National QuAM Council Orientation Meeting Organized by DENIVA and UNNGOF

The National QuAM Council Orientation Meeting

The NGO Quality Assurance Certification Mechanism (QuAM) is an internally self-driven assessment/accountability mechanism to meet quality standards in NGOs. QuAM was formed in 2006 with the primary aim of creating a credible, ethical- and efficient NGO sector for indigenous and Uganda-based NGOs operating in the country. QuAM has its governance structure ranging from The QuAM Assembly, National QuAM Council, QuAM Promoters to QuAM Regional Committees.

The National QuAM members engaged in the reorientation meeting held at the Uganda National NGO Forum on 21st/February/2022 at UNNGOF Boardroom. Members were taken through ways and the roadmap of re-imaging QuAM within the current context. Dr. John De Connick led the discussions about QuAM. John highlighted the history and current context of QuAM, and he emphasized that leadership plays a fundamental role in achieving QuAM. Therefore, it was essential for the QuAM council members to be oriented on the mechanism by highlighting on QuAM’s history, current context, role, certification processes, and code of conduct. The National QuAM Council and the two promoters (DENIVA and UNNGOF) in small group discussions answered the three questions that were raised by John De Connick.

Key Action Points agreed on

  • What do we need in the next 5 years?
  • QuAM to be recognized by Government
  • QuAM to be seen as a go-to-go institution
  • Strong learning elements
  • what does the QuAM Contextual implication tell us?
  • We should Communicate the value of QuAM
  • Invest in building relations with the government
  • Develop baseline for NGOs standards
  • what are some of the ways for improving the QuAM certification processes?
  • Regular roadmap/targets
  • Embrace legitimacy of the process
  • Revamping the QuAM database and update regularly
  • Embrace digital marketing



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