Event Reports

Workshop on Alternative Approaches to Democratization in the Greater Horn of Africa

16th - 17th August 2016

The workshop was held in Nairobi and brought together jurists, business representatives and further academics from across the whole region of the Greater Horn of Africa: Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Uganda, Somalia, Somaliland and South Sudan.

Prosecuting Sexual Violence Crimes in National and International Contexts: Exchanging Experiences and Expertise

4th - 5th August 2016

The conference was held at Strathmore University in Nairobi by the Strathmore Institute of Advanced Studies in International Criminal Justice (SIASIC). It brought together experts coming from the legal system, the NGOs that work on the ground and the medical sector. Together they presented what they have accomplished so far in that field and which challenges concerning the topic of sexual violence are ought to be fought. A detailed report can be downloaded here.

Conference on the Implementation of Modern African Constitutions

Konferenz in Pretoria (Südafrika) von 23.-24.Juni 2016

This conference organized by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung under the auspices of its Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa, in collaboration with the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa, sought to provide a better understanding of the challenges to constitutional implementation in Africa so as to draw attention to the causes of regression in constitutionalism and endeavour to suggest solutions to the same.

Haki Na Sheria Dialogue Forum - The Elections 2017

The Elections 2017 - Is Kenya ready?

This is a regular early breakfast dialogue forum that addresses various topical issues pertinent to the rule of law from political, legal, social and economic angles. Various stakeholders met on 12/4/2016 to assess Kenya´s preparedness for the 2017 elections.

Haki Na Sheria Dialogue Forum - Public Private Partnership

How Public Private Partnership can offer a sustainable Approach to developing Kenya’s Infrastructure

This is a regular early breakfast dialogue forum that addresses various topical issues pertinent to the rule of law from political, legal, social and economic angles. On 5th April 2016, Mr. Stefan Kauder, Senior Advisor on Public Private Partnerships at the World Bank shared his thoughts on the role of PPPs in infrastructure development in Kenya and the requisite legal regime. In attendance were entrepreneurs from both public and private sectors, scholars, legal practitioners among others.

Regional Workshop for National Human Rights Commissions in the SADC-Region on the Restoration of the SADC-Tribunal

in Gabarone, Botswana von 24.-25. Februar 2016

This is a summary report of the workshop that was held from 24-25 February 2016 in Gaborone, Botswana. It comprises of a summary of the papers presented at the workshop, the discussions that ensued and the conclusions and recommendations from the workshop.

The Agreement of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris: Challenges and Opportunities for Africa

Konferenz in Kigali, Ruanda von 10.-11. Februar 2016

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) under the aegis of its Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa in cooperation with The Development and Rule of Law Programme (DROP) of the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, convened a conference in Kigali, Rwanda, from 10 to 11 February 2016, to reflect on the challenges and opportunities for Africa in the context of the Agreement of the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference, COP 21 (Paris Agreement).


As part of its closing ceremony, the ICTR in collaboration with KAS hosted a high-level roundtable discussions that were moderated by the ICTR Prosecutor and other high-level officials from national and international organizations. Participants included judges, attorneys general, prosecutors among others mainly from African countries that have successfully implemented the principle of complementarity through the development of meaningful accountability measures at the national level.


The importance of promoting the rule of law as relates to investments and development has gained recognition in recent years. Promoting the rule of law requires measures to ensure adherence to the principles of supremacy of the law, equality before the law, accountability to the law, fairness in the application of the law, separation of powers, public participation in decision-making, access to information, access to justice, legal certainty, avoidance of arbitrariness, and procedural and legal transparency.


This year's Annual Jurists' Conference on the theme ACHIEVING GENDER EQUALITY IN POLITICAL PROCESSES, FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE: LESSONS FOR AFRICA was jointly organized by The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists and the National Gender Equality Commission and brought together state and non-state political and electoral policy-makers, members of parliament, judges, lawyers, scholars and civil society representatives from various African countries. Dr. Maureen Mwanawasa, former first lady of the Republic of Zambia opened the conference.

About this series

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.

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