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Annual National Youth Festival 2017

Post Date: September 4, 2017 Categories: Author: upfya

The Annual National Youth Festival is an event that brings together youth actors across the country to showcase what they are doing to advance the youth agenda. It is also a platform for interaction, experience sharing and learning from each other as well as building synergies. The theme for 2017 was Youth Rights Employment and […]

Uganda holds the youth business Forum ahead of 9CYMM

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Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Youth Affairs – UPFYA in partnership with AMPROC Inc and UNFPA – Uganda together with other partners organised the first ever Uganda Youth Business Forum as a pre-event to the 9th CYMM. The meeting which was held at Kampala Serena Hotel brought together MPs, Ministers, youth leaders, youth in business and […]

Youth leaders demand for funding so as to have functional Youth Councils

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The International Youth Day is a global event celebrated every year on August 12 to recognize efforts of the government in enhancing global response to young people’s needs. It also aims to promote ways to engage the youth in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their countries and communities. This year’s celebrations […]

Uganda hosts 9th commonwealth Youth Ministers meeting

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Uganda from 31 July to 4 August 2017 hosted the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting (9CYMM) which brought together government ministers, senior officials, young leaders, and youth workers from across the globe. The high-level summit, held every four years, came as the world’s youth population reaches a record 1.8 billion people aged 15 to 29. […]

Youth demand for their own bank for development

Post Date: July 14, 2017 Categories: Author: upfya

Youth are demanding for the setup a Youth Development Bank to manage the financial demands of the young people in the country. This was revealed during a press conference at Parliament which was attended by youth leaders from the various parts of the country as well as members of Parliament. According to them, the bank […]

The huge reservoir of the unemployed youth is a big opportunity for Uganda- Museveni

Post Date: June 7, 2017 Categories: Author: upfya

Yesterday the Head of State, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni delivered the State of the Nation Address to Parliament and the general public at Serena Conference Centre, Kampala. The State of the Nation address marks the beginning of the new session of Parliament and  is delivered in the fulfillment of the Constitutional requirement under article 101 […]

Prioritise youth programmes, Budget Committee asks govt

Post Date: February 10, 2017 Categories: Author: upfya

A parliamentary committee has asked government to prioritise programmes that have a direct impact on youth employment; recommending that UShs 15 billion be availed for more bursaries to students aspiring for vocational and technical education. According to the Committee on the Budget, the National Household and Population Census, 2014 put youth unemployment at 67.5%, much […]

Teso Youth want government to redesign YLP

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In a way to fight the unemployment challenge which is so rampant among the young people, government introduced the Youth Livelihood Program (YLP). YLP is a revolving fund where money is given to youth in groups so as to support and build their business ventures and then pay back with low interests. During the meeting […]

UPFYA turns to live radio broadcast debates to reach more young people in rural areas

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UPFYA through the live radio broadcast debates embarked on journey of providing more platforms for the young people to present and discuss the issues deemed important to them. The set up of these radio debates is that young people and other actors such as community leaders convene in town hall already set up for the […]

Students want government to expedite the passing of the Graduate Service Bill

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The National Youth Manifesto 2016-2021 developed by youth actors sets the bar for youth demands and is a tool for youth engagement with government. The NYM premises on five key thematic issues namely jobs, education, health, youth participation in governance and creative arts and sports. UPFYA has been taking a lead in engaging different government […]