Project overall goal.
To promote advocacy for youth interests through youth participation in national government planning and budgeting processes.
1000 young people
Uganda; Mbarara, Fort portal, Arua, Gulu, Mbale, Jinja, Masaka, and Kampala
Four months (June, July, August, September) 2022
CYIPEL is a project that promotes advocacy for youth interests through youth participation in National government planning and budgeting processes
FAF proposes developing and testing the effectiveness of the Youth Inclusive Creative & Digital, Legislative & Parliamentary Policy Engagements.
The project aims to increase youth participation in policymaking, contribute to a youth-focused and inclusive budget that caters for youth priority areas in wealth creation, education, and health, and increase youth civic engagement and advocacy using digital/innovative platforms and traditional ones. CYIPEL builds upon the previous works of Faraja in the area of advocacy, where FAF has continued to push for increased youth participation in key decision-making processes through hosting nine safe and inclusive youth spaces (platforms) both physically and online with over 500 young people, including youth leaders of the National Youth Councils, Student Guild Councils, District Youth Councils, primary local councils across the four regions in Uganda, and 100 youth leaders with a representation of all the 6 EAC partner states engaging with key policymakers in decision-making on democratic and governance issues. This has enabled the youth to freely debate on critical issues while using social media and online platforms for result-oriented advocacy at district, national and regional levels. This project builds on existing techniques of knowledge mobilization and a network of leadership structures across all sectors. FAF will levee on the existing relationships and partnerships with the parliament of Uganda, the National Youth Council, Students Councils, and the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development, among other stakeholders. Invented spaces such as the sub-national youth parliament, national youth parliament, east African youth parliament and digital spaces such as Faraja Television and social media platforms will be used by the CYIPEL to advance its cause and its importance.