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Young and Emerging Leaders Program Graduation: Transformative Leadership for Society

From 26 to 27 January, LéO Africa Institute hosted the graduation seminar at Lake Victoria Serena Resort for the inaugural class of their Young and Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. YELP brings together 20 outstanding thought leaders from Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda that have backgrounds in media, social entreprise, the arts, and business. more…

Event Reports | February 2, 2018

Debating about the structure of a post-conflict South Sudan

Due to continuous violence in South Sudan since the outbreak of the conflict in 2013, the IGAD countries will soon start the 2nd phase of the High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) to promote a revitalized and stable peace process within the country. Therefore, KAS in partnership with the Center for Peace and Justice and the African Youth Action Network (AYAN) organized another roundtable discussion at Makerere University. Different members of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) discussed about sustainable solutions for a good governance structure and security sector reform in South Sudan. more…

Event Reports | February 2, 2018

Call For Applications: Youth4Policy

Are you a highly motivated young Ugandan interested in policy analysis and research? Are you interested in doing high-quality research while receiving training, mentorship and further developing your professional skills? Do you want to become part of a network of promising young policy leaders? Then Youth4Policy is for you! more…

February 1, 2018

Achieving Sustainable Peace in South Sudan: Which Role Can Civil Society Play?

After the breakout of civil conflict in 2013, peace in the world's youngest country remains elusive. Previous peace negotiations have faltered while the complexity of the conflict has only increased. This synthesis report explores the challenges and opportunities for representatives of South Sudanese civil society, namely women, youth, religious groups and artists, to contribute to achieving sustainable peace. more…

January 22, 2018

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