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UYONET Participates in Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting 2017

We are proud to be associated with the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting being held at the Common Wealth Spoke Resort Munyonyo. We are currently engaged in the 2nd stakeholders meeting on Resourcing and Youth Financing youth development, empowering young people.

The Leadership Academy 4th Cohort

This The Leadership Academy is an initiative for a multi-faceted and generational change leadership training and mentoring programme intended to promote more pluralistic, representative and accountable governance in Uganda. The leadership Academy is a non-academic but certified programme with a wide range of leadership/political training programmes to young people in their diversities. The program will be delivered by a combination of academics, political leaders, civil society actors and persons from the formal and informal sector.

Orientation and self leadership training from 7th July 2017-10th July 2017 at Namugongo Kyoto.

This training was packaged with a set of topics with support from Democratic Governance Facility-DGF and was facilitated by Helena Okiring, Francis Gimara and Norah Bwaya.

Some of the topics that were discussed were;

  1. Transformational leadership
  2. No excuse based model of leadership
  3. Self leadership and the art of self leadership
  4. Personal examination of youth personal leadership
  5. Role of mentorship and journaling in making effective leaders

YBAA Press Statement on 2017-18 Budget

Young people under the Youth Budget Advocacy Alliance (YBAA) on the 28th of June, 2017 issued a press statement at XFM and Bukedde radio.
The discussion mainly focused on issues of the youth and reviewed the national budget with regards to show the gains and loss of the youth in the budget and to encourage them to involve themselves into the planning of all affairs of the state.
All youth fundamental rights were emphasized and all youth are encouraged to stand and speak up. Issues discussed are attached in the statement below

Niyetu District Advocacy Networks Knowledge and Experience sharing forum

Uganda Youth Network under Niyetu Youth Programme supported by Plan International Uganda held a District Advocacy Networks Knowledge and Experience Sharing Forum at Eureka hotel, Ntinda.
The main objective of this forum was to contribute to a healthy youth population, free from violence and empowered in an inclusive civil society that promotes state accountability.
This particular activity purposes to;

  1. Create a platform through which DAN get to share their aspirations, successes and challenges, devised solutions and general over-arching experiences in as far as establishment and participating meaningfully in the ongoing planning and budgeting cycle is concerned.
  2. Devise a more successful strategy of engagement of the local and national level governments.
  3. Build capacity of the DANs in establishment of sustainable synergies and harmony with the local and national level duty bearers for a better tomorrow for all the youth in Uganda.
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