Uganda

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.

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 [...]

Young people should be better represented, Kenyan activist tells UK Parliament

2019-07-08T15:23:34+00:00July 8th, 2019|CP4D, Democracy in the World (APPG), Kenya, Uganda, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

The average age of the Kenyan population is 19 years; in Uganda it’s just under 16 years. Yet young people in East Africa are severely underrepresented in politics. This is an issue which has inspired David Momanyi, an experienced youth activist from Kenya who is striving to ensure that all young people can have [...]

Uganda Speaker backs cutting costs for youth entering politics

2019-05-21T13:45:31+00:00March 6th, 2019|CP4D, Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa, Uganda, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

Over 200 participants from more than 10 countries in Africa called for increased youth participation in politics at landmark Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy (CP4D) conference, hosted by the Parliament of Uganda on 4-5 March. High entry costs are a big barrier to youth participation and the Speaker of Uganda, Rebecca Kadega, committed to asking parliament to [...]

Uganda’s Speaker prioritises youth entrepreneurship

2018-12-19T11:02:07+00:00December 19th, 2018|CP4D, Uganda, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

In partnership with the Parliament of Uganda, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) supported the Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Youth Affairs (UPFYA) in organising the 2nd Annual Youth Business Forum in Uganda on 10 December 2018, as part of the CP4D programme. The Youth Business Forum is an annual event aimed at generating an agenda [...]

Youth petition influences parliamentary agenda in Uganda

2018-11-16T15:18:15+00:00October 31st, 2018|CP4D, Uganda, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

WFD-Uganda partnered with the Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Youth Affairs (UPFYA), Uganda Youth Network, Restless Development, Faraja Africa, ActionAid and Plan Uganda to convene the first ever “Youth Moot Parliamentary Session” in August. Over 300 young people from across Uganda debated important issues affecting their lives and submitted the top priorities in a petition to [...]

Supporting women councillors in Uganda to advocate for women’s rights

2018-08-09T11:22:59+00:00March 8th, 2017|Sub-Saharan Africa, Uganda, Women’s Political Leadership|

“If a man gets with you and wants to stay together then you need  documentation” Betty Atim, former district councillor in Gulu and Chair of the Women’s Caucus, explains to her female constituents who face homelessness due to land rights disputes in Uganda. Betty Atim participated in the Westminster Foundation for Democracy EU funded programme [...]