The National Development Forum is one of the activities that UCAA conducts at National level. It is aimed at creating awareness on issues of concern or issues that affect the populace, Change Agents inclusive. Technical people are normally invited to present papers on an identified issue in order to create awareness among the Change Agents and other UCAA stakeholders.
This year, the NDF successfully took place on 25th May 2012. Attendance was over 100 people including journalists, guests, UCAA staff and change agents. The theme for debate this time was high population growth rates and land conflict. There were presentations from Ms Judy Adoko, the Executive Director for Land and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU), then Mr. Musa Wamala Buyungo, the coordinator for Uganda Parliamentarians forum on Food Security, land and development.
Their presentations are as seen in their copies but what we want to capture here mainly are the reactions of the participants to the presentations. Generally most reactions were just in conformity and complimenting the presentations.