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European Union launches Youth Sounding Board in Uganda

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Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union Delegation to Uganda has inaugurated a 20-member Youth Sounding Board, a body of young Ugandans, who will help in shaping and implementing EU programmes and strategies in the country for more inclusiveness.

The inauguration is part of the EU’s commitment to incorporating young Ugandans in its decision-making process, said Jan Sadek, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Uganda.

Members of the EU Youth Sounding Board (EU-YSB) will have an unpaid mandate of two years.

“The Youth Sounding Board aims to create a real change in how the EU engages with young people at global and local levels,” Sadek said, on August 30, noting that the board serves as a bridge between young Ugandans and the Delegation.

“The European Union Delegation to Uganda has established a Youth Sounding Board to strengthen engagement and dialogue with Ugandan youth and to advice on the relevance and effectiveness of its actions and development cooperation with Uganda,” the ambassador explained at his residence in Kololo.

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