Support to the Uganda Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)

Contract partner: Royal Danish Embassy - UgandaCountry: Uganda Funding amount: € 2.500.000,00Project start: 01.07.2011End: 31.12.2017

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) seeks to address specific governance deficits that were identified in Uganda.

'Equitable growth, poverty reduction, rule of law and long-term stability in Uganda' is the objective of the Facility. The purpose is to strengthen democratisation, protect human rights, enhance access to justice, peaceful co-existence and improve accountability in Uganda.

Eight Development Partners have undertaken to establish the DGF which will work as a basket fund and will be managed by a special DGF Programme Management Unit.

The DGF will harmonise support to selected public institutions and civil society organisations. While complementing government efforts, the DGF will place particular emphasis on the role of non-state actors as drivers of change.

A human rights based approach will facilitate the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues, among them gender mainstreaming, within the DGF.

The DGF will be based on lessons learnt from previous support and will address identified governance challenges through three separate but interlinked programme components: (i) Deepening Democracy, (ii) Rights, Justice and Peace, and (iii) Voice and Accountability.

Based on its Uganda Country Strategy, Austria will direct the financial contribution to component 2 on 'Rights, Justice and Peace'. The objective of this component is to empower people of Uganda, especially the poor, vulnerable and women through:

- strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights

- improved access to justice, including access to legal aid services

- promoting peace and reconciliation.

To achieve this, the DGF will strenghten the role of non-state actors and complement government efforts.

project number2286-00/2011
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
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