Uganda

In Their Hands: Supporting adolescent girls and their communities in Uganda

Uganda has one of the youngest and most rapidly growing populations in the world – Uganda has a 3.7% population

A collage of headshots from the 2022 International Youth Fellows.

Meet the Fellows of 2022

Since 1989, more than 500 young Canadians have participated in AKFC’s International Youth Fellowship, a program that has launched diverse

Foundations for brighter futures: Illustrating Canadian support for girls’ education in crisis contexts

An illustration of how Canadian investments in education are making a world of difference for young women and girls.

Spotlight on Jennifer Elms, Gender Advisor at AKFC and AKF-US

“My hope would be that gender equality becomes so part of everybody’s DNA that integrating gender and using a gender lens will be a part of everyone.”

In their words: Gender equality and international development

We sat down with four gender advisors from across the AKDN to talk about their work and learn about development from their perspectives.

Spotlight on Nyambura Gathumbi, Regional Gender Advisor, AKF East Africa

My ultimate hope for the future is that we can transform the way we think, change our mindset around women, around girls, around gender issues.

Learning During A Pandemic

We helped governments create resources and toolkits to help students continue learning beyond the classroom.

Foundations for Education and Empowerment (F4EE)

F4EE aims to improve educational systems at the pre-primary and primary levels.

The Adolescent Girls’ Education in Crisis Initiative (AGENCI) 

AGENCI is a project to empower adolescent girls and female youth pursuing an education in crisis-affected areas.