In August 2010 the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic) awarded a grant of EUR 1,091,548 to the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University and Nsamizi Training Institute of Social Development to implement a four year project entitled “mainstreaming and strengthening of the Social Development Component into the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) in Uganda”.
In responding to the tender, the ISS proposed to enhance the capacity of Nsamizi Training Institute of Social Development (NTISD) to mainstream social dimensions of development into the competences of JLOS in Uganda by undertaking six broad capacity building programmes. These included: (I) Design of training courses and curriculum; (II) Long & short term NTISD staff training; (III) Course Delivery to JLOS; (IV) Outreach Program; (V) Research & Publication; and (VI) Development of infrastructure and facilities.
To mainstream and enhance social development components into Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) in Uganda through strengthening of the institutional capacity of NTISD to undertake appropriate training, research, and outreach programs
The six specific objectives also remained the same. They have been refined as follows:
- To design Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Social Justice, Law and Order by 2011
- To enhance academic and organizational capacity of NTISD to successfully offer the PGD and other short and long-term courses
- To deliver PGD course for 3 years starting from January 2012
- To develop a comprehensive outreach program on JLOS
- To enhance research and publication capacities at NTISD
- To Improve the quality of teaching and training at NTISD