Uganda Youth Network

The Uganda Youth Network (UYONET) is a regional focused leading umbrella Youth CSO Network. With a membership of over 135 youth organizations organized in 27 networks, UYONET is now at the apex of youth programming and designing appropriate interventions that respond to the diverse needs of the youth across the region. Key Components: 1. Policy Advocacy on Priority Youth Issues: Generate positive policy change on youth issues through successful advocacy on key priorities for youth. 2. Constructive Youth Participation in Campaign and Electoral Processes: Promote peaceful and issue-based participation of youth in ongoing democratic processes ahead of the 2016 elections. 3. Youth Leaders Exercise Leadership Roles More Effectively: Empower youth leaders in politics, civil society and other sectors to advocate effectively on issues of youth concern. 4. Improved coordination, communication, and joint efforts among youth associations: Develop a National Coordination Mechanism for Youth CSOs to Strengthen Overall Coordination and Communication of Youth Civil Society Organizations and Other Youth Associations. UYONET upholds the key role played by Youth Civic Engagement practices in fostering sustainable human development in Uganda, East Africa and world over. It continues to position the youth to play a leading role in nation building by enhancing their visibility in policy and governance processes across East Africa by providing the necessary infrastructure for information sharing and networking through youth empowerment programmes. UYONET among other activities: • Engages in a series of civic and budget advocacy trainings among youth leaders in civil society and government with support from the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF). • Provides platforms for convening of district management forums in the districts of Pallisa, Nebbi, Apac and Bushenyi under the USAID’s GAPP. • Facilitated dialogues among higher institutions of learning on the need to harness Uganda’s patchwork heritage for socio-economic development with the help of OSIEA’s support. • Constituted the Youth Analysis Board (YAB) to undertake research on issues that affect youth • Constituted the Youth Budget Advocacy Alliance (YBAA) which is composed of 30 youth leaders drawn from all over the country and highly trained inn Budget analysis, tracking and advocacy. • Set up a National Leadership Academy which is designed in response to the need for a structured way to ensure meaningful youth participation in the development processes in Uganda through generation of new political and public leaders that will guarantee socio-economic and political transformation and so far 130 participants have been realized. • Developed the Youth Participation roadmap to 2016 elections and beyond at a youth camp convened by UYONET in 2013 involving over 200 youth leaders from all over the country. • Set up mentorship platforms to youth leaders from the civil society and government. UYONET Calls upon the Ugandan youth to embrace peace, shun violence during the 2016 general elections and turn up in large numbers to exercise their civic right. Uganda Youth Network P.O. BOX. 33268 Kampala Plot No. 55A Kimera Road, off Ntinda-Nakawa Road. Tel. 256 393 276944 Email: info@uyonet.or.ug Website: www.uyonet.or.ug