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Youth Participation Should Go Beyond Political Party Confines

At a roundtable discussion held on Thursday, 23rd November 2017 in partnership with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) at Makerere Institute of Social Research – Makerere University, youth upheld the need to expand their participation outside the boundaries of political parties. more…

Event Reports | November 29, 2017

Refugees – social burden or economic opportunity?

As the third largest refugee-hosting country in the world, Uganda has a much-praised 'open door' policy for those fleeing conflict and persecution. The implications of this policy and the economic impact of refugees in the country was at the center of the #OpenDoorsUG public dialogue, which included a panel discussion and a variety of Ubuntu Talks. more…

Event Reports | November 23, 2017

Refugees in Uganda: An overview of the history, legal framework, challenges and opportunities

Uganda has been hailed as an international icon in refugee management because of it's progressive "open doors" refugee policy. What historical, legal and political factors shape this policy? What are some of the opportunities and challenges of this approach? Associate Professor, Deborah Mulumba gave a deep exploration of these questions at the "Open Doors" refugee symposium co-organized with the French and Germany embassies, Goethe Centre and Alliance Françoise. more…

November 21, 2017

An Outlook of Uganda's Climate Finance Landscape

Climate change is a global problem whose challenges will be met at local, regional and international levels. Ambitious climate action is therefore required to meet the goals and targets of the Paris Agreement. Uganda’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) require substantial financing from a variety of sources (public, private, and external). This implies an expanded role for both government and private sector to consider investments in green growth and renewable energy. more…

November 17, 2017

Youth encouraged to embrace dialogue as JEEMA retains IYOP Football Championship

The 11th of November was an activity packed day at KCCA FC grounds as youth from eight political parties participated in an interparty youth league football tournament. The tournament started with a public dialogue on the theme “Youth as key stakeholders in peace building and development”. The annual tournament aims at promoting a spirit of peaceful co-existence and reducing violent political participation which is common among the youth. It was organised in partnership with Interparty Youth Platform and the International Republican Institute (IRI). more…

Event Reports | November 15, 2017