Our Objective

SOWIPA will achieve its mission by: 

  • Undertaking evidence- based research to advocate for pro-people policies with particular emphasis on the education, health, agriculture, environment and other governance issues
  • Providing brokerage services to increase access t micro-credit and other financial services for local community partners and individuals.
  • Providing technical and advisory services to local governments, and community based organizations to build the social and economic infrastructure for transformation.
  • Monitoring implementation of actions designed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the local level.


Work Gallery

Ntungamo District Education Officer responding to citizens on one of the citizens parliament in the district A cross section of participants during the launch free and fair elections in Ntungamo organised by SOWIPA One of the Community Meetings to disseminate the scorecard results in Ntungamo District A civic education clinic in Kibatsi sub county SOWIPA Team with community champions on un completed health center in Rugarama Sub county Ntungamo District A citizens parliament in Kibatsi sub county organised by SOWIPA and WACSOF

About Us

South western institute for policy and advocacy - SOWIPA is a non-profit policy research and Advocacy organization registered in Uganda as a Non- Governmental Organization (NGO). SOWIPA was established in 2007 and completed registration in 2008. Operating in 10 districts of South Western Uganda, SOWIPA is the only local NGO that combines evidence based research with policy advocacy and policy monitoring to address issues of poverty, economic growth and good governance. Our theory of change is that if strong professional and evidence – based non-profit organizations are established and based in Uganda’s rural areas, this will build a powerful constituency able to demand for pro-people policy change and better governance.


Contact Information

Address : South Western Institute for Policy and Advocacy (SOWIPA)
Plot 35A, Mbarara-Kabale Road
P.O Box, 191, Ntungamo-Uganda. ,
Phone : +256 312515324 / +256 772864224,
Email : sowipa_ug@yahoo.com,
Website : http://sowipa-u.pirengo.org