Training and Capacity Building
Evolve seeks to build international partnerships to share criminal justice best practices.
Our experts have in the past worked closely with the Ugandan Judiciary, Court Staff, DPP, Law Society, Uganda Prison Service and other stakeholders to build capacity and deliver high quality training on critical criminal justice issues, ranging from sentencing to psychiatric illness, international capital punishment law to appellate drafting.
Through 2023-2024 Evolve will be creating online solutions to capacity build legal professionals in Uganda, and share international criminal justice expertise.
ODPP Training Platform
Evolve has worked with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions of Uganda, supported by FCDO and A4ID's ROLE UK program, to develop an online training platform for prosecutors.
The platform will grant the ODPP the ability to remotely deliver induction training courses to new prosecutors, and cascade down updating courses and resources to prosecutors across Uganda.
The project has involved building extensive digital resources, and training materials for new prosecutors covering prosecutorial duties, criminal law and procedure, case management, advocacy, and other critical competencies.
Pilot training courses will be delivered on the platform by Evolve in January 2023.
Lost case files continue to stall case progression and create case backlog, whilst unnecessarily prolonging custody for those who are exonerated on appeal.
Since 2014 Evolve has been assisting with locating missing files; a painstaking process of physical retrieval requiring countrywide searches and meticulous investigation.
From 2021-2022 Evolve re-organised the Ugandan Supreme Court Registry as a preventative measure against file loss, building a digital case database to render cases searchable and traceable in future.
Since 2022 Evolve has been conducting a country-wide file tracing exercise in respect of all current death row, or Ministers Orders, inmates.