UWASNET with support from IRC Uganda, Water For People and WaterAid Uganda under the Agenda for Change and GIZ under the Civil Society in Uganda Support Programme (CUSP), organised a half-day dialogue on the third National Development Plan (NDPIII).
NDPIII 2020/21 – 2024/25 was launched last year and it introduced a new institutional framework with a shift from sector to programme implementation. The dialogue aimed at understanding how the three Line Ministries of Education and Sports, Water and Environment, Health and Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) are embracing NDPIII, with its new call for programmatic planning and reporting. It also aimed at getting feedback on how the new NDPIII programmatic approach will / is impacting on the current Ministry of Water and Environment structures including the current structures of UWASNET, its member organisations and specifically how it is impacting or will impact on planning and implementation of WASH interventions.
The dialogue also aimed at identification of areas for CSOs’ contribution and participation in the dissemination and implementation of NDPIII.
The dialogue was held on April 27th, 2021 at Imperial Royale Hotel and it attracted representatives from the National Planning Authority (NPA), Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED), the three Line Ministries of Health, Education, Water and Environment, Sector Development Partners, media, academia and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).
A number of key presentations were made and reflected upon. Mr. Ronald Kaggwa, the Manager Production, Trade and Tourism Planning at the National Planning Authority (NPA) and Dr. Sarah Nahalamba Birungi, the Manager Population and Social Sector Planning and the Technical Coordinator for UHC Policy Development and Stakeholder Engagement at the National Planning Authority made presentations that highlighted key components of NDPIII including the background to the development of NDPIII, its strategic direction, salient features, status of implementation reforms, the implications of transitioning to programme approach, the role of CSOs,
Download the newsletter with key highlights from the meeting using this link https://uwasnet.org/wp-content/uploads/publication/NDPIII-/Highlights-from-the-NDPIII-Dialogue-Meeting.pdf
You can also download all the key presentations made during the dialogue meeting under Resources, Publications and Reports in the NDPIII folder. Here is the link to the folder https://uwasnet.org/publications-reports/?eeFolder=NDPIII-