NURRU and Uganda Coalition for Access to Essential Medicines (HEPs – Uganda)

NURRU is a member of UCAEM, a coalition that is advocating for improved access to essential medicines in Uganda, and is coordinated by the Coalition for Health Promotion and Social Development (HEPS) Uganda.  Through this coalition, NURRU continued to advocate for the availability of drugs in health centers in Uganda.

NURRU and the Uganda Land Alliance (ULA)
NURRU is a member of the Uganda Land Alliance, a consortium of NGO’s lobbying for fair land laws in Uganda. The mission of the Alliance is to enhance access, control and ownership of land by the poor women, men, children, and marginalized groups through the promotion of fair policies and laws for the protection of land rights. Through this coalition, NURRU continued to follow up on the recommendations that were forwarded to the Nation Land Policy steering committee through participation in meetings of the ULA.

NURRU and NOGAMU continued to work on organic agriculture policy development and monitoring.  Regular exchange of information took place and resource materials are in the NURRU Resource Centre for access by the Members.

NURRU and National Association of Volunteering Enterprises (NAVE)
NURRU is the member of NAVE and association of CSOs promoting Volunteerism in Uganda

Other Networks
As a member of the National Association of Volunteer Enterprises (NAVE) Uganda, NURRU participated in the events to mark the International Volunteers’ Day and the Volunteer of the Year Award (VOYA) giving ceremony at the Imperial Royale Hotel.

NURRU is on the steering committee of the Uganda Health Equity Network (UHEN) a network that pushes forward the emerging issues on health in Uganda. The network is being hosted by HEPS Uganda.

NURRU is the Lead Agency and other Participating organizations involved are; Commission for Science and Technology [COSTECH] –Tanzania; University of Nairobi Kenya, Institute for Development Studies [IDS]; National University of Rwanda OSSREA- Rwanda chapter-Rwanda and the University Of Kwazulu Natal -South Africa.  The major objective of this project is to assess the relationship between poverty and ICTs in the East African Region.

The NURRU capacity building activities were supported by the DFID – CSUP, the EU CSCBP, IDRC and PANOS East Africa.

NURRU participated in various conferences and meetings at local, national, regional and international levels.  These were: –

  1. SALW, Arusha Tanzania (30th – 31st January 2008);
  2. NOVATECH on ICTs Addis Ababa (12th – 15th February 2008);
  3. MeTA, Entebbe Uganda (17th – 23rd February 2008);
  4. African Union, on Social Protection, Munyonyo Uganda (27th – 30th 2008)
  5. BUILD, UK (8th – 11th May, 2008)
  6. MeTA launch London UK, (15th – 16th May 2008);
  7. RECSA Dar-es Saalam, (27th – 30th May 2008)
  8. BUILD Annual General Meeting, UK (30th June – 1st July 2008)
  9. International Conference on Social Protection (7th – 10th September 2008)
  10. UN Financing for Development, Civil Society Forum Qatar (6th November 2008)
  11. PANOS East Africa, Nairobi Kenya (10th-11th December 2008)
  12. PICTURE Africa, Kigali Rwanda (17th – 19th December 2008)