Ugandan Ground Level Panel and the Post 2015 Framework

15 Jul 13

On 11th July Restless Development Uganda hosted a lively discussion at Parliament on the UN High Level Panel report on the post-2015 development agenda. The discussion was led by a “Ground Level Panel” composed of 12 people from across Uganda with diverse experiences of poverty and social exclusion. For the 12 panellists this event was the culmination of an intense week of deliberations on the report and its implications. With representatives from the Batwa community, Karamoja sub-region and Kampala slums, the panel was able to offer rich and varied insights into how the post-2015 framework might impact at local level.

Ground Level Panel

The Ground Level Panel discuss their views on a post-2015 development framework, in preparation to present at parliament

The event was co-hosted by the Parliamentary Forum on the Millennium Development Goals and the Parliamentary Forum on Youth Affairs and engaged decision-makers from government, civil society and development partners. The event opened with an address by Honourable Paula Turyahikayo MP followed by an introductory presentation by two of the panellists. The audience was then invited to join group discussions facilitated by the panellists focusing on the five transformative shifts outlined in the report. The event was closed by the Parliamentary Forum on the Millennium Development Goals including appreciation of the panellists and an invitation to continue to help shape and drive forward the post-2015 development agenda in Uganda.

The Ground Level Panel was convened as part of Participate, a global research initiative on the post-2015 development agenda led by Beyond 2015 and the UK Institute of Development Studies. Looking ahead, the panel will now prepare a report on their deliberations including input from the Parliamentary event. Their report will contribute to a broader response capturing reflections not only from Uganda but all of the countries involved in Participate. This will include the recommendations from Ground Level Panels in Egypt, Brazil and India. The consolidated report will be shared at the UN General Assembly in September.

Click here to meet Uganda’s Ground Level Panel and find out why they got involved with the Ground Level Panel work.


2010 – A Milestone to achieving the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

2010 – The release of Uganda’s National Development Plan (NDP)

2010 – The International Year of the Youth


Young people make up over 50% of the world’s population, and over 78% of Uganda’s.  

We are determined to address the persistent problems of our societies.

Young people have a right and a responsibility to do so nationally and internationally. 

We are the educators, facilitators and policymakers of today.    


Restless Development (Uganda) is conducting a National Youth Consultation in recognition of young people as valued partners and assets in society and in the achievement of developmental goals (i.e. the NDP and the MDGs).  If you are a young Ugandan (between the ages of 18 and 30) we want to hear from you. 


1.   How familiar are you with the NDP and MDGs?  Are you interested in knowing more about how you can contribute to them and the development of your country?          


2.   What interests or role could you commit to in achieving one or more of the following goals: 

·  Eradicating extreme poverty

·  Eradicating extreme hunger

·  Achieve universal primary education

·  Reduce child mortality

·  Improve maternal health


Please email or SMS your responses by Sunday 8th August 2010 to:


Phone: +256 775 218 874

We are the Youth Collective. If you believe in the power of young people, join our movement.