Funding Partner: National Endowment for Democracy
Project Duration: May 2019-April 2020
Geographic Scope: National
The Citizens’ Initiative for Police Reforms in Uganda is supporting Ugandan citizens to achieve the police they desire, through supporting the processes of addressing both the structural and systematic issues that the UPF has for long grappled with. In the previous intervention, the project mobilized and supported 30 retired police officers of good repute to establish a platform at the national level. The consultative forum of retired police officers now seeks to consolidate and expand its membership across the country and seek recognition as an important stakeholder in matters of policing in Uganda.
Under this project, We are also replicating lessons learnt through several engagements with like-minded Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and relevant government agencies in Uganda and Kenya, in creating awareness on the human rights situation by the police and the need for the citizenry and other relevant stakeholders to call the police to account.
The project continues to employ several mechanisms that include Documentation and Lobby Meetings. FAPAD will continue to widely share and publish recommendations from the legislative audit on the Police Act 2006, (cap 303) as amended to influence decisions and actions of key policymakers in the country.