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 networking skills; governance of civil society organizations; lobbying and advocacy as well as resource mobilization and financial management among others. This programme focuses on the following objectives:

  1. To create a platform where all DENIVA member organizations exchange ideas and information about the development of Uganda.
  2. To build the capacity of Member Organizations to develop organizational profiles, strategic plans and key policies such as the Finance Policy, Human Resource Policy and Gender Policy.
  3. To support Member organizations to establish efficient and effective organizational systems and processes, backed by Information Technology.
  4. To strengthening internal governance, accountability and institutional capacity of NGOs for Quality Assurance Mechanism (QuAM) compliance, with Policy on Sexual Harassment and Gender Policy in organizations as integral aspects of the QuAM standards.
  5. To enhance collective lobbying and advocacy for afavorableand conducive legal framework and policy environment for CSOs in Uganda.

To support communication, information sharing and co-operation between indigenous voluntary associations, government, development partners and the international community on Uganda’s development.

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 addressed under this programme in partnership MOs include:

  1. To analyzethe impact of agricultural policies and programs on local populations in order to make proposals for reform and food security in favour of the poor, particularly the small scale farmers.
  2. To building the capacities of local communities to protect natural resources, adapt to climate change through awareness campaigns, pilot adaptation actions, and strengthening public private partnerships.
  3. To mobilize local communities to protect the environment, utilize and preserve natural resources  for the benefit of national development and for posterity.
  4. To strengthen the resilience of local communities and build capacity for disaster risk reduction. 

To promote women’s economic empowerment programs and support youth groups with innovative entrepreneurship initiatives.

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 national governments. It has the following objectives:

  1. To mobilize Member Organizations to actively participate in democratic governance at all levels and demand for government’s respect for human rights and the Constitution.
  2. To promotequality service delivery and accountability at local and central government levels in the sectors of Education, Health and Agriculture.
  3. To participate in policy reform processes at local and national levels, using grassroots knowledge and well researched evidence.
  4. To advocate for a favorable operating environment for civil society organizations in Uganda.

To promote women’s participation in local and national politics and build their capacity in transformative leadership.

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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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USAID

DENIVA 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...

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...

International Civil Society Centre (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...

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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...

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...

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...