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


UDA is one of the youngest associations (Not for profit organisations in Uganda) that is growing by leaps and bounds. The day to day running of the organisation is purely voluntary as there is no budget for remuneration.

Founder members deemed it fit to select a council of prominent persons with a proven track of clean leadership, exemplary, role models as well as patriotic Ugandans to sit on the council which would as well be called “The Board”. The council is headed by the Patron- Mr. Fagil M. Mandy a renowned Education Consultant with vast knowledge of dealing with young people.

Council of prominent persons

Chief Executive Officer

General Secretary


  • Programmes
  • Finance and Budgeting
  • Publicity
  • Social media
  • Regional coordinators

  • North
  • East
  • Central
  • West Nile
  • south West
  • institutions

    Central: MUK/Kyambogo
    East: Busitema/Kumi University
    West: Mbarara University of Science and Technology/Kabale University/Mountains of the Moon
    North: Gulu University/Muni University


    UDA has a membership that comprises of secondary schools and tertiary institutions in Uganda. Although UDA organizes activites for different categories of students/youths, there is need for one to apply and become a fully paid up member of Uganda Arena.