Uganda Youth Network (UYONET) is a leading national umbrella organization for youth in Uganda whose membership is comprised of 31 youth focused organization and 158 youth member organizations, UYONET was founded in 2003 as a collective platform for research, training and policy advocacy for young people by young people. UYONET was: “to build, empower and sustain a vibrant youth network through advocacy, coordination and capacity building.”

UYONET has made significant progress in attaining this mission and is currently at the apex of youth programming in Uganda, specifically in the areas of; policy advocacy, leadership development, youth participation in electoral democracy, strengthening coordination and joint efforts among youth associations. In addition, UYONET is now the natural reference point for the national youth agenda in Uganda.

Our Vision

A peaceful and prosperous society, led by an accountable Governance system.

Our Mission

To build, empower and sustain a vibrant youth movement that fosters sustainable economic development and champions accountable governance.

Our Values

We are accountable to the young people that we represent, while also holding government and other actors to accountable to their obligations. We act consistently with our mission being honest and transparent in what we do and say, and accept responsibility for our collective and individual actions.

Our Approach to Programming

By-Youth, With-Youth, For-Youth
At UYONET from our very inception we were set up and will always maintain a clear “Youth-is-Central” brand in all that we do from the design, through implementation, monitoring, evaluations, learning and reporting of all our programmes. We seek to remain relevant to and address the realities, and aspirations of the youth as the drivers of economic growth and national transformation.
Mindset Change
Inclusive Participation
Creative Innovation