About Us CISCOT
The civil society coalition on transport in Uganda [CISCOT] aims to contribute to an efficient, effective and safe transport system. It brings together organisations to harness the potential of civil society and to build a strong, collective voice to address the needs and concerns of citizens on transport issues. Created in 2013, the coalition focuses on three broad areas:
Citizen mobilisation and support
Sector monitoring, advocacy and influence
Coalition building and institutional development.
Our vision: An efficient and safe transport system for Uganda
Our mission: To contribute to an efficient, effective and safe transport system in Uganda through a strong civil society voice.
Our Core Values:
Why was CISCOT formed ?
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Uganda play a key role in various sectors - from monitoring govenment programmes, to advocating for better alternatives, to solving community problems. But a limted number of organisations work in the transport sector, and those who face capacity constraints. CSOhave a largely been working indepedently of each other to date, resulting in a duplication of activities and limited overall impact.
The Infrastructure sector consumes huge public funds, but complex road and other transport projects are generally seen as a 'no go area' for CSO' and the citizens. Access to information remains limited often due to the centralised management of these projects. Weak citizen participation opens the way to potential corruption, inefficient use of the funds and poor service delivery.
CISCOT was formed to empower citizens in Uganda to participate fully in governance of the transport through collective civil society action.