Large development agencies generally hire law-abiding people and instruct them to adhere to local criminal laws. Under Ugandan law – the AHA, specifically – these staff people commit a crime, punishable by up to twenty years, if they do not report to the police anyone that can be reasonably suspected of committing homosexuality, which may include anyone who self-identifies as LGBT. In addition, emailing materials that discuss LGBT people in a supportive manner may violate prohibitions on encouragement (Sec. 11(2)(a)) and communication (Sec. 11(2)(b)).
You may interact with staff because you work with a civil society organization (CSO). Not only is it a crime to operate a non-governmental organization (NGO) that advocates for the “normalization of homosexuality” (Sec. 11(2)), but the Attorney General has explicitly stated that the law is “intended to protect the traditional family by protecting the culture of the people of Uganda against the acts of same sex rights activists.” Five days after the previous Anti-Homosexuality Bill was introduced in 2014, police raided an LGBT civil society conference and detained organizers. In the past year, the authorities have arrested LGBTI leaders, shut down the largest LGBT group and withdrawn the mandate for the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights office in Kampala.