78% of Uganda’s population is under 30 years of age. Unfortunately, youth are not meaningfully involved in the design, implementation and monitoring of policies and programs. Citizens have limited possibilities to demand accountability from public officials because civic space is limited. Youth, who could lead accountability demands, are not empowered enough to engage with officials, who hold the key to sustainable agriculture, health and education policies.In order to make Ugandan society more inclusive of youth needs, working at the district level with budget allocations can be very effective.
Youth Go Budget, a mobile application developed by Network for Active Citizens Uganda, is a one-of-a-kind innovation that will give youth a chance to air out their aspirations and establish their priorities. The app focuses mainly in the agriculture, health and education sectors in order to contribute to the achievement of SDGs 2, 3, and 4.