Using youth-led data to track progress towards 2030
Data is and will always be the bloodline of decision making and raw material for accountability.
Nicholas is a proud Ugandan man born in Kampala (1992). In 2013, he graduated from the Nsamizi training institute of social development in Uganda with a Diploma in social work and is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in social sciences at Makerere University.
Since February 2012, Nicholas has been working with the Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV/AIDS (UNYPA) where he is programme manager. UNYPA is an umbrella organisation that works toward creating an enabling Environment for all young people living and affected by HIV/AIDS to meaningfully participate equally in development of programmes that improve their lively hood.
Nicholas is passionate about the right to health, universal access to basic health, health system strengthening and governance, and holding leaders accountable. He has spoken in international conferences and interacted with local governments, national authorities and international health experts.
The health-related Millennium Development Goals will be replaced by one overarching health goal in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, challenges remain, notably in keeping health high on the global agenda.
On 28 May 2015 the Joint Research Centre hosted the 15 Future Leaders for a workshop titled “Visions for the World in 2035”. The workshop took place in the EU Policy Lab that operates with a multidisciplinary team drawing on expertise in future oriented thinking, behavioural insights and design for policy approaches.
Young people aged 21-26, proactive about finding solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, have applied to be a Young Leader at the European Development Days to share their views on development.