Youth unemployment remains a serious policy challenge in many sub-Saharan African countries, including Uganda. The youth in Uganda share a disproportionate burden of the difficult circumstances that people experience such as poverty, unemployment and diseases.
YouthConnekt Initiative provides a context-specific approach to what works in addressing issues of youth unemployment and inclusion in socio-economic and political processes.
Adolescents and Youth Strategy aims to connect young people in the country to their role models, peers, resources, skills, economic opportunities.
The initiative is premised on improving the skills set, mindset change and engagement of youth to co-create and take up opportunities themselves.
We Are Part of a Big
African Dream To Create Opportunities for the Youngest Population in the World.
...with a Commitment from the UN in Uganda, Office of the Prime Minister, and Ministry of Gender Labor & Social Development since June, 2017.
Sustainable Development Goals
Decent Work and Economic Growth
For the Goals
To Create Opportunities for Youths
Explore Our Opportunities & Updates
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Uganda in collaboration with Stanbic Bank Uganda recently launched the Youth4Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship…Read More
The YouthConnekt Africa Hub is pleased to announce the 2021 YouthConnekt Africa Export Accelerator that is now receiving applications till…Read More
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Hear from Our Members
"With YouthConnekt, I have managed to benefit from a number of opportunities that have opened great doors, especially the time I received my first grant of $5000 through UNDP & TEF in 2018. From then, I have received great opportunities that has made my AI idea of using technology to solve cancer problems in women become a live. "
Nabuuma Shamim Kaliisa
Founder and Executive Director of Chil Artificial Intelligence Lab
"In 2018, I received a grant of $5000 from YouthConnekt through UNDP and TEF. This is something I will never take for granted and this really has given me a big push for me red onions business in Eastern Uganda. Thanks to YouthConnekt"
Founder/CEO RedBulb Farm
"I was privileged to be part of the YouthConnekt hackthon during the 2019 summit in Kigali, Rwanda. This gave me a chance to win a prize as an innovator in Health, where my team and I work on a solution to take guess work out of pregnancy and extend care outside the hospital."