A Youth Think Tank has shared the challenges young people have in designing and using agricultural technologies, and they are not the ones that you might expect or that decision-makers are talking about.
Restless Development has joined a thousand organisations from around the world on the launch of a new campaign called action/2015. It calls on local and world leaders to take urgent action to halt man-made climate change, eradicate poverty and address inequality.
The YouthMap Internship Programme seeks to equip young graduates with employability and leadership skills, combined with the practical experience necessary to work, lead and contribute to development and growth. In Uganda Restless Development is implementing the programme and has placed 100 graduates as interns in key growth sectors over the past year.
In March over 100 young people from Moroto and Napak Districts in Karamoja, North Eastern Uganda joined a 2-day dialogue on youth livelihoods with local and national decision-makers. 15 influential leaders joined the discussions, including the Minister of State for Karamoja, officials from the Office of the Prime Minister and local government representatives from the National Agricultural Advisory Services and the Schools Inspectorate.
Every year Restless Development Uganda’s programmes reach over 15,000 young people from the Busoga and Karamoja sub-regions. While significant, this is a fraction of the total youth population in Uganda; where 78% are aged less than 30 years old.