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Lessons in Public Policy Research Writing

By Zakaria Tiberindwa On July 25, 2019

Three months down the road and the 2019 Y4P journey continues. It’s been worthwhile so far. The lessons are quite telling but for today, I will focus on the lessons learnt about the Public Policy Research Writing process. When I...

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Discourse on dialogue: why we need to bring policy discussions to the streets.

Discourse on dialogue: why we need to bring policy discussions to the streets.

By Benjamin Mugema On July 19, 2019

Everyone seems to have an opinion. In Uganda at least – no singular topic is off limits, and everyone seems to have an opinion. My sample space, I must admit, is rather small. I have and continue to listen to...

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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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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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