A cross section of NAC team members at an outreach event.
Network for Active Citizens -NAC started as a social Action Plan from an Active Citizens training trainer’s workshop facilitated by the British Council under the Active Citizens program.
Years after the end of the program, the program beneficiaries decided to sustain the legacy of the program through a network. NAC was established as a youth-led, non for Profit, Community-Driven, Development organization working with youth citizens organized in community-based organizations to amplify their voices to influence local, and national governance and development processes. We exist to organize young people to influence pro-development programs, and policies, empower citizens to peacefully co-exist, and work towards sustainable development of their communities.
NAC was incorporated with the Uganda Register Services Bureau URSB on the 4th of April 2017 and is registered as an NGO with the NGO Bureau The organization operates across the different regions of Uganda including Northern, West Nile, Eastern, Western, Central, and Greater Kampala Metropolitan. NAC is currently working with 89 youth-led community-based organizations that are grass root based across the different regions of Uganda. 90% of these CBOs are engaged in climate-smart agriculture, Urban farming, recycling, economic governance, and advocacy especially advocating for budget increment on youth livelihood and access to finance. NAC is governed by the general assembly, the Board of Directors, and the Board of trustees. While at the secretariate level NAC is governed by the Executive Director and 16 full-time staff.