Restless Development is a youth-led development agency with a mission to place young people at the forefront of development. A youth-led action research process is exploring youth livelihoods in the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda.
Research activities & outputs
Ground Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda, Uganda
Restless Development facilitated a ‘Ground Level Panel’ in July 2013 in Uganda. The Panel was comprised of a diverse group of twelve men and women living with poverty and marginalisation, including people from the Batwa community, and Karamoja sub-region and Kampala slums.
The panelists brought their diverse experiences of poverty and social exclusion to deliberate the policy proposals recommended by the UN High Level Panel (HLP) of Eminent Persons for a post- Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agenda for development. The panelists offered insights into how the post-2015 framework might impact at the local level, based on their lived experiences of poverty.
Discussions took place over five days and panelists produced a final communiqué of the outcomes of their deliberations which they presented at an outreach day to decision-makers and the media in Parliament in Kampala.
Read further reflections from the Ground Level Panel discussions in a blog by Emmanuel Lubaale and Natalie Newell from Restless Development.