Timeline Info-graph

  • 2021

    Open Space Implements the Nile Explorer Bus project in schools in underserved communities of several districts in Uganda. Open Space also hosts the Africa Youth Day Symposium and the Give For Good Philanthropy Symposium 2021.
  • 2020

    Open Space initiates a campaign for Meaningful participation of youth in ongoing processes and interventions around the Covid19 Response in Uganda
  • 2019

    Open Space celebrates 10 years of youth engagement by opening up a one stop Youth Information and Training Hub at its Secretariat
  • 2018

    Project Soar signs a partnership with Open Space to launch the signature Project Soar teenage girls empowerment program in 5 sites in Uganda
  • 2017

    Crossing Borders and CISU kick off annual grants to Open Space for youth debate and SDGs awareness in high schools and local communities
  • 2016

    The Youth Manifesto 2016 is Launched at the 6th Annual National Youth Festival as part of the activities for peaceful and meaningful youth engagement in the 2016 Uganda elections
  • 2015

    The National Endowment for Democracy kicks off its annual grants to Open Space for Student Debates and Dialogue Training Programs
  • 2014

    Open Space extends its work to Northern Uganda with support from International Alert collecting youth voices as part of the review process for the National Youth Policy
  • 2013

    YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship Program is Launched in Uganda by US Ambassador Scott DeLisi at the 3rd Annual National Youth Festival
  • 2012

    Open Space launches Imagine Uganda campaign to commemoration Uganda’s 50th independence anniversary engaging over 5000 youth to generate the youth vision 2062
  • 2011

    The Annual National Youth Festival is Inaugurated with 4 youth members of parliament, 40 youth focused organisations and more than 1000 interacting with each other.
  • 2010

    University Debate Championship and Training Camp Inaugurated with 13 universities and 52 student debaters trained
  • 2009

    Student Debate Program Initiated in Makerere University through a partnership with Open Society Foundation (Youth Action Fund)

Our Numbers


Core Staff


Facilitators and Trainers




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University Debates - NED




Active Debate Clubs


Debate Alumni


Debate Camps/Tournaments

SDGs Youth Awareness - CB

Action Projects Training's




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Project Soar

Youth Festivals

Youth Leaders


Total Youth Reach