NAP Development Process
Uganda has prepared a draft NAP which is currently sitting within the government. It is unclear what the next steps will be during the pandemic when attention is focused elsewhere.
DanChurchAid is planning to organise a symposium on the status of the NAP in late 2020 where more information will be available.
Uganda`s NAP Journey by the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER)
During the 2nd Universal periodic Review (UPR2) in 2016, one of the recommendations to Uganda was to develop an action plan on Business and Human Rights to implement the UN Guiding Principles (UNGP).
The Government of Uganda accepted the recommendation and embarked on the process of developing a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights. Following a discussion by the Inter-ministerial Committee (ICM) on Human Rights in a training organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UN Human Rights, the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social development was identified to coordinate the development of a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights.
The Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) partnered with the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development in this process. In February 2019, an Inception meeting was held wherein the stakeholder identification was done together with a road map for the NAP process. Nine regional Consultations were to be conducted between April and June 2019. Special focus has been placed on the vulnerable persons in the community by giving them an opportunity to share their plight that arises from their interaction with business activities.
Stakeholders views and analysis on the NAP
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— UCCA_Ug (@UccaUg) July 9, 2020