Members of Parliament Connect – #FarajaMPConnect
We acknowledge that policies have profound effects that last for generations. Well-crafted and implemented policies can provide a clear pathway on how to lift people out of poverty. Today, we discover the high need to empower our members of parliament with strategic communication skills. Being an Information era, Members of Parliament fail to find ways to communicate policy issues through the 21st Century to their constituencies. Or even let alone easily connect with the Ugandan people. Hence when policies are developed without involving the end user, the adoption rates of such policies might be poor, thereby leading to miss-interpretation of said policy.
Through the MP-Connect program, we build bridges and transfer knowledge across sectors through constructive dialogue using both traditional and modern public engagement tools. Our approach helps catalyze good governance, public service leadership, and business development. These have led to the National Youth Parliaments and East African Youth Parliaments
The project will help strengthen Effective Community Communication & Engagement at grassroots, national, international and online level hence increase social engagement promoting accountability and civic engagement to restore balance and respect in our systems of governance. The project will also help educate MPs and their teams in Digital Skillings and Modern Social Entrepreneurial Skills that will help them increase effective community interventions that will help create economic empowerment.
Lastly, through the project, Faraja Africa Foundation will help MPs Strengthen Partnerships in their constituencies for Collective Impact between. This will especially be between parliamentarians and other stakeholders at national, regional and international levels to strategically address issues of public service and governance, human capital, and economy and competitiveness. Ultimately connecting Members if Parliament to the people.