Sometimes overlooked, but essential: Why citizen empowerment is significant to improve public service delivery in Uganda

Sometimes overlooked, but essential: Why citizen empowerment is significant to improve public service delivery in Uganda

By Angella Nakuya On May 30, 2019

Poor service delivery remains an eyesore in Uganda’s impressive attempt to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite ostensible efforts by the government through its democratic decentralisation programmes, that brought a number of institutional and policy reforms, public service delivery...

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NO RESEARCH, NO RIGHT TO SPEAK

NO RESEARCH, NO RIGHT TO SPEAK

By Angella Nakuya On May 20, 2019

“If I am young and wrong, then you are right [to look down on my youthful ignorance.] But if I am young and right, what does my age matter?” Antigone Aesculus When I walked through the gates of Esella Country...

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Youth4Policy 2019: Business Unusual

Youth4Policy 2019: Business Unusual

By Angella Nakuya On May 16, 2019

If, like me, you are one of those young people that are concerned about your personal contribution to your community, then the Youth4Policy fellowship is an excellent opportunity. That is easy to say though. Asides the tough application and the...

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Fellows from the first Cohort present their policy briefs to the Minister of the Presidency

Fellows from the first Cohort present their policy briefs to the Minister of the Presidency

By Angella Nakuya On April 24, 2019

Recent graduates of the first Youth4Policy cohort meet with the Minister of the Presidency. The alumni of the Youth4Policy programme used the opportunity to make a case for their areas of research as well as sharing their policy suggestions, which...

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Call for Youth4Policy Applications 2019

Call for Youth4Policy Applications 2019

By Angella Nakuya On March 11, 2019

Are you a highly motivated young professional interested in public policy research and analysis? Are you keen to pursue a rigorous high-quality research through a structured public policy training, mentorship and professional development programme? Do you want to join a...

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Nailing or Failing Uganda’s economic Future: Energy and Transport as constraints for Uganda’s economic transformation

Nailing or Failing Uganda’s economic Future: Energy and Transport as constraints for Uganda’s economic transformation

By Phionah Kanyorobe On October 1, 2018

In 1907, Winston Churchill named Uganda ‘’the pearl of Africa’’. One of the reasons was Uganda’s rich wildlife, nature and resources, which imply a huge economic potential. Some even say, that if commercially farmed, Uganda could feed the whole of...

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The Next Generation of Policy Experts Learn Lobbying, Strategic Communication and Networking in Public Policy

The Next Generation of Policy Experts Learn Lobbying, Strategic Communication and Networking in Public Policy

By Phionah Kanyorobe On August 29, 2018

Strategic communication, lobbying and networking are some of the fundamental elements in public policy research. Ideally, without these elements, a well-researched and well-written policy paper will remain meaningless if poorly communicated and to the wrong audience. Because of this, we...

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An Evening with Maggie Kigozi, Charles Mwangusha and our Fellows

An Evening with Maggie Kigozi, Charles Mwangusha and our Fellows

By Phionah Kanyorobe On August 2, 2018

Friday evenings are always a wonderful time to meet. Who you decide to meet with, however, is the fundamental question. At Y4P, we chose to make our Friday of 27th July 2018 a fun-filled and informative one with Maggie, Former...

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