Publications

INCLUSIVENESS AND PROPER COORDINATION KEY TO GREEN GROWTH STRATEGY

A roundtable conversation held at Golden Tulip Hotel was aimed at stimulating discussions in linking the principles of a Social Market Economy to the implementation of the National Green Growth strategy in Uganda. The discussion included policy makers, representatives from the private sector, government, CSOs, as well as academicians. more…

Event Reports | October 16, 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. Participants noted that several climate change response policies and actions are underway. However, governance gaps in the form of limited capacities, poor coordination, and corruption present major challenges. more…

Event Reports | October 2, 2017

POLITICAL PARTIES NOT PROVIDING 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. The Northern Region Youth Debate hosted at Gulu University on the 22nd of September 2017 revisited the debate on youth participation within political parties in Uganda. It was organised in partnership with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG). more…

Event Reports | September 25, 2017

GOOD GOVERNANCE AND MULTIPARTYISM

THE ROLE OF APPOINTED AND ELECTED LEADERS IN PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNANCE IN A MULTI PARTY SYSTEM AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL

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. In order to spread awareness on the functions of democracy in a multiparty system and ensure better service delivery to ordinary citizens, the Directorate of National Guidance, together with KAS, have set out to facilitate workshops for elected councilmembers across the country. more…

Event Reports | September 18, 2017

Is a national dialogue a solution to South Sudan's quest for Peace?

The idea of a national dialogue in South Sudan has attracted considerable optimism as it has raised pessimism. Some see viable hope in the national dialogue initiative while the opposition reportedly called the move “bogus.” Supporters of the dialogue see it as an opportunity to resuscitate failed peace talks whilst giving chance to all South Sudanese to participate in the process of bargaining for peace. In this keynote address, Yusuf Kiranda explored the prospects of a national dialogue in restoring peace and civility in South Sudan. more…

September 13, 2017