Patience Nganzi

2021 Fellowship Alumna, Uganda

Youth Participation in National Planning Is Key to Good Governance

Young men hold up signs at a demonstration.

Africa has a vibrant, youthful population. However, the potential among this demographic has not yet been realized across the continent.”

Patience Nganzi, 2021 Fellowship Alumna, Uganda

2021 Fellowship Alumna Patience Nganzi is committed to seeing more women, especially youth, assume leadership positions. With over five years of experience in women’s rights, diplomacy, and law, Patience currently works at Akina Mama wa Afrika, advocating for political justice for African women and girls.

During her Fellowship, Patience took part in a Professional Development Experience (PDE) at the International Republican Institute, where she wrote a blog post about strengthening youth participation in governance across Africa.

Read the full blog post to learn more about how youth involvement is a key component to building good governance.

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