Today, unemployment and underemployment issues sit comfortably at the top of the agenda of Uganda’s political and economic discourse. Thousands of young people graduate from educational institutions every year and are faced by the same challenge, favorable employment opportunities. Very few are quick to think about self-employment due to the common belief that its more
Many young people today are stuck with a belief that the only way to easily gain work experience is through internship, that may be a fact but not the only one. Here are 5 other ways to gain work experience. Volunteering Many young people see volunteering as a punishment but trust me it’s not. There are many
On Tuesday, 2nd May 2017, The Centre for Development Alternatives (CDA) together with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung unveiled Reality Check; A report that challenges the dominant narrative on Uganda’s employment challenge and re-frames the debate. The quest for decent employment presents a major development concern today. It would be unimaginable for a country to achieve inclusive growth and sustained peace without providing decent
The rampant unemployment in the country cannot be ignored, it’s now a trend for youths to complain about the lack of jobs, what to do, how to start an income generating activity or to even acquire the necessary skill to find ways of uplifting their standards of living. According to recent findings by International Labor
Just like not everyone gets married, not everyone can be self employed- we all subconsciously know it but we tend to run away from that fact because we can, yes, we can. Last week, a friend of mine sent me a message asking for advice on how to be a better employee since he is
Waking up is the best thing next to eating, the thought of food can be overrated but so is the smell of it. Life has many things to offer apart from love, sadness, and happiness. Ours is a world of transformation, the age of diversity, socialism and multiple freedoms. As Graduates, everything you do is
Youth unemployment in Uganda and the deadly relationship with illegal migration, human trafficking and modern slavery.
Uganda has been plagued by high numbers of cases of human trafficking of young people to the middle east. Due to a lack of stringent laws and minimum government intervention, it continues to be a large problem. Alex Taremwa explores the high youth unemployment rate in Uganda and how it feeds this dangerous form of