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

Nakyewe Damali, a businesswoman from Ivukula Sub County.

Taxpayers’ interface meeting by CIDD-UG provides a platform for...

“As a businesswoman, I have experienced harassment from male tax collectors during revenue collection but have not seen tangible improvements in the... .../Read More!

Tegiike Yidi from Nsinze S/C

CIDD-UG Tax interface meeting Shapes young people perspective on...

Meet Tegiike Yidi 28-year-old young businessman from Nsinze Sub County in Namutumba District. Tegiike Yidi's transformation began with his... .../Read More!

Participants during accountability meeting (Baraza) in Kameke S/C in Pallisa District by CIDD-UG

Improving financial management and utilization of resources for...

To promote accountability of leaders towards gender responsive service delivery, CIDD-UG facilitated accountability platforms for citizens to engage... .../Read More!

Mukungu Dawson standing at the forefront asking a question of access to Parish Development Model- PDM by PWDS in Kibuku District.

CIDD-UG provides a platform for people with special needs to demand...

CIDD-UG in partnership with Action Aid are taking a deliberate move in eastern Uganda to ensure that everyone, regardless of their abilities or... .../Read More!

Kataike Shakilah a young person from Kabweri Sub County in Kibuku district boldly raising a question during Baraza by- CIDD-UG

CIDD-UG strengthens youth voices and participation for promotion of...

CIDD-UG is actively working to strengthen youth voices, participation, and social accountability in the Bukedi sub-region. Our approach of empowering... .../Read More!

Participants during sub county tax interface engagements at Ivukula

CIDD-UG and AAU Strengthen revenue mobilization efforts in lower...

Adequate revenue mobilization is crucial for local governments to finance their social and economic expenditure obligations. It helps them provide... .../Read More!

Recent Videos

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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