Published on: 26/09/2022
The annual Uganda Water and Sanitation Network (UWASNET) CSO forum brings together WASH actors from all over the country to share experiences and provide opportunity for learning. UWASNET has organized the 12th Annual WASH CSO Forum under the theme “the nexus between WASH and Climate Change: Building WASH resilient communities in Uganda”. It seeks to bring together different WASH stakeholders to share experiences, learnings and deliberate on existing gaps in the sector that may curtail the realization of the Third National Development Plan (NDP III) performance targets and other national commitments.
In order to ensure operationalization of NDP III, all government plans are now aligned to the NDP III and deliberate efforts have been undertaken to link these plans to the Programme Based Budgeting System (PBBS). Not only are development partners required to align their frameworks to meet the aspirations of NDP III but also their planning processes must be reformed to take the programme-based approach for effective and efficient delivery of common results in the course of implementing NDP III. Meanwhile, CSOs in the WASH sector continue to support Local Governments (LGs) that are required to not only report to the relevant ministries (Water, Health and Education) periodically but also provide information on the utilization of funds to the centre for the preceding quarter to support the work-plans and justification for release of funds in line with the Programme Based System which urgently needs to be strengthened to relate to the sector Management Information Systems (MIS), Output and Outcome indicators as embedded in NDP III.
It's thus critical that coordination, monitoring and reporting of NDP III implementation is strengthened across the continuum of different key stakeholders with emphasis on the results framework to adequately guide the data collection process, analysis and reporting to be able to assess implementation progress towards the realization of the NDPIII development goal and objectives. And this will give rise to evidence-based development planning, implementation/operational planning, resource mobilisation, budgeting, and budget execution as well as effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting which are all crucial tenets of effective policy implementation.
Date: September 27-29,2022 at
Location: Hotel Africana. Kampala, Uganda
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1. Delivering the opening remarks, by Jane Nabunnya Mulumba, IRC Uganda Country Director and chairperson of Board of Directors of UWASNET. IRC Uganda shall also be participating on selected panels of discussions.
2. IRC has mobilised partners in the Albertine Region to participate in this learning event through a joint presentation on the IWRM session on 27 September 2022 from 2:00 - 3:15 PM.
CSOs working on WASH, Water Resources management and Climate change in the region including IRC, Join for Water, Water for People and Rural Water Initiative for Climate Action (RWICA) have collaborated with Ministry of Water and Environment/Directorate of Water Resources Management to deliver a presentation that aims to show case regional interventions in promoting learning, adaptability and scaling up, and to facilitate regional CSOs to learn from national level stakeholders on WASH and IWRM.
Martin Watsisi, IRC regional WASH Advisor will be the lead presenter in the IWRM session alongside the government panellist from MWE/DWRM facilitated by IRC.
3. Co-convene the session to orient WASH civil society on reporting requirements in line with NDP III for: (i) evidence-based planning; (ii) accountability; (iii) monitoring and evaluating policies, programmes and projects; (iv) institutional learning through data utilization and sharing; and (v) decision making through measuring the performance, outcome and impact of WASH interventions.
4. Direct financial contribution to the annual CSO Forum budget.