Roundtable on Civil Society Influence on Politics and Public Policy Reform in Uganda
The roundtable is convened to discuss the context and factors impacting on civil society influence on politics and public policy reforms in Uganda and the entry points that can be leveraged to strengthen this influence.
Mr. Kitamirike Emmanuel, the Executive Director of the Public Policy Institute will make a presentation today, February 26, 2019 on Civil Society Influence on Political and Public Policy Reforms in Uganda at a Roundtable organised by the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington DC. The roundtable is convened to discuss the context and factors impacting on civil society influence on politics and public policy reforms in Uganda and the entry points that can be leveraged to strengthen this influence. The discussion at the roundtable is based on report published by PPI and authored by Emmanuel Kitamirike and Kiranda Yusuf that can be accessed using the link; (http://ppi.or.ug/publications/civil-society-influence-political-and-public-policy-reform-uganda At the Roundtable, the main areas of discussion shall include;
a) Uganda’s foreign policy within the porous Great Lakes Region and its impact on democratic strengthening.
b) How formidable is the current civil society in facilitating political bargains – the case of the 2017 Constitutional Amendment Act and now the National Dialogue process.
c) How is civil society contributing to the personification of politics and political competition ahead of the 2021 general elections? And how is this challenging institutionalised democracy?
d) How sustainable is the current model of financing political reform focused civil society organisations? And
e) Towards a new civil society pursuit for political and policy reform – how can actors leverage existing opportunities to strengthen their influence on politics?