Welcome to Agency For People Owned Processes

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Published on Saturday, 01 January 2011 00:00
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APOP is a Non Government Organisation duly registered by the NGO Board. APOP aims at providing sustainable solutions to development challenges among the youth in Uganda, which has one of the fastest growing populations. 

We strongly believe that community development has been influenced by the dramatic changes that are experienced in an increasingly globalized world economy and therefore accompanying these changes, are new ideas about how to approach community development.

In an increasingly dynamic world, there is a two-fold challenge at the community level: to create and seize opportunities for sustainable development, and to claim and retain the rights and entitlements of state and global citizenship. This means thinking about “assets’ in very broad terms: rights, capacities, capabilities as well as access to natural, physical and financial resources to generate sustainable wealth

APOP as an organization has a strong conviction that communities and local actors have inherent capacities, that need to be nurtured to bring about desired development. Communities can be empowered to diagnose local problems, come up with solutions, lay down priorities, implement action plans, monitor & evaluate their performances. APOP also believes that social and peer pressure creates accountability and transparency within a community. The government at different levels also acknowledges social accountability and transparency. It is important that communities and local governments develop skills through technical assistance, learning by doing and uplifting their knowledge for transformation. The decentralization of power to the local level is a good opportunity to harness the local capacity and ensure sustainability.

Considering the aforesaid facts, APOP strongly considers Capacity Development (CD) as its development philosophy. Therefore CD, in APOP context, refers to the development of institutional and human capacities of communities and local actors to improve their ability to carry out their functions and achieve desired results over time. APOP will use People-Owned-Process (PoP) methodology which is a development model that seeks to empower communities make maximum use of resources within their own setting and environment for self-reliance in development initiatives and processes. It is a zero-handout approach to development that calls for maximum participation of the beneficiaries (Target group).