Regional Coordination Structure
Regional Coordinators are UWASNET member organizations who have voluntarily taken on the role of coordinating WASH CSOs at the regional level. The Regional Coordinators oversee ten UWASNET regions that were originally aligned to the Ministry of Water and Environment decentralized Technical Support Units structures who provide technical support to the districts.
The UWASNET Regional Coordinators are voted by their respective regional members after applying to be Regional Coordinators and after being vetted to meet the set criteria which are as follows;
|Critical Requirement||Criteria for qualification|
|Organization must have an operational office||Physical Operational office with a clear address|
|Strategic Plan||Availability of Mission, vision and strategic plan relating to water and Sanitation service delivery.|
|Human Resources /competencies||
At least 10 staff, 4 of who must have competencies in Water and Sanitation service delivery, organizational development Financial management and communication and Documentation
|Financial Management systems (audited accounts||Must have finance and accounting personnel and must be carrying out annual financial audits.|
|Office Facilities equipment||Must have at least an office vehicle and 5 computers that can enable conducting of regional activities.|
|Management structure (operational Management structure).||Must have a clear operational structure with a board of directors, management head and departmental heads.|
|Legal status.||Must be legally registered with a certificate.|
|Experience in WASH||Have a proven track record of community mobilization and support for the over 5 years in WASH and potential WASH activities for 4 years.|
|Reputation||References from members and local governments; substantiated accomplishments; affiliations; acceptance.|
|Selection by members||Selected by members at the coordination meetings.|
Term of Office
Regional Coordinators serve for three years after election and are oriented by the Secretariat before they begin work.
Role of Regional Coordinators
- Organize and mobilize regional members to contribute funds towards the quarterly regional meetings to facilitate their learning and sharing and facilitate networking and collaboration with other key stakeholders
- Participate in the physical audit of members
- Support in the data collection for the annual NGO Performance Report
- Recruiting new NGOs to UWASNET membership by linking / recommending NGOs to UWASNET Secretariat for membership.
- Following up on their respective regional members to pay the annual membership subscription fees and report annually their contribution to the sector through the annual NGO Performance report
- Support in the identification of members’ capacity needs to inform the members’ capacity building initiatives
vii. Participate in the network’s advocacy campaign activities
- Provide support and advisory services to the UWASNET secretariat for improved service delivery
- Pay their annual membership subscription fees.
- Report their contribution to the sector through the annual NGO Performance report
UWASNET Regional Coordinators 2019 – 2021
|Busoga||Busoga Trust||Regional Coordinator||Moses Mugabane
Research & Development Officer
|Mid Central||Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI)||Regional Coordinator||Nkuubi Brian
|Mid Central||Kyempapu||Assistant Regional Coordinator||Sylvia Namukasa
|Acholi & Lango||World Vision
|Regional Coordinator||Okoth Raphael
|Acholi & Lango||Pachedo||Assistant Regional Coordinator||Boniface Okwir
|Rwenzori||Caritas Fort Portal – HEWASA||Regional Coordinator||Moses Rujumba
|South Western region||Kigezi Diocese Water & Sanitation Programme||Regional Coordinator||Kenneth Twinamasiko
|Mid-Eastern||Evidence Action||Regional Coordinator||Irene Neumbe
|Mid-Eastern||Yes- Busia||Assistant Regional Coordinator||Ongapu Amosiah
|Central||The Water Trust||Regional Coordinator||Lika Dioguardi
|Teso||Welthungerhilfe||Regional Coordinator||Opus Emmanuel
|Teso||Friends Of Environment||Assistant Regional Coordinator||Opolot Phillip Gonzaga
|West Nile||RICE- Arua||Regional Coordinator||Ocokoru Mildred
|West Nile||International Aid Services (IAS)||Assistant Regional Coordinator||Eperu Thomas
Thematic Working Group Structure
The UWASNET Thematic Working Groups are thematic-based advocacy platforms for UWASNET members to consolidate ideas and positions for advocacy, promote best practices and leverage on the strengths of members to inform WASH policy and practice.
UWASNET currently has six Thematic Working Groups, each with its own mandate and Terms of Reference. Each thematic working group has its own leadership to spearhead the thematic working group engagements. Each UWASNET member organization has to at-least subscribe to no more than 2 thematic working groups.
The six thematic working groups are;
i) Good Governance TWG
The core objective of this TWG is;
- To provide a platform for dialogue, lobbying and influencing WASH sector issues.
- To provide wider access, further understanding and participation of CSOs in the formulation of policies and guidelines in the sector
- To promote stronger support for dialogue on policy in order to build trust and promote change among users, providers and policy makers.
ii) Hygiene and Sanitation TWG
The core objectives of this TWG is to;
- Ensure meaningful dialogue on sanitation issues through providing a platform for sharing and learning.
- Raise the profile of hygiene and sanitation
- Promote best practices & innovations for advocacy & sector up-scaling
iii) IWRM, Environment and Climate Change TWG
The core objective of this TWG is to;
- Prevention of climate change impacts and undertake adaptation programs through already existing water development initiatives.
- To increase awareness on environment and climate change & integration of IWRM and WASH.
iv) Urban Water and Sanitation TWG
The core objectives of this TWG is to;
- Promote WASH best practices applicable to urban settlements
- Advocate for improved WASH service delivery for the urban poor
v) WASH Technologies TWG
The core objective of the WASH Technologies TWG is
- to contribute to the development of appropriate and sustainable WASH technologies adapted to different physical, socio-economic and hydro geological conditions prevailing in Uganda.
- To also encourage applied research & demonstrations. (provide opportunities to NGOs to reflect, experiment & adopt technology to local conditions and the national context
- To promote affordable WASH technologies that can effectively contribute to the timely attainment of SDG 6
vi) Women, Children and Vulnerable Groups. The core objective of the TWG is to provide a platform for promoting the equitable inclusion and participation of women, children and other vulnerable groups in access to WASH services.
vii) UWASNET THEMATIC WOKRING GROUP LEADERS 2019 – 2021
|Thematic Working Group||Position||Organization||Representative|
|Good Governance Thematic Working Group||Chair||WHAVE Solutions||Adam Harvey
|Vice-Chair||WaterAid Uganda||Denis Kayiwafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Secretary||Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI)||Rose Mwambaziemail@example.com|
|IWRM, Environment & Climate Change Thematic Working Group||Chair||PROTOS –Join For Water||Lieven Peeters
|Co-Chair||Joint Efforts to Save the Environment (JESE)||Godfrey Rugumayo
|Secretary||Caritas Fort Portal – HEWASA||Moses Rujumbafirstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com|
|Secretary||Caritas Fort Portal – HEWASA||Pamela Kabasinguzi , 777594083||Kabapam@yahoo.com|
|Secretary||Caritas Fort Portal – HEWASA||Birungi Steven, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|WASH Technologies Thematic Working Group||Chair||Water For People||Yvonne Lugali
|Vice – Chair||WHAVE Solutions||Adam Harveyemail@example.com|
|Vice – Secretary||YES – Busia||Denis Wangirafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hygiene & Sanitation Thematic Working Group||Chair||PLAN International Uganda||Samuel Kiiza||Samuel.Kiiza@plan-international.org|
|Vice- Chair||SNV||Lilian Nabasiryeemail@example.com|
|Secretary||World Vision||Julius Ahimbisibwe||Julius.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Women, Children & Other Vulnerable Groups Thematic Working Group||Chair||Katosi Women Development Trust (KWDT)||Namugga Vaal Benjaminemail@example.com|
|Vice- Chair||National Association of Women in Development (NAWAD)||Patience Muramuzifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Secretary||Action for Rural Women Empowerment (ARUWE)||Agnes Mirembeemail@example.com|
|Urban Water & Sanitation Thematic Working Group||Chair||CIDI||Rose Mwambazifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Secretary||African Evangelic Enterprise (AEE)||Queenie Adrikoemail@example.com|