Our work in Uganda

Our work in Uganda

Uganda has a population of approximately 41 million, with over 12,000 NGOs operating in the country. With a reputation for having a welcoming attitude towards refugees, there are over a million refugees in Uganda. There are approximately 1.4 million people living with HIV, and the average woman gives birth to 5.8 children in her lifetime. Uganda has been named the world’s most entrepreneurial country in the world.

Humentum works frequently in the country, holding approximately 20 workshops a year in Kampala, across compliance and risk, financial management, program management and HR & Learning topics. We work on a local level, developing and maintaining relationships with NGOs and member organizations, delivering learning and client services within the region. In addition to facilitating learning, we also coordinate an ongoing program of networking events. Our mission for Uganda is to ensure that any social sector organization or practitioner in the region can conveniently access Humentum’s services. Our regional director for East Africa, Sam Musoke, is based in Uganda.


Sam Musoke from Humentum talks about Financial Management in 2019

Humentum's financial management lead, Sam Musoke, takes you through Humentum's financial management courses, and training, convening and consulting, and describes how these services can help you build an always learning mentality within your organization.


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Sam is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, expanding our membership, and delivering learning and client services within the region.

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We have a new local membership scheme for local NGOs and INGOs with offices in Uganda! As a local member oganization, you and your staff will have access to face-to-face and online trainings, quarterly roundtable events by area of expertise, webinars on a range of subjects, and access to the members-only resources and communities on our website.

Here is a full list of benefits that Humentum local membership provides:

  • Discounts on F2F training courses in Uganda
  • Discounts on online courses for staff based in Uganda
  • Quarterly roundtables by subject area
  • Online space for being in touch with community and sharing documents
  • Bring in a local partner for free (for those that are global members)
  • Access to Humentum Connect Access to members only section of website and resources
  • Access to webinars and industry partner offers

It costs $300 per year for orgs <$2m annual income, and $750 per year for orgs >$2m.

This offer is being launched October 2018, so anyone joining up to March has prorated, and anyone after that pays up to the following September. We also offer consulting services in these countries and across Africa. Recent assignments include in-house training workshops, fraud investigation, policy manual development and recruitment of financial personnel. We partner with local consultants and trainers where appropriate to bring culturally relevant and contextually appropriate services at more affordable rates. 

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Member Profile

Our Member Profile blog series features Humentum members talking about their work and how they manage the operational challenges within their organizations. In this member profile we feature James Francis Okello, Director of Finance at Medical Teams International. Based in Uganda, Francis has been with Medical Teams International for 10 years. Here he talks about connecting finance functions with programming, the importance of trust and Humentum’s pilot local membership scheme.

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USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements (subtitled)

Taught by an experienced team of senior practitioners, this workshop has been completed by thousands of development practitioners around the world. Attendees consistently evaluate the learning they receive in this course as “excellent,” “effective,” and “fun.” While the focus of this workshop is USAID funding for grants and cooperative agreements, it also provides a good foundation for understanding funding from other US Government agencies.

Check out this list of upcoming trainings in Uganda:

USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements

Jun 17, 2019 to Jun 19, 2019

Kampala Uganda

Training for Finance Trainers

Jun 17, 2019 to Jun 20, 2019

Kampala Uganda

FMD Pro 1: The Essentials of Financial Management

Jun 17, 2019 to Jun 21, 2019

Kampala Uganda

Financial Management for Development Professionals (FMD Pro)

Jun 17, 2019 to Jun 21, 2019

Kampala Uganda

USAID Subaward Management

Jun 20, 2019 to Jun 21, 2019

Kampala Uganda


Bandwidth Aggregation Program

Humentum are partnering with Telecom4Good and their Bandwidth Aggregation Program in Uganda.

The Bandwidth Aggregation Program is a partnership with Roke Telkom using Google’s fibre Optic Network to provide an exclusive NGO only program to improve the quality of Internet services and lower the cost for all participants.  The program enables NGOs to save on internet costs by joining forces with neighboring organizations. Through the BAP, Telecoms4Good negotiate the internet bandwidth of 2+ nonprofit organizations in a specific region to reduce the cost of internet services by at least 30-55% for each organization. Every aggregated megabyte of bandwidth makes a difference—each added megabyte can lower the cost of internet service by up to 15% for each participant.

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Discover the Refugee Workforce Development Program (RWDP)

The Refugee Workforce Development Program (RWDP) aims to provide refugees with access to high quality training in order to foster personal and professional development and create confident learners who can lead positive change within their community and gain employment in humanitarian organizations and initiatives. In addition, the program aims to facilitate increased employment access and opportunities by working to better understand the needs and desired qualifications of NGOs operating in and around refugee settlement areas who may serve as potential employers. Furthermore, the program will create an online job board on which NGO employers can post new listings for positions, streamlining the contact between refugees and humanitarian organizations.

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