Apply to be a Youth4Policy Fellow: An Initiative of the Konrad-Adenuaer-Stiftung (KAS)


Are you a highly motivated young professional interested in public policy research and analysis?

Are you keen to pursue a rigorous high-quality research through a structured public policy training, mentorship and professional development programme?

Do you want to join a growing network of emerging young public policy leaders?

Then Youth4Policy is for you!

Check out the links below for more information to apply.

  1. About Y4P

Youth4Policy (Y4P) is an initiative for capacity development, policy analysis and engagement for young leaders from a diverse spectrum of backgrounds including academia, civil society, and public service. It aims to empower youth with a motivation to research and analyse public policy and suggest evidence based alternatives from the perspective of young people. Y4P started in 2018 as an initiative of the Konrad-Adenuaer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Centre for Development Alternatives (CDA). It succeeded to the Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives which had been run by KAS from 2010 – 2007.  In 2009, the programme brings on a board a new partner, the Public Policy Institute (PPI) with the view to leverage PPI’s reach and contacts among policy makers and influencers in Uganda.

  1. Eligibility

Applicants must meet be;

  1. Ugandan citizens under the age of 35 years;
  2. young career professionals working in the public, private and not for profit sectors with an undergraudate degree from a recognised university;
  3. currently engaged as or prospective policy-makers, academics, legal professionals, social/business entrepreneurs or civil society leaders;
  4. highly analytical with evidence of prior engagement in policy research and analysis;
  5. astute public communicators with a solid command of written and spoken English


  1. Application and Selection Criteria

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria above must submit the underlisted documents to  not later than 31st March 2019

  1. Completed application form (please access the application form from
  2. An updated curriculum vitae (not exceeding five pages)

Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we take our eligibility and selection criteria very seriously. Only applications that meet the eligibility criteria will be reviewed and promising candidates shall be invited for a personal interview in April 2019.


  1. Policy Topics for 2019

The 2019 programme will consider the following indicative list of topics. The final list will be concluded after engaging prospective beneficiaries of the policy research.

Policy Issue Key Consideration
Decentralisation Strengthening the contribution of decentralisation to Local Economic Development (LED) and poverty reduction.

Strengthening accountability in local governments

Development Funding in Uganda Policy options for enhancing domestic resource mobilisation for development financing in Uganda
Employment and Youth Poverty Policy pathways for making local content policies work for youth

Proposals for addressing unemployment and economic exclusion of girls and young women

Improving the effectiveness of youth economic empowerment schemes and programmes

Migration and refugees Policy options for social and economic integration of refugees

Strengthening relations between refugees and host communities.

Policy options for more effective involvement of sub national public authorities in refuge management and protection

Radicalisation and violent extremism Policy options for responding to the risk of radicalisation and violent extremism amongst youth


  1. Funding

Y4P partners shall meet the training, mentorship and professional development costs including accommodations, meals, and transportation during the duration of the Program. Applicants may be requested to meet costs related to reading and reference materials.



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