Faith, Empowerment, Church and Community Mobilisation Advocacy: Insights from Tearfund’s Partner in Uganda
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Tearfund, a Christian faith-based international non-governmental organisation, envisions and empowers local churches in over 50 countries. For more than 15 years, Tearfund has supported local churches to mobilise communities through a process called Church and Community Mobilisation (CCM).
Recently, it has been supporting one of its partners in Uganda, Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG), to build on CCM through CCM advocacy, which mobilises PAG's communities to engage with local government.
The CCM advocacy pilot project in Uganda led to improvements in service delivery. Tearfund received a practitioner research and learning grant to examine the role of local churches, CCM and CCM advocacy in fostering transparency, citizen empowerment, inclusion and government responsiveness. Tearfund also wanted to understand how best to scale up its CCM advocacy work in Uganda and beyond.