Publications

A Cost or Benefit? Reviewing the Economic Impact of Hosting Refugees in Uganda

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 dimension of refugees in the country was at the center of the #OpenDoorsUG public dialogue on 21st November 2017 at Makerere University, Kampala. Based on the contributions at the dialogue, as well as additional literature and interviews, this synthesis report provides a deeper analysis on the economic impact of hosting refugees in Uganda. more…

December 22, 2017

Inspiring the Next Generation of Media Professionals in Uganda

In 2017, we partnered with Media Challenge Initiative and the DW-Akademie to implement the Media Challenge Academy project which took us to over 20 universities and media institutes in Uganda providing practical training and lessons on broadcast journalism to a total of 500 students. At both the Media Challenge Expo where students showcased their skills and at the Media Challenge Awards night were best students were recognized, up to 1,000 students, most of them undertaking media studies actively participated. more…

Event Reports | December 20, 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 and criticized for not including all relevant stakeholders. 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 in the country. more…

Event Reports | December 12, 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…

Event Reports | December 6, 2017

Youth Participation Should Go 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…

Event Reports | November 29, 2017