Arthur Larok is the Federation Development Director at ActionAid International. He previously held the post of country director of ActionAid Uganda. He is the current chairperson of the Uganda National NGO Forum, the largest NGO platform in Uganda and has been instrumental in shaping nascent citizen movements against corruption an remains active in the growing struggle against various forms of injustices in the country. He has authored on a range of topics, including democracy, politics and civil society and emerging movements.
ActionAid Uganda's offices have endured raids by groups seeking to shut down their operations. Here's how they have taken political, financial, legal, and public relations crises — and turned them into opportunities.
Last month, ActionAid's Uganda offices were raided in a "cordon and search operation." Uganda is only one of a growing number of countries experiencing a closing of civic space. ActionAid Uganda Country Director Arthur Larok has this advice for organizations at-risk of being raided.