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Session Harmonization 2c - Doreen Kabasindi wandera session 2c (pp tminimizer) Session Harmonization 2c - Doreen Kabasindi wandera session 2c (pp tminimizer) Presentation Transcript

  • NGO Participation in District Level Planning Process International Symposium on Rural Water Services Doreen Kabasindi Wandera Executive Director 13 th April 2010
    • Has area 241 000 km 2
    • 31.7 Million Inhabitants
    • Population Growth Rate: 3.3%
    • 35% of the population under poverty line
    • GDP Growth Rate: 5%
    • Sub-counties > 1,300
    • Parishes > 6,000
    UGANDA
    • Background:
    • The Constitution empowers communities to spear head their development through local governance- Decentralized system of government
    • Decentralization Aim:
    • Promote participation of all stakeholders in Planning & decision making process, for improved service delivery and sustainable development.
    • Empower & Strengthen communities to function as an integral unit and consensus on their destiny
    • Promote economic & sustainable utilization of scarce resources
    • Strengthens stakeholders knowledge, skills and confidence (Transparency & accountability and quality service delivery)
    • Ownership and sustainability of process & investment
    District Planning Process View slide
    • Local Governments are required by law to formulate three year rolling development plans
    • The plans should incorporate priorities and plans of lower Councils, (LC I,II,III,IV)
    • the Village and Parish Executive Committees are also mandated to initiate, participate in self help projects
    • mobilize people, materials, technical assistance to monitor projects and other activities implemented in their areas
    • Planning must be bottom- up including Political leaders, technical officials, NGOs/CSO and communities at various administrative levels.
    • Different facilitators distribute roles (NGOs; District technical & leaders and Community elders etc
    District Planning process- Participatory Approach View slide
  • District Planning process- Participatory Approach
  • District Planning process- Participatory Approach
    • General Principles of policy formulation and planning; (ground setting, Purpose, planning cycle).
    • Identification of Issues/Problems (brain storming, group discussions, literature & reports review,
    • Problem Analysis (causal modal/tree, SWOTs, prioritize issues
    • Basic data collection (transect walks, Resource mapping; group interviews & discussions , questionnaires, document reviews etc)
    • v. Data Analysis & Interpretation
    • vi. Setting development goals, objectives & Priorities (pair wise ranking, ranking by criteria)
    • vii. Preparation of project proposals
    • viii. Main stream issues , work plans & Budgets (e.g. gender, environment)
    • ix. Monitoring & Evaluation frame work (PMI) & report writing
    General Planning Process:
  • Planning Process:
    • A transect walk and problems mapping
  • Planning Process:
    • Village planning level : 3 structures: Village Council ; Village Executive and Project Management Committee. 1 CBOs representative to the Project Mgt Committee
    • Facilitate Planning process
    • Mobilize community contribution for project implementation
    • Organize meetings for project implementation
    • Organize community operation, management and maintenance
    NGO’s Roles
    • 11. Parish Planning Level: 3 structures: Parish Council, Parish Executive committee(4/13 NGOs)
    • Regularly update parish information/data
    • Identify parish development potentials/opportunities, development challenges and priorities
    • Formulate parish vision and development strategies
    • Integrate village proposals into parish proposals
    • Appraise parish proposals with the sub-county Technical planning committee
    • Identify and recommend to Parish Council priorities to be implemented using the available resources and those be forwarded to sub-county Council for funding
    • Facilitate Parish level consultation meetings
    NGO’s Role….
    • 111. Sub-county and District planning levels:
    • Bring in expertise to facilitate the process (training ; capacity building)
    • Contribute funds/logistics towards Local Council Planning and Budgeting process
    • Make available their plans and budgets for integration into the District Plans and bud gets
    • Participate in monitoring & Evaluation
    NGO Role….
    • The plans are developed and shelved for most of the time due to lack of funds for implementation.
    • In some instances the local government fail conduct regular bottom-up process due to limited staff and funds
    • Technical capacity to manage the process
    • Information Management Systems is poor to keep records, and give feed back at various levels of key players.
    • Equity and Inclusion
    • Functionality of Water User Committees
    • Coordination and Cooperation at various local level
    Challenges
  • [ T HANK Y OU FOR YOUR A TTENTION