Overview

This 2023-2026 strategic plan focuses on creating an environment for the empowerment of communities and influencing decisions and actions of their leaders for a better quality of life. We believe that communities and leaders should be included in development processes and empowered to actively engage in public policy dialogues, influencing quality of service delivery and participating in implementation, monitoring and evaluation. To achieve these, the following five (5) mutually reinforcing priority actions supported by this strategic plan are; 

Strengthening Citizen’s capacities for monitoring of service delivery and generation of relevant data for promoting evidence-based advocacy, behavioral change, transparency, accountability and anti-corruption best practices while at the same time supporting leaders at all levels, to be more accountable and responsive to communities’ needs and aspirations. Corruption undermines trust in society, including in service delivery and justice, law and order institutions and prejudices their ability to maintain a level playing field for everyone. In addition, corruption, is a major contributing cause of poverty. It leads to insufficient development of democratic rights. Corruption also hits the poor the hardest. The Poor have nothing to benefit from the corrupt. On Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption (STAAC), AFLI continues to work with Government Accountability Institutions (Inspectorate of Government-IG, Auditor General-AG, and Uganda Public Procurement and Disposal Authority-UPPDA) through establishing partnership MoU’s on specific intervention components including training, building capacities and Networking with other like-minded Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) including investigative journalists and strong media houses. In the health sector, AFLI continues to implement Cross-border initiatives focusing on expanded access and increased uptake of comprehensive and integrated HIV/AIDs services, among the South Sudanese refugees and Host Communities in Yumbe District of West Nile Sub-region. The program is achieving reduced stigma and discrimination, accelerated and easy access to prevention, care and treatment; increased demand and usage of HIV/AIDs services by persons living with and affected by HIV/AIDs.

Skilling and mentorship of youth and women for job and wealth creation to widen opportunities and choices for increasing household incomes and integration into the emerging commercial economies, development and policy processes are among the key priorities. Enhancing market linkages and access, improving production in quantity and quality, facilitating access to critical capital and inputs, support to bulking and establishment of value addition facilities to ensure that existing markets work for young people. Promoting women’s entrepreneurship, including access to markets, micro-loans and start-up capital, finance literacy and trade skill training and entrepreneurship in local business and participation in specific value chains. Placing priority to women’s equal legal rights of ownership, inheritance and possession of economic assets and property, in order to strengthen meaningful women’s economic empowerment; Supporting students’ internships and trainee apprenticeships, youth dialogues, youth debates,
policy forums and evidence-based mobilization and advocacy for pro-youth policy environments
and initiatives.

Transforming current cattle raiding routes and conflict corridors along the borderlines of Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia inhabited by armed pastoralists, into spaces that promote peace and development. Mobilizing high-level political commitments among Heads of State, Ministers, Members of Parliament, Senators, Governors, County and District and subcounty Elected Leaders to compliment the action of Security and Development Agencies in conflict resolution and peace-building efforts. Organizing secure borders, promoting enforcement of disciplined and orderly, free and safe movements of livestock herders and businesspeople through influencing establishment of cross-border resource sharing mechanisms and access to expanded socio-economic opportunities. Granting of access rights to social service infrastructure, human and animal health, business and trade opportunities along identified transhumance routes in relation to gazetted immigration border points. Collaborative networking and improving the capacities of key grassroots peace actors (NGOs, CBOs, informal leaders, elders, youth and women) to work in harmony with formal government agencies and departments, for effective conflict early warning and early response mechanisms. Empowering ‘Awui’ (kraal), and ‘Erre’ (village) reformed warrior-youth and women through propeace, development and business engagements aimed at integrating them into the cash economy to discourage their involvement in conflict-related activities.

Improving inclusion, engagement and participation of indigenous pastoral communities’ in decision making and policy processes in mineral resource governance at local and national levels. Facilitating District and sub-county Local Governments, pastoral Communal Land Associations (CLAs) and their leaders to register as Legal entities, land mapping and acquire their Customary Certificates of land Ownership (CCO’s). Organizing periodic inter-agency and multi-stakeholder forums to regularly share best practices and offer opportunities for communities and leaders to constructively engage and use their titled lands as equity or assets for strategic bargaining and negotiated benefits sharing mechanisms. This enables empowered pastoral communities to gain entry into the mining ventures, mineral processing industries, ecotourism, and commercial crop and livestock emerging economies in the Karamoja region.

Build our internal capacity to achieve AFLI’s purpose (vision/mission); by strengthening governance, management and providing the necessary funding, equipment, systems upgrade/redesign, and human resource training. Uplift AFLI's impact and resource efficiency by strategically cultivating partnerships and nurturing coalition development, enabling the organization to effectively address funding challenges and amplify collective outcomes aligned with AFLI’s mission and strategic objectives.

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