Initiative for Youth Empowerment and Transformation (IYET)
  • Lukka Mayanja Stretch(Off Ggaba RD., Opp Wavzend)
  • +256-39-3263629
  • Mon-Sat:  8:00am-5:30pm   Sun:  Closed

Our Objective

 Advocating for improved and diversified economic opportunities for young people involved in agriculture

Who We are

The Initiative for Youth Empowerment and Transformation (IYET) is a national-level youth sector engagement group on youth in agriculture. It is made up of persons serving as “champions” for young people, and working to address the barriers in the policy environment through dialogue and engagement of influential stakeholders such as government, the private sector, financial service providers, nongovernmental organizations and young people

Members

Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development (MGLSD), Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), Ministry of Education and Sports, Science and Technology (MOES), Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC), National Planning Authority (NPA), National Youth Council (NYC), Private Sector Foundation of Uganda (PSFU), Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA), Makerere University Faculty of Agriculture, Youth Empowerment Through Agriculture (YETA), Driving Youth-led New Agribusiness and Micro-enterprise (DYNAMIC), Development Research and Training (DRT) Youth representatives.

Our Objectives

Ensure that youth in agriculture issues are embedded within broader national and sector contexts in Uganda.

Ensure that youth in agriculture issues are embedded within broader national and sector contexts in Uganda.
Activities
1. Conduct field visits to interact with youth in agriculture and learn from them
2. Conduct regular meetings to discuss the issues of youth in agriculture and how to address them
3.

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Create a platform for young people’s voices to be heard

Create a platform for young people’s voices to be heard

Activities
1.      Network with relevant actors to identify platforms for youth to share their experiences
2.      Coordinate with relevant actors to ensure that youth participate in such platforms
3.      Support and empower young people

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Strengthen programming, policy and research of youth in agriculture

Strengthen programming, policy and research of youth in agriculture

Activities
1.      Review research on youth in agriculture in various contexts and utilise findings to inform policies
2.      Provide recommendations to partners on good practices documented from own experiences and desk research for replication

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Youth in Agriculture for Development

Youth Agriculture Workshop 2017