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First deaf Speaker elected to East African Youth Parliament

2019-12-06T16:31:07+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Kenya, Uganda, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

Written by Angella Kemirembe and Prosper Mubangizi “Being a Speaker of the East African Youth Parliament means that I am a leader who is more than a dreamer. Just like any other leader, I must act on my people’s ideas and influence them to carry their vision of achieving a common goal” – Ashura Michael, [...]

Calls for Expression of Interest – social research expert (Uganda)

2019-12-02T15:07:14+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Uganda, WFD current vacancies|

  CALL FOR INTEREST Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) are soliciting proposals from individual consultants and or consultancy firms to conduct research on the Impact of the Cost of Politics on Inclusive Political Participation and Socio-Economic Development in Uganda. Introduction About WFD WFD is UK’s leading democracy-strengthening organisation, [...]

East African young people: claiming their positions as leaders

2019-11-25T17:18:27+00:00November 25th, 2019|Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa, Uganda, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

“Gatherings like the YouLead summit are great as they give youth a platform to learn from those who have the experience and each other, but youth should not wait for things to be done for them: If they want to have a place in governance, they have the numbers, and if they want to change [...]

Putting Youth and Women at the forefront of influencing the Ugandan Parliament’s legislative agenda

2019-11-06T09:38:30+00:00November 5th, 2019|Uganda, Women’s Political Leadership, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

Over the past 16 months, WFD has worked with MPs in Uganda to build their capacity to engage with their respective stakeholders and generate momentum to influence Parliament’s agenda in favour of the advancement of women and youth in Uganda.

Meeting the President: Disabled People’s Organisations in Mozambique in dialogue with Filipe Nyusi

2019-10-17T12:01:25+00:00October 17th, 2019|Mozambique, Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, Sub-Saharan Africa|

In October 2019, hundreds of persons with disabilities met with the Mozambican President, Felipe Nyusi and secured his commitment to new laws, policies and strategies to improve the socio-economic and political inclusion of persons with disabilities in Mozambique. The Forum of Organisations of People with Disabilities (FAMOD) and Mozambican Association of Disable People (ADEMO), in [...]

The Sierra Leone Parliament: There’s an App for that!

2019-10-04T10:03:13+00:00October 4th, 2019|Citizen engagement, Parliaments, Sierra Leone, Sub-Saharan Africa|

Democracy goes beyond the ballot box. For democracy to flourish, elected representatives need to be able to find out and understand the needs of the people they represent. Ways for people to find out what is going on in parliament and respond to it are just as important. In Sierra Leone, WFD has been working [...]

International Day of Democracy 2019

2019-10-24T10:28:32+00:00September 15th, 2019|Democracy and Governance, Global Programmes, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda|

September 15 2019 is International Day of Democracy, a day to step back and think about the state of democracy in the world, celebrate democratic achievements worldwide and consider how we can all stand up for democracy. In our 33 offices across the globe, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is marking the day [...]

Activists call for more women in leadership positions at Commonwealth summit

2019-09-02T15:04:27+00:00August 12th, 2019|CP4D, Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa, Women’s Political Leadership|

On 6-7 August, political party and community leaders from Ghana and 14 Commonwealth countries met in Ghana to discuss ways to tackle the under-representation of women in leadership positions. Having more women political leaders is important as governments and parliaments should be representative of the society they serve. But research shows it also helps deliver better [...]