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September 18, 2017

GOOD GOVERNANCE AND MULTIPARTYISM

Despite the reintroduction of multipartyism to Uganda over a decade ago, shortcomings in democratic practice still prevail, both on a local and a national level. Furthermore, the last general elections held in early 2016 stood out for the high numbers of elected leaders entering office for the first time. more…

September 7, 2017

MEDIA COVERAGE OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE/EXPLOITATION IN UGANDAN SCHOOLS

As part of our #WomeninMediaUg meeting sessions, we held a roundtable discussion with selected members of academia, media and civil society in August to discuss how media covers stories of sexual violence/exploitation of girls in Ugandan schools. more…

September 5, 2017

CLIMATE FINANCE AND HOW THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN UGANDA CAN TAP INTO IT

KAS, together with their partner ACTADE commissioned a study that sought to contribute to the knowledge on what climate financing is, and how the private sector, especially micro to medium enterprises can access financing to implement climate action on a local and national level. more…

September 4, 2017

IS A NATIONAL DIALOGUE THE ANSWER TO SOUTH SUDAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE?

On 30th August 2017, KAS and their partner UNIFOG organised a public dialogue on the South Sudanese National Dialogue at Makerere University in Kampala. more…

August 29, 2017

MULTIPARTYISM IN UGANDA

Despite the reintroduction of multipartyism over a decade ago, shortcomings in democratic practice still prevail in Ugandan politics. In order to spread awareness on the functions of democracy in a multiparty system, the DNG and KAS have set out to facilitate workshops for elected councilmembers across the country. more…

August 22, 2017

INTERGENERATIONAL DIALOGUE

Youth participation, and especially that of the female youth, is crucial for the sustainment and endurance of the Ugandan society. However, while institutional provisions on youth participation in politics do exist, issues of underrepresentation, unemployment, exploitation, and inadequate education, still prevail. more…

August 22, 2017

REVIEWING EAST AFRICA'S REFUGEE MANAGEMENT APPROACHES

The EAC's lack of a common framework on refugee management has made for great inconsistencies of policy and practice among the different member states. The roundtable discussion sought to tackle this issue to ensure better refugee management. more…

August 15, 2017

REPORT LAUNCH: UGANDA'S REFUGEE MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE EAC POLICY FRAMEWORK

The East African region constitutes a flash-point of forced migration. The trend is even becoming more complex and dynamic in today’s refugee crisis reality. Uganda's refugee management approaches present a unique case study. This report explores the refugee context and it's management in East Africa. more…

August 9, 2017

2017 UGANDA SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE REPORT

In June 2017, we held the third edition of the annual Uganda Social Media Conference to provide a platform for deepening and expanding discussions the relevance of social media under the theme: Fact, Freedoms and Rights in a Connected World. more…

August 9, 2017

GRASSROOTS CIVIC EDUCATION TRAININGS IN 10 DISTRICTS OF UGANDA

Civic education remains an important issue often neglected in Ugandan politics, despite the importance of political literacy and the engagement of all citizens in order for democracy to function properly. Together with KAS, GAIN Uganda is currently holding several workshops on civic education. more…