ACTogether Uganda is the national support NGO charged with providing technical and financial assistance to the National Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda (NSDFU).
ACTogether was established in 2006 to facilitate processes that develop organizational capacity at the local level and promote pro-poor policy and practice in Uganda’s urban development arena.
ACTogether Uganda strives to create inclusive cities with united and empowered communities of the urban poor who have the capacity to voice, promote, and negotiate for their collective interests in the 20 municipalities of operation; Mbale, Jinja, Soroti, Tororo, Moroto in the east, Gulu, Arua, Hoima, Lira in the north, Fortportal, Mbarara, Kabale, Masaka in the West and Kampala Central, Kawempe, Nakawa, Makindye, Lubaga, Entebbe and Wakiso. In these municipalities, the federation has 69,243 people saving in 1,949 saving groups.
In partnership with organized communities of the urban poor, ACTogether works to increase access to secure tenure, adequate shelter, basic services, information, and many of the other building blocks required for healthy communities. The primary strategy for achieving these aims is to support the development of a strong and active urban poor federation. Support takes the form of resource mobilization, partnership support, technical assistance, capacity-building, leadership and management support, outreach, advocacy, research and documentation.
Inclusive cities where the urban poor utilize opportunities to transform their communities.
To build the capacity of the urban poor to improve their livelihoods and increase their access to land, housing and basic services