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A TORCH ON 2016 ELECTIONS

A TORCH ON 2016 ELECTIONS. THE YOUTH DIVIDEND AND WOMEN’S ENGAGEMENT. Introduction. Uganda: the young people under the age of 30 constitute 78% of the population (UNHS 2009/10).

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A TORCH ON 2016 ELECTIONS

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  1. A TORCH ON 2016 ELECTIONS THE YOUTH DIVIDEND AND WOMEN’S ENGAGEMENT

  2. Introduction • Uganda: the young people under the age of 30 constitute 78% of the population (UNHS 2009/10). • With such a growing youth population, there are high opportunities and challenges for the youth and the country as a whole • Whereas Uganda is making strides, significant challenges in meeting its youth’s needs today & their challenges tomorrow persist

  3. Future leaders: When is the future? Characteristics of the youth • Energetic/hyper active • Active in political participation & civic engagement • Can be active participants in development by promoting & creating youth employment themselves through challenge funds.

  4. Future leaders: When is the future? • Have potential to increase the capacity of youth‐led organizations & to move from being passive recipients to becoming active participants in the promotion & creation of youth gainful employment. • Can easily be lured into un (less)produtive ventures- • Can be vulnerable, marginalised &Used –compare their situation with other marginalised/vulnerable groups

  5. A youth at one of the rallies in Gulu

  6. Why women & youth? • Fall under the same category • Have the same ministry • Because of their numerical strength, are always targeted by … • etc

  7. A TORCH ON 2016 ELECTIONS • Are the youth homogenous? (gender, S.E.S) • Where & how did the youth deploy their youthful energies? • What did they do wrong/right • What could they have done differently? • What is the plan for the future of the youth?

  8. Purpose of this Dialogue • Commemorating the International Women’s Day (IWD) • Observations & Reflections on the elections-gains &challenges • Sharing lessons learnt

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