Planning and Strategic Information

The Directorate of Planning and strategic Information is mandated to coordinate and strengthen the management of planning and strategic information on the National HIV/AIDS response for evidence based decision making. It is headed by a director (Director Planning and Strategic Information) and it is composed of 4 departments namely;

  1. Planning
  2. Monitoring and Evaluation
  3. Resource Mobilization
  4. Information, Communication Technology (ICT)

Planning Department:

The Planning department coordinates the preparation of sector action plans and provides support in preparation of strategic plans and frameworks for the national response to HIV/AIDS in Uganda.  The key responsibilities of the department are to:

  1. Provide technical support in the formulation of the national HIV/AIDS Action Framework.
  2. Support national annual priority setting  and supports partners at national and decentralized levels to develop strategic and action plans for the HIV/AIDS response
  3. Support mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS in development programmes at national and decentralized levels.
  4. Support national –level programme impact assessment studies
  5. Provide technical inputs into the  formulation and maintenance of UAC annual and periodic departmental plans and budgets

Monitoring and Evaluation Department

The Monitoring and Evaluation department monitors implementation of UAC strategic priorities, coordination and management of the activities in the national response, and evaluates effectiveness of various stakeholder participation. The key responsibilities of the department are to:

  1. Maintain up-to-date systems for the monitoring and evaluation of the response to HIV/AIDS
  2. Formulate periodic operational plans for monitoring the national response,
  3. Monitor the implementation of activities and attainment of targets specified in the annual Priority plans
  4. Provide technical support and guidance to stakeholders to implement the National Monitoring and Evaluation Framework of the HIV response
  5. Carry out periodic evaluation of the progress of the national response and determine necessary follow-up actions

Resource Mobilization Department

The Resource Mobilization Department develops and implements annual, medium and long term resource planning and mobilization in HIV and AIDS Programming for the National Response. The key responsibilities of the department are to:

  1. Initiate and issue guidelines for the establishment of networks and partnerships amongst stakeholders at different levels for a harmonized response
  2. Spearhead in the designing and conducting of various HIV and AIDS Financing Strategies ( Commodity Forecasting, HIV and AIDS Resource Tracking, Financial
  3. Assist various sectors in design, development and implementation of HIV and AIDS mainstreaming into the Medium – Term  Expenditure Framework
  4. Work together with the Resource Mobilization Committee to determine appropriate mechanisms and modalities for collaboration and coordination among them
  5. Carry out resource mapping for the national response and maintain systems for coordination of funding mechanisms as well as advocating for optimal utilization of resources
  6. Monitor the utilization of resources for the HIV/AIDS National Response , if possible through a multi-sectoral working group and inform relevant stakeholders of the situation

Information Communication Technology department

Information Communication Technology Department provides technical leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of policies, plans, strategies and programs that promote investment and usage of ICT for enhanced effectiveness and efficiency in implementation of the national response. The key responsibilities of the department are to:

  1. Development of ICT policies, regulations and guidelines for the Commission and monitoring their implementation
  2. Provide technical support and guidance on all matters of procurement, utilization and maintenance of ICT hardware and software to the UAC;
  3. Ensure confidentiality, security and reliability of the UAC’s information system.
  4. Maintains and updates the Management Information System (MIS) for the collection, analysis and dissemination of data within UAC;
  5. Coordinate and conduct capacity building programmes for staff of UAC and partner organizations ICT policy, equipment and user applications;
  6. Provide technical support in UAC’s data gathering , updating  and information dissemination processes on the epidemic and the response  at different levels;