NGO/ CSO AS RESPONSIBLE PARTY FOR THE AREA, CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY

Country: Uganda
Language: EN
Number: 2452888
Publication date: 08-06-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)

Description

NGO/ CSO AS RESPONSIBLE PARTY FOR THE AREA, CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : UNDP Uganda Country Office - UGANDA
Deadline : 28-Jun-17
Posted on : 08-Jun-17
Development Area : OTHER
Reference Number : 38349
Link to Atlas Project :
00092245 - Rule of Law and Constitutional Democracy (RLCD)
Documents :
NGO/CSO AS RESPONSIBLE PARTY FOR THE AREA OF CONSTITUITIONAL DEMOCRACY
Overview :

BACKGROUND

 

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On this basis in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations

 

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supports the implementation of the Government’s Second National Development Plan (NDP) and contributes to the delivery of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2016-2020 outcomes, while targeting its assistance in areas where UNDP has a comparative advantage and demonstrated capacity. UNDP’s support in Uganda is being delivered through two main programme components: i) Inclusive Effective Governance, and ii) Sustainable Inclusive Economic Development.

 

Uganda’s Vision 2040 underscores good governance and institutional robustness as the backbone of transformation. To this end the Government of Uganda (GoU) has made several strides in the area of legislative and policy developments. Strengthening of democracy has been pursued through regular elections hence providing for the opportunity for voice and participation. Despite these developments, Uganda still faces a number of challenges in galvanizing rule of law and constitutional democracy. These challenges are at four key levels: i) gaps in existing normative frameworks; ii) institutional capacity limitations; iii) weak social engagement; and iv) lack of affordable, effective and scalable models that adequately address the concerns of the people.

 

This programme therefore aims at supporting the Government of Uganda to further consolidate the rule of law and constitutional democracy. Specifically, the programme will promote and support efforts towards legal reforms and practices to ultimately achieve the following results: (i) updated, harmonized and coherent laws; (ii) an independent Electoral Commission which increasingly fosters credible and peaceful elections; (iii) strengthened capacity of law enforcement systems for equitable access to justice; iv) fulfilment of human rights; and (iv) fostered social engagement for effective and sustainable culture of constitutional democracy.

 

This request for proposal is specifically related to the two aspects of the Rule of Law and Constitutional Democracy (RLCD) Programme which are (i) Rule of Law and Access to Justice and (ii) Constitutional Democracy. This programme will be implemented by a number of partners including Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs as the Implementing Partner (IP) working with Responsible Partners including: Justice Law and Order Secretariat(JLOS), Parliamentary Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs(MoFA), Electoral Commission (EC), Uganda Human Rights Commission(UHRC), Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), Media Council of Uganda, Ministry of East African Community Affairs (MEACA) and a Civil Society Organizations in the areas of on Rule of Law and Access to Justice and Constitutional Democracy respectively.

 

This call seeks to identify two separate Non-Government Organizations or Civil Society Organizations to partner with UNDP in the capacity Responsible Parties in the area (i) Constitutional Democracy. Please note that only one CSO/NGO can apply for one component of the programme.