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December 12, 2017

ACHIEVING PEACE IN SOUTH SUDAN: WHAT ROLE FOR CIVIL SOCIETY?

Since the outbreak of violence in South Sudan in 2013, attempts at achieving lasting peace have been unsuccessful. KAS hosted a roundtable with representatives of South Sudanese women, youth, artists and religious leaders to explore how CSOs can contribute to achieving sustainable peace. more…

December 6, 2017

WOMEN'S ENGAGEMENT IN THE MEDIA: AN UPHILL BATTLE

At the final #WomenInMediaUG event of the year, we took stock of women's constructive engagement in the media sector and identified a number of challenges, such as lack of representation and mentorship, that still remain. more…

November 29, 2017

EXTENDING YOUTH POLITICAL PARTICIPATION BEYOND POLITICAL PARTY CONFINES

At a roundtable discussion held on Thursday, 23rd November 2017 in partnership with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) at Makerere Institute of Social Research – Makerere University, youth upheld the need to expand their participation outside the boundaries of political parties. more…

November 23, 2017

REFUGEES - SOCIAL BURDEN OR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY?

As the third largest refugee-hosting country in the world, Uganda has a much-praised 'open door' policy for those fleeing conflict and persecution. The implications of this policy and the economic impact of refugees in the country was at the center of the #OpenDoorsUG public dialogue, which included a panel discussion and a variety of Ubuntu Talks. more…

November 22, 2017

REFUGEES IN UGANDA: A KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY PROF. DEBORAH MULUMBA

Uganda has been hailed as an international icon in refugee management because of her progressive "open doors" refugee policy. What historical, legal and political factors shape this policy? What are opportunities and challenges of this approach? Deborah Mulumba offered some insights in this keynote address at Makerere University. more…

November 17, 2017

AN OUTLOOK OF UGANDA's CLIMATE FINANCE LANDSCAPE

Climate change is a global problem whose challenges will be met at local, regional and international levels. Ambitious climate action is therefore required to meet the goals and targets of the Paris Agreement. This special report presents an outlook of Uganda's climate finance landscape more…

November 15, 2017

YOUTH ENCOURAGED TO EMBRACE DIALOGUE AS JEEMA RETAIN IYOP FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Youth from eight political parties participated in an interparty youth league football tournament organized by KAS and the International Republican Institute. The annual tournament aims at promoting a spirit of peaceful co-existence among the youth. more…

November 15, 2017

APPOINTED AND ELECTED LEADERS ON WORKING TOGETHER IN A MULTIPARTY SYSTEM

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung held a two day workshop together with the Directorate of National Guidance to educate district leaders from Katakwi, Soroti and Amuria on their roles in the multiparty system. more…

October 31, 2017

EMPOWERING YOUNG WOMEN TO MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD IN POLITICS

A two-day training for Secretaries for Female Affairs from eastern Uganda aimed at influencing and informing the opinions of newly-elected female youth leaders to champion the women’s youth agenda in Uganda and to enhance their understanding of the professional ethics of being a youth leader. more…

October 26, 2017

A HOME AWAY FROM HOME: EXPLORING THE SITUATION OF SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES IN UGANDA

This special synthesis report explores the situation of South Sudan refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda as well the impact of a burgeoning refugee crisis towards Uganda’s ability to cope. more…