Institutional Development and Organizational Strengthening

Over the past two decades, the concept of Institutional Development and Organizational Strengthening (ID/OS) has become increasingly important in relation to development projects/organizations. More and more development organizations talk about and address issues like institutional development, institutional strengthening, institutional capacity building, and organizational development. Though using different words, it all boils down to an increased attention to the organizational set–up of projects and development activities.


Strategic Objective 1: To develop, implement effective and sustainable policies and mechanisms for institutional governance

Good institutional governance is essential to the effective operation of an organization which facilitates empowerment and freedom from discrimination and deprivation of women and other vulnerable groups. Good governance can improve the board’s ability to manage the organization effectively to deliver long term development goals as well as provide accountability to stakeholders. UWONET believes that good governance should support not constrain the visionary leadership of the organization while ensuring that risks, assumptions and challenges are properly addressed


Strategic Objective 2: To document and increase visibility of the network’s interventions.

This objective is mainly premised on the drive to portray UWONET’s ability to deploy capacity and leadership to effectively accelerate gender transformation and empowerment in Uganda as well as give voice to women’s concerns and perspectives on development policy and practice. It has to showcase the institution as one that is results oriented, learns from experience, willing to listen to its stakeholders, and works in harmony with other development partners and its membership. The action agenda is broad and will need to be implemented in phases. The focus here will be on revamping the website (internet and intranet), web–management and governance, ensuring quality and interactivity. External communication will involve more active management of media relations and ensuring wider outreach to all stakeholders at the different levels.