This project with support from ACTIONAID international

Aims of the project

The project aims at improving the capacity of the community to hold their leaders accountable. This includes both providing platforms and strengthening of the capacity of the community to engage with their leaders.

The project also aims at ensuring that community priorities are captured in the planning and budgeting process.

Project intervention areas:

The project covers the entire Teso sub region

Project Beneficiaries

The beneficiaries of this project includes the ordinary members of the community, political leadership local civil society organizations among others

Key Project Activities

District Anticorruption Interagency Forums: TAC on a quarterly basis convene meeting of key actors in the anticorruption movement in the district local governments, civil society and public sector to dialogue on findings of the PETS and other monitoring exercise

Radio Programmes: The radio as a tool of public communication is used to carry out a sensitization drive in the region. A few radio stations have been selected to run this activity. The radio is used for talk shows, debates, publicity of community interventions and mobilization of communities to events such as dialogues and public lectures.

School outreach: The school outreach programme has activities that are aimed at empowering youth for anticorruption and then providing forums for them to showcase what they have learnt. Specifically this involves establishment of School Anticorruption clubs, arts competitions, and debates on radio, sensitization of the students on constitutionalism and provision of the constitution in simplified versions

Sub County Accountability Dialogues (SCADs): Sub County Accountability Dialogues in selected sub counties. This is a model of promoting civic participation in accountability and transparency of leaders. Community members at the sub counties are mobilized to a public place where issues from the resource monitoring and leaders performance will be discussed

Women Anticorruption Forums: Women's Anticorruption Forums are held to provide an avenue for women to interface with leaders to discuss topical issues on governance affecting women in the region. Issues of service delivery, development projects, women's' rights and duties will be discussed at such fo

Review Meetings with Grassroots Accountability Committees (GACs). These meetings will take place at Sub County level and are designed to provide the necessary contact and technical support to the monitors in the performance of their role. Experiences will be shared amongst Sub committees and a major reflection on the successes, challenges, lessons, recommendations and the way forward in form of next action plan will be drawn as one major outcome

Expected out comes

- Civic empowerment for social accountability:

- Effective service delivery

- Visibility: These actions proposed above all have a component of highlighting the achievements and challenges of anticorruption activists and actors.

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