About CSCO

The Civil Society Coalition on Oil and Gas (CSCO) is a loose network of 60-member organizations working towards sustainable governance of Uganda’s oil and gas resources so as to maximize the benefits to the people of Uganda. The Coalition was founded in 2008 and aims to nurture and harness a shared civil society platform for promoting and strengthening civil society coordination, networking and advocacy in the Oil and Gas sub-sector.


our vision, mission and the strategic objectives

Our Vision

In persuing sustainable, inclusive and equitable petroleum development, the CSCO envisions a well-managed Oil and Gas sub-sector for the benefit of all Ugandans

Our Mission

To foster an effective and efficient civil society Coalition that promotes good governance through networking, research, information exchange and advocacy in the oil and gas sub-sector for socioeconomic transformation of Uganda

Our Strategic Objective

To provide a sub-sector-wide platform for networking, information sharing and coordinated CSO interventions in contributing to the development and monitoring of policy, legal and institutional framework in the oil and gas sub-sector.


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Billion Barrels



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Water Governance Institute (WGI)
Kitara Heritage Development Agency (KHEDA )
African Union Of Conservation
Nature Uganda
Action Aid
Real Agency for Community Development
Community Transformation Foundation Network
Voluntary support initiative organization (VISO)
Buliisa Initiative for Rural Development Organization (BIRUDO)
Navigators of Development Association (NAVODA)
South Western Institute on Environment and Development (SWIED)
Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG)
Community Empowerment Education Development (CEED)
Youth Concerns on Environment and Development (YCED)
African Centre for energy and mineral policy (ACEMP)
Mid-Western Region Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (MICOD)
Kitara Heritage Development Agency (KHEDA)
Lake Albert Children Women Advocacy and Development Organization (LACWADO)
Rural Initiative for Community Empowerment West Nile (RICEWN)
Action Coalition on Climate Change (ACCC)
Transparency International Uganda (TIU)
Green Watch Uganda
Great Lakes Regional Peace Think Tank (GLARP)
Living Earth Uganda (LEU)
World Wide Fund for Nature Uganda Country Office (WWF UCO)
Pro-biodiversity Conservations in Uganda (PROBICU)
Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC)
Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE)
Practicing Environment Management Organization (PEMO)
Environmental Management for Livelihood Improvement (EMLI)
Avocats Sans Frontieres (ASF)
Civic Response on Environment and Development (CRED)
Citizens Concern Africa (CICOA)
Environmental Alert
Human Rights Network (HURINET)
Uganda Wildlife Society (UWS)
The Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI)
South West Institute for Policy and Advocacy(SOWIPA)
Uganda Road Sector Support Initiative (URSSI)
Global Rights Alert
Kibaale District Civil Society Organizations’ Network (KCSON)
Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Limited (UWEAL)
New Eden Christian Foundation
Forum for Women in Democracy
Care International – Uganda
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Ecological Christian Organization
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
Oxfam Uganda
Mbarara Development Agency
Nature Uganda
Lake Albert Biodiversity Conservation Alert (LABCA)
Ugand Land Alliance
Agency for Transformation
South West Institute for Policy and Advocacy(SOWIPA)
Life Concern (LICO)
International Alert
Nature Uganda