By Jael Namiganda
The national youth parliament is today set to hold its 6th annual plenary at the parliament of Uganda.
The plenary will be held under the theme: Brain skilling for youth towards a sustainable world, Understanding the challenge of climate change.
The event is to bring together over 420 youths from across all regions of the country where parliamentary sessions have been happening to discuss the scope of politics business and climate change in Uganda.
Addressing the press at parliament ahead of the event, Faraja Foundation executive director Emmanuel Wabwire said that the session is going to be an interactive session with the MPs of Uganda at parliament and will also advocate for issues faced by the youth in the country.
He noted that this year’s theme will focus on climate change calling upon government and development partners to increase funding for youth to be skilled in issues affecting the youth in the climate sector.
The chairperson of Uganda parliamentary forum on youth affairs also female youth Representative Phiona Nyamutoro said the dialogue will foster participation of youths in governance and democratic process
She noted that its deliberations will also foster a petition that will be presented to the speaker of parliament.