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The Fellowship at the UNFPA Uganda Country Office offers outstanding and ambitious individuals an opportunity to make a difference by utilizing their skills and experience to train, guide, support, mentor and work with young innovators to improve their ideas and solutions, advocate for the rights of young people in Uganda, and lead change while acquiring direct exposure to UNFPA operations.

To fully harness the potential of innovation for and by young people, UNFPA uses several mechanisms including a youth-focused innovation accelerator (up accelerate), an innovation space (the innovation café), and innovation pilots to improve young people’s access to information and services. 

UNFPA Uganda recognizes the particular power of young people to identify and develop solutions that can spur progress towards achieving UNFPA’s mandate. An active effort is thus being made to engage individuals in innovations for social change through an initiative dubbed Coders for Social Change.

A Coder is any individual with outstanding and proven skills, experience, leadership and professionalism in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Communications Product Design, software development, Youth Engagement, Sexual Reproductive Health, GBV, Humanitarian or Journalism; aged between 24 - 40years with passion for Social Change.

The Coders for Social Change will work for a period of 6 months to improve the country office mechanisms for innovation.  The Coders will be expected to work from the UNFPA country office and in accordance with its regular working hours