Current Projects (3)

Situation Room Uganda


The situation Room Uganda is a structured policy oriented and citizen led public debate initiative born out of a civil society and media partnership involving the Uganda Youth Network and NBS Television.
The initiative seeks to ensure improvements in the quality of public discussions associated with elections, increase the reach of the media to a broader constituency of voters and policy makers and strengthen the demand side of governance.
The core approach of the initiative is to convene multiple televised high level town hall debates. Through this approach, civil society and media is well positioned to promote policy oriented and issue based debates.

The Leadership Academy

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.

Ni-yetu Youth Program

Ni-Yetu  youth programme is a social empowerment initiative that integrates promotion of SRHR and GBV prevention, Civil Society Organisation strengthening as well as increased fulfilments for adolescent/youth’s SRH and GBV protection rights in five districts of Lira, Alebtong, Tororo, Kamuli and Kampala. 

 The overall goal of Ni-Yetu is to contribute to a healthy youth population, free from violence and empowered in an inclusive civil society that promotes state accountability. This goal will be achieved through four strategic objectives;

  • Reduction in sexual reproductive health related risks and gender based violence among adolescents/youth (girls and boys) aged 13-24.
  • Increased capacities of local social support systems to promote SRH rights and prevent as well as respond to GBV among adolescent/youth (Boys and girls).
  • Increased number and capacity of youth led organizations influencing the space where CSOs operate to become more youth oriented.
  • Youth inclusive CSO working together with the youth to demand for local and state accountability on implementation of national and international human rights instruments that promote SRHR and GBV protection young people.


Target population

Although adolescents/youth 13-24 years old constitute the  primary target population for Ni-Yetu, the programme also targets secondary influencers and duty bearers, including: parents/guardians, local leaders and opinion leaders (including elders and faith based leaders) in the community; professional service providers such as health workers and teachers; policy makers at the various levels of the government structure; and civil society organizations so as to ensure an enabling environment for young people to fulfil their SRHR and GBV protection rights.


Key activities to be implemented by UYONET under the Ni-Yetu Programme

Key activities to be implemented By UYONET under the Ni-Yetu programme in partnership with PLAN Uganda between 2015 – 2016 include;

  • Mapping, capacity assessment and selection of local youth-led/oriented CSOs
  • Training of Local CSOs including the district umbrella youth networks in Participatory advocacy and Civic engagement
  • Carry out targeted quarterly technical support, supervision and mentorships to district local Youth CSOs/Networks
  • Youth participation in public planning and budgeting processes - Annual Youth CSO Budget forums convened by the district umbrella network
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