Great Lakes Peace Center



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Great Lakes Peace Center is a youth lead organization promoting peace through youth empowerment, developing global partnership for development, improving maternal and child health, adolescent and young girls in HIV AIDS advocacy

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Uganda ranks very low in the implementation of the sustainable development goals just as indicated in SDG report1 for Uganda that shows Uganda achieved only 33% of the SDG targets and the 2030 Agenda provides an opportunity for Uganda to complete the unfinished business of the SDGs. This happens while Uganda itself believes that itís a highly burdened country in most of the goals such as Peace, clean renewable energy, life under water, and gender issues. Uganda is lagging behind in several important non-monetary areas of fighting poverty, notably improved sanitation, access to electricity, education (completion and progression), and child malnutrition thus leaving the poverty levels at 19.7% about 7.4 million people according to the Uganda Poverty Assessment fact sheet 2016.

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This year, Great lakes Peace Center hosted the Rwenzori Youth For Peace Summit and Leadership Awards on June 7th to June 9th in Kasese, Uganda. The goal of the Summit was to empower, mentor, and nurture young people with new approaches of dealing with socio-economic challenges that distract from the realization of positive peace in our communities. The Summit offered a series of workshops, group facilitated activities, and high-profile speakers to educate and mentor the participants on positive peace and social development. The summit was organized in order to maximize interactions, networking and free debates and discussions among its participants.

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Great Lakes Peace Center with support from Her Voice Fund carried out a mapping exercise to ascertain the existing policies and policy gaps in line with Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS services. Our team visited the DHOs office, District community development office, OVC Focal Person, District and Municipality line departments, Implementing partners and other stakeholders. The data collected will help the project team to advocate for policy dissemination, amendment or enactment of new ones to create an enabling environment for HIV/AIDS service delivery for Adolescents and Young women.

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