Interparty Organization for Dialogue (Uganda)

Inter Party Organization for Dialogue

The Inter Party Organization for Dialogue (IPOD) Uganda is a legal entity incorporated in 2021 with an aim of pursuing and promoting inclusive democracy and the fundamental principles of democracy, good governance, human rights, institutional strengthening of political parties to be trusted representatives of public interests, non-discrimination, promoting interparty dialogue and cooperation as a means for dealing with political differences as well as managing conflict without resorting to undemocratic means.


IPOD was formed in 2009 as a loose coalition of political parties with representation in Parliament with support from the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) at the request of the Government of Uganda in a bid to support its nascent multiparty democracy following a return to multipartyism in 2005. At the time of its foundation, there were five political parties in Uganda’s Parliament including the Conservative Party (CP), Democratic Party (DP), Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), National Resistance Movement (NRM) and Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC). IPOD’s membership changes with the electoral cycle.