We are Transparency International Uganda
Transparency International Uganda (TIU) is the national chapter of Transparency International – the global coalition against corruption. It is a registered Non-Governmental Organization with the Uganda NGO Board and has been promoting good governance programmes in Uganda since 1993. The organization works to create change towards a Uganda free of corruption and its effects. It has national jurisdiction and promotes good governance (transparency, integrity and accountability) with specific emphasis on health, education, water, private sector, extractive industry, and political corruption.
As a member of the global movement anti-corruption movement, TIU is an active contributor to the TI strategic goals namely, promotion of national anti-corruption reform through concrete research and action, increasing the understanding of the link between corruption and poverty, empowering communities to demand accountable governance and promoting continual institutional development.
TI Uganda was founded in 1993 as a pressure group to bring together peoples voluntary initiatives to enhance accountability transparency and integrity among all Ugandans. The organisation has since grown from a mere pressure group whose membership largely was largely composed of lawyers and eminent Ugandans to an autonomous Non-governmental organisation registered with the Uganda NGO board. The organisation was accredited in 1996 as the National Chapter in Uganda to Transparency International whose headquarters are in Berlin Germany.
- Carried out monitoring of political party financing during the 2006 general elections in Uganda. Lessons learnt from this intervention have informed the partnership and design of a joint election monitoring programme.
- In July 2008 Transparency International Uganda commenced implementation of its flagship health programme, Transparency and Integrity in Service Delivery in Africa (TISDA) that aimed at improving the quality of life of Ugandans through better governance in the health sector.
- In the education sector, Transparency International Uganda implemented the Africa Education Watch. TIU completed studies on corruption in the primary education sub sector. The results were used to design and implement advocacy activities to improve governance in the sub sector.
- With funding from Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF), Transparency International Uganda successfully implemented a one year (September 2008-December 2009) community empowerment programme to address corruption in Rakai District, Central Uganda.
- The Danida Human Rights and Good Governance Programme (HUGGO) facilitated TIU’s institutional strengthening initiatives. Among others, TIU designed a website, trained staff, developed a new strategic plan and maintained key functions of the office running. HUGGO funding was vital in attracting addition funds for TIU programmes.