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October 16, 2017

INCLUSIVENESS AND PROPER COORDINATION KEY TO GREEN GROWTH STRATEGY

A roundtable discussion by ACTADE addressed linking principles of a Social Market Economy to the Uganda National Green Growth Strategy. Participants noted that green growth will be best achieved with a move towards people, centered approaches and improved coordination of the different agencies. more…

October 2, 2017

GOVERNANCE UNDERLINED AS UGANDA’S MAIN CHALLENGE TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION, ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE

An experts’ roundtable by UNIFOG addressed Uganda’s climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience strategy. However, governance gaps in the form of limited capacities, poor coordination, and corruption present major challenges. more…

September 25, 2017

POLITICAL PARTIES DO NOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENT SPACE FOR YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN POLITICAL PROCESSES

While youth constitute a significant percentage of Uganda’s population, their participation in national governance and policy discussions continues to be very low. more…

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…