Uganda Rallies International Labour Organisation To Tackle Unemployment, Poverty

The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Hon. Janat B. Mukwaya has called on International Labour Organisation (ILO) member states to take “urgent action” against the effects of new global economic trends to avert negative social impacts. Addressing the 106th session of the International Labour Organisation Conference in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday, Mukwaya noted that

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Leadership Essay Competition 2017

African citizens between the age of 18-25 are invited to submit an essay for this year’s Leadership Essay Contest organised by the Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development (UONGOZI Institute). The essay contest aims to provide a space for the youth of Africa and the next generation of leaders in the region to contribute

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Invisible Lives: A Research On Rural Youth Livelihoods In Uganda

On February 16th 2017,  The Mastercard Foundation published Invisible Lives; A report to help better understand the main drivers and influences of the behavior, income, and activities of young people in Uganda. The recent decades of improved economic prosperity have created uneven opportunities for youth across Sub-Saharan Africa. Economic opportunities exist, but formal jobs and waged employment are

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Startup Hubs Empowering Youth in Uganda

With a population continuing to grow above 3 percent and 78 percent of it aged below 35, the high number of young people demands stronger development focus particularly with regard to employment opportunities. A number of significant startup hubs have stepped up to offer working space, networking, and entrepreneurial support to young people with brilliant

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