Uganda: Strengthening the Capacity of Local Council Courts towards Enhancing Access to Justice
In 2013, ILI-ACLE entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Democratic Governance Facility for an initial two-year initiative, and extended for an additional eight months, to strengthen access to justice in Uganda through building the capacity of the local council courts (LCCs), the most accessible court structures in the country. With continued support from the Ministry of Local Government (MoLG) and buy-in from key stakeholders, ILI-ACLE developed a comprehensive training manual, approved by MoLG and other Justice, Law and Order Sector stakeholders. A cadre of 903 MoLG trainers were trained and empowered to conduct training of LCCs at the village and parish levels in more than 45 districts across Uganda. Thousands of LCC members have been trained and due to the notable impact the initiative has had, a further extension has been granted for additional activities. Find more information about the project here.
Client: Ministry of Local Government and the Justice, Law and Order Sector, Uganda
Donor: Democratic Governance Facility
Project Dates: Project dates: September 2013 - Present