This Friday 22nd-23rd July 2022, Youth will converge at Uganda Museum, plot 5, Kira Road in the National Youth Skills Devt & Employment Expo
“In the year 2014, the UN General Assembly declared July 15 as the annual World Skills Day, purposely to celebrate the strategic relevance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.
This day has not yet been widely popularized by different Governments including Uganda and beside the different skilling efforts by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and programmes embedded with in Uganda’s Vision 2040 and the Uganda National Development Plan 2, among others, it is therefore on this background that we hold the National Youth Skills Devt & Employment Expo 2022 to recognize these efforts as well deliberate on the gaps and find collective solutions as youth of Uganda, but also give policy recommendations to the duty bearers and other different stake holders involved in skill including international development agencies like GIZ, USAID, Caritas Denmark, EU among others.” Says Mr AKAMPA RUGABA Johnson Tanbull, the Associate Director Youth Advocacy Foundation Uganda-YAFU, the lead convening Youth Centred development agency.
This year’s National Skills Devt and Employment Expo, themed: “Post COVID-19 Opportunities and Linkages for youth” is co- convened by National Youth Advocacy Platform (NYAP), Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI), Youth Alive Uganda and with support from Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), UAP Old Mutual, Centenary bank, Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development (MoGLSD), National Youth Council (NYC), URSB among others.
Over 160 youth entrepreneurs have registered to exhibit their innovative products and services including refugee youth from different Countries like DRC, S. Sudan, Somalia who are living in Uganda.
According to a joint press release from Youth Advocacy Foundation Uganda-YAFU and National Youth Advocacy Platform (NYAP), the two days youth Skills and Employment Expo, slated for this Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd July 2022, at Uganda Museum, will bring together leaders from the Youth (Informal and Formal Settings), Private Sector, International Development Agencies, Civil Society, Policy makers and Government agencies. The Chief Guest, H.E Jescah Alupo, the Vice President of Uganda and other officials from different Ministries have already confirmed their presence.
There fore, youth should come ready to exhibit, show case their skills, talents, learn and un learn.
There will as well be business name registrations from URSB, tax education and free Tax Identification Number (TIN) registrations services, Health Corners, Panel discussions, Dialogues and Presentations from different agencies working to bridge the employment gap in the Country including NAADs.
UAP Old Mutual will equip youth with sales and marketing skills and some of these youth will be given internship placements at UAP Old Mutual insurance company and some of the partner agencies. Up coming talents/artists will equally perform at this national event.
This event is equally a Pre event to the International Youth Day of August 12th and therefore youth energies and potential will continuously be celebrated. www.yafug.org #SkillsExpo2022
We will bringing you full coverage of the discussions and we encourage youth to participate in this event, their employment opportunity could be awaiting on you this Friday 22nd 23rd 2022 at Uganda Museum. #SkillsExpo2022 #Employment4Youth #DecentJobs4Youth