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March 15, 2018

MAKING THE ACCESS TO INFORMATION LAW WORK TOWARDS IMPROVING LOCAL GOVERNANCES IN UGANDA

Together with our partner the Hub for Investigative Media, we launched a special initiative to promote effective use and application of the provisions of the 2005 Access to Information Act in Uganda. Here's a recap from what transpired during our inaugural workshop. more…

March 12, 2018

UNDERSTANDING THE HIGH LEVEL REVITALIZATION FORUM AND ITS MEDIATION ROLE IN THE SOUTH SUDAN CONFLICT

The Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NOSSCOU) organized a public dialogue to discuss the role of the current IGAD mediated High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF), bringing together 160 South Sudanese politicians from both SPLM-IO and SPLM-IG and civil society actors. more…

March 7, 2018

MOBILISATION AND ADVOCACY: KEYS TO EFFECTIVE YOUTH POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

UNIFOG and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) partnered to hold the first POLA-LAB workshop in Lira. The platform for political leadership advancement aims to mentor effective young political and community leaders by training them in the areas of political and social mobilisation, advocacy and political economy analysis. more…

February 27, 2018

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENHANCE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

A systematic flow of information from local governments to their electorate is inevitable to assure good governance and transparency. CEMCOD has conducted a 3-day training in cooperation with KAS, to train local leaders of Masaka region about the effective use of social media to enhance civic engagement and information access for society. more…

February 22, 2018

REFRESHER TRAINING FOR DISTRICT WOMEN COUNCILORS TO ENHANCE THEIR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

KAS and ACFODE have conducted a refresher training from 14th to 15th February in Apac, to strengthen gender equality in the political field and equip district women councilors with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively take part in the political decision-making process. more…

February 19, 2018

PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNANCE AND COLLABORATION AMONG APPOINTED AND ELECTED LEADERS AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL

From 12th – 13th February, KAS together with the Directorate for National Guidance (DNG) conducted a training for district leaders in Masindi, in order to promote political pluralism and stronger collaboration among the appointed and elected leaders at the local government level. more…

February 14, 2018

TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF HIGH-QUALIFIED JOURNALISTS

On 8th–12th January 2018, KAS in partnership with MCI and DW Academy launched the Next–Gen Journalist Fellowship Program, an aggressive 6-month multimedia journalism training given to the best 25 students out of 12 universities in Uganda. more…

February 13, 2018

ACCESS TO TIMELY AND RELEVANT INFORMATION IS A LIFELINE OF GOOD GOVERNANCE

On 9th Feb, 2018, our partners and friends joined us for a lively discussion on the state and future of access to information in Uganda. We also used the occasion as our 2018 New Year's Reception. more…

February 13, 2018

FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT UNITES SOUTH SUDANESE YOUTH IN UGANDA

While South Sudan remains entangled in conflict and political uncertainty, young South Sudanese in Uganda are learning and practicing how to co-exist with each other regardless of political and socio-cultural differences. We partnered with the Network of South Sudan CSOs in Uganda to organize a football tournament to bring the youth together. more…

February 7, 2018

COMMUNIQUE ON THE IGAD SECOND HIGH REVITALIZATION FORUM

On 01/Feb/2018, NoSSCOU, a platform of South Sudan CSOs in Uganda met at Makerere University to discuss and give constructive perspectives to the negotiators concerning both the governance and transitional security arrangement on 2nd phase of the IGAD High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF). They developed this communique: more…