NURDEF Canvassing for Partnerships for Development of Northern Uganda
Now that the Secretariat is set up and running, its time to move out and socialize the NURDEF agenda to like-minded partners in development. On 14th October 2021, the NURDEF Regional Coordinator, Charles Okello Owiny(Third from Right) was part of an alliance building meet Hosted by the Minister of State for Northern Uganda Rehabilitation, Hon. Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny in her office at OPM Kampala. This meeting was attended by the Danish Ambassador, HE Nicolaj A. Hejberg Petersen(Second from left), Victor Azza Vuzzi the Senior Programmes Advisor, Economics(DANIDA-Extreme right), The ED Greater North Parliamentary Forum, Christine Candiru(Fourth from Left) and the Principal Economist Northern Uganda Rehabilitation, Horace Bashaija. The meeting was a starting point of collaboration between parties in which areas of joint oversight and synergies were identified. The Partnership with GNPF seek to socialize NURDEF in the Legislative Assembly in order to effect policy influence and enhance lobby. The Office of the MSNU has been very supportive to the NURDEF Secretariat and will surely play an Instrumental role in guiding how NURDEF links directly to NDPIII and MDAs for better impact of GoU programs.