Districts of operation: Moroto and Napak
Riamiriam is an Ngakarimojong word which means “coming together” or “let us meet”. Riamiriam Civil Society Network – Karamoja is a non-governmental organisation which was established in 2003. As an umbrella network of CSOs in Karamoja, the organisation is mandated to coordinate, facilitate, build capacity, and provide a common platform through which CSOs can advocate for better social service delivery, peace, human rights, gender equality and economic development. Riamriam’s head office is located in Moroto district, but its network and operations extend to all nine districts of Karamoja: Abim, Amudat, Kaabong, Karenga, Moroto, Kotido, Nabilatuk, Nakapiripirit and Napak.
LIRA NGO FORUM
Districts of operation: Lira and Amuria
LIRA NGO FORUM is a network organisation formed in 1998 to enhance coordination among CSOs in Lango sub-region through promoting engagement and collaboration among CSOs, Local Governments and Communities. With the goal of pursuing inclusive, equitable and sustainable development, the forum leverages community structures – both technical and political – to monitor and advocate for quality service delivery in Lango. LIRA NGO FORUM provides platforms for CSOs and LGs to share information as well as build capacity for CSOs to enhance their credibility and compliance to the NGO legal regimes.
MAYANK Anti -Corruption Coalition (MACCO)
Districts of operation: Arua and Gulu
MAYANK Anti -Corruption Coalition (MACCO) is a regional governance and anti-corruption civil society network based in West Nile. Formed in 2008, MACCO is committed to promote democratic, accountable and responsive governance for improved service delivery in the West Nile sub-region. MACCO envisions West Nile sub region transformed into a model for zero tolerance for corruption in Uganda. On this journey, citizen empowerment and engagement underpins MACCO’s theory of change. MACCO’s core belief is that citizen empowerment and civil society engagement stimulates social transformation processes for a corruption-free society, actionable through effective citizen participation in governance processes, enhanced social accountability, responsive governance, rights promotion and rule of law.