ODPP AND EVOLVE – FILA SIGN MOU TO ESTABLISH VIRTUAL PROSECUTORS’ ACADEMY

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Kampala. Monday 13th
June 2022. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
(ODPP) and EVOLVE – Foundation for International Legal Assistance (FILA) have signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a Virtual Prosecutors’ Academy.

PRESS RELEASE

Evolve – FILA is a UK registered charity and criminal justice development organisation with
the aim of improving access to justice, building the capacity of individuals and institutions,
and promoting efficiency, integrity, and fairness within the criminal justice sector of
Uganda.

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Hon. Lady Judge Jane Frances Abodo (R) shakes hands with Mr. Kibirige Apollo Kasujja, the Senior Project Coordinator at EVOLVE .
Under the MOU, EVOLVE – FILA in collaboration with the ODPP shall design and handover
an online course platform, syllabus, course content and other resources for training use, a
range of updateable reference resources for prosecutors, deliver pilot training of a sample
of prosecutors, and training of prosecutorial trainers, and conduct monitoring and
evaluation of prosecutorial training effectiveness.

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Hon. Lady Judge Jane Frances Abodo (R) signs the MOU.
Speaking about the benefits of the academy, the DPP Jane Frances Abodo said, “The
Prosecutors will be trained on the emerging trends in criminal activity, acquire new
prosecutorial skills suitable for the 21st century, become trainers of trainers, and train other
criminal justice actors.

Mr. Kibirige Apollo Kasujja, the Senior Project Coordinator at EVOLVE signs the MOU.

The academy will reach all prosecutors in every area of Uganda,
and greatly reduce the costs and logistics involved in physical training.”
Mr. Alex Bennie, Barrister and Director of Programmes for EVOLVE – FILA who attended
remotely from the UK said, “Prosecutors are the backbone of a Criminal Justice System,
and as a criminal justice development organisation, it is essential that EVOLVE supports
them.” Alex Bennie will head up delivery of the project.

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Hon. Lady Judge Jane Frances Abodo (R)  with the British High Commissioner in Uganda H.E Kate Airey.

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Hon. Lady Judge Jane Frances Abodo (middle) shakes hands with Mr. Kibirige Apollo Kasujja, the Senior Project Coordinator at EVOLVE (L).Right is the British High Commissioner in Uganda H.E Kate Airey.

 

Mr. Kibirige Apollo Kasujja, the Senior Project Coordinator at EVOLVE – FILA also said,
“The signing of the MOU is a milestone on the journey of a great partnership towards
achievement of a common goal of improving access to justice, promotion of integrity,
fairness and efficiency in the Criminal Justice System in Uganda.”

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