Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Requirements for Western Uganda FBO Network Membership
- You should be registered and have a certificate – a photo copy should be presented
- Well established with office premises, and a visible physical address
- You should have an approved constitution/ articles of association endorsed by the head of the organization and bear a stamp.
- You should present your most recent Annual Report or Strategic Plan in the case of new NGOs/FBOs
- Provide copies of your publications if any, including brochures , posters etc
- Fill a membership form and return to Western uganda FBO Network with all the above documents attached.
Annual membership subscription fees are;
- 70,000/= for District Based FBOs/NGOs- NGOs working in only one district
- 150,000/= for National FBOs/NGOs- NGOs working in more than one district
- 450,000/= for Membership or network FBOs/NGOs – NGOs with other affiliated members including District Networks.
- 750,000/- for International FBOs/NGOs- FBOs/NGOs originating outside Uganda
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
WHY FAITH+FAMILY PLANNING PROJECT IN KYENJOJO DISTRICT.
Access to accurate FP information is a huge determinant for uptake of FP services, something that residents of Kyenjojo District in Western Uganda do not have. Almost half of women in this particularly poor rural area have not seen FP messages of any kind in the previous six months (Kyenjojo District Health Department). As a result, use of modern contraceptives stands at a mere 18.5%, while fertility rate is at seven births per woman and unskilled birth deliveries are on the rise (UDHS, 2006).Kyenjojo district is sufficiently covered with religious structures of various faiths. However, religious leaders do not use existing platforms and regular contacts with followers to mitigate longstanding beliefs against FP practices in the communities. Religious leaders avoid speaking to young people about healthy sexuality by virtue of their age.Faith-owned health facilities(which are majority in the area)not to provide FP information to young people either. As a result, many under-age youths have unhealthy sexual practices and young girls drop out of schools due to early pregnancies and early marriages for lack of sufficient accurate SRHR information.Those withSexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are unable to obtain treatment and end-up infecting and affecting others, resorting to backstreet abortions and deaths. Religious leaders are closely in touch with youths, women and men; however, they have not made a conscious resolve to address the FP needs of highly vulnerable segment of the population.The proposed advocacy action intends to make religious leaders key providers of accurate FP information to women and young people. It posits that by empowering religious leaders with knowledge of FP needs in Kyenjojo District, and consultatively developing consensus to use religious structures in disseminating FP information, these leaders will consciously advocate for increased uptake of contemporary FP services. The action brings together health personnel, civic administrators, religious leaders and traditional leaders to a common agreement on matters of FP in the District. Out of this, religious leaders will have an action plan to implement FP interventions through their respective structures.
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Western uganda FBO Network facilitates physical and networking of members and sharing of experience through dialogue meetings, interfaith conferences , seminars among others With our membership from mid western uganda region, networking needs of faith organizations are enormous. working with religious leaders and faith communities, their participation in dialogue is often hindered by a lack of unified voice and so western uganda FBO Network as umbrella of faith organizations to respond to this challenge through the following approaches: Encouraging dialogues underpinned by the joint vision of family health and well being and staying clear of dogmatism from all sides. Coordinating faith based and secular efforts to achieve complementarity between rights based and faith based approaches , Building meaningful partnerships to create a mutual understanding, by identifying synergies and realistically assessing boundaries and limitations to such collaborations.working with FBOs dynamic approaches to promote family health and well being and building alliances with groups of like-minded faith organizations.
Western Uganda FBO Network is an umbrella network for FBOs in western Uganda, Its duly constituted by FBOs working in Western Uganda, Our role is to complement Government programs in order to improve the wellbeing of people in Uganda, especially the marginalized (MARPS), in line with the national policies to eradicate poverty and bring about human rights respect and social cohesion using faith structures.
The network has undertaken number of innovations aimed at improving family health and wellbeing at district and sub district levels availing ability and effectiveness to undertake effective advocacy to influence the policies, programs and practices of Institutions and other Development partners for the benefit of the poor and marginalized, using Faith to create awareness, debate, develop consensus and to systematically follow up on key issues of interest to our communities;
Western Uganda FBO Network was formed to enhance networking, effectiveness and unity to cooperate on social and economic issues;
A strong and coordinated faith organization network influencing and contributing to the wellbeing of all people.
To provide leadership to FBOs in western Uganda region through capacity building, joint Advocacy, Lobbying, Networking, Research and Information sharing.
§ Collective action and responsibility
§ Mutual respect
§ Transparence and Accountability
§ Respect of human rights
§ Equity and gender consideration
- To facilitate processes that provides a platform for FBOs to influence development policies and practices at District, Regional and international levels.
- To strengthen capacities of Western Uganda FBO Network and member organizations to deliver effectively on their core mandate.
- To establish information generation and sharing avenues among the Faith based Civil Society organizations and key development actors for quality service delivery in communities.
- To create and strengthen strategic alliances among FBOs, private sector and government that increase opportunities for the Network and member organizations to actively engage in the Development processes.