SUNY/CID Wins $5.8M USAID Contract to Strengthen Democratic Linkages in Uganda
SUNY/CID NEWS STORIES 2007
The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded SUNY/CID to implement the Uganda Linkages Program. This is 40 month activity that seeks to strengthen democratic linkages within, and among the Ugandan Parliament, selected local governments and civil society groups. In the context of Uganda's transition back towards a multi-party system and recovery from civil war, the Linkages Program's goals include to build the capacity of government and civil society to effectively engage with each other; to increase democratic participation in political processes; to improve institutional transparency and accountability; and ultimately to improve essential service delivery to public constituencies. SUNY/CID's sub-contract partner on the Linkages Program is the Research Triangle Institute, International (RTI). Acting Director Jim Utermark said, "Winning the open competition for the Linkages Program confirms that SUNY/CID's reputation in sub-Saharan Africa is outstanding. We look forward to working with the Ugandan Parliament, local government officials, civil society groups, and USAID in Uganda to help build multi-party democracy in Uganda."