CIVIL SOCIETY: What are its roles?
Civil society roles include:
Watchdog/whistle blowers (Value Promoters), holding institutions to account, promoting transparency and accountability.
Advocate, raising awareness of societal issues and challenges and advocating for change.
Service provider, delivering services to meet societal needs such as education, health, food and security; implementing disaster management, preparedness and emergency response.
Expert, bringing unique knowledge and experience to shape policy and strategy, identifying and building solutions.
Capacity builder, providing education, training and other capacity building.
Incubator, developing solutions that may require a long gestation or payback period.
Representative, giving power to the voice of the marginalized or under-represented.
Citizenship champion, encouraging citizen engagement and supporting the rights of of citizens.
Solidarity supporter, promoting fundamental and universal values.
Definer of standards, creating norms that shape market and state activity.

Birungi K. Desiderius
077 2 426 607
Executive Director
Better World Uganda
P. O. Box 406, Hoima-Uganda

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