Our Projects

Local Government Council Score card Initiative (LGCSCI); Since 2009, SOWIPA has been working in partnership with the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) and Uganda Local Governments Association (ULGA) to assess the performance of the district chairperson, the district speaker, district councilors and the district council as a corporate body of Ntungamo, Rukungiri and Kanungu district. In 2014, the project was implemented in 30 districts of Agago, Amuria, Amuru, Apac, Bududa, Buliisa, Gulu, Hoima, Jinja, Kabarole, Kamuli, Kanungu, Lira, Luwero, Masaka, Masindi, Mbale, Mbarara, Moroto, Moyo, Mpigi, Mukono, Nakapiripirit, Nebbi, Ntungamo, Rukungiri, Soroti, Tororo, Ntungamo and Wakiso. These districts are selected from all regions of Uganda and local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in their respective districts do the assessment in partnership with ACODE and ULGA. The aim of this project is to improve the quality of service delivery in Uganda through training district leaders on their roles and responsibilities as per the Local Government Act and sensitizing citizens on the above roles of their political leaders in order to demand for better services. These roles include (i) the Legislative role (ii) contact with electorates (iii) Participation in Lower Local Gov’ts and (iv) Monitoring service delivery on Ntaional Priority Programme Areas (NPPAs). The details and scorecard reports for the last four years can be accessed from SOWIPA offices in Ntungamo and the district library or ACODE website (www.acode.acode-u.org). It’s the duty of all of us citizens to improve service delivery in Ntungamo and Uganda in general by working with our leaders and this can be done by reporting poor services in our communities to our leaders.

Civic Education Project; Since march 2013, SOWIPA in partnership with Western Ankole Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) have been implementing the above project in Ntungamo among other 10 districts of Ankole region with the main aim of improving civic consciousness and civic awareness among citizens.

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SOWIPA's Community Mobilizes SOWIPA Team with community champions on un completed health center in Rugarama Sub county Ntungamo District Some of SOWIPA community mobilisers Students organized by SOWIPA matching to one of citizens parliament in Rwashamire, Kajara county, Ntungamo District Ntungamo District Education Officer responding to citizens on one of the citizens parliament in the district The projects coordinator at SOWIPA welcoming participants on one the citizens debate on cervice delivery

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.

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Contact Information

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