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Action for Transparency

Action for Transparency 2012 - 2015

A three year project in collaboration with the FOJO Media Institute of Sweden and Transparency International Uganda.

“Action for Transparency” literally puts the power to change in the hands of the citizens.

The project aims at developing innovative and catalytic tools and methods to strengthen journalists, human rights activists and citizens in their capacity to fight corruption, demanding enhanced democratization and freedom of expression and their human rights to education and health care.

The project is funded by Swedish agency Sida in collaboration with the Fojo Media Institute and is implemented in the districts of Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso as pilot areas. Locally UMDF is partnering with Transparency International Uganda to implement the project.

Specific project objectives include:

To strengthen capacity among journalists and human rights activists to access, assess and communicate information about government budgets and spending and capture of government funds.
To develop innovative and catalytic tools and methods to facilitate for journalists, human rights organizations and citizens to monitor capture of government funds allocated for schools and health care centers.
To decrease capture of government funds designated to schools and health care centers.
To stimulate journalists, human rights activists and citizens to report corruption and capture of funds to authorities, media and the public.
Generally:

5. To develop innovative and catalytic tools and methods in such a way that they can be used in other countries and sectors, thus providing a possibility to improve conditions and increasing opportunities for actors for change all over the world.

The A4T project has now been has now launched a web application which can be accessed on the following link www.actionfortransparency.org