30th November, 2023, stands etched in the memories of youth and the entire SDG #Action Movement as a pivotal day. To the Gender Equality and Women Empowerement Cluster in the Coalition, it symbolized a significant leap forward for #SDG5 Gender Equality and Women Empowerment—a moment when Her Excellency Nassali Aminah assumed the presidency of the Uganda Youth Coalition for SDGs, marking the first female president since its inception.
Four years after its establishment, the Uganda Youth Coalition for SDGs undertook a progressive stride toward ensuring gender equality by advocating transitional leadership and nurturing an environment conducive to decision-making.
At the Annual General Meeting, delegates from the UN Family, led by the UN Head of Communications, Mr. Michael Wangusa, and representatives from the Office of the Prime Minister, headed by Mr. Pascal Byarugaba from the Monitoring and Evaluation Department, witnessed this transformative transition. An annual workplan was presented and discussed by the Members for adoption.
About the Uganda Youth Coalition for SDGs
The Uganda Youth Coalition for SDGs, formed in 2019 through a collaboration among youth-led organizations, the United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRCO), and the Government of Uganda (specifically under the SDG secretariat of the Office of the Prime Minister), remains dedicated to promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Uganda. Its core mission revolves around facilitating meaningful youth engagement and bolstering SDG implementation across Uganda, ensuring that no youth is left behind in the promotion, execution, and monitoring of the SDG Road-map
About the New Coalition Executive Committee
On the 17th of November 2023 , the Chairperson of the Coalition Electoral Commission, Mr. Eric Odoki announced the new Executive Committee. Mr. Odoki formally introduced the newly elected cabinet, expressing gratitude for the successful completion of the elections and recognizing the contestants who emerged as winners on that day.
I take this opportunity to thank each of you for the success completion of the Elections of the New Executive Committee. We successfully completed the elections today and the following contested emerged the winners.PRESIDENT: NASSALI AMINAH
VICE PRESIDENT: DONALD RUKANGA
SECRETARY GENERAL: NOAH OMUYA
PUBLICITY AND PARTNERSHIPS: ARTHUR MATOVU
CENTRAL – NAMULI JUSTINE
EASTERN – NAMAWEJE DAISY
WESTERN – KAYANJA EMMANUEL
The New Executive Committee takes an oath to serve with commitment.
In her inaugural speech, H.E Aminah Nassali invited all Youth to join her on this exciting journey to shape the future of sustainable development. Watch speech below;
Pictorial from the #AGM