About Us

Introduction

Mid Western Region Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (MICOD) is a registered Non Governmental organization with an aim of contributing to the development of good practices through advocacy for the observance and protection of democracy and human rights in the mid-western region of Uganda (Masindi, Kiryandongo, Hoima, Kibaale and Buliisa districts) with mandate to operate nationally. its ref. file No. S.5914/9318 and certificate No. 8825 All from NGO Board Ministry of Internal Affairs in Kampala, MICOD has an office in Masindi municipality plot 18, Kasigwa road in African Quarters.

Our Core values

Mutual Respect & Learning, Innovation, Efficiency and commitment, Team work, Networking, Integrity, Transparency and accountability.

MICOD’s Objectives

The overall objective of the organization is to Increase Citizens participation in realization of civic and democratic rights.

  1. To create awareness and understanding of democratic rights, legislation and obligations.
  2. To promote networking and information sharing among development partners on program implementation.
  3. To link local advocacy issues to the national advocacy strategies of other development partners.
  4. To advocate for equitable and fair distribution of resources in mid western region of Uganda.
  5. To advocate for good human friendly environment policies in the mid western region.
  6. To advocate for observance of human rights.

Our Mandate

MICOD’s vision “a society free of injustices.” To realize this vision, MICOD set a mission “to contribute to the development of good practices through advocacy, observance and protection of democracy and human rights in the Mid Western Region of Uganda.’’ This is realized through aspiring to achieve specific objectives including mobilizing communities to contribute to their development at local, national and international level, advocating for observance of human rights, creating awareness and understanding of democratic rights, legislations and obligations, supporting communities in solving related community problems and therefore sustain their participation for improved standards of living. It also aspires to promote volunteer work and intercultural cooperation at different levels, to promote networking and information sharing among development partners at on programme implementation at different levels; to advocate for good human friendly environment policies in the Albertine region and link local advocacy issues to the national advocacy strategies of other development partners.

MICOD continues to address issues of governance, Human rights and promoting a culture of dialogue and peaceful co-existence through citizen’s participation, ensure that services reach the intended population particularly the poor (women, youth, elderly and children) who have less access and less influence to demand for services. MICOD builds community confidence in addressing issues/ challenges that affect them; this is done through community interface meetings and dialogue with duty bearers among others.

Organization Governance structure and Staffing

The Delegates Assembly comprised of different stakeholders who entrust their regular roles with an elected Board of Directors (BOD). A secretariat headed by the Regional Programs Manager undertakes program and project planning and implementation. The secretariat accounts to the development partners as well as the BOD. The BOD accounts to the General Assembly annually. The core objective of MICOD is to contribute to the process of building a society free of injustices. Delegates Assembly; every year MICOD organizes members’ Delegates Assembly that approves work plans, policies and elects the Board of Directors who works for 3 years.

Board of Directors; they are Policy makers of the organization, sit every after 6 month to approve reports, work plans and budgets, recruits staff and monitor the implementation of the organizational programs.

Our Board of Trustees

Asare Raymond Owot

Chairperson Board of Directors


Mbabazi Harriet

Treasurer


Bimbwa Japhes

Vice Chairperson


Birungi Harriet

Board Member


Our Staff

Kawuma Denis

Project Officer - Clean Energy


Abitekaniza Keneth

Accounts Assistant/Admin


Amanya Govine

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer


Kiirya Elly

Program Officer


Ahumuza Winfred

Project Volunteer


Nakimuli Jamilah

Projects Volunteer


Nkalubo Shaban

Projects Volunteer


Ayebale Moreen

Accounts Volunteer


As we end our 2013 – 2015 Strategic Plan, I want to share with you the journey just finished. This journey highlights the key achievements, challenges, and recommendations to 2015 – 2019 new strategy.

This report focuses on projects implemented in 2013 - 2015 intended to build and enhance human rights and democratic governance especially in the Midwestern region of Uganda. (Masindi, Hoima, Kibaale, Buliisa and Kiryandongo) This report is a result of endless efforts and contributions of different development partners. These efforts and achievements are based on the conception of ensuring citizens’ knowledge on their rights, duties and an obligation is important and results into public accountability and good governance.

MICOD’s experience with the local people indicates that citizens have a stake and basic right to influence decisions that affect them like in justice and social inclusiveness.

We are extremely grateful and thankful to our Secretariat, development partners as, Masindi District NGO Forum, Kabarole Research Centre and World wide fund for nature, Uganda National NGO Forum, CEON and others.

We wish to express our sincere thanks to the Districts Leadership & Administration, the Government of Uganda in general, for providing the enabling environment especially in the districts where we are working.

I call upon you all to support the 2015-2019 Strategic Plans that seek to address the challenges raised in this report.

Thank you
Owot Raymond Asare
Chairperson
MICOD

As we end our 2013 – 2015 Strategic Plan, I want to share with you the journey just finished. This journey highlights the key achievements, challenges, and recommendations to 2015 – 2019 new strategy.

This report focuses on projects implemented in 2013 - 2015 intended to build and enhance human rights and democratic governance especially in the Midwestern region of Uganda. (Masindi, Hoima, Kibaale, Buliisa and Kiryandongo) This report is a result of endless efforts and contributions of different development partners. These efforts and achievements are based on the conception of ensuring citizens’ knowledge on their rights, duties and an obligation is important and results into public accountability and good governance.

MICOD’s experience with the local people indicates that citizens have a stake and basic right to influence decisions that affect them like in justice and social inclusiveness.

We are extremely grateful and thankful to our Secretariat, development partners as, Masindi District NGO Forum, Kabarole Research Centre and World wide fund for nature, Uganda National NGO Forum, CEON and others.

We wish to express our sincere thanks to the Districts Leadership & Administration, the Government of Uganda in general, for providing the enabling environment especially in the districts where we are working.

I call upon you all to support the 2015-2019 Strategic Plans that seek to address the challenges raised in this report.

Thank you
Owot Raymond Asare
Chairperson
MICOD

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