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These are Project Reports for Students for Global Democracy Uganda (SGD-Uganda)’s conducted projects from the period 2011 to-date funded by Coalition for International Criminal Court (CICC) based in the Hague, Netherlands, National Endowment for Democracy (NED) based in Washington D.C, USA, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy based in Taipei, Taiwan, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations based in Newyork, USA, International Republican Institute (IRI) based in Washington DC, USA,  SIDA/Diakonia, Swedish Embassy, Uganda,  Uganda Youth Network, our umbrella organization and Individual Supporter , Alanna Ojibway, USA  .  The purpose of the reports is to provide the public, collaborators, CSO partners and donor community with an overall insight into the donor-supported work of Students for Global Democracy Uganda (SGD-Uganda) drawing on the outcomes, effects, results, impact and/or change brought about by the projects. The reports also provide an opportunity for Students for Global Democracy Uganda (SGD-Uganda) to assess the past few years of its organization’s growth and development.

 

Students for Global Democracy Uganda (SGD-Uganda) have received donor funding and support since October, 2010. It has been in position to carry out 16 projects.  Although Students for Global Democracy Uganda (SGD-Uganda) has been carrying out other projects with financial support from other partners, NED has been the main financially supporting partner; hence, contributing a very big deal to the cause of enlightening and empowering young people and youth for active participation, involvement and engagement in the governance and democratic processes of their country-Uganda. Today, one cannot fail to realize that young people and youth in Uganda have grown and developed in their activism and advocacy for reforms and change in the manner their country-Uganda is being administered, managed and governed by the politicians and bureaucracy. 

 

These are the so far conducted projects and their respective narrative and financial reports:

PROJECT
PROJECT STATUS
PROJECT REPORT

• 2019 – To date : Establishing Friends of the International Criminal Court Clubs in High Schools and this project is intended to sustain the conversation of the ICC among the student community and countering the misunderstanding and misconception about the ICC. This is being funded by the student community and participating schools

On-Going

• 2017- 2018: Popularizing the Role and Relevancy of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court among the Student Community in Uganda, and the project purpose was to promote the legitimacy of the ICC. The project was funded by the Coalition of International Criminal Court (CICC), to which SGD Uganda is a member and the approved fund was $7000

Completed

  1. SGD Uganda_ICC Awareness Progressive Project Report (DOWNLOAD)
  2. ICC HIGH SCHOOL DEBATES FINANCIAL REPORT (DOWNLOAD)

• 2016 -2017: Promoting Youth Civic Engagement in three districts in Uganda. The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) funded project was intended to strengthen youth participation and contribution in socio-economic and political processes at the community and national level. The approved project grant was $30,820

Completed

  1. Promoting Youth Civic Engagement Report (DOWNLOAD)
  2. Promoting Youth Civic Engagement Final Financial Report (DOWNLOAD)
  3. Closeout of NED Grant No. 2016-1102 (DOWNLOAD)

• 2015 – 2016: Strengthening Youth Participation in the Uganda 2021 Elections. This project was funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), and its objective was to promote youth participation in the 2021 Elections. The approved project grant was $35,230

Completed

  1. SGD Uganda Election Observation Report 2016 (DOWNLOAD)
  2. Strengthening Youth Participation in 2016 Elections Report (DOWNLOAD)
  3. Closeout of NED Grant No. 2015-1008 (DOWNLOAD)
  4. Strengthening Youth Participation in 2016 Elections Financial Report (DOWNLOAD)

• April – August 2016: Student Mock Parliaments. This program was funded by Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD). The project objective was to create spaces where young people can discuss public policy matters, especially those that impact the youth, and brainstorm opportunities to influence political processes in a manner that catalyzes the youth voice. The approved grant was $3000

Completed

  1. SGD Uganda_TFD Mock Parliaments Project Report_Final (DOWNLOAD)
  2. TFD -SGD Uganda Mock Parliaments Financial Report (DOWNLOAD)

• 2014-2015: Strengthening Student Participation in the Uganda 2021 Elections. Funded by National Endowment for Democracy (NED), it was intended to specifically engage the student community in meaningful elections. The approved project grant was $43,500

Completed

  1. Mock Election Program Progressive Report (DOWNLOAD)
  2. Participation in 2016 Elections Report (DOWNLOAD)
  3. Strengthening Students Participation in 2016 Election FinanciaL Report_2014-977 (DOWNLOAD)

• April – August 2015: Student Why Vote? Debates. This was a Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) funded project and it was focused to strengthen students’ participation in a meaningful Uganda 2012 General poll process. The initiative approved grant was $3000

Completed

  1. SGD Uganda_TFD Why Vote Debate Project Report (DOWNLOAD)
  2. TFD – SGD Uganda WHY Vote Financial Report (DOWNLOAD)

• 2013- 2014: Mentoring Youth/Student Advocates for Transparency and Public Accountability. Funded by National Endowment for Democracy (NED). The project purpose to mentor and engage young people in Uganda to hold their leaders accountable for their campaign promises and quality service delivery from the duty bearers. The project approved grant was $40,000

Completed

  1. Mentoring Youth Advocates for Accountability Final Project Report (DOWNLOAD)
  2. Closeout of NED Grant No. 2013-807 (DOWNLOAD)
  3. Mentoring Students and Advocates for Accountability Financial Report 2013-807 (DOWNLOAD)

• 2012 – 2013: Promoting Civic Responsibility and Respect for Volunteerism among the Youth”. This National Endowment for Democracy (NED) funded initiative was intended to mobilize youth for civic duty and promote a culture of volunteerism. The approved grant was $48,970

Completed

  1. Closeout of NED Grant No. 2011-834 (DOWNLOAD)

• 2013 - 2014: Addressing Ethnic Tensions and Religious Differences among University Students in Uganda. This United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) funded project was intended to foster peace as an alternative to violence and as a national strategy to build a generation of youths who love and appreciate religious and cultural diversity. The approved grant was $25,000

Completed

  1. UNAOC PROJECT FINAL NARRATIVE REPORT (DOWNLOAD)
  2. UNAOC Project FINANCIAL REPORT (DOWNLOAD)

• 2012-2013: Promoting Civic Responsibility and Civil Culture against Violence among Young People, the first National Endowment for Democracy (NED) funded project was intended to show young people the real consequences of violence and thereafter engage them in constructive civic engagements like community cleaning, tree planting, volunteer placements, documentary films on violence, drama shows on violence, and discussion forums on violence. The approved grant was $23,200

Completed

  1. Promoting Civic Responsibility and Civil Culture among Youth Project Report_Third Quarter (DOWNLOAD)
  2. Closeout of NED Grant No. 2011-834 (DOWNLOAD)
  3. Promoting Civic Responsibility and Citizenship Project Financial Report (DOWNLOAD)

• 2011: Green Light Movement Campaign. The International Republican Institute (IRI) funded campaign was a youth led advocacy initiative with the goal of mobilizing and organizing the youth to generate action-oriented thoughts to address pressing concerns affecting the youth in Uganda.

It was an enriching initiative, where young people were able to come up with solutions to pressing issues like unemployment and we were able to open up chapters in secondary schools to sustain the activities of the campaign

Completed

  1. GREENLIGHT ACTIVITY REPORT Final (DOWNLOAD)

• Observation of Youth Parliamentary Uganda 2011 Youth Parliamentary Elections in Jinja District. Our four member observer team was facilitated by SIDA/Diakonia Uganda through African Youth Development Link. The facilitation grant was $2000. We monitored and observed both the Youth Parliamentary and National Youth Council Elections.

Completed

• February 2011: Observation of the Uganda 2011 General Elections. SGD Uganda Observation team of 4 people was facilitated by Uganda Youth Network and the facilitation grant was $2000

Completed

• 2010 -2011: Youth as Ambassadors of Peace Project. The Uganda Youth Network funded initiative was meant to train youth as peace ambassador and engaging the students in a non-violence peaceful electoral process. The approved grant was $2000

Completed

• October – December 2012: Humanitarian Project for Vulnerable kids (Provision of shoes and scholastic materials for kids in Mpigi and Kampala). The initiative was funded by Alanna Ojibway, a volunteer at Students for Global Democracy Uganda and by then, a student of Vermont College School in United States. The project grant was $5000

Completed