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Youth Communities are in need of people that will LEAD!
Uganda, Youth - the Community - has for a longtime been synonymous with poverty, exploitation,
displacement, corruption, early pregnancies, lack of basic skills for
development and exclusion in national and local government planning,
in-effective youth adult partnerships, non-participation of youth are some of
the key bottlenecks facing Uganda’s Youth! This is indicative of the immense
pressure on Youth on multiple levels.
Busiki LRP reviewed its Youth engagements and shifted focus to monitoring
acquired skills, supporting income generating ventures and harnessing
leadership possibilities. Prior to this,
Youth qualitative growth trends across the three sub counties that ActionAid Busiki LRP
works in had been slow but steady over the years and a number of initiatives
taken in the recent years has started yielding qualitative results.
shift kicked off on its course in 2013, but over the past year, it has been
extended to a number of strategic approaches to guarantee exposure and
information sharing as best practice. The growth trend in the last few months
has been encouraging with Youth themselves presenting ideas to Action Aid for technical
support. One particular event was the Youth Reporting and Dialogue meeting. In this
gathering, the Youth converged together to identify key actions points that
would anchor their 2014-2015 development plans. This is a key learning and
strategic platform for Actionaid as regards Youth relevant programming.
Key to note also
is the Youth Camp where the Youth got an opportunity to understand ActionAid
programming as pertains to the Youth as well as the key issues and approaches
that the Youth feel perceive as pivotal in guiding the processes geared towards
achieving the Key Change Promise 6: "By
2017, we will have mobilized over five million Youth to take sustained action
towards building a poverty-free planet".
We don't want to close our eyes because we don't want to miss another moment
Today, there is an accelerated and evidently sustainable upward growth in most Youth.
The Youth and ActionAid have decided to collaborate to further build on the
growth trajectory and set a visionary target - that of doubling young people’s
overall participation in Leadership opportunities and Local Government
programmes & processes in the coming years.
people have helped drive social movements around the world. From protesting the
established order and furthering new ideas, Young People are often at the front-line of political and social transformations hoping to make the world a
better place. Reasons
for Young People participation in movements vary. Compared to adults, Young
People often have larger social networks which can serve as conduits for the
transmission of ideas and mobilization. Young People are more inclined to be
innovative in their use of media. They may adapt the latest technologies to
help spread their message and mission. Also, Young People may have more time
and bandwidth than older generations giving them a greater chance to take risk
and fight the status quo. Altogether, reasons such as these make Young People
participation in Social Movements an incredibly powerful element!
Movements are instrumental to changing the path of a society. When a group of
people come together with a shared idea, they can create lasting effect by encouraging
change in a society or by resisting it; both of which will shape the future of
their society. But a social movement is not just a group of people with an
idea. If that were the case, every little group with a noble idea would be a
social movement. Social movements need organization, leadership and resources
if they ever hope to gain momentum and make an impact. There are different
forms of movements depending on their goal. Activist movements are aimed at
changing various aspects in the society while reactionary movements are actively
trying to resist change. Earlier in the commencement of social movements,
people were skeptical of the motivation of those involved in the social
movements. They were seen as dysfunctional, irrational and dangerous and that people
would only join because the social movements provided c…
is the difference between senior and junior project managers in terms of
decision making. More specifically, while senior managers focus on potential
project difficulties, junior managers are more easily swayed by their project’s
plan and its deficiencies. Spotting problems with your plan and being able to foresee
difficulties are both essential skills for a project manager, but my argument is
that while the first one can be acquired by anyone willing to put in the needed
effort, the second skill is much harder to develop. This is why I believe in
the importance of managing a project in a field you master. Up to this point, I am
certain not everyone shares this view. Some people indeed hold the opinion that
project management is a “standalone” skill: once you master the mechanics, you
can apply it to any context. In the same vein, it could be argued that
even a project manager with a lot of experience in a given field cannot
possibly hope to master every single aspect of the proje…