WITH YOU(TH): UNFPA work with young people in Uganda

No. of pages: 8

Publication date: September 2017

Author: UNFPA Uganda

More than three out of ten people in Uganda are young people age 10-24,  making Uganda one of the youngest countries in the world. Young people are shaping Social and economic development, challenging social norms and values, and building the foundation of the
country’s future. If the right investments are made for their empowerment to enable them explore possibilities and fulfi ll their potential, young people have the potential to drive the county’s socio-economic development. Uganda’s youthful population can be turned into a valuable demographic dividend— theconomic benefi t a society enjoys when fertility and mortality decline rapidly and the rof working-age adults signifi cantly increases relative to non-working dependents.