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Strengthening Democratic Governance in Five Urban Authorities” (SDEG 5)

project name 



Democratic Governance Facility


April 2019 – October 2020


Improved Democratic Governance in 5 Urban Authorities


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.


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


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


About Us

The Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders’ Initiative for Community Action on AIDS at the Local Level (AMICAALL) is an association of African Mayors and other Urban Leaders formed to support sustainable solutions to the HIV and AIDS.