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Democratic Governance Facility

Kampala, Uganda
Joined December 2016

The overall goal of the DGF is to contribute to equitable growth, poverty eradication, rule of law and long term stability in Uganda.

Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Governance, Accountability & Transparency

The Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) was established by Austria, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the European Union. DGF supports state and non state partners to strengthen democratisation, protect human rights, improve access to justice and enhance accountability in Uganda.

DGF’s work is built upon the principles and values enshrined in Uganda’s 1995 Constitution and reiterated in its current National Development Plan.  It is guided by a belief that sustainable development is best achieved through constructive engagement by Ugandan citizens with the state at national and sub-national levels.  The facility does not implement activities directly, but works with a diverse array of national, regional and district-based partners.  It promotes the development of Uganda’s centres of excellence in specific areas related to democratic governance and supports the efforts of Ugandan citizens to ensure peace, prosperity and justice for all.


People Associated With This Organization

Dorah Caroline Mafabi

Democratic Governance Facility (Unverified)
Joined January 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Dorah Caroline Mafabi is a social justice advocate with over 8 years’ professional experience championing the rights of poor and vulnerable communities through implementing initiatives at the community and national level. Dorah works as the Program Manager, Access to Justice at the Democratic Governance Facility, Kampala -Uganda and supports state and non-state actors working to promote access to justice. She has worked on issues such as human rights promotion and protection, access to justice, child rights (female genital mutilation, trafficking in persons, child, early and forced marriage, eliminating child exploitation) sexual and gender and based violence, land and family justice, research and advocacy among others. She has built technical expertise in access to justice, good governance, civic engagement, rule of law and human rights protection, as well as research and analysis, training and capacity building, monitoring and evaluation and program management and implementation.

Sophie Racine

Democratic Governance Facility
Joined December 2016
Sophie Racine is the network champion (main point of contact) for Democratic Governance Facility.

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