Environment Alert (EA) is implementing a project titled ‘Increasing access to sustainable and renewable energy alternatives in the Albertine Graben’ that aims at communities adopting sustainable renewable energy alternatives to reduce dependency on biomass for their energy needs. The project is being implemented in collaboration with the World-Wide Fund-Uganda Country Office (WWF-UCO) with financial support from NORAD. One of the project outcomes is ‘Civil society in partnership with other agents of change is transforming government and private sector decisions and practices towards sustainable and renewable energy development to the benefit of women, men and youth’
There are already initiatives that have been done to contribute to the achievement of the above project outcome, i.e. EA has already developed a CSOs and Networks advocacy strategy. The strategy provides a framework for the project CSOs & Networks to undertake advocacy interventions aimed at increasing access to sustainable and renewable energy options in the Albertine Graben to reduce the demand for biomass there by contributing to conservation of high value forest ecosystems to benefit people and nature in Uganda.
In addition, WWF developed a capacity needs assessment tool that was used to assess Project CSOs and Networks in terms of the level of internal capacity and the results achieved by the CSOs in relation to WWF and other donor support in becoming effective managers, advocates and agents of change for sustainable development. The results of this assessment of each CSO provide an indication of the performance of CSO capacity building work and improve planning and intervention strategies to build strong civil society organizations/networks.
It’s in this context therefore EA commissioned a Consultant to develop a Capacity Building Plan for Project CSOs and Networks based on the findings of the advocacy capacity needs assessment using WWF capacity assessment tool. It’s based on this that Environmental Alert is organizing a National stakeholders meeting to validate the draft Capacity development plan.
Environmental Alert will hold a stakeholders’ meeting to validate a draft capacity building plan for project CSOs and Networks that was developed based on the findings of the advocacy capacity needs assessment using WWF capacity assessment tool. The plan will be implemented to build CSO & Networks capacity building and improve planning and intervention strategies to build strong civil society organizations/networks.
This meeting will be held on 26 November, 2018 at Eurekal Place Hotel, and will involve 21 key representatives of CSOs & Networks. However, participation is by invite.