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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

Media Coverage of Sexual Violence and Exploitation in Ugandan Schools

#WomeninMediaUg

Ugandan media has been awashed with many stories about sexual exploitation whether at home, school or work places. Regardless of it's shape and form, sexual violence, abuse and exploitations are not only dehumanizing but also criminal acts. Moreover, perpetrating these acts against school going children/minors is even most disgraceful. As part of our #WomeninMediaUg meeting sessions, we held a roundtable discussion with selected members of academia, media and civil society in Uganda. more…

Donnas Ojok | Event Reports | September 6, 2017

Climate finance in Uganda and how the private sector can tap in it

Climate change is a global problem whose challenges will be met at local, regional and international levels. Ambitious climate action is therefore required to meet the goals and targets of the Paris Agreement. Uganda’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) require substantial financing from a variety of sources (public, private, and external). This implies an expanded role for both government and private sector to consider investments in green growth and renewable energy. more…

Event Reports | September 5, 2017

IS A NATIONAL DIALOGUE THE ANSWER TO SOUTH SUDAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE?

Since 2013, the world’s youngest nation has been engulfed in a brutal civil war. Since then, there have been a number of attempts to promote peace and dialogue; however, with the civil war now reaching its fourth year, the obstacles to peace multiply. In late 2016, President Salva Kiir initiated a National Dialogue which aimed to find a resolution to the conflict. However, the Dialogue was marred with issues even before it began this year. more…

Event Reports | September 4, 2017