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Inside Out: A recognition note to partners who dare invest in capacities for youth policy activists

Inside Out: A recognition note to partners who dare invest in capacities for youth policy activists

By Angella Nakuya On June 9, 2019

For the youngest country on the African continent which is Uganda, it is seemingly easy to make the case for youth representation in policy spaces without minding about its quality. The converse risk of being youth, due to our large...

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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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Our First Policy Development Seminar Highlights

Our First Policy Development Seminar Highlights

By Phionah Kanyorobe On June 4, 2018

The Problem Driven Policy Analysis framework (PDPAF) that Youth4Policy program(Y4P) employs in policy research is a unique one. Ideally, unlike the usual approaches that do ‘the analysis of policies’, the PDPAF emphasises ‘analysis for policy’. It is on this framework...

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Meet the 2018 Youth4Policy Mentors

Meet the 2018 Youth4Policy Mentors

By Phionah Kanyorobe On May 24, 2018

Ms. Gemma Ahaibwe is a Research Fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC). She received her undergraduate degree in Quantitative Economics at Makerere University and completed her postgraduate studies in Development and Natural Resource Economics at the Norwegian University...

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Youth4Policy Fellows to Work with Policy Experts as their Mentors

Youth4Policy Fellows to Work with Policy Experts as their Mentors

By Phionah Kanyorobe On May 3, 2018

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...

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