Hosting the Humanitarian Platform for Local and National Organisations in Uganda, Uganda National NGO Forum represents civil society on the National Covid 19 Technical taskforce spearheaded by the Office of the prime Minister. In this regard, civil society led by the Uganda National NGO Forum has been holding a series of virtual meetings in an effort to contribute to the government cause to respond to Corona Virus Pandemic in Uganda. In the first engagement, civil Society pledged to support the government by offering expertise in the areas of emergency response, return to normality and impact mitigation and the post Covid 19 development phase. As a result, the Office of the Prime Minister requested CSOs to have a comprehensive CSO response plan.
In response to the formation of a comprehensive CSO response plan, actions so far taken include a matrix sent to all civil society organisations detailing the mode of response as an institution at all levels, Development of the CSO Thematic Response notes to guide the operation of thematic groups (Emergency Response Team, Advocacy and Policy Engagement Team, Citizen Engagement Team; and Coordination and Representation Team), a call to volunteer to be part of these thematic groups is out; and apart from being represented on the National Technical Taskforce,- efforts to have civil society represented on other taskforces such as Health are underway; lastly, a call to establish a CSO Covid fund is also out with bank details and mobile money contacts for all well-wishers to make a contribution to ensure that the Covid 19 situation in the country is managed.
Don’t forget to fill in the Matrix shared here.
#StandwithUganda: The details of the account and mobile money for the CSO Fund are:
Bank Account Details
Account Name: Uganda National NGO Forum
Account Number: 0108212045101
Bank: Standard Chartered Bank Uganda Limited
Branch: Forest Mall
Mobile Number Details
Number: 0782 – 142551
Registered Name: Rashidah Namatovu