Plot 6 Bwankosya Road - Kabale
The National Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights in Uganda is a civic non-partisan, not profit-making, non-governmental organization, registered under the Non-Governmental Organization Registration statute of Uganda.
The Foundation was formed in 2000 by a group of Youth to promote human rights in the Kabale district of Uganda. Over the past ten years its geographical scope has expanded and now NAFODU implements projects in western, eastern, central, and northern regions of the country.
NAFODU promotes increased awareness among citizens about their civic responsibilities in order to make leaders more responsive and accountable. NAFODU increases civic awareness and citizen’s participation in governance through:-Training, workshops & seminars, Community activities like meetings, drama and visits.
Lobbying & Advocacy is a cross-cutting activity in all our programs i.e. Civic education, Corruption Awareness, Election Monitoring, Human Rights, and Multi-party strengthening are carried along an element of advocating and lobbying for attitudinal & cultural change. Press updates, conferences and statements, aim to engage the public and ensure citizens informed participation on governance.
NAFODU aims to change people’s attitudes and emotions that often fuel Social, Economic and political tensions and reduce conflicts and violence through its program of conflict prevention and management. Activities include;-Networking with partners involved in the democratization process, Inter-party round table discussions and liaison meetings, Nurturing debate & the growth of political parties.
Uganda’s electoral process has, since 1991, remained a highly contested sector of governance. In the recent past, an increasing number of elections have resulted in disputes and petitions. Elections have continually fallen short of meeting the basic standards of being free and fair. The Ugandan electoral system has been responsible for several problems.
Activities include; Networking with citizen organizations involved in promoting and protecting human rights, Community Sensitization/educational campaigns, Discussions and meetings for policy makers and the public to debate and explore policy options, Dissemination of information education and communication materials, Press updates, conferences and statements to supplement, Human rights training workshops.
Corruption has become so rampant that it affects all sectors of society including the judiciary and has had devastating consequences. Corruption has undermined democratic institutions, aggravated the economic crisis, discouraged investment, led to human rights violations and worsened the poverty situation in Uganda.Various forms of corruption manifest themselves like; Political Corruption etc.