Republic of Uganda
The Uganda IDDRSI Coordination Mechanism will be housed in the office of the prime Minister whose mandate is enshrined in Article 108 A of the Constitution ‘as the Leader of Government Business in Parliament and be responsible for coordination and implementation of Government Policies across Ministries, Departments and other Public Institutions’’. It will also be informed by the country programming paper and IDDRSI strategy. Key principles of the Coordination Mechanism will include government ownership and leadership, multi-sectoral representation, multi-stakeholder representation and participation, sustained technical assistance and capacity building.
At Sector level the designated lead ministries and agencies will coordinate the sectoral technical stakeholders in implementation of IDDRSI Priority Intervention Areas (PIAs) thus:
- An Inter-Ministerial Policy Committee:
This body is constituted by all the Ministers of all the relevant ministries, as the highest decision making organ. The key functions of the Inter-Ministerial Policy Committee will be provision of policy directions, political support, linkage to cabinet and parliament and reporting to the Prime Minister, who will be the patron of the Coordination Mechanism in the Country.
The Inter-Ministerial Policy Committee will be composed of:
1/ Hon. Minister, Office of the Prime Minister – Chair
2/ Hon. Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries – Co-chair
3/ Hon. Minister, Ministry of trade, industry and Cooperatives – Member
4/ Hon. Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Member
5/ Hon. Minister, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development- Member
6/ Hon. Minister, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development – Member
7/ Hon. Minister, Ministry of Gender, labour and social Development – Member
8/ Hon. Minister, Ministry of water and Environment – Member.
9/ Uganda Wildlife Authority (Ministry of Tourism, wildlife and Antiquities) -Member
10/Ministry of lands, Housing and Urban Dev’t. -Member
11/ Min of Local Government-Member
12/Min of Health -Member
13/Min of Education and Sports- Member
- Steering Committee:
The Technical Committee is constituted of the permanent Secretaries, Directors and Commissioners in line Ministries, key technical development partners, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), private sector and the head of the secretariat from OPM. The main functions of the Technical Committee will include supervision and back stopping of the implementation of the IDDRSI, guiding resource mobilization and allocation, monitoring progress, and reporting to the Inter-Ministerial policy Committee.
- Technical Committee:
This is a multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder committee, with leadership from OPM. The membership will include middle level/ technical staff from line MDAs (Ministries, Development partners/Agencies),NGOS/CSOS and private sector. The main functions will be: Coordination, monitoring and Evaluation, Planning and Budgeting, Implementation, Information Management, Capacity Building, Lobbying and Advocacy, Resource mobilization and Reporting to the Steering Committee.
- At Sectoral Level.
Designated lead ministries and agencies will coordinate the technical stakeholders in implementation of IDDRSI Priority Intervention Areas (PIAs) thus: