Interparty Organization for Dialogue (Uganda)

Inter Party Organization for Dialogue

IPOD partners with Afrobarometer

The interparty organization for Dialogue (IPOD) has partnered with Hatchille Consults, the Research partner that conducts the Afrobarometer study in Uganda to release the state of democracy report in Uganda. The event that was held at Hotel Africana on November 14, 2023 brought together the various Democracy, Rights and Governance actors as well as other state and non state agencies. A critical and concerning finding from the study is the fact that the state of democracy in Uganda has remarkably declined by a massive 7 percentage points in 2022 compared to what it was in 2016. Other findings also indicated that there is a growing appreciation of multipartyism among Ugandans, currently standing at 84% although this was attributed to as a leading cause of conflict in the country. 

The Executive Director of IPOD, Dr. Lawrence Sserwambala Kabagabe, who was one of the panel discussants emphasized the need for dialogue amongst leaders of political parties as one of the tested ways of  dealing with conflicts and consensus building. He cautioned that unless this is embraced, there are pointers to a more violent electoral process of 2026 than was the case in 2021. 

IPOD calls for a joint fight against political radicalization

The interparty organization for Dialogue (IPOD) has advocated and called on Ugandans to embrace political moderation and shun radicalisation. In an article published in one of the local dailies, the Executive Director of IPOD Dr. Lawrence Sserwambala Kabagabe says that the biggest and imminent threat to Uganda’s multiparty democracy is the ever growing trend of radicalization among supporters of some political parties. 

For more details, see link below:

https://www.newvision.co.ug/articledetails/NV_187958

18 years of multiparty democracy. Does Western democracy work in Uganda?

To read more, please click on the link below: 

https://www.msn.com/en-xl/news/other/18-years-of-multiparty-democracy-does-western-democracy-work-for-uganda/ar-AA1lcMho

Proportional representation – IPOD’s solution to Uganda’s electoral woes. 

To read more, please click on the link below: 

https://www.bukedde.co.ug/education/NV_185449/proportional-representation-ipods-solution-to

upcoming events

MEDIATION AND FOREIGN POLICY TRAINING OF POLITICAL PARTIES.

The Interparty Organization for Dialogue will partner with the Inter Governmental Authrotiy on Development (IGAD) and the African Interparty Dialogue Network (AIPDN) to build the capacity of political parties on mediation and foreign policy. The training will target senior members of Parliamentary political parties together with senior executives in the Uganda Council on Foreign Relations. 

REGIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING ON POLITICAL PARTIES AND THE MEDIA.

Under the auspices of  IGAD and AIPDN, political and technical leaders of IPOD will participate in the regional capacity building initiative on the role of the media – traditional and social in advancing the ambitions of political parties. The event will take place in Naivasha, Kenya. 

The interparty organization for Dialogue (IPOD) has partnered with Hatchille Consults, the Research partner that conducts the Afrobarometer study in Uganda to release the state of democracy report in Uganda. The event that was held at Hotel Africana on November 14, 2023 brought together the various Democracy, Rights and Governance actors as well as other state and non state agencies. A critical and concerning finding from the study is the fact that the state of democracy in Uganda has remarkably declined by a massive 7 percentage points in 2022 compared to what it was in 2016. Other findings also indicated that there is a growing appreciation of multipartyism among Ugandans, currently standing at 84% although this was attributed to as a leading cause of conflict in the country. 

The Executive Director of IPOD, Dr. Lawrence Sserwambala Kabagabe, who was one of the panel discussants emphasized the need for dialogue amongst leaders of political parties as one of the tested ways of  dealing with conflicts and consensus building. He cautioned that unless this is embraced, there are pointers to a more violent electoral process of 2026 than was the case in 2021.