RACE Project

RACE Project

Towards Uganda 2016: Reinforced Actions towards Credible Elections (RACE).

Project Brief

The Uganda Law Society with support from the Ford Foundation is implementing a one year project under the title: Towards Uganda 2016: Reinforced Actions towards Credible Elections (RACE).

In pursuit of its vision to promote the Rule of Law among others in Uganda; hereby seeks to undertake a deliberate advisory and advocacy strategy to uphold the Constitution and enhance the electoral process in Uganda; with the overall objective of promoting informed and effective citizen and institutional participation in the electoral processes.  The specific objectives of this proposed intervention are:

  1.             i.      To engage with and support the Electoral Commission in the execution of its mandate;
  2.            ii.      To create awareness on the existing electoral laws and practices;
  3.           iii.      To enhance public awareness regarding electoral processes and standards;
  4.           iv.      Provide support to the Judiciary and safeguard its independence in adjudication of electoral disputes.


The short term results intended to be achieved through the activities of the project include;

  • Acquisition of relevant data on the state of the electoral system in Uganda and the East African Community region to inform the baseline for our intended action.
  • Training of the legal practitioners’ on pertinent electoral laws and issues obtaining in Uganda, as well as to ably handle electoral disputes and create jurisprudence on electoral and constitutional issues.
  • Improved collaboration and awareness creation among key stakeholders and the public on electoral processes and best practices.


For details on the Roadmap to the 2016 Elections in Uganda, please visit: www.ec.or.ug/


The Uganda Law Society (ULS) under its Ford Foundation supported Project titled “Reinforced Actions toward Credible Elections” is organizing a one day Colloquium under the theme: “Fostering Sustainable Electoral Processes in Uganda”. This event which is slated for January 29, 2016 is intended to among other things encourage and facilitate constructive dialogue among key actors in Uganda and from select successful democracies on critical issues affecting elections in Uganda and to borrow from best practices to ensure free and fair elections.
The Colloquium will be hosted at the Kampala Serena Hotel in the Katonga Hall starting at 9:00 am.

Follow the link below for details about the event:



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