Young People’s Leadership and Engagement

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Uganda Speaker backs cutting costs for youth entering politics

2019-04-12T10:59:22+00:00March 6th, 2019|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 [...]

Inclusive elections: promoting youth political participation in Sierra Leone

2018-07-30T16:25:11+00:00February 25th, 2018|Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, Sierra Leone, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

On 7 March, over 3 million Sierra Leoneans will go to the polls to elect the President, Parliament and local councils. As part of a broader programme to make the electoral process more inclusive, WFD trained 35 Youth Peace Ambassadors to promote peaceful political participation. Violence marred all previous elections, with young people often behind [...]

New programme: helping Nigerian youth build a democracy that delivers

2018-08-08T08:06:40+00:00July 25th, 2017|Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

On 25 July, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) launched a new Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP) to support the advancement of democracy in Nigeria through increased political participation and electoral representation of young people. At 60%, Nigeria has one of the highest shares of people aged between 18 and 35 in the world. Young people make [...]

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