34 young Ugandan leaders convened on August 11th and 12th, 2010, to assess the progress made against the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Uganda prior to upcoming global evaluations of the MDGs.
The young people - made up of leaders from local government planning units, civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations, and youth councils across Uganda - also analysed the new National Development Plan (NDP) to decide upon actions that young Ugandans will take to accelerate the achievement of the MDGs through the implementation of
the NDP. This policy analysis and strategic mapping process resulted in 1) commitments by young people on how they will further the advancement of these plans as individuals and within their organisations, and 2) recommendations for decision-makers to ensure that young people are fully engaged as partners by Government and Development Partners in support of the MDGs and NDP. Participants assessed the NDP in light of the four most pressing MDGs
facing young Ugandans, and these young leaders then presented their recommendations to decision-makers from the National Planning Authority, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Sports, USAID, World Bank, ILO and UCA. The consultation also received support from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and UNFPA. Restless Development organised this second annual National Youth Consultation, ensuring that young Ugandans play a positive, leading role in the most important development processes. This consultation builds from Restless Development’s expertise in youth led-experience and reflects our mission of placing young Ugandans at the forefront of change and development. To learn more about this paper, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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