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Uganda Community Management Programme (CMP)
CMP Uganda Fact Sheet
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Project Identification:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Next, Back or Top
Project Name: 
Community Management Programme (CMP) . = . Strengthening Community Management in the Development, Construction and Maintenance of Human Settlements Facilities and Services. 
 . Project Code:
Notice:    This fact sheet and its satellites are valid as of 1998 October.
The international funding of CMP Uganda ended 1998 October 31, with the completion of the UNCHS (Habitat) project, DN/91/UGA/D09 and IP/95/UGA/013. This was a decision of the Danish Government, through Danida, the main donor. The CMP email addresses were funded as part of the UNCHS contribution, so are no longer in operation. This web site, in contrast, is a donation of the Seattle Community Network (SCN) and will therefore continue. Project-specific documents will be kept as archival pages.   The training documents and guidelines have had popular support from practitioners around the world, and will be maintained and updated on this site as long as they are deemed useful.
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Mission Statement:  .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . Next, Back or Top
To strengthen community management in the development and operation of (rural and urban) human settlements facilities and services.  The programme contributes to improving the living and working conditions of low- income people and is thereby reducing poverty. 
It aims to:
  • empower low income groups (eg women, youth, landless, the poor, the vulnerable) so that they can choose, plan and manage their own development, and to identify and make maximum use of their own (often hidden) resources; 
  • encourage and train community members and leaders in practical techniques of community participation, community development and community management (nb these are not the same) of facilities and services with a focus on human settlements;
  • encourage and train leaders, civil servants and ministry sectoral specialists in how to change from being providers of services to passive community recipients, to becoming facilitators or enablers of self help, community centred, development; 
  • encourage and influence the government's policies, laws and guidelines so as to facilitate the above; 
  • set up and routinize a monitoring system that involves the communities, local and central government; and
  • institutionalize and make sustainable the above processes.
The project is a "Community Development Plus" endeavour (ie community participation promotion plus community management training, plus government enablement) project which, through building human and institutional capacity, contributes to limiting poverty and improving living conditions among low-income residents.  The project as a whole is a capacity and institution building (strengthening) project rather than a housing or infrastructure project. Its methodology emphasizes "strengthening" and "sustainable development," and avoids "charity." 
Proposals From Community Based Organizations:
As part of the management training of community groups, proposals are invited from them, and support from CMP will be provided if certain criteria are met. A project will be supported if:
  • It represents priority goals of the whole community; 
  • It identifies their beneficiaries as the low income groups in the community, with women and youth having the highest priority; 
  • It is aimed at reducing poverty of low income groups, by improving community services or facilities, generating income for the target group, or otherwise improving their quality of life; 
  • It includes a substantial proportion (at least about half) of community inputs (where non financial contributions are assigned a monetary value); 
  • It is designed well, including all management and implementation details (guidelines & training available); 
  • The CMP contribution shall not exceed 10 m. Shillings; and 
  • It is accepted as a part of the parish and district overall developmental plans. 
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District Profiles:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Next, Back or Top
The programme in Uganda operates in six parishes, two per district, on a pilot project basis: Wampewo and Maziba in Mpigi District, Kisekende and Namigavu in Mubende District, and Nakawa and Kiwatule in Kampala District.
Mpigi District:
Wampewo Parish 
Wampewo Parish. Nangabo sub county, Kyaddondo County, Mpigi District: consists of ten villages with a population of 6,000 people in about 1,200 households, about 15 Km from the centre of Kampala. The parish lacks sufficient water sources. There are 9 nursery schools, 6 primary schools, a secondary and a vocational training school, a health centre, dispensary, maternity home and 5 private clinics. Many Mpigi residents are employed in Kampala, although unemployment is high, especially among the youth. The majority of people are engaged in subsistence farming.
 . Maziba Parish 

Maziba Parish, Mpigi sub county, Mawokota County, Mpigi District: consists of eleven villages. The parish has a population of 4,500 in about 1,000 households. 

There are two nursery schools and five primary schools and no health facilities. Few CBOs exist in the parish. 

The majority of the residents are engaged in subsistence farming (informal self-employment).

Kampala District:
Nakawa Parish
Nakawa Parish, Nakawa Division, Kampala, with a population of 5,287, has two parts: a slum area and a dilapidated city council housing estate. Poverty, food insecurity, and lack of community facilities prevail. There is a primary school and 4 private dispensaries. Residents are mainly petty traders.
. Kiwatule Parish
Kiwatule Parish, Nakawa Division, Kampala, is a semi-urban parish in the expanding part of Kampala's development. It has four villages, Sebbowa, Central, Kazinga and Balintuma. Population is 2,508. It has one primary school and two private dispensaries. Its main activities are peasant agriculture and petty trade.
Mubende District:
Namigavu Parish
Namigavu Parish, Kikandwa sub county, Mityana County, Mubende district: consists of eleven villages. The parish has a population of 4,000 people in about 1,000 households. The parish lacks clean and safe water. There is one private health clinic, three primary schools and three nursery schools with long distances children have to walk. Very few people (8%) belong to any community based organization (CBOs) and the majority are in subsistence farming.
. Kisekende Parish
Kisekende Parish, Bagezza sub county, Buwekula County, Mubende district: consists of nine villages, with a total population of 6,000 people in about 1,000 households. The parish lacks clean and safe water. There is a private health clinic, 3 primary schools, a secondary school; a CBO with few members. Only 44.6% are employed in productive activities: 40% are self employed, 2.9% are public servants while 1.2% are in private sector. In the informal sector the majority are in subsistence farming. The majority of households are low income. 
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Organization:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Next, Back or Top
The national office, located in Kampala, serves as an information conduit from the UN and the Government of Uganda to the districts, and the target communities in the districts. It arranges for training and facilitating specialists who work in the districts. The programme is officially housed in the Directorate for Community Development which, up to the end of 1994, was part of the Ministry of Local Government. In November, 1994, the department was shifted to the Ministry of Gender and Community Development. The Minister is the Hon Janat Mukwaya.
The main focus of activity (animation and the training of low income community members as a form of mobilization), is carried out by the District Coordinators, assisted by the CDAs and mobilizers. . In accordance with the programme of decentralization in Uganda, the District Coordinators are responsible, through their CAOs, to the Local councils, Level 5 (ie District Governments) in their respective districts.
. (1) Policy Level:
National Steering Committee (NSC) 
Ministry of Gender & Community Development (MGCD), Ministry of Planning and Economic Development (MPED), UNDP, UNCHS, CTA, Technical Ministries, District Authorities, NPC, and National Evaluator
_ (2) Managerial Level:
Project Management Team (PMT) 
NPC, CTA, UNDP PO, DPCs, FAA, National Professionals
  (3) District Level:
DPC Mubende . . . . DPC Mpigi . . . . DPC Kampala
. (4) Implementation Level:
Parish Committee; CBO Executive Committee
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Appendices to this Fact Sheet:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Next, Back or Top
The following are further facts about CMP Uganda. Just click on the respective hyper links for the details.
Project Financing: 
The Government of Uganda is the implementing agency through the Ministry of Gender, Directorate of Community Development, with a contribution of $710,000. UNCHS (Habitat) is the executing agency, funded mainly by Danida, makes a contribution of $1,900,000. UNDP is the programme administering agency, and signed a cost sharing agreement in 1996 for $115,000.
. Training Documents and Reports: 
Documents describing specific aspects of the programme are available on request to individuals and groups engaged in similar activities or research. Ask for our list of available documents. Some are on this web site. Others can be sent as attachments by E-mail, and are in Word Perfect 6.1 computer files. See Documentsfor a list of the CMP Uganda documents. 
See Objectives for a list of the official objectives (based on the Project Document) of CMP Uganda.
. Outputs: 
See Outputs for a list of outputs (based on the objectives) of CMP Uganda.
. Steering Committee: 
See National Steering Committee for a list of members of the CMP Uganda National Steering Committee. 
Initials and Acronyms: 
See Acronyms for a list of abbreviations and acronyms used in the programme.
. Partners: 
See Partners for a list of agencies and organizations related to CMP Uganda.
. Workshops: 
See Workshops for a list of workshops held by CMP Uganda.
See Staff List for a list of the CMP Uganda staff.
. Handbooks 
See Hand Books for on-line mobilizers' hand books.
. Lessons Learned:
See the Uganda CMP Strategy. Part 3.
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Addresses:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Next, Back or Top
Postal Addresses:
CMP, c/o Ministry of Gender 
and Community Development 
Directorate for Community Development 
PO Box 7305 
Kampala, Uganda 
CMP c/o UNCHS (Habitat) UN 
Centre for Human Settlements 
UNDP Kampala 
PO Box 7184 
Kampala, Uganda 
+256-41-347 854 
(In East Africa: 041 347854) 
UNDP (Official, UN): +256-41 -344 801 
c/o UNDP 
61255 UNDP UGA 
National Office Location 
Room 11, 1st Floor, Udyam House, Jinja Road, Kampala, Uganda 

Contact Addresses:

Mr Laban Mbulamuko 
National Programme Coordinator 
Community Management Programme 
Directorate for Community Development 
PO Box 7305, Kampala, UGANDA 
Telephone (041) 
Fax: 041 341086 
Mr Gert Ludeking 
CDP Programme Coordinator 
UNCHS (Habitat) HQ 
PO Box 30330, Nairobi, KENYA 
Telephone: +254 2 623120 
Fax: (02) 624266/7 
Dr Phil Bartle, InterNet Data Provider 
Pro Bono 
Telephone: 1 250 727 9214 
Fax: 1 250 478 5533 
Ms Mutinta Munyati 
Programme Officer 
UNCHS (Habitat) HQ 
PO Box 30330, Nairobi, KENYA
Ms Ruth Tusasirwe Muguta Ogwang 
Kampala District Coordinator 
Community Management Programme 
PO Box 7305, Kampala, UGANDA 
Telephone: (041) 285595, 222936 
Mr Anthony Mwanje 
Mpigi District Coordinator 
Community Management Programme 
PO Box 130, Mpigi, UGANDA 
Telephone: (Mpigi) 41 
Mr Godfrey Kuruhiira 
Mubende District Coordinator 
Community Management Programme 
PO Box 201, Mubende, UGANDA 
Telephone: (0464) 4167
Ms Monica Rujumba 
Finance & Administration Assistant 
PO Box 7184, Kampala, UGANDA 
Telephone (041) 231112; extension: 292 
Web Site: 
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Read About CMP Uganda. This introduces our programme (CMP) in Uganda. 

The CDP Summary Profile describes Habitat's CDP/CMP activities world wide, and Uganda's part in it. 

. . The CMP Uganda Fact Sheet tells you who we are and how you can find us. Or, go directly to some of the appendices: eg a list of Documents produced by the programme, a list of the official Objectives and Outputs, a list of training Workshops held by CMP Uganda, a list of Acronyms and abbreviations, a list of current community Projects supported by CMP, a list of the names and agencies of CMP's National Steering Committee members and Partners and associates related to CMP Uganda, and our Staff List.
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