The recent DGF voter education evaluation-2016 revealed that 65% of the respondents voted as a result of the voter education efforts by DGF Partners. The Civic Education Coalition of Uganda (CECU) - a loose association that was initiated in 2014 by 18 civil society actors and state institutions like the Judicial Service Commission and the Office of the Prime Minister (Information and National Guidance department) - took form and got registered.
CECU supported civic education interventions by advocating for enactment of National Civic Education policy, campaigning for harmonization and standardisation of civic education activities and materials, and promoting cooperation and coordination among civic education actors. These interventions complemented the activities of other actors that realised a marked increase in voter turnout in the recently concluded general elections. Female beneficiaries of Civic Education raise some of the IEC Materials shared by Pallisa Civil Society Network (PACONET) in Pallisa District.
41. Democratic Governance FacilityAnnual Report July 2015 - June 2016 41 s we sat patiently waiting to interview her, she rushed about the village inviting local leaders to attend the briefing meeting. They came with no hesitation, despite the fact that it was a period when all households were farming. The 51 year old Lukia is the iron lady of Mulanga village in Iganga district, and a Civic Educator trained and mentored by UPIMAC with financial support from the DGF ==> Read the Full Story