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Midwestern Regional Centre for Democracy and Human Rights – MICOD

Masindi, Uganda
Joined May 2022

MICOD areas of operation in the Midwestern region of Uganda. To contribute to the development of good practices through advocacy for the observance and protection of democracy and human rights.



Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Organizing, Community Paralegals, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Policy Advocacy, Right to Information, Women's Rights

Mid-Western Region Centre for Democracy and Human Rights – MICOD is a national NGO registered with the Uganda National NGO Board (Currently known as National Bureau for NGO as per the NGO Act Amendment 2016). It currently operates in the 8 districts of Masindi, Buliisa, Kiryandongo, Hoima, Kibaale, Kikuube, Kakumiro and Kagadi in the Midwestern Region of Uganda. The organization started in 2008 as a civil society platform aimed at positioning citizens’ at the centre of advocating for human and democratic rights including environmental rights. It has been involved in human rights awareness, civic education, voter education, sustainable livelihood, women and youth empowerment, Democracy village land engagement initiative, environmental conservation and advocacy around natural resources as well as oil and gas governance, MICOD works through partnership and strengthening synergies.

MICOD ensures that services reach the intended population particularly the poor (children, women, youth and other vulnerable) who have less access and less influence to demand for provision of services. Resources are never shared equally among these categories of people. That’s why MICOD focuses at building up community confidence in addressing issues/ challenges that are affecting them.

It’s a member to Uganda National NGO Forum, Bunyoro Land Platform, Bunyoro Petroleum Network on Environmental Conservation (BAPENECO), Bunyoro Coalition on Sustainable Livelihood (BUKOSA), Uganda Governance Monitoring Platform (UGMP) and a member to Civil Society Coalition on Oil and gas (CSCO) which form a strong partnership across the region.

People Associated With This Organization

Lawrence Kangula

Uganda  
Midwestern Regional Centre for...
Joined May 2022
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Organizing, Community Paralegals, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Policy Advocacy, Right to Information, Women's Rights
I hold Bachelors of Social Work and Social Administration, a post graduate diploma in Project Planning & Management and certificate in Policy Analysis and Advocacy and am a self-driven highly motivated multi skilled person who has during the course of my career gained wide experience through execution of various assignments for organizations. I have well developed competencies in problem identification, task analysis, setting clear objectives and targets. I achieve targets according to an agreed work plan and evaluation of achievements and constraints for future collective action. I am a good team player with excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, analytical, negotiation, and influencing skills. I have the capability to work well with various levels of people, ranging from policy makers to implementers. I also relate easily with grass root communities for purposes of participatory problem identification in order to design appropriate sustainable solutions.

I am a human rights defender who always believes in equal opportunities in all my work schedules. I am committed to the development and implementation of an equal opportunity policy in all my work which encourages equal distribution of services for all, irrespective of gender, age, disability, religion or social status and I believe at one time will see a society free of injustices.

I work as an Executive Director at Midwestern Region Centre for Democracy and Human Rights – MICOD which stands for positioning citizens at the centre of advocating for human and democratic rights been involved in human rights awareness, organizing engagements between leaders and leaders for neutral agreement, civic education, voter education, sustainable livelihood, women and youth empowerment, lobbying and advocacy around natural resources as well as oil and gas governance policies advocacy while building up community confidence in addressing issues/ challenges that are affecting them.

Joining the network is because promoting and defending human rights require concerted efforts of different actors, building of synergies and solidarity. This is strongly hunched on experience and information sharing, getting exposed to expertise, learning from each other and together draw strategies that bless the harmonious human rights defending to everyone in the need.
Lawrence Kangula is the network champion (main point of contact) for Midwestern Regional Centre for Democracy and Human Rights – MICOD.

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