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The Civic Education Resource Centre aims at:
1. Developing and disseminating civic education curricula and materials
2. Encouraging the use of materials to ensure standardization and quality civic education
3. Instituting effective experience sharing among DGF civic education partners.

The CERC has its secretariat based at Uganda Project Implementation and Management Centre (UPIMAC) Head Office located at Plot 133, Kira Road Kamwokya, Kampala Telephone No. 0414 530 694 Website:, email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Contact person: W.S.R. Nyabongo, Executive Director

The Civic Education Resource Centre is supported by the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), a mechanism established by Austria, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the UK and the Delegation of the European Union in Uganda to support the efforts of Ugandan state and non-state partners to strengthen democratization, protect human rights, improve access to justice and enhance accountability in the country.

The project was approved in March 2013, became effective in May 2013 and will end by June 2015.

Main functions of the CERC

  1. To coordinate the production of a comprehensive standardized civic education curriculum based on 12 thematic modules
  2. To establish a functional, accessible and interactive online platform for civic education resources
  3. To ensure a well equipped and stocked library at the centre, National Library of Uganda and selected upcountry libraries: Nakaseke, Arua, Masindi, Lira, Soroti, Moroto, Jinja, Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale and Kabarole
  4. To disseminate civic education curricula and materials to DGF supported partners and other organizations
  5. To advocate for the mainstreaming of civic education in programs of key government ministries, departments and agencies
  6. To establish a functional network of DGF supported partners for exchange of experience and best practices.
  7. Coordination and Management

The CERC operations are guided by two major committees namely;

Steering Committee – There is a functional Resource Centre Steering Committee composed of state and non state actors to guide the development and approval of civic education materials.

The Steering Committee is composed of:

  1. Office of the Prime Minister – Ministry of Information and National Guidance (OPM)
  2. Judicial Service Commission (JSC)
  3. Electoral Commission (EC)
  4. Inspectorate of Government (IGG)
  5. Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC)
  6. National Library of Uganda (NLU)
  7. Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD)
  8. Kabarole Research Centre (KRC)
  9. Human Rights Network (HURINET)
  10. Masindi NGO Forum
  11. African Youth Development Link
  12. DENIVA
  13. UPIMAC
  14. Amuria District Development Agency (ADDA)
  15. National NGO Forum
  16. Community Development and Child Initiative (CODI)

Technical Working Committee (TWC):

The Steering Committee is supported by the Technical Working Committee (TWC) which is charged with the responsibility of developing the Civic Education materials. The Committee receives and reviews civic education needs, and accordingly develops the modules, handbooks, fliers and posters.
This consultative exercise of developing the curriculum is demand-driven and participatory. The materials are tailored to the needs of civic education learning.

The TWC Committee is composed of:

  1. Public Affairs Center (PAC), Benson Ekwee (Chairperson)
  2. Forum for Women in Development (FOWODE), Flavia Nabagabe Kalule
  3. Platform for Citizen Participation (PLACA), Deo Nyanzi
  4. Center for Constitutional Governance (CCG), Sarah Bireete
  5. Communication for Development Foundation (CDFU), Anne Gamurorwa
  6. Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), Alice Nassaka
  7. National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC), Connie Kateeba, Josephine Lubwama and Patrick Ssembirige
  8. Uganda Law Society (ULS)

Civic Education Material Development
The TWC is supported by a team of experts from the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) who are leading the drafting exercise to ensure that materials meet both youth and adult learning needs and the Uganda Law Society (ULS) who ensures that the contents are factually and legally accurate based on the Constitution and other applicable laws.
The development of CE materials (modules) is being undertaken in a phased approach and will be completed in a year's time.

The process of developing materials has been informed by the results of a baseline survey on democracy, human rights and accountability conducted by DGF in May 2013, and on needs assessments of individual Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) in their areas of operation concluded in May / June 2013.

The materials developed under the theme of ''Civic Education For Effective Participation of Ugandan Citizens'' include:
1. Civic Education Modules
2. Facilitation handbooks
3. Posters and Flyers

The posters and flyers are translated into 9 local languages Luganda, Runyoro / Rutoro, Runyakore / Rukiga, Acholi, Lumasaba, Ateso, Lugabara, Akarimajong and Lusoga.

Accessibility of Civic Education Material
To increase access to civic education materials the National Library of Uganda in Kampala and selected 11 public libraries are being utilized namely;

  1. Nakaseke Telecentre,
  2. Arua Public Libraries,
  3. Masindi Public Libraries,
  4. Lira Public Libraries,
  5. Soroti Public Libraries,
  6. Moroto Public Libraries,
  7. Jinja Public Libraries,
  8. Masaka Public Libraries,
  9. Mbarara Public Libraries,
  10. Kabale Public Libraries and
  11. Kabarole Public Libraries.

Other collaborative networks with state institutions that have regional libraries and documentation centres are being used as part of the main channel for dissemination of CE materials namely;

  1. Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC), 9 Regional Offices
  2. Inspectorate of Government (IGG), 14 Regional Offices
  3. Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF), 32 District NGO Fora

Website –
Website development has been undertaken and internet connections for the Resource Centre and the 11 public libraries have been established. The CERC website is can easily be assessed to download the civic education materials. Posters, fliers and facilitators handbooks are also being uploaded progressively on the system.

The website is providing an interactive online platform for civic education resources.

Achievements to date
1. One Stakeholders Meeting – to kick start the project.
2. Four Steering Committee Meetings – approving materials.
3. Four Technical Working Committee Meetings – developing CE materials.
4. Four sets of three Modules each produced together with the Facilitators Manual, Posters and flyers

a) First set of modules

i) Module 1 The Constitution
ii) Module 2 Citizenship
iii) Module 3 Human Rights

b) Second set of modules

i) Module 4 Democracy and Multiparty System
ii) Module 5 Good Governance and Service Delivery
iii) Module 6 Leadership and Accountability

c) Third set of modules

i) Module 7 Access to Justice
ii) Module 8 Gender
iv) Module 9 Local Government

d) Fourth set of modules

i) Module 10 Nationalism
ii) Module 11 Regional Integration
iv) Module 12 Land

5. 2 Regional Dissemination Meetings have been in Gulu, Mbale, Fort Portal and Kampala

''It is our civic responsibility to ensure effective participation of all Ugandan citizens in the country's development process. Let us access and share the CE with as many people as possible.''


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