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The East African Sustainability (SusWatch) Network is a network of NGOs from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania spearheaded by Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD), Sustainable Environmental Development Watch Network (SusWatch Kenya), and Tanzania Coalition for Sustainable Development (TCSD). EA SusWatch Regional Secretariat is hosted by UCSD in Kampala, Uganda.
The Vision of EA SusWatch is: A world where sustainable development principles drive social and economic development processes.
The Mission of EA SusWatch to catalyze and mobilize civil society in Eastern African to exert accountability from governments and international development institutions to achieve a socially and environmentally sustainable world.
The mandate of EA SusWatch is “monitoring and advocating for the effective implementation of national and regional obligations to International agreements and other arrangements for sustainable development in Eastern Africa”.
EA SusWatch is currently implementing the LVEMP II Civil Society Watch Project that seeks to lobby and advocate for realization of results-based performance from the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMP II) and implementation of the East African Climate Change Policy (EACCP, April 2011).
UCSD’s main objective is to increase public participation and civil society’s capacity to undertake advocacy with the national government and other stakeholders to influence decisions and actions that are geared towards implementation of resolutions and commitments that Ugandan (alongside other world) leaders made in the Johannesburg Summit. These decisions and commitments must be done at the national, regional and international level.
Through the Uganda MDG/GCAP Coalition, UCSD is glad to be associated with the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) that comprise civil society activists from across the world representing national coalitions, trade unions, faith based organizations, national and international NGOs, human rights organizations, youth groups and women’s organizations. GCAP demands for among other things, trade justice, a major increase in the quantity and quality of aid and financing for development; and debt cancellation.