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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…

October 25, 2017

KAS SCHOLARSHIPS - ENABLING FUTURE LEADERS TO BECOME DRIVERS FOR POSITIVE CHANGE

The Network Meeting held for current and former holders of the scholarship between KAS and Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) focused on transformative leadership and offered useful networking opportunities for all participants. more…

October 24, 2017

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR EFFECTIVE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AT LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEVELS

With increased access to internet and social media usage around the country, local governments can tap into these platforms to facilitate their work and increase citizen participation. more…

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…