This programme is premised on the recognition that violent conflicts and political instability have undermined Africa’s democratic and development potentials and possibilities. The programme sought to implement initiatives and activities towards deepening democratic governance, conflict resolution and peace building in Africa with particular emphasis on Eastern and Southern Africa. Underpinned by the understanding that there is a nexus between peace and democracy and sustainable development, the programme explores ways to achieve this through:

  • strengthening national political and administrative institutions;
  • Supporting democratic, legal and policy reforms;
  • supporting security sector reforms, and
  • supporting regional peace-building initiative and Security Institutions.
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Ongoing Projects

This project is a social accountability initiative that seeks to deepen local governance through strengthening political accountability of elected local leaders and citizens' demand for excellence in the provision of service delivery by their local governments. LGCSCI was launched in 2009 in 10 districts and currently covers 35 districts in Uganda.

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