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1 WHERE IPC HAS COME FROM A PRESENTATION MADE AT THE 2ND INTER – PARTY COOPERATION (IPC) CONFERENCE KAMPALA, 14TH DECEMBER 2009

2 BY DR. FRANK NABWISO (ON BEHALF OF THE IPC SECRETARIAT

3 EVOLUTION OF IPC The First Contacts Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Delegation visit to Sweden in 2006 Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Delegation visit to Sweden in 2006

4 Guest Mr. Magnus Ramstrand’s visit to Uganda – August 2007 Mr. Magnus Ramstrand’s visit to Uganda – August 2007 Mr. Ramstrand held discussions with some of the high ranking officials in the CP, DP, and FDC. Mr. Ramstrand held discussions with some of the high ranking officials in the CP, DP, and FDC.

5 Preparations First seminar for CP, DP and FDC - December 2007 First seminar for CP, DP and FDC - December 2007

6 Visit Visit by CP, DP, and FDC to Sweden: Visit by CP, DP, and FDC to Sweden: February 2008 February 2008

7 SETTING UP THE ORGANS OF THE IPC The Steering Committee The Steering Committee The Summit The Secretariat

8 First summit meeting formally endorsed inter – party cooperation. formally endorsed inter – party cooperation. defined the nature of cooperation to be pursued. defined the nature of cooperation to be pursued. authorized preparation of the Protocol of Cooperation. authorized preparation of the Protocol of Cooperation.

9 First summit approved the Steering Committee. approved the Steering Committee. sanctioned signing of a CIL/KIC Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). sanctioned signing of a CIL/KIC Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

10 First summit authorized preparations for holding the First IPC Conference on 14th – 16th August 2008 authorized preparations for holding the First IPC Conference on 14th – 16th August 2008

11 First summit approved the criteria for admitting members to IPC. approved the criteria for admitting members to IPC. approved the proposal to set up 10 thematic committees with two members from each collaborating party. approved the proposal to set up 10 thematic committees with two members from each collaborating party.

12 First Protocol The Protocol of Cooperation The Protocol of Cooperation Signed on August 5, 2009 Signed on August 5, 2009

13 First summit approved the proposal to set up a National Institute for Democracy and Governance (NIDG). approved the proposal to set up a National Institute for Democracy and Governance (NIDG). approved an organogram for IPC and defined the responsibilities of the 3 organs therein as follows; approved an organogram for IPC and defined the responsibilities of the 3 organs therein as follows;

14 Organs The Summit The Summit The Steering Committee The Steering Committee The Secretariat The Secretariat

15 Historic The Protocol of Cooperation The Protocol of Cooperation Signed on August 5, 2009 Signed on August 5, 2009

16 The protocol 4 major objectives: Advocacy and campaigns for constitutional, legal, electoral and administrative reforms Advocacy and campaigns for constitutional, legal, electoral and administrative reforms Identification of socio-economic and political challenges where corrective action is needed Identification of socio-economic and political challenges where corrective action is needed

17 The protocol Identification of common policy positions to address the identified challenges. Identification of common policy positions to address the identified challenges. Possibility of developing a common electoral platform for the 2011 general elections. Possibility of developing a common electoral platform for the 2011 general elections.

18 Program implementation The Thematic Committees In June – August 2008, 10 Thematic Committees identified the challenges and possible policies to address them. The 10 thematic areas were: In June – August 2008, 10 Thematic Committees identified the challenges and possible policies to address them. The 10 thematic areas were: Production and Employment (covering Agriculture, Trade, Industry and Environment). Production and Employment (covering Agriculture, Trade, Industry and Environment).

19 Thematic Committees Social Services (covering Education, Health, Water and Information). Social Services (covering Education, Health, Water and Information). Infrastructure Development, Science and Technology. Infrastructure Development, Science and Technology. Finance Planning and Economic Development. Finance Planning and Economic Development.

20 Thematic Committees Foreign Affairs, Regional Cooperation, Security and Immigration /Emigration. Foreign Affairs, Regional Cooperation, Security and Immigration /Emigration. Power, Energy, Oil and other Minerals. Power, Energy, Oil and other Minerals. Justice, Law, Order and Electoral matters. Justice, Law, Order and Electoral matters.

21 Thematic Committees Women, Youth, Marginalized and Special interest groups. Women, Youth, Marginalized and Special interest groups. Land and other Natural Resources. Land and other Natural Resources. Local Government, Cultural Institutions and Rural Development. Local Government, Cultural Institutions and Rural Development.

22 1st IPC Conference The first Inter – Party Conference (14th – 16th August 2008) The first Inter – Party Conference (14th – 16th August 2008) Held in Seeta Town near Kampala under the theme: “Cooperating to Build People Centered Democracy Held in Seeta Town near Kampala under the theme: “Cooperating to Build People Centered Democracy

23 Recommendations setting up an expert team to devise strategies for popularising the recommendations of the thematic Committees down to the grassroots. setting up an expert team to devise strategies for popularising the recommendations of the thematic Committees down to the grassroots.

24 Recommendations bringing the media fraternity on board, since the media plays a major role in educating the public and bringing the media fraternity on board, since the media plays a major role in educating the public and setting up an effective publicity/media centre for IPC setting up an effective publicity/media centre for IPC

25 Recommendations development of the roadmap to development of the roadmap to promotion of internal democracy within the cooperating parties. promotion of internal democracy within the cooperating parties.

26 Recommendations setting up an “Institute for Democracy and Good Governance” setting up an “Institute for Democracy and Good Governance” setting up a Think Tank to generate and harness knowledge for IPC to enable it to execute its mandate. setting up a Think Tank to generate and harness knowledge for IPC to enable it to execute its mandate.

27 Recommendations strengthening IPC’s collaborative partnership with KIC. strengthening IPC’s collaborative partnership with KIC. instituting an aggressive resource mobilization strategy for IPC instituting an aggressive resource mobilization strategy for IPC

28 Recommendations bringing the media fraternity on board, since the media plays a major role in educating the public and bringing the media fraternity on board, since the media plays a major role in educating the public and setting up an effective publicity/media centre for IPC setting up an effective publicity/media centre for IPC

29 Internal Democracy The National Delegates Conferences (NDCs) of UPC, JEEMA, CP and FDC (November 2008 – February 2009). The National Delegates Conferences (NDCs) of UPC, JEEMA, CP and FDC (November 2008 – February 2009).

30 Milestone Registration of the Uganda Institute of Democracy and Governance (UIDG) Registration of the Uganda Institute of Democracy and Governance (UIDG)

31 Milestone Agreement of cooperation between KIC and CIL of 24th march 2009 to cover Agreement of cooperation between KIC and CIL of 24th march 2009 to cover January – December 2009 January – December 2009

32 Milestone Workshop on improving Coordination, Communication and Decision-Making in the IPC Workshop on improving Coordination, Communication and Decision-Making in the IPC 2nd to 4th April 2009

33 Retreat recommendations The recommendations from the discussion groups stressed, among other things the need: for the IPC to package messages to its supporters in simple language for the IPC to package messages to its supporters in simple language for decisions to be made on things which have been agreed upon and to resolve contentious issues as soon as possible for decisions to be made on things which have been agreed upon and to resolve contentious issues as soon as possible

34 Recommendations cont’d for open negotiations and consensus on critical matters for open negotiations and consensus on critical matters for Opposition MPs to become more vocal for Opposition MPs to become more vocal to prepare the road-map to 2011 elections to prepare the road-map to 2011 elections

35 Recommendations cont’d to have more volunteers in IPC who are ready to do work without pay to have more volunteers in IPC who are ready to do work without pay to agree on a common electoral platform as soon as possible to agree on a common electoral platform as soon as possible

36 Recommendations cont’d to understand that IPC will become stronger with more parties in it to understand that IPC will become stronger with more parties in it to create a clear manifesto and strategic plan which can be used for mobilising resources and support. to create a clear manifesto and strategic plan which can be used for mobilising resources and support.

37 Recommendations

38 Milestone Launching of the IPC’s proposed Electoral Reforms Launching of the IPC’s proposed Electoral Reforms

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40 Milestone Joint Electoral Platform Joint Electoral Platform

41 Buildling capacity Women Trainers Workshop Women Trainers Workshop

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43 Building capacity Youth Trainers Workshop

44 Milestone Launching of the Private Members Electoral Bills Launching of the Private Members Electoral Bills

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46 Milestone Joint Presidential Visits Joint Presidential Visits

47 Voter Education Assistance from KAS Assistance from KAS

48 Outputs 72 party workers have already been trained to start providing voter education in their areas in collaboration with their Party headquarters. 72 party workers have already been trained to start providing voter education in their areas in collaboration with their Party headquarters.

49 Ouputs 60 youth and Women have been trained as Trainers (ToT) 60 youth and Women have been trained as Trainers (ToT) Total is = 132 trained party workers Total is = 132 trained party workers

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