Civic Engagement Programme (CEP)

Weekly virtual talk shows and podcasts

ACFIM produces three weekly live virtual talk shows namely; TheOtherPerspective, ACFIM-Talks and Ensigo ku Kizinga (Luganda).

These talk shows are broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook, with a parallel discussion on Twitter and LinkedIn. The discussions on the virtual talk shows are premised on a current theme that has dominated national political discourse during the week.

Monthly webinars on Money in Politics

ACFIM conducts monthly webinars on different perspectives of money-in-politics in Africa. The cardinal object of the webinars is to engage policy makers, leaders of political parties, political analysts, the academia, civil society and the media, in a discussion about key issues relating to the negative impact of money of political behavior and electoral outcomes.

Annual Symposia on Money in Politics in Africa

As thematic lead on money in politics on the continent, ACFIM organises annual symposia on Money-in-Politics in Africa to raise awareness of Africans about the vice of monetized politics and build momentum for political/campaign finance reforms for sustainable democracy in Africa.

Forum Theater and dramatized video skits

ACFIM uses dramatized messages to build public awareness about the negative effects of unregulated money on politics and by extension the democratisation process. This taken the form of forum/interactive theatre and video skits that are disseminated on YouTube and social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Tik-Tok

Grassroot civic engagements

ACFIM leverages the presence of 2,009 young men and women on the ground in as many villages in Uganda who use a strategy called civic hawking. Here, citizens receive door-to-door sensitization about their civic duties and the value of the ballot.  The cardinal aim is to build a critical mass of voters that appreciate that can make informed electoral decisions on Election Day.

Town Hall discussions

ACFIM conducts regular Town Hall meetings with a view of galvanizing dialogue between citizens and policy makers and between citizens and political leaders over salient issues that underpin democratic and economic reversal in the country. ACFIM believes strongly that dialogue is the most viable way forward in Uganda’s democratisation process