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Refugee Youth Empowerment For Sustainable Peace and Development in Uganda

Refugee Youth Empowerment For Sustainable Peace and Development in Uganda

By Daniel Adyera On July 2, 2019

In July 2006, The African Youth Charter (AYC) was endorsed and adopted by the African Union Head of States and Governments in Banjul, The Gambia. The Charter spells out a strategic framework advocating and making provisions for youth empowerment and...

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No one is Invisible: More efforts needed on financial inclusion of disadvantaged girls and women in Uganda.

No one is Invisible: More efforts needed on financial inclusion of disadvantaged girls and women in Uganda.

By Harriet Kamashanyu On June 29, 2019

How big is the challenge of financial inclusion for women in Uganda? The global scale of women’s financial exclusion makes it clear that in order to achieve universal financial access, we need to focus on women. According to Global Financial...

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Learning, as an Opportunity for Youth to Shine

Learning, as an Opportunity for Youth to Shine

By Katrin Hartmann On June 26, 2019

The concept of youth in development and civic affairs is variously viewed with mixed feelings across the country’s social strata; a section of society connotes youth to laziness and irresponsibility with little or no significant world view. The relationship between...

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The Road to Middle-Income Status- Putting Millennials First.

The Road to Middle-Income Status- Putting Millennials First.

By Angella Nakuya On June 18, 2019

Upon recognizing that youth lack employable skills that are relevant in the current job market, government in 2008 embarked on Business, Technical and Vocational Training (BTVET) to train and educate all individuals in need of relevant skills that would raise...

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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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A Step Back for Ugandans: the Social Media and Mobile Money Tax

A Step Back for Ugandans: the Social Media and Mobile Money Tax

By Winnie Watera On June 21, 2018

‘‘Ugandans should be happy; the taxes being collected will provide social services and this tax regime should please every citizen who wants to help finance the country out of poverty’’ said one MP after the heated debate in Parliament on...

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Marital rape controversy: Prejudices hinder progress on a law that could improve the lives of women

By Winnie Watera On January 30, 2017

The Sexual Offences Bill, 2015 was finally presented to parliament for the first time on April 14, 2016 by Kumi District Woman MP, Monica Amoding, as a Private Member’s Bill. Before this, the Bill had languished for five years on...

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Minimum wage necessary to rectify issues of social protection and poverty

By y4p_admin On July 27, 2016

Arguments for and against minimum wage in Uganda are intriguing, forcing one to wonder if we actually need the minimum wage or if we should simply implement the already existing legal framework efficiently bridge the gaps brought out by lack...

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