Talk to Your Regulator (T2R)

A platform for NGOs and their Regulators in Uganda

18th August 2022

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Why Participate In The Talk To The Regulator Events

Defenders Protection Initiative in collaboration with the Uganda National NGO Forum are implementing a signature event titled “Talk to Your Regulator” (T2R) which aims to create dialogue spaces for the NGO actor players to inform, update and engage with the regulators and relevant service providers and give feedback for the improved working enviroment.

What To Expect

What To Expect

Understand Compliance

A better understanding of the compliance obligation and operation status of NGOs

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Better environment

An enabling working environment for NGO actors

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Credibility and integrity

Increased credibility and integrity of the non-profit sector in Uganda.

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Networking

Meet with likeminded people and industry peers

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MEET THE Event Speakers

Stephen Okello

Executive Director-NGO Bureau

John Bosco Bashinyora

Ag. Director Gender, Community and Production.

James Nkuubi

Researcher

Sydney Asubo

Executive Director of the-FlA

Dr. Moses Isooba

Executive Director-NGO Forum

Geoffrey Sajjabi

Chief Commercial Officer - NSSF

Johnson Tumusiime

IT Systems and Cyber security expert NITA-U

Sarah Chelangat

Commissioner Domestic Tax

Yona Wanjala

Executive Director-DPI

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Be Part Of The T2R Events

Please to register and confirm your attendance ,fill out the registration form

Agenda

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Arrival, Registration and breakfast

Arrival, Registration and breakfast

9:00 AM – 9: 10 am
Welcome Remarks

Yona Wanjala

Welcome Remarks

9:10 AM – 9: 25 AM
Keynote Speaker

Stephen Okello

Keynote Speaker

9:25 AM- 9: 45 AM
SUMMARY OF THE SURVEY ON THE COMPLIANCE STATUS OF NGOS

James Nkuubi

SUMMARY OF THE SURVEY ON THE COMPLIANCE STATUS OF NGOS

9:45 AM – 11: 05 AM

Panels- Regulators

NGO Bureau

  • Clarifying the different categories of NGOs in Uganda and their respective regulatory obligations under Uganda`s Legal framework.
  • Why the work of NGO regulatory agencies should be of interest to the NGO sector.
  • Goals of NGO Bureau in regulating NGOs.
  • How NGO Bureau under the NGO Act makes tradeoffs or amicably balances interests of the state and yet also promote a safer working environment NGOs.

FIA

  • Compliance obligations of NGOs towards FIA.
  • Degree of susceptibility of NGOs to the risk of Terrorism Financing.
  • Justification for NGOs to comply with the FIA and why they are considered accountable persons.
  • How NGOs have responded to their compliance obligation with FIA.
  • Uganda being on the grey list and its Implications to the NGOs.
  • Plans for outreaches to the NGO sector.

URA

  • Compliance obligations of NGOs under the Uganda tax regime.
  • Tax exemption for NGOs and the process of tax exemption.
  • Voluntary disclosure, EFRIS, Income tax and fines for non-compliance.
  • Plans for outreaches to the NGO sector.

NSSF

  • Compliance obligations of NGOs towards NSSF.
  • Goals of NSSF in regulating NGOs.
  • Dangers Non-Compliance poses to the NGOs.
  • Highlights of the amended NSSF Act to the NGOs.
  • Plans for outreaches to the NGO sector.

NITA-U

  • Ways to leverage technology in reducing the compliance statutory burden.
  • Possibility for NGOs to have a compliance digitalized one-stop centre for compliance to all regulators.
  • What it takes and the role of NITA-U in supporting the development of compliance digitalized one-stop centre for NGOs and the regulators.
  • Plans for outreaches to the NGO sector.

URSB

  • Compliance obligations of the NGOs towards URSB.
  • Key issues that NGOs need to know in line with name reservation, registration and renewing of the organisation name.
  • What filing returns entail and the contact person for filing returns at URSB for the NGO sector.
  • Plans for outreaches to the NGO sector.

KCCA

  • Compliance obligations of the NGOs towards KCCA.
  • What NGOs have to know in regard to the local service tax.
  • Plans for outreaches to the NGO sector.

Uganda Police

  • Procedures and Principles that govern Police investigations in line with Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF).
  • What NGOs need to know about Terrorism Financing.
  • • Plans for outreaches to the NGO sector in regard to Counter Terrorism Financing.

 

11:05 AM – 11:20 AM

Tea break

Tea Break

11:20 AM – 2: 00 PM

Discussion

This will be a round table discussion between the participants and regulators. Both parties will raise their concerns in regards to the NGO regulatory framework.

2:00 PM – 2:10 PM
Closing Remarks

Dr. Moses Isooba

Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks by Dr. Moses Isooba, Executive Director, Uganda NGO Forum

2:10 PM

Lunch and departure

Lunch and departure

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