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Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Open Day 2021

„Politics and trust“

The work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation: focusing on participation, representation, security, and innovation.

Online-Seminar

Independence of the Judiciary in Sub Saharan Africa

Assessing the current situation of the Independence of the Judiciary in Sub Saharan Africa. Register here: bit.ly/JudiciaryAfrica

Online-Seminar

SEXUAL GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

SEXUAL GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN TIMES OF COVID-19 IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Online-Seminar

IMPLICATIONS OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC REGULATIONS ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE RULE OF LAW IN AFRICA

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa in collaboration with the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, University of Pretoria is pleased to invite you to this online seminar that seeks to assess the impact of COVID-19 pandemic regulations on human rights and the rule of law in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Online-Seminar

Impact of COVID-19 on the Right to Health in Africa

This webinar will seek to interrogate the present health systems, evaluate the existing challenges from the legal and policy frameworks and consider emerging opportunities.

Online-Seminar

Women’s Land Rights and Development in Africa: Contesting Normative and Cultural Exclusion

INTRODUCING WOMEN’S LAND RIGHTS, NORMATIVE AND CULTURAL EXCLUSION IN AFRICA

This is a 3-part online seminar that seeks to create a platform for engagement on the structural relationship between formal and informal law in Africa as relates to property rights, land in particular, and how it is allocated and dispossessed. This will be discussed from the vantage point of gender. Interrogating how gendered access to land, has been and continues to be delineated through law in post-colonial Africa. The sessions will cover inter alia co-ownership, joint-registration, equality and inheritance, budgets and the political commitment to equitable access, legal recognition of customary land tenure and women’s rights as well as women’s participation in land administration.

Online-Seminar

WEBINAR - IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN EASTERN, SOUTHERN AND WEST AFRICA

This webinar will seek to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on the rule of law and human rights in Africa with particular emphasis on Access to Justice in Eastern, Southern and West Africa. Webinar on Southern Africa will be held on 3rd June 2020 between 10am - 1pm (SAT) while the one on Eastern and West Africa will be held on 4th June 2020 between 10am - 1pm (EAT).

Expert conference

Southern Africa after the Election Year 2019

In May 2019 the African National Congress (ANC) won another, though this time unconvincing, electoral victory in South Africa. President Ramaphosa has to deal with a difficult political and economic situation after the “State Capture” of the network around former president Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa’s “New Dawn” pledges of economic growth and anti-corruption have so far not been implemented with the desired effectiveness, not least due to intra-party disputes within the ANC. At the same time, the largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), struggles to find a new strategy after internal disputes and the election of a new leadership which raises new questions about the role of opposition parties and coalition building.

Workshop

WORKSHOP ON THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DURING ELECTIONS IN ETHIOPIA

The workshop intends to offer participants an opportunity to identify the most common and prevalent human rights violations during elections in Ethiopia with a view to devising effective and viable ways that CSOs can actively participate in the realization of free and fair elections as well as safeguarding fundamental human rights and freedoms during electioneering period.

Expert conference

Conference on International Law and Justice for Victims of the Gross Human Rights Violation of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

The Conference will seek to address the central question: Does the current international legal framework provide adequate recourse for victims of sexual and gender-based violence?

Annual Workshop of KAS' African Group of Experts on International Criminal Justice held in Arusha, Tanzania

15th-16th September 2016

KAS’ African Group of Experts on International Criminal Justice comprises individuals drawn from various parts of Sub-Saharan Africa working as scholars, researchers and/or practitioners in the field of international criminal law. This group meets annually to discuss pertinent matters related to international criminal justice from the African perspective, in addition to peer-reviewing their respective articles that are published annually.

4th Stellenbosch Seminar on Constitutionalism in Africa (SASCA) about Decentralization

7th-9th Septemeber 2016

The conference was held in the beginning of September in Stellenbosch (South Africa) in the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) and brought together academics from across the continent including South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, DRC, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Namibia as well as experts from overseas whose work is focused on the African continent. The African countries discussed included Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, DRC, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Egypt, Tunisia and Mozambique.

Regional Conference on Requirements for an independent and effective Judiciary in Sub-Saharan Africa

Young legal Researchers from Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania & Uganda discuss issues in criminal&civil proceedings

The Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organized a regional conference for young legal researchers from Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to exchange their experiences and expertise regarding requirements for an independent and effective judiciary. The conference was held on 2nd and 3rd September 2016 in Nairobi.

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).