Enhancing Civil Society Advocacy Strategies on Oil Issues in Uganda

The National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) is using RWI support to conduct a baseline assessment of community concerns in Uganda’s oil districts, to convene government, civil society and oil company representatives to address those concerns, and to provide the oil district communities with relevant advocacy materials and training on their use.

The government has made no concrete progress toward joining the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in spite of referring to the initiative in its 2008 oil and gas policy. In 2010 and 2011, the government committed to two pieces of  legislation aimed at improving the management of the oil sector,  but as of mid-2011, one bill had yet to be tabled in parliament and the other had not been released for public comment.

NAPE has been working for several years to build the capacity of local and rural groups, improve information dissemination and work with local kingdoms (the equivalent of traditional authorities) on issues of revenue distribution.

Related Grants

Title Year Amount
Enhancing Civil Society Advocacy Strategies on Oil Issues in Uganda 2010 $30,000