Emerging Leaders Program

The next generation of leaders – many of whom are studying at university now – are preparing to live and work in a fast, fluid and disrupted world. If they are going to thrive in their careers and stand up as leaders in society, they will need the skills and competencies to bring different people together – from across boundaries – to solve common problems.

Students for Global Democracy Uganda developed Emerging Leaders Programs that are highly experiential, exposing students to different perspectives, places, organizations and challenges – often at a global scale. Underpinned by robust methodologies, thought leadership and learning frameworks, they give students the skills and experiences to become leaders who can make an impact – at work and in society.


Student Skills for 21st Century Careers

Common Purpose programmes give students the skills to begin their careers, thrive in their roles and take on leadership positions – at work and in society.



Young People Understanding their Leadership Potential 

We create powerful experiences which give young people, principally students a much broader understanding of the impact they can have in the world, and the self-belief to go out and achieve it.


Innovative online solutions 

Our online learning approach is different because it facilitates meaningful engagement and connections, and delivers demonstrable skills. 

SGD Uganda educates and trains students in advanced research methodologies and skills on researching and conceptualizing issues on democracy, governance and sustainable development and later connects these emerging leaders with opportunities to strengthen their ability to develop policies and build effective multi-sector partnerships to make democracy work. SGD Uganda helps build constructive relationships between civil society leaders, political leaders, and business leaders.

SGD-Uganda has designed leadership mentoring, coaching, and training programmes to add value on the already existing efforts in Uganda aimed at developing a culture of responsible leadership, active citizenship, and vibrant student’s movement to enable the achievement of accountable, responsive, and transparent culture of governance. The organization has designed and implemented  skills development training programmes for future leaders through educational seminars, outreaches, volunteerism and community services to equip the target groups with skills, knowledge, impart values of virtue and exploit talent, innovation, inventiveness , creativity and conducts problem orientated research to produce facts and inform proper proposal development, advocacy strategies for empowerment.