Improving Female Students’ Enrolment in STEM Demands Policies that Align the Social and Technical Aspects of the Problem
This brief recommends that educational policies should prioritise a response to the social factors such as negative gender stereotypes, a gender-inclusive curriculum and prejudiced teacher attitudes that hold girls away from enrolment in STEM disciplines.
Victims of Business-Related Human Rights Violations Need Effective Policy Considerations to Access Effective Remedies – A Case of the Oil and Mining Sectors in Uganda
This policy brief argues for policy action to ensure that victims of business-related human rights violations in Uganda have access to effective judicial remedies. The state duty to ensure access to effective judicial remedy is sine qua non for the realisation of the right of access to judicial remedy.
Group Dynamics and Its Impact on the Initiatives Taken to Curb Youth Unemployment in Uganda – Policy Options for the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP)
This policy brief agrees that working in groups is critical to the successful delivery of financial support schemes to youth. However, for a group-based funding model to be effective, there is need to consider the authenticity of the groups in terms of the group formation process, members’ interests, group cohesion and the track record of the group.
Alcohol Consumption among Youth in Uganda: Why Policy Intervention Is Necessary
This brief undertook a holistic review of the alcohol consumption dynamics in Uganda. Based on document review and secondary data analysis, the brief calls for urgent policy intervention to combat excessive and harmful consumption of alcohol in Uganda.
Emphasise Soft Skills in Uganda’s Education System to Respond to the Unemployment Challenge
This paper argues that for graduates of the education system to be able to meet the demands of job creation and be competitive in a globalised economy, more attention needs to be paid towards soft skills such as critical thinking, questioning, problem solving, negotiation, people management, collaboration and communication.
Youth for Policy Perspectives: Collection of Briefing Papers on Key Policy Challenges in Uganda
The Youth4Policy report is a collection of briefing papers on the key policy challenges in Uganda from 8 fellows of the Y4P first cohort. The fellows attempt to address a diverse range of issues and challenges affecting youth while proposing measures for addressing the same. We hope you find the report interesting and relevant in one way or another.
Employment Policies for Uganda: Young Leaders’ Perspectives
The members of the Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives have worked intensively on the topic of (un)employment in Uganda with particular focus on the challenges for the youth. Based on an analysis of the situation and the existing policies, the members have discussed and formulated policy recommendations that could help in addressing challenges of youth (un)employment in the country. The paper analyses the given context, legal framework and existing policies and outlines the policy recommendations from the perspective of the young generation.