7th Annual National Conference on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 2020
The Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability with partners including Initiative for Social and Economic Rights – ISER and Public Interest Law Clinic -Pilac School of Law, Makerere University School of Law are organising the 7th Annual National Conference on Economic Social and Cultural Rights under the THEME: “ELECTION PROMISES, POLITICAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND SERVICE DELIVERY, A REALITY CHECK” Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and public health safety guards in place, the 2020 Conference will be mainly an E-Conference held on NTV Uganda this Sunday September 27th from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Follow up Panel Discussions shall be held for a few participants on Monday September 28th at Hotel Africana 8:30 Am to 1 PM. Follow the discussions on NTV and live stream platforms that will be shared.
Weaknesses in service delivery are in many ways linked to gaps in democratic accountability that in turn result from the choice of elected leadership at various levels in a country. Electoral accountability – the idea that citizens can use the vote to influence government action – is a central tenet of democratic theory. Indeed, elections hold tremendous promise to spur improvement in service delivery if the necessary linkages are made and acted upon.
Key Objectives of the Conference is to;
a) To reflect on the relationship between democratic elections and service delivery;
b) To encourage a culture of voting based issues and quality of the candidate as opposed to monetary or material incentives;
c) To take stock of the 2016 election promises to determine the extent to which these have been realized; and
d) To reflect on and craft the service delivery issues that should underline the 2021 election campaigns and promises in the context of the effects of COVID-19;