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The European Union- Support to Decentralization Programme (EU-SDP 2010)

The SDP project was being implemented in partnership with the Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC).  The activities focused on strengthening the capacity of Traditional Leaders, district based NGOs and technical staff to improve decentralization service delivery.   It is anticipated that improvement in community participation, transparency, accountability, policy implementation, resource allocations and governance to be realized through collaborative projects formulation and management, Dialogue meetings at village, parish and sub-county levels, thus empowering communities and ensuring functional partnership between the local government structures and the traditional systems.

NURRU in partnership with the Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC) implemented a project with support from EU Support to Decentralization Programme (SDP) in Karamoja entitled; “Working through the Karamojong Traditional System to enhance Community Participation in Decentralization for Improved Service Delivery.”

The NDI – Strengthening Multiparty Democracy Programme (SMD)

NURRU entered into a partnership with NDI Uganda as one of the national partners under the SMD programme. NURRU together with NDI worked closely to help the district CSOs acquire knowledge and skills in citizen participation in development programmes.  This was achieved through field visits, trainings and participation


NURRU accessed a grant from the DFID-CSUP in support for the National Policy Research (NPR) under agreement number AG 4485.  The project is titled “Enhancing Rights Awareness and Advocacy for Influencing Government Policies, Programs, and Strategies for Such Policies to be Responsive to Peoples Rights’ Priorities and Recommendations”.

The project objectives were to improve policy understanding and policy research; enhance coalitions’ advocacy capacity for continuous engagement with government, and Improve participatory monitoring and evaluation. Two research projects were completed in 2007 under the themes Education and Peace and Conflict were completed in 2008.

The research on the education theme was titled “Conflict Management Strategies of Head Teachers and Their Influence upon Teachers’ and Students’ Satisfaction with the School Climate: An Analytical Survey of Secondary Schools in Uganda” carried out by Lead Researcher Mr.Godfrey Tumwesigye and Mr.Benon Basheka.  The one for peace and conflict resolution was titled “The Effect of Land Wrangles and Decentralization on Development: A Case Study of Kibaale District in South Western Uganda” and carried out by Lead Researcher Ms.Stella Kanyesigye and Mr. Patrick Abeneimwe.

The research projects for the year 2008/2009 were on Agriculture and Environment themes.  The research themes were selected by participants from diverse academic disciplines, background, governmental and non-governmental institutions, private section and individual researchers and research users.

The research on agriculture was titled “Analysis of Production and Marketing Channels of Local Chickens and their Products in Central Uganda” by Lead Researcher; Dr.C.C. Kyarisiima, and Mr. Donald R. Kugonza, Collaborator.

The research on environment was titled “The Influence of Farmers Perceptions on the Adoption of Soil Erosion Control Strategies in Rural – Poor Fragile Ecosystem of Mt. Elgon” by Lead Researcher; Yazidhi Bamutaze, and Daniel Luliro Nadhomi, Collaborator.


The component involved supporting the Sub-county Civil Society Coordinators in order to improve and strengthen their capacities in advocacy and lobbying. Previous Page