Citizen Initiative for Democracy and Development - Uganda

Our Programme Areas

Good Governance and Human Rights


Gender and Social Inclusion

Our Track Record

Since 2012, the Citizen Initiative for Democracy and Development has engaged in community empowerment programs and livelihood support activities for inclusive citizen’s development. CIDD-UG has mobilized communities to engage in our capacity building programmes aimed at equipping them with skills and knowledge for effective Gender monitoring and service delivery tracking as strategy for influencing local Government planning and budgeting processes at sub national level:

Community empowerment

Since inception, Citizen Initiative for Democracy and Development (CIDD-UG) has invested significantly in the capacity development ranging from advocacy designing and research for knowledge building among citizens at national and sub-national level. Some of the contributions of Community Action .../Read More!

Capacity Skills development

Through capacity skills development program, Citizen Initiative for Democracy and Development (CIDD-UG) has continued to carry out training programs for selected community based organizations (CBOs), civil society organizations (CSOs) and other community groupings in partnership with regional and .../Read More!

Partnership and collaborations

As way of creating synergies at all levels, CIDD has increased networking and collaborations at sub-national, regional and national level through strategic partnership with like-minded civil society organizations. This has increased the value of CIDD-UG and her interventions in the areas of .../Read More!

Recent News & Updates

People living with disability presenting their key demands for electoral and constitutional amendments ahead of 2026.

CIDD-UG Provides a Platform for People Living With a Disability to...

We, as CIDD-UG, come from the tradition of human rights and continue to cultivate an environment where citizens seek an ever-closer union between... .../Read More!

Young people envisioning session and sharing their dream for support and actualization.

Re-Imaging Young People’s Future Collectively

CIDD-UG has continued to strategically mobilize and organize young people to have candid reflection on how to make the vision for their future today’... .../Read More!

Participants at public lecture organized by CIDD-UG in partnership with Papa Keith Vocational Institute in Pallisa District Eastern Uganda.

Strengthening collaborations with academic institutions for prudent...

When youth and women are mobilized and engaged in democratic governance processes, they contribute greatly to ensure that development programs and... .../Read More!

Participants in governance and service delivery training sessions In Kibuku District

CIDD-UG enhances civic consciousness among 125 community and COBs...

Capacity building and mentorship continues to be the core of CIDD-UG intervention in championing actions towards enhancing young people and women... .../Read More!

Young people undergoing practical computer usage sessions at CIDD-UG digital Hub.

Addressing the challenges of youth empowerment and job creation in...

CIDD-UG in this reporting period is focusing on digital experience and leadership due to rapid growth of digital technology nationally and globally... .../Read More!

Participants pose for a group photo after training on Human rights and use of digital tools to reduce gender inequality.

Using ICT and digital tools for enhancing socio-economic...

Human rights, including women’s rights, are as important online as they are offline. If gender dimensions of ICT are identified and addressed, ICT... .../Read More!

Recent Videos

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Most Inspiring Speech- It Changed My Life.

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Active Citizens: Our Methodology for Citizen Generated Data

We have been working on hyperlocal citizen generated data since 2015. We share our general methodology for for .../Read More!

The Big Lie of Small Business | Vusi Thembekwayo | TEDxUniversityofNamibia

 A small Business can be a success, a small business doesn't have to stay small. It can grow into a big business. .../Read More!

Our Impact


Villages reached by Rural Democracy Riders (RDRs)


million recovered by Community Action Groups (CAGs).


Partnerships and Collaborations created


Advocacy Campaigns implemented

Our Partners