University Forum on Governance

Democracy & Leadership Advancement

UNIFOG aims to qualify and nurture reflective future leaders who are informed, confident and espouse democratic values.

Regional Peace & Public Security

UNIFOG aims to provide a channel for structured civilian participation – including expert input – in the development and implementation of local and security schemes.

Climate Change & Natural Resource Governance

UNIFOG aims to bring the climate debate home in Africa and interrogate issues of climate change, sustainable growth, natural resource utilisation, and the energy debate.

Public Sector Accountability

UNIFOG aims to support state and non state actors develop localised approaches for increasing civilian interest in public affairs.

Call for Applications

LAP Fellowship 2023

The University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG), together with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), is inviting student leaders and any other interested students from all Universities in Uganda to apply for the Leadership Advancement Programme (LAP) fellowship. The LAP fellowship is nine months of leadership training for students interested in leadership. It aims to enhance emerging leaders’ leadership capabilities through carefully guided learning, sharing, and reflections on leadership.

UNIFOG will deliver the fellowship through a series of physical sessions featuring expert presentations, guest speakers, group activities and personal projects.

PoLA-Lab goes to Iganga, Eastern Uganda

Ugandan youth make up almost half of the voting population. However, youth voices have failed to be reflected in policy outcomes, especially youth interest areas like education, health services and employment. Youth rarely come together to collectively pursue common interests, the result of a lack of coordination as well other resources. Although reforms have created a number of leadership spaces for youth to participate in national governance and development.

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Political Leadership Advancement for Kigezi Youth Leaders

On 12th March, 2018, 30 young leaders from Kigezi region were participants at day-long training on advocacy, social mobilization and political economy analysis. The training, part of our political leadership advancement project (PoLA LAB) with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) was the third in the series after previous ones held in Lango and Basoga sub-regions.

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Mobilisation and Advocacy: Keys to Effective Youth Political Participation

On 03 March, the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) partnered to hold the first POLA-LAB workshop in Lira, Northern Uganda. The platform for political leadership advancement aims to mentor effective young political and community leaders by training them in the areas of political and social mobilisation, advocacy and political economy analysis.

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Championing Youth Participation in shaping a Holistic Gender Equality Agenda

This year the National Youth Conference dealt with the topic of gender equality and how the youth can change the gender equality legislative landscape in Uganda. On two days, representatives of the youth discussed issues related to the equality of rights, opportunities and challenges for youth and tools to influence politics.

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