The Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) was initially established in July 2011 by eight Development Partners: Austria, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the European Union, as a five-year governance programme aimed at providing harmonised, coherent and well-coordinated support to state and non-state entities to strengthen democratisation, protect human rights, improve access to justice and enhance accountability in Uganda. The Programme goal was to contribute to equitable growth, poverty eradication, rule of law and long term stability in Uganda. This programme marked the first phase of DGF that ended in June 2016.

Currently the DGF is implementing its second 5-year phase (January 2018 – December 2022) with support from seven DPs: Austria, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the European Union, to build on the achievements of the first phase, address the continuing democratic deficits, and consolidate peace and stability in the country.

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  • ADC


    Austrian Development Agency (ADA) appreciates the respect for human rights are essential for sustainable human development, poverty reduction and the elimination of inequality. With the Sustainable Development Goals, the international community is seeking to promote inclusive societies, provide equal access to justice for all and to build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. ADA supports developing countries in fulfilling human rights and fostering a vibrant civil society.

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  • Freedom House

    Freedom House

    Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world.

    We analyze the challenges to freedom, advocate for greater political rights and civil liberties, and support frontline activists to defend human rights and promote democratic change. Founded in 1941, Freedom House was the first American organization to champion the advancement of freedom globally

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    For over a decade, Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa has supported initiatives to advance human rights in the region with a view to improve the quality of life of the people of Eastern Africa. We have partnered with government agencies, civil society organizations, individuals, academic institutions and movements to promote democratic ideals, justice, rule of law, inclusion, equality and non-discrimination. We have passionately worked towards our aspiration, inspired by our common conviction that “all persons count equally”. Our distinct character of taking on what have been considered “lost causes”, enabling the most marginalized in society to realize their aspirations, has been made possible by our team of caring, diligent, passionate and talented workforce. Today, we work with some of the most committed and passionate staff dedicated to the mission of making a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable in the society; staff committed to the fundamental ideals of human rights that we so aspire to realize. It is because of these dedicated staff that we have been able to advance human rights in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan and Rwanda.

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