uganda dialogue arena


“A holistically shaped generation of young people who are strategically positioned at the centre of Uganda’s social economic transformation.”


“To build and sustain an empowered and vibrant population that strives to live in harmony with divergent views for the benefit of all”

Objectives and activities

  • To re-energize debate and public speaking among Uganda’s young population
  • To partner with other stake holders involved in debate
  • To plan and organize debate tournaments at regional and national level
  • To carry out research on modern trend as far as debate and public speaking are concerned..... For more info


Kyambogo University were on September 1st,2017 declared Champions of the 3rd edition of the E. African Debate Championships held at the University of Rwanda, Kigali. They defeated their Ugandan counterparts Makerere University in the highly contested race. Uganda was represented by Makerere, UCU, Kyambogo, IUIU, Nkumba.

We strive to promote self-esteem among the underprivileged especially the girl child and upcountry institutions which may not have sufficient exposure like their urban counterparts. More women are encouraged to participate in debates by assigning them roles to chair debate sessions, mobilise fellow women in their institutions among other means.

Kyambogo last year lost to Mount Kenya University in a controversial final. while Makerere University are reigning National Debate champions under Uganda Dialogue after they defeated Kyambogo University last year. Uganda will host next year's E. African inter University Debate Championship. UCU will this September host the 3rd edition of the National Inter University Skills Expo and Debate Championships organised by Uganda Dialogue Arena