Equitable Access to Quality Education in Uganda

Public Dialogue of the Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives

September 25 Tuesday

Date/time

September 25, 2012

Loc.

Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala

Type

Discussion

Public Dialogue organised by the Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives with support from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

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The dialogue shall provide a platform for major stakeholders and policy makers to discuss policy recommendations formulated by the Young Leaders Think Tank which aim at addressing challenges with regard to the formulation, adoption and implementation of meaningful education policies in Uganda.

The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives is a permanent group of 20 highly qualified and committed young Ugandans who interact and work together on a regular basis in order to analyse policy issues and develop policy alternatives from the perspective of the young generation.

The members of the Think Tank have worked intensively on the topic of education in Uganda with a particular focus on issues of equity, access and quality of education. Based on an analysis of the situation and the existing policies the members have discussed and formulated policy recommendations that could help addressing challenges of the education system in Uganda. The analysis and recommendations are outlined in a comprehensive paper that provides the basis for this dialogue. The Think Tank intends to share with the public some of its findings on the said topic and thereafter get consensus on the way forward with policy makers and other stakeholders in order to have policy reforms leading to an improvement of the education system in Uganda.

The public dialogue will bring together participants with special interest in and expertise on education and youth issues as well as policy makers and key stakeholders on matters of education. The Think Tank hopes that the consensus built during the public dialogue can be used as starting point for policy reforms and subsequent action to improve education in Uganda.

The public dialogue will constitute four major parts:

1. Opening of the dialogue by the Guest of Honour

2. Presentation of the background, problem statement and policy recommendations by the Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives

3. Panel discussion

4. Open discussion with the invited guests

Contact person

Mathias Kamp

Programme Officer