UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children.
To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, a fair chance
Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.Oversee the editing and final cut of the three films.
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In September 2018, world leaders meeting at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly launched a new partnership to get every young person into quality education, training or employment by 2030.
Generation Unlimited will tackle the global education and training crisis currently holding back millions of young people and threatening progress and stability.
With urgent investment in education and skills training, the rapidly growing global population of adolescents and young people-which will reach 2 billion by 2030-will continue to be unprepared and unskilled for the future workforce.
And with more than 200 million young people of lower-and upper-secondary school age currently missing out on school, instead of contributing to equitable progress, young people-especially the most disadvantaged-could face futures of compounding deprivation and discrimination.
Generation Unlimited-which forms part of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Youth 2030 Strategy-will complement and build on existing programmes that support adolescents and young people.
The partnership platform will focus on three key areas: secondary-age education; skills for learning, employability and decent work; and empowerment.
The partnership brings together the private sector, governments, international and local organisations-and young people-to identify and scale up the best solutions for three major challenges: access to secondary age education, acquisition of employability skills and empowerment, especially for girls.
In Uganda, the government and stakeholders are keen to realise the ambitious Agenda 2030 and the SDGs and respond to new evidence on the critical importance to focus on adolescents and the need to invest more in young people.
It is hoped that the Generation Unlimited agenda will trickle down to Uganda through partnerships between government, private sector, civil society, multilateral organisations and young people that will work together to bring to scale effective solutions that address critical issues for unreached adolescents and young people in Uganda.
With education, skills and empowerment, these young people will help transform economies and nations globally.
In October 2018, UNICEF produced three short videos depicting the lives of Ugandan adolescents who are experiencing multi-dimensional poverty.
The adolescents are either living in households that are below Uganda’s poverty line of spending around $0.43 per day, are severely deprived of eight or more of the 31 possessions or activities deemed by Uganda’s population to be a ‘necessity of life’ or are deprived of four or more of the 31 possessions or activities deemed a ‘necessity of life’.
The videos produced portrayed the current challenges adolescent girls are experiencing including dropping out of primary and secondary schools, fewer adolescents working, limited skills for employability and empowerment which the Generation Unlimited partnership aims to address.
To demonstrate a new and dynamic model of the partnership and to empower more Ugandan adolescent girls that they can make it-as tomorrow’s leaders, citizens and care takers of the country, UNICEF requires powerful videos focusing on young people as co-creators of solutions to the existing local crises facing young people.
The videos focusing on the challenges adolescents are experiencing and those highlighting hope for the future will attract investments required to support the young people’s agenda.