This year, National Association for Women’s Action in Development (NAWAD) has been privileged to be one of the organizations that supported the implementation of the global Agenda 2030. With the objective of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, NAWAD in partnership with Action for Rural Women Empowerment (ARUWE) and with support from Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) aimed at building the capacity of women’s civil society organizations towards achieving the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Climate Agreement. This was done by facilitating women to engage in development and government policy processes through networking and movement building under the theme “Women Building Power for Gender Equality and Environmental Justice.” This project targeted women groups at the grass root and thus was implemented in Nyabuhama, Biharwe sub-county in Mbarara district.
Among the activities for the project, NAWAD organized a meeting with the community women that resulted into the formulation of a women led movement group whose committee was elected for and a position formulated, As if that was not enough, NAWAD went ahead and organized for another meeting that connected the members to their leaders at sub-county level with whom the women can always interface with for support and knowledge on matters that affect them. The women went ahead and formulated a constitution to govern them and agreed to at least meet every Tuesday for development. According to us, this was milestone moved in achieving our goal as an organization.