A strong pillar of the Youth4Policy fellowship programme is the role that experienced policy experts play as mentors to the fellows. Briefly, the mentors provide professional policy research and analysis guidance, and act as role models to the fellows throughout their fellowship period.
Youth4Policy is a joint initiative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Centre for Development Alternatives aimed at empowering the next generation of Ugandan policy experts to meaningfully contribute to policy analysis and public debates.
From connecting farmers speaking different languages via SMS to creating on the fly data dashboards to collecting geo-data to influence decision-making, the evening’s speakers highlighted that data is already being utilized to create lasting impacts across a wide array of sectors in Uganda.
There isn’t a dearth of literature or perspectives on success - what it is, how to arrive at it, how to manage it and the list goes on and on. But reviewing and analyzing the broad theme of success within the context of leadership in Africa and the role of her young and emerging leaders is a subject that requires some deep reflection.