On invitation from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), as part of the activities for their SPACE Project Accountability Week, in Gulu District, on the morning of 7th February 2022, our Managing Director, Ms. Norah Owaraga, delivered a “University lecture on the importance of youth participation in political processes.” Our media team was on sight and video recorded the lecture. Links to a series of short videos of the lecture published on our YouTube Channel are as follows:
- Video 01 (2:25 minutes): Youth versus the elderly in political spaces
- Video 02 (5:22 minutes): Gender responsive programming and participation in political spaces
- Video 03 (6:09 minutes): Quality of participation in political spaces
- Video 04 (3:07 minutes): What accountability to demand from duty bearers
- Video 05 (8:24 minutes): How I can help facilitate better participation of women in politics
- Video 06 (14:56 minutes): How I can help on issues of land dispossession of women
We will continue to update this list as our media team releases more videos of the lecture. In the meantime, we have already begun to receive positive feedback on the lecture from distinguished persons who have watched the videos so far published.
“Greatly contributes to political awareness and raises interest in youth involvement in public affairs.”His Excellency Ambassador Nelson Ocheger
“Great that you are tweaking the minds of youth. More often than not people react to situations without knowing the facts pertaining to those situations. I have seen this with members of parliament as well. This is mainly because the reading culture is lacking in our society. It is said that if you want to hide anything from a Ugandan, put it in writing. Please continue to encourage youth to adopt a reading culture. Engineer’s story was spot on – basically, avoid the trivial and look at the bigger picture.”Mr. Tinkamanyire Joseph, Member of the Governing Council, Institute of Corporate Governance Uganda
SPACE (Strengthening Performance and Accountability through Community Engagement) is a 30-months project that is Co-funded by the European Union through the Government of Uganda’s Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU). Together with its implementing partners – Lira NGO Forum, Riamriam Civil Society Network Karamoja and MACCO in Arua, KAS is implementing SPACE in the six districts of Amuria, Napak, Moroto, Lira, Gulu and Arua.