Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The Truth About NGOs

There is a new documentary running on the BBC world service called The Truth About NGOs, which investigates NGOs and Civil Society Organisations in Haiti, Malawi and India. From the summary it looks like there are many parallels that can be drawn between the scenarios from this documentary and the NGO situation in Uganda.

The programme highlights issues like NGO influence on the political opposition and the promotion of gay rights.  These particular issues are relevant to the Ugandan situation in the wake of recent proposed anti-gay legislation and government assertions that the Walk-to-Work demonstrations in Kampala and other towns earlier this year were borne out of machinations of foreign governments through local NGO activists (as opposed to rising from genuine widespread frustration with a worsening economic situation).

Sounds promising. I will follow all 3 parts and possibly write a preview.

Part 1 can be listened to or downloaded from here

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