ACT!2030 is an impact oriented youth social mobilization strategy which includes behind the scenes political lobbying and broad systematic support to youth organizations on the ground to increase public pressure on political leaders around implementation of HIV and sexual reproductive health and rights targets that meet the needs of young people within sustainable development goals.
Initially ACT!2015, it has four phases and Uganda joined in the fourth phase and started by getting youth CSO representatives who formed the national alliance of ACT!2015.
It is aimed to building capacity on sustainable development goals and the indicator processes to ensure that indicator on sexual reproductive health rights and HIV are adopted in country and global reporting mechanisms. With a strong recognition that young people in HIV response have strong experience in advocacy , the training also focused on building technical knowledge on monitoring and evaluation of the sustainable development goals in-country processes, mapping the accountability eco-systems to ensure that young people are fully involved in the SDG3 monitoring at country level.
The alliance consists of thirty young people from different youth led organizations in different regions of the country who have been able to participate in the drafting of shadow report on Uganda’s readiness to implement the SDGs,
ACT!2030 are currently focusing on advocacy to enable CSE and ensure youth friendly services to increase on the health and wellbeing of young people in Uganda through Evidence gathering: young people will collect data from their communities and peers, to create national databases on quality of and access to youth-friendly services and comprehensive sexuality education, to be incorporated into country-level reporting mechanisms Communications: transforming data sets into consumable pieces and innovative communication tools to be used in advocacy and lobbying Global exchange and visibility: facilitating global exchange to share advocacy and engagement leanings, and increase visibility in national youth-led accountability in global and regional processes.