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PARTNERS
Advocacy & Tax
Administration: SEATINI-
UGANDA
CASE STUDY
Summarised by Soukayna Remmal
Presentation Outline
• About SEATINI-Uganda
• SEATINI’s History and Expertise
• Tax Justice
• Demystifying Taxation
• Effective Advocacy Strategies
• Success Factors
About
• The Southern and Eastern Africa Trade
Information and Negotiations Institute
non-governmental organisation working on
trade, fiscal and development-related issues for
the realisation of sustainable development and
improved livelihoods in Uganda, East Africa and
the African Region.
• SEATINI has offices in:
• Uganda
• Zimbabwe
• Kenya
SEATINI’s History and Expertise
• SEATINI was founded in 1996 following the WTO
Singapore Ministerial Conference
• For over 10 years now, SEATINI Uganda has
focused on promoting fair and inclusive fiscal
policies and strategies for revenue mobilisation,
allocation, utilisation and accountability for
sustainable development.
• In Uganda, SEATINI has built substantive
expertise and relationships with
government ministries, departments and
agencies that consult the organisation on
fiscal and development related issues.
• SEATINI has become a leading organisation
championing an array of trade, fiscal and
development related issues for improved
livelihoods and sustainable development.
Jane Nalunga, Executive Director of SEATINI Uganda
“For over 10 years now, SEATINI Uganda has
focused on promoting fair and inclusive fiscal
policies and strategies for revenue
mobilisation, allocation, utilisation and
accountability for sustainable development.”
Jane Nalunga, Executive Director of SEATINI Uganda
Tax Justice
Tax justice refers to ideas, policies and advocacy
that seek to achieve equality and social justice
through fair taxes on wealthier members of society
and multinational corporations.
It focuses on tackling tax leakages, tax havens and
curtailing corruption and tax abuse by
multinationals and making them pay their fair
share.
• SEATINI Uganda strives to promote tax as a tool
to finance Uganda’s sustainable development
aspirations.
• SEATINI contributes to domestic tax debates and
advocate for socially just, accountable and
progressive taxation in Uganda and beyond.
Demystifying Taxation
• SEATINI Uganda promotes the obligation of
citizens to pay their taxes as well as their
fundamental right to demand accountability
from the government.
• Through demystifying taxation, SEATINI
promotes the 4Rs of taxation for citizens:
• Revenue
• Re-pricing
• Redistribution
• Representation
• SEATINI strives to explain to citizens the links
between taxation and development.
Effective Advocacy Strategies
Amplifying voices:​
By building alliances and mobilising CSOs and citizens around
around engagement with policy makers and technocrats at all
all levels.​
Harnessing the power of the collective:​
By cooperating with likeminded organization from different field
field of expertise, therefore leveraging each other’s strengths to
strengths to better understand the issues and rally various
stakeholders to join the tax justice movement​.
Conducting research:​
Identifying bottlenecks within tax systems and providing
alternative policy proposals for domestic revenue mobilisation,
mobilisation, allocation and utilisation at all levels.​
Tailoring dissemination channels:​
Disseminating knowledge through different formats and channels:
channels: education and communication materials, policy briefs,
briefs, research studies, and short videos.​
Diversifying media channels:
Radio, television, print media and social media to put issues in the
issues in the public domain and expand the reach to all
stakeholders.
Success factors
• Strong network:​
• Building alliances at the national, regional and global
global levels.​
• Strategic engagements:​
• Organising targeted meetings and workshops with
with policy makers has enabled SEATINI Uganda to
Uganda to shape tax policies in Uganda and beyond
beyond and to influence key policy processes.​
Capacity building:​
• Conducting training for various stakeholders to help
help them understand and appreciate the link
between tax and development and enable them to
to engage effectively with government
PARTNERS
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SEATINI-Uganda advocates tax justice

  • 1. PARTNERS Advocacy & Tax Administration: SEATINI- UGANDA CASE STUDY Summarised by Soukayna Remmal
  • 2. Presentation Outline • About SEATINI-Uganda • SEATINI’s History and Expertise • Tax Justice • Demystifying Taxation • Effective Advocacy Strategies • Success Factors
  • 3. About • The Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute non-governmental organisation working on trade, fiscal and development-related issues for the realisation of sustainable development and improved livelihoods in Uganda, East Africa and the African Region. • SEATINI has offices in: • Uganda • Zimbabwe • Kenya
  • 4. SEATINI’s History and Expertise • SEATINI was founded in 1996 following the WTO Singapore Ministerial Conference • For over 10 years now, SEATINI Uganda has focused on promoting fair and inclusive fiscal policies and strategies for revenue mobilisation, allocation, utilisation and accountability for sustainable development. • In Uganda, SEATINI has built substantive expertise and relationships with government ministries, departments and agencies that consult the organisation on fiscal and development related issues. • SEATINI has become a leading organisation championing an array of trade, fiscal and development related issues for improved livelihoods and sustainable development. Jane Nalunga, Executive Director of SEATINI Uganda
  • 5. “For over 10 years now, SEATINI Uganda has focused on promoting fair and inclusive fiscal policies and strategies for revenue mobilisation, allocation, utilisation and accountability for sustainable development.” Jane Nalunga, Executive Director of SEATINI Uganda
  • 6. Tax Justice Tax justice refers to ideas, policies and advocacy that seek to achieve equality and social justice through fair taxes on wealthier members of society and multinational corporations. It focuses on tackling tax leakages, tax havens and curtailing corruption and tax abuse by multinationals and making them pay their fair share. • SEATINI Uganda strives to promote tax as a tool to finance Uganda’s sustainable development aspirations. • SEATINI contributes to domestic tax debates and advocate for socially just, accountable and progressive taxation in Uganda and beyond.
  • 7. Demystifying Taxation • SEATINI Uganda promotes the obligation of citizens to pay their taxes as well as their fundamental right to demand accountability from the government. • Through demystifying taxation, SEATINI promotes the 4Rs of taxation for citizens: • Revenue • Re-pricing • Redistribution • Representation • SEATINI strives to explain to citizens the links between taxation and development.
  • 8. Effective Advocacy Strategies Amplifying voices:​ By building alliances and mobilising CSOs and citizens around around engagement with policy makers and technocrats at all all levels.​ Harnessing the power of the collective:​ By cooperating with likeminded organization from different field field of expertise, therefore leveraging each other’s strengths to strengths to better understand the issues and rally various stakeholders to join the tax justice movement​. Conducting research:​ Identifying bottlenecks within tax systems and providing alternative policy proposals for domestic revenue mobilisation, mobilisation, allocation and utilisation at all levels.​ Tailoring dissemination channels:​ Disseminating knowledge through different formats and channels: channels: education and communication materials, policy briefs, briefs, research studies, and short videos.​ Diversifying media channels: Radio, television, print media and social media to put issues in the issues in the public domain and expand the reach to all stakeholders.
  • 9. Success factors • Strong network:​ • Building alliances at the national, regional and global global levels.​ • Strategic engagements:​ • Organising targeted meetings and workshops with with policy makers has enabled SEATINI Uganda to Uganda to shape tax policies in Uganda and beyond beyond and to influence key policy processes.​ Capacity building:​ • Conducting training for various stakeholders to help help them understand and appreciate the link between tax and development and enable them to to engage effectively with government