CPC has chosen the Nnabagereka as a major speaker because she has been at the forefront of promoting early childhood care and development
The Nnabagereka of Buganda, Sylvia Nagginda, is among the key personalities who will address delegates during the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) this month.
She is expected to highlight issues such as gender inequality, which is still a challenge worldwide.
The CPC publicity committee chairperson, Paul Amoru (Dokolo North), said the conference will discuss ideas of how to promote democracy and good governance in the Commonwealth countries.
Amoru said CPC has chosen the Nnabagereka as a major speaker because she has been at the forefront of promoting early childhood care and development, education for girls, vocational training and employment for the youth plus empowerment of women.
She has also promoted health issues pertaining to maternal health, prevention and cure of childhood diseases, nutrition, and sexual reproductive health, including the prevention and treatment of HIV.
Amoru said Nagginda is also expected to talk about promoting equal representation of women and men in decision-making processes at national, regional and international levels, strengthening the advocacy skills of women leaders, employment, maternal and reproductive health and their wellness in society.
Amoru said the Nnabagereka established the Nnabagereka Development Foundation, whose mandate is to contribute to the uplifting of the living standards of all people, particularly the girl child.
The Nnabagereka is also known for her major role in the establishment of the Kisaakaate (the royal enclosure).
The initiative is aimed at revitalising and strengthening morals, leadership, domestic duties, spiritual and practical skills among the youth in Buganda. Buganda kingdom has been organising the Kisaakaate since 2007.
Amoru said Ugandans stand to benefit since the conference will discuss issues concerning gender and equity, especially for women, youth and the marginalised.
“The gender and equity message will be about the inclusion of all the marginalised persons, including persons with disabilities in socioeconomic and cultural spheres. Similarly, the youth roundtable will open doors for young people mostly Ugandans, to raise their concerns for consideration by the larger CPC.
“CPC has been developing best practices over the years and continues to do so in setting standards for member countries. These standards are about transparency, parliamentary rules of procedure, operations of committees of Parliament and free access of the media to the deliberations of Parliament,” Amoru said.
The conference scheduled for September 22-29 at the Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo, will be held under the theme: Adaption, Engagement, and Evolution in a Rapidly Changing Commonwealth.