Left to Right: Mr.Joseph Enyimu, Ms.Amna Said Nahdy and Dr.Francis Mwesigye were the panelists.
The Economic Policy Research Centre in collaboration with UNICEC Uganda on Tuesday held a public dialogue to discuss the transformation to Programme Based Budgeting under the NDP III.
The half day dialogue at the Kampala Serena Hotel was held under the theme “Human Capital Development and the transition to programme based under NDPIII “which is partly guided by the Human Capital development programme under the new national development plan. The plan aims to increase the productivity of the population for increased competitiveness and better quality of life for all.
The programme will take over the previous sectors of education, health, water and social development. UNICEF Uganda’s social policy chief, Mr. Diego Angemi made the opening remarks outlining ways through which essential child and focused adolescent interventions ought to be delivered under the new arrangement.
EPRC’s Director Research, Dr. Ibrahim Kasirye made a key note presentation on Human Capital Development (HCD) under NDP III where he noted that education interventions will most likely command a lion’s share of the HCD due to demands for full Universal Secondary Education and school feeding. He also observed that focus on teenage pregnancies and nutrition is a step in the right direction for child health focused interventions.
The eminent panelists who examined the strategies for essential child and adolescent interventions delivery, included Dr. Francis Mwesigye a senior Research Fellow (SRF) at EPRC, Amna Said Nahdy,a social policy manager at UNICEF and Mr. Joseph Enyim a commissioner at the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.
Mr. William Epyaka from the National Planning Authority officially closed the dialogue during which he applauded the organisers of the event with support from the European Union through UNICEF.