Publications

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MULTIPARTYISM IN UGANDA

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

The last general elections held in early 2016 stood out for the high numbers of elected leaders entering office for the first time. Furthermore, despite the reintroduction of multipartyism over a decade ago, shortcomings in democratic practice still prevail, both on a local and a national level. 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 | August 29, 2017

A home away from home?

Exploring the situation of South Sudan 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. The report furthermore highlights critical issues that need to be addressed regarding refugee protection and management including the support Uganda urgently needs. It suggests the need to address pervasive violence by focussing on state building within the great lakes region as the longterm solution to a refuge situation that is potentially exploding beyond existing capacities for response. more…

Donnas Ojok | August 26, 2017

Uganda's Refugee Management Approach within the EAC Policy Framework.

This paper provides a comprehensive review of East Africa refugee management framework both from legal, economic and political angles. In doing so, the paper provides a comparative analysis of different refugee management approaches in five East African members. more…

Donnas Ojok | August 25, 2017

INTERGENERATIONAL DIALOGUE

Harnessing the Demographic Divide to Enhance Youth Participation and Gender Equality

Uganda has one of the highest population growth rates and one of the youngest populations in the world. Youth participation, and especially that of the female youth, is crucial for the sustainment and endurance of the Ugandan society. However, while institutional provisions on youth participation in politics and policy-making do exist, issues of underrepresentation, unemployment, exploitation, and inadequate education, still prevail. more…

Event Reports | August 22, 2017

REVIEWING EAST AFRICA'S REFUGEE MANAGEMENT APPROACHES

The various conflicts across eastern Africa have not only put a strain on the countries engulfed in violence, but also their neighbouring countries, who must handle the influx of refugees into their communities amidst already existing domestic economic hurdles. The East African Community’s (EAC) lack of a common framework on refugee management has made for great inconsistencies on policy and practice among the different member states. more…

Event Reports | August 22, 2017