The multi-stakeholder approach brings together government, the private sector and civil society to pursue a common goal. This is achieved with the establishment of a Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) comprising representatives of each stakeholder. The MSG is responsible for providing leadership and setting policy and standards for the CoST programme. The National Secretariat hosted at Africa Freedom of Information Centre works closely with the MSG and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the CoST programme. Here in Uganda the MSG is composed of nine members three from Government, three from civil society and three from private sector and the Secretariat has three staff.The current MSG is comprised of the following;
Nathan is the current Chairperson CoST Uganda MSG. He is the former Member of Parliament for Bukanga County, Isingiro district and the Director Uganda Bus Operators. He brings skills and experience on how CoST Uganda can work with the Private Sector to enhance value for money in the construction sector.
Enock is the Director Research at Action Coalition on Climate Change (ACCC), Kampala. He is also the Current Alternate Chair Civil Society Coalition on Oil and Gas (CSCO). He is the current Vice chairperson Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) Uganda Multi-stakeholders Group (MSG). He brings expertise from the Civil Society to the MSG.
Samuel is the Executive Director of Uganda Road Sector Support Initiative (URSSI), Good Roads are his Ambition, and Sustainable Cities is his Destiny. He represents the Civil Society on the CoST MSG as a member.
Olive has 8 years’ experience in policy analysis, community driven development, transformative learning, infrastructure transparency, multi-stakeholder working, social and economic accountability, gender governance, strategic planning, management and administration, stakeholder engagement and mentorship.
She is the CoST Manager, Uganda managing the daily planning and delivery of the CoST Uganda country programme. She also works as Africa Regional Manager for CoST International.
Olive has handled national and international multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary programmes responsible for planning, implementation of national programmes in Uganda and coordinating the Multi-Stakeholder Groups and CoST countries in Africa. She has also offered capacity building, mentorship, knowledge generation and learning to all countries interested in enhancing infrastructure transparency in Africa.
She brings to CoST has vast skills and knowledge in gender mainstreaming, activism and service delivery monitoring, social and policy analysis, advocacy and citizen empowerment using transformative approaches. She holds a Master’s degree in Management Studies (Public Policy and Governance) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Governance all from Uganda Management Institute; a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Based Development from Nkumba University-Uganda, and a Certificate in Gender Mainstreaming and Transformative learning from the Institute of Social Transformation. Olive is a trained fellow on fighting Fraud in NGOs, Humentum Class of June 2019.
Gilbert is currently the head of secretariat at Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) in Uganda. In the past he has worked for the ILO as a country programme coordinator among other activities. AFIC was founded following a declaration agreed to in 2006 by 30 civil society representatives from 16 African countries. Gilbert represents the Civil Society and brings experience and expertise in promoting the right of access to information through comparative research, regional advocacy and capacity building. He sits on the MSG as a Member and Host Organization for CoST Uganda.
Godfrey comes to CoST MSG with vast knowledge and Engineering expertise from UNABCEC. He brings views and concerns of the contractors in implementing public infrastructure projects in Uganda.
Erick is the Assistant Director Ethics and Integrity, Office of the President. He represents the Government on CoST MSG and brings experience and skills of engaging Government Entities in the anti-corruption engagements with specific reference to promoting ethics andintegrity in the delivery of public construction projects.
Jackson is the Assistant Commissioner Office of the Prime Minister(OPM). He sits on the CoST MSG as a Member representing the Government. OPM as leader of Government business in parliament and as the agency mandated to monitor service delivery, the construction sector inclusive, CoST Uganda takes great advantage of this opportunity to engage the OPM directly through the MSG on the delivery of the public construction sector across the country. With OPM on the MSG, we have a direct response on concerns raised by the citizens.
Sarah Faguet is a Programme Officer with Africa Freedom of Information Centre. She supports the CoST Programme in ensuring that the programme runs efficiently. Sarah brings to CoST skills in programme development and lobbying.