TITLE: “Strengthening Democratic Governance in Five Urban Authorities” (SDEG 5) project

DONOR: Democratic Governance Facility

Duration : April 2019 – October 2020

IMPACT : Improved Democratic Governance in 5 Urban Authorities

Outcome: Responsiveness of Urban Authorities towards citizen’s needs/demands improved

Overall Project Objective: To Strengthen urban authorities to improve their responsiveness to the needs and demands of citizens

Project Output and Activities:

Output 1.1 – Capacity of Urban Authority leaders to execute their mandate enhanced

  • 1.1.1 Support induction of 210 elected and technical leaders from 5 urban authorities on legislative functions and their roles as leaders
  • 1.1.2 Support production and dissemination of 250 copies of Political Leaders legislation toolkit to 200 leaders
  • 1.1.3 Support 150 elected and technical leaders of 5 urban authorities to participate in 1 Peer learning visit
  • 1.1.4 Orient 150 leaders/members of urban authorities statutory Committees, Commissions and Boards on their roles and functions
  • 1.1.5 Facilitate mentorship of 75 elected and technical leaders on principles and practices of democratic governance.
  • 1.1.6 Produce and disseminate 250 copies of compendium of national laws for elected leaders
  • 1.1.7 Support training of 150 elected and technical leaders of 5 urban authorities on principles and practices of Fiscal, Political and Administrative accountability.
  • 1.1.8 Support mentorship 150 members of PAC, Finance committees and Councilors on financial, planning, budgeting and procurement procedures
  • 1.1.9 Provide technical and logistical support to the planning units of 5 urban authorities.
  • 1.1.10 Support mentorship of 30 elected and technical leaders of 5 urban authority councils on development and enactment of Bye-laws.

Output 1.2 – Citizen engagement with Urban Authority leaders on governance and accountability improved

  • 1.2.1 Facilitate 20 elected and technical leaders to conduct 80 community meetings and 6 radio talk shows to sensitize 3000 men, 3000 women and 1200 youth on roles and responsibilities of elected and technical leaders
  • 1.2.2 Facilitate 50 Councilors to disseminate to 1000 citizens in 20 wards relevant information (Findings of Monitoring visits, Urban Authority’s Annual budget, PAC reports)

Output 1.3 – Platforms for leader-citizen engagement in democratic governance of urban authorities strengthened

  • 1.3.1 Conduct 5 Project entry meetings of 40 urban authority leaders and Citizens in each urban authority
  • 1.3.2 Facilitate 20 elected and technical leaders to conduct 20 pre-budget community consultation meetings.to engage 1000 citizens in budgeting processes.
  • 1.3.3 Organize one National Leaders’ Forum for 300 leaders to dialogue and review governance and performance issues of Urban Authorities.
  • 1.3.4 Facilitate 60 elected leaders, 60 technical staff, 60 CSOs rep and 120 Citizens to conduct 30 local level Joint Stakeholders Monitoring visits to urban authority projects.
  • 1.3.5 Facilitate Joint National Stakeholders Monitoring Visits to Project Activities.

Output 1.4 – Generation of strategic information for decision-making increased

  • 1.4.1 Conduct 1 Political Economy Analysis as Baseline for the project.
  • 1.4.2 Conduct one Participatory end-of-project Evaluation.

GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE:

Five (5) urban authorities of Lubaga Division Urban Council, Nansana Municipal Council, Iganga Municipal Council, Namayumba Town Council and Nauyo-Bugema Town Council

PROJECT BENEFICIARIES

Elected leaders (Mayors, Chairpersons, Speakers and Councilors), technical leaders (Town Clerks, Clerks to Council, Heads of Departments, Town Agents) and Citizens