The Ugandan Coalition for peace, democracy and development, uganda
Voices for Global Change was in Uganda in October, 2005, assisting in a project
to develop an issue-driven, good-governance coalition in the Northern Region of
As a sub-contractor on this U.S. State Department funded project, Voices provided training in community and media relations to the 155 participants in the project, primarily local government and civic leaders. The project was the first of its kind in the country.
The "Ugandan Coalition for Peace, Democracy and Development" was trained to
advocate for improved social, political and economic conditions for the communities in this important and underserved area of the country.
Traditionally marginalized from the rest of Uganda, two decades of rebel activity
by the Lord's Resistance Army served to further disempower the people of the
Northern Region, displacing up to 1.5 million people in internal refugee camps.
This project was a first step toward an examination of how a well-organized
coalition could be designed, developed and implemented, even though many of
its representatives came from a wide variety of religious, cultural and