The One Million Youth SDGs Solutions Initiative aims to identify and mobilize youth with solutions that are changing lives in order to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs. Youth from all regions are invited to submit in their applications at
Due to COVID-19 movement restrictions, the exhibitions will be online through our various sites, social media platforms and local television channels. You will receive directions on the steps to take part as soon as you submit the form.
President Yoweri Museveni has expressed gratification with the magnitude and zeal that the people of Uganda have placed in manufacturing local products that had been stifled in the past by importation syndrome of goods that could be made locally
The over-dependence of African youths on formal employment has become quite alarming, given the declining job opportunities in the formal sector. Meeting Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8 on creating sustainable employment for young people and promoting youth entrepreneurship has become top policy issues in many African countries. In Uganda, the Youth Entrepreneurship Programme was launched in 2019 to provide 1700 young highly innovative entrepreneurs in Uganda with both access to credit facilities and non-financial support.
This year, the United Nations launched the biggest global conversation on the world’s future: the UN75 dialogues. Views and ideas gathered throughout the year will be shared at a high-level event in September to mark the Organization’s 75th anniversary. The UN75 initiative is described as a “global reality check” to spark conversations around building a better future for all.
“As a private business working in agriculture, we cannot afford to fold our hands and wait for COVID-19 to go away. Business must go on because seasons don’t wait for you and if you miss a season, you have lost a whole cropping cycle and yet people have to eat,” John Tusasirwe, CEO of Transformation for Rural Development Limited (TRAFORD), said recently.
Parents must inculcate in their children a culture of self-learning, curiosity and desire to work on their own. The sad part of all these dragging of feet with respect to technology, is the fact that the future of work is here. It has brought glaring gaps between the skills that industry wants and what students learn in schools. As the gap continues to widen, more young people who ought to be taking advantage of their youth to create wealth will be structurally unemployed.