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Youth 4 Policy (Y4P) – Evening Networking Meeting

Leveraging media for effective policy communication

On Friday, 27th of July, the Youth 4 Policy (Y4P) fellows met two outstanding experts in their respective fields. With Prof. Dr. Maggie Kigozi, who formerly served as Executive Director of the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), and Charles Mwangushya, a seasoned journalist with the Nation Media Group (NMG). These two discussed with the Y4P fellows strategies on how to gain public support for their policy proposals and make them relevant. more…

Event Reports | August 2, 2018

ARISE ISSUE 64

THE REFUGEE CRISIS: A WOMENS RIGHT ISSUE

Refugees have been spilling out of the countries into neighbouring ones and others farther afield for quite a while now. The reason: civil war in South Sudan and a relentless and egregious persecution of the Rohingyas in Myanmar. Beside these two countries, others that have become the largest sources of refugees, often due to armed conflict, are Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Eritrea and Burundi. more…

Event Reports | July 23, 2018

NUTRITION AND HEALTH ISSUES IN A UGANDAN REFUGEE SETTLEMENT COMMUNITY

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), there is a clear link between nutrition and public health. Communicable diseases brought on in part by malnutrition are responsible for millions of preventable deaths each year. Mass population movements can result in high rates of malnutrition, sickness and death. more…

Event Reports | July 23, 2018

THE VOICES AND EXPERIENCES OF YOUNG REFUGEES IN UGANDA

This article explores the needs and vulnerabilities of young refugees, who through sharing their experience have revealed an overwhelming interest in continuing their education, a desire to work, and willingness to learn new skills. more…

Event Reports | July 23, 2018

COMMENTARY REFUGEES ARE HUMAN NOT A BURDEN

Uganda has been commended internationally for hosting thousands of refugees from neighbouring countries. Today, the majority of refugees in Uganda come from South Sudan, at 73%, and the DRC, at about 19% of the total number of refugees. The remaining percentage consists of Burundians, Somalis and others. As at January 2018, the total number of refugees in the country was 1,411,794. The Government of Uganda has also announced that it “is considering a request” from Israel to relocate at least 500 African refugees, mostly Eritreans and Sudanese, from Israel to Uganda. more…

Event Reports | July 23, 2018