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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


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

The 2017 #UgandaSocialMedia Conference Report

In June 2017, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) – Uganda Country Office, held the third session of the annual Uganda Social Media Conference to provide a platform for deepening and expanding discussions around challenges that arise from social media use, but also to explore new perspectives on the same. more…

Event Reports | August 9, 2017


Civic education remains an important issue often neglected in Ugandan politics, despite the importance of political literacy and the engagement of all citizens in order for democracy to function properly. The goal, therefore, of the Governance Accountability Civil Society Network (GAIN) is to empower individuals and communities across the country to fully understand and practice their duties as citizens. Together with KAS, GAIN Uganda launched the Democracy Workbook in June 2017. more…

Event Reports | August 9, 2017

Youth interventions ought to be mainstreamed

Most conversations on youth have only focussed on what needs to be done and what is missing. It is commonplace for example, to find young people demanding for new policies, new programmes, new departments, to mention a few. What has been missing however, is a nuanced reflection of what is there in terms of policies and programmes, and what these have achieved. Or where they have failed and why. The fourth annual national youth conference organised in partnership with the University Forum on Governance endeavoured to address this. more…

Event Reports | July 26, 2017