based in Berlin, Germany to implement the Global Standard Project for CSO Accountability through and together with other eight partners implementing a number of activities aimed at strengthening the CSO sector. Since its formal partnership with the International Civil Society Centre in April, 2014, the NGO Quality Assurance Mechanism (QuAM) has implemented a number of activities that have contributed to its aim and objectives including:

  • Contributing to the establishment of the Global Reference Standard
  • Participating in partners meetings and presentation at conferences
  • Organizing face-to-face partners meetings
  • Stakeholder meetings
  • Consultation meetings
  • Promoting the Global Standard and sharing information

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Global South Program

Global South Program

Global South Program is supporting a capacity building initiative through Orgut Consulting (ORGUT) and Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Organisations (DENIVA) for six civil society organisations in Uganda.

The program is implemented by DENIVA as the Capacity Development Partner (CDP) and benefiting the following civil society organisations: Makerere Women Development Association (MAWDA), Tusitukilemu Group Bwaise (TGB), St. Stephens Hospital (St. Stephens), Uganda Eyenkya Development Project Group (UEDPG), Kakuto Network of Indigenous Development Organisations (KANIVA), Community Initiative for the Prevention of HIV/AIDs (CIPA).

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GNDR

GNDR 

Disaster Risk Reduction is a model of disaster management which emerged in the 1970s. Many of those who would become GNDR’s founding members were present at the UN 'World Conference for Disaster Reduction' in Kobe, Japan in January 2005; which established the present ten-year plan for action on Disaster Risk Reduction – the 'Hyogo Framework for Action'. They were representatives of civil society organisations, present to observe and to advocate on behalf of the communities around the world who are most at risk to the impact of disasters.

An underlying concern of these civil society representatives was that the high level policy statements of programmes such as this would not be translated into effective implementation and change at the frontline – where communities vulnerable to disasters live and work. In expressing this concern they had history on their side, as the review of the preceding ten-year programmes, the 'Yokohama Strategy for Natural Disasters' had concluded that intentions still needed to be turned into actions. It became clear that by working together they could increase their effectiveness in advocacy and campaigning. As a result, over the following two years discussions and meetings let to an agreement to form the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) in 2007.

The network was initiated with the close support of the UN-International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR) Secretariat in collaboration with the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation, United Nations Development Programme. GNDR was officially launched in Geneva during the first session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in June 2007.

Throughout 2007 and 2008 the UN-ISDR supported the development of the network in various ways, including the publication of an annual compilation of “Good Practices and Lessons Learnt” by NGOs in DRR. Now, GNDR’s activities complement the UN-ISDR’s work programme. 

GNDR is located in Teddington, London under the leadership of its Executive Director, Marcus Oxley and the newly appointed Global Board. Internal management procedures and core objectives have been agreed, seed funding secured and related work packages initiated, including the ground breaking “Views from the Frontline” project designed to establish a global architecture to independently measure progress towards implementation of disaster risk reduction at the local level. An independent GNDR website was launched in December 2008.

In line with its mandate, the UN-ISDR Secretariat continues to support the facilitation of GNDR and other civil society networks through the promotion of NGO partnerships within the inter-governmental system and the ongoing sharing of information and knowledge on DRR that is relevant to civil society organisations.

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HIVOS (East Africa)

HIVOS (East Africa)

In September 2016, HIVOS and DENIVA entered into a Consultancy Contract to assess 15 HIVOS implementing partners for the Connecting Voices of Citizens Project using the NGO Quality Assurance Mechanism (QuAM). The organizations are located in Kampala, Soroti and Kabarole districts. Key among the issues assessed were: Governance, Organizational culture, personnel management, administrative procedures and risk management, programme reporting, human resources development and management, work organization, financial resources, accounting, budgeting, stock control, financial reporting, diversification of financial base, external relations, sustainability among others.

MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation

MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation

MS -Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS-TCDC) is a non-profit training organisation within MS ActionAid Denmark. It was established in 1967 and over the years the Centre has gained a reputation for high quality training of Civil Society Organisations and their partners, donors, and government agencies. They do provides a range of Short Trainings for development practitioners within the areas of governance, accountability, leadership, human rights, gender, peace building and conflict resolution; as well as soft skills such as Project Planning & Management and Monitoring & Evaluation. In addition to this, the Centre delivers Academic Programmes such as our BA in Governance & Development, BA in Non Profit Studies and MSc in Governance & Leadership. Our Swahili language programs and the Tanzanian Orientation Courses, trademark of MS TCDC, completes the regular academic offer.

The training courses aim to inspire, and empower citizens to mobilize, organize, challenge and intervene actively and constructively to re-direct the allocation and prioritization of services to favor the most vulnerable and marginalized. These include women, children and persons with special needs. We equip participants with tools, skills and inspiration that enable them to change their attitudes and behavior by overcoming the cultural, mental, structural and systemic barriers enshrined in the fear to engage and to question. We know too well that positive engagement is the only effective means of improving their livelihoods. 

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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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