The APRM Secretariat and the Delegation from Uganda held a training workshop on the 2nd Cycle of the APRM Review Process in Uganda, on 9 December 2014 in Midrand, South Africa. The training workshop sought to agree on the Roadmap that should be followed in effective implementation of the 2nd Cycle Review Process in Uganda.
Delivering welcoming remarks on behalf of the APRM interim CEO, Mr. Bankole Adeoye, commended the Ugandan Government for their commitment to the APRM Process. Mr. Adeoye said “we should draw lessons and best practices from the APRM Process in Uganda” and these should be emulated by other countries.
The delegation from Uganda comprised of Head of Mission, Honorable Amos Lugoloobi, and Chairman of the Uganda National Governing Council, Honorable Geofrey Ekanya, Member of Parliament from the Opposition and Mrs. Silvia Angey Ufoyuru, from the Ugandan National Planning Authority.
In his remarks Hon. Lugoloobi shared milestones the Ugandan Government has achieved due to its deliberate implementation of the National Plans of Action. He highlighted among others that Parliament has passed a motion to have Democratic Governance as a stand-alone goal in the Ugandan Sustainable Development Goals, the Charter of Fiscal Responsibility, National Identity System and Electoral Reforms to make elections more credible.
During the workshop the APRM Secretariat shared presentations on the Methodology for APRM Second Generation Reviews and a presentation on the Communication Strategy. The meeting also discussed ways to revitalize and reenergize the APRM in Uganda.
Mrs. Silvia Angey Ufoyuru, provided an update on the APRM implementation in Uganda, a status on the rollout of NPoAs, challenges encountered and lessons learned.
Mr. Adeoye also shared a presentation on the NEPAD milestones.
Concluding the workshop, Mr. Grant Masterson, from the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa, presented Findings and Lessons from the EISA 2014 Survey on Civil Society Opinion on the APRM and Governance in Uganda.