Our key dates
- 1st February 2010: URSSI Founded
- 26th October 2010: URSSI participates in International Convention on Rural Roads, and Workshop on Urban Mobility & Environment Jinan City, Shandong, China,
- 25th November 2014: Held the first road safety campaign in Uganda which later was taken up by Ministry of Works 7 Transport to become an annual event
- Held national meeting for consensus building on Roads Bill.
- 3rd April 2014: URSSI shared its road monitoring tool with West African Civil Society Forum in Accra, Ghana
- 22nd October 2014: URSSI launches the first road monitoring tool in Uganda
- 20th August 2014: URSSI starts campaign on Albertine oil region physical planning campaign
- 15 April 2015: Carried out first Citizen led road infrastructure monitoring exercise in Western Uganda.
Our Key Highlights
- Two pieces of legislation worked on i.e.; the Roads Act and UCICO Bill
- Guiding document for protecting road reserves on Uganda’s roads in place
- Sixteen of our proposals adopted by Parliament under the national Budget framework over a period of six years.
- Five Key advocacy targets namely, Kampala Northern Bypass, Kampala Flyover project, Concrete Roads Project, Kampala Outer Belt Way Project, and Decongesting Kampala City
- Two Financial reporting awards to URSSI by Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (CPA).
- Six regional trainings for stakeholders in urban management held in the towns of Mbarara, Gulu, Masaka, Mbale and Kampala.
Our Key milestones/achievements
- We took lead in and participated in the amendment process of the outdated Roads Act and access to Roads Act
- We initiated and led efforts in protecting road reserves as a way of encouraging an unencumbered road network and as such UNRA embraced our campaign and has since escalated it.
- We have been the consistent voice of better urban planning in Uganda for the last twelve years
- We have, on annual basis presented civil society position to parliament of Uganda on the National Budget framework paper (NBFP)
- We have been full members of the Sector Working Group (SWG) of the Works and Transport Sector since 2011 where we have made key recommendations and influenced many positions.
- URSSI has participated in all the Joint Transport Sector Review meetings since 2011 where it has severally presented the civil society position
- We are members of The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCAT) a multi-stakeholder partnership of over 90 organizations seeking to promote the integration of sustainable transport in global policies on sustainable development and climate change. We are their representative in Uganda.
- URSSI has served on the Board of the Roads Industry Council (RIC) since 2011. RIC is a nine person advisory body for roads related policy and action in Uganda.
- URSSI has participated in International World Road meetings in many world capitals including, but not limited to Beijing, Dubai, London, and Amsterdam among others.
- URSSI in 2015 successfully hosted the Africa City & Urban Development meeting where 250 both local and international participants met to share their knowledge and expertise in exploring investment opportunities and ways to tackle the current challenges in the Urban and housing infrastructure development. The meeting took place at Sheraton Hotel
- URSSI, working with funding from the World Bank produced a simplified road monitoring tool to be used by civil society and the general public to monitor road construction and maintenance projects in Uganda. The tool was the first of its kind in Uganda. It has since been replicated by various agencies and organisations both in Uganda and abroad.
- In 2016, we became members of the Lands and Housing working Sector