Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET) is the national umbrella organisation for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Water and Environment sector. UWASNET is crucial in helping government realise its targets of alleviating poverty and achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through universal access to safe, sustainable water and improved sanitation. UWASNET plays this vital role in partnership with other key sector players such as the Government of Uganda, Development Partners (DP's) and the private sector. Visit: www.uwasnet.org
The National Association of Women Organizations in Uganda (NAWOU) is an umbrella organization whose origin dates back to 1978 gby Decree No 3 of 1978 which established the National Council of Women (NCW) as the national machinery promoting issues relating to women. The role of NCW ceased after the formation of the Ministry of Women in Development, Culture and Youth. In 1993, NAWOU was registered with the NGO Board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The UCSD is a network or more than 40 NGOs dedicated to coordinate advocacy and lobby work around issues and commitments made by world governments towards sustainable development, inspired by the Rio+ 10 project (Civil Society project for preparation of the Johannesburg Summit of 2002).
Voluntary Action for Development (VAD) is a non-profit making, non-governmental Organization initiated in May 1996, and registered under the Non-Governmental Organizations Board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the same year.
VAD works with the rural poor and disadvantaged communities in Wakiso and Amuria districts in Central and North Easern Uganda respectively. Visit: www.vaduganda.org
The Uganda Nile Discourse Forum (UNDF) was launched in 2003 to support civil society participation in the developments in the Nile Basin. UNDF aims at promoting dialogue on sustainable and equitable development, peace and mutual understanding on development issues on the Nile Basin. UNDF also aims at achieving various objectives including civil society support and advocacy.
In May 2006, the UNDF established its first office at the Uganda Wildlife Society (UWS) and today it is at Mawanda Road in Kampala.