RIC-NET participated in meeting of GFC grassroots’ grantees partnership on the 14th and 15th April at JICA hotel in Ntinda.
The purpose of this meeting was to convene the GFC Grantees to meet Queenie Nyati of the Arise Consult to share her key findings of the OCA and also for the GFC grantees to meet and share amongst themselves the work they do so that they can forge partnerships and also to form an association for better coordination.
OCA Feedback: Queenie shared with participants her approach on OCA. She stated that OCA would be conducted in three phases:
(i) Field based assessment (draft report sharing),(ii) Triangulation (physical discussion of the report) and (iii) Prioritization (pick the most 2 priority areas and develop them together).
Queenie and the participants brainstormed on the legal requirements of NGO’s after brainstorming, she guided the participants on statutory requirements for NGO which all organizations would adhere to. These included: Pay as you earn, National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Local Service Tax (LST) and Registration.
The outcomes from the meeting was the formation of the GFC grantees coalition as the “coalition of organization on conflict affected children and youth in Uganda”.RIC-NET was chosen as the lead agency where as Bahati Kanyamanza of CIYOTA as Team leader, Yikiru Comfort of RICE-WN- (Treasurer), Emmy Zoomlmai of FICH- (Secretary) and Godfrey Conwat of HPH (committee member.
On the other hand, members were encouraged to have a diary of activities to help in capturing the quantitative and qualitative data, define well the outcome indicators, and have a comprehensive and harmonized system of documentation of work results.