Event Reports

2018 Uganda Social Media Conference

Democracy and Civic Engagement in the New Age of Civic Engagement

On June 28, the fourth edition of Uganda’s largest Social Media Conference was convened at Mackinnon Suites. 400 guests, speakers and exhibitors gathered to take part in a discourse on digital (dis) information and its impact on democratic processes. This year, a new multifaceted format was adopted with three parallel workshop sessions which were followed by insightful speeches, panel discussions and various debates.

The importance of self-governance in building a powerful multiparty system in Uganda

The third workshop this year on good governance in a multiparty system at district level highlighted possibilities how participants may assume their role in becoming active, patriotic and effective leaders, thereby successfully fulfilling their duties in fostering civic education in their communities.

Harnessing Digitalization for the development of Agricultural value chains in Uganda

It’s not common that you find Agriculturalists discussing digital engagements in theirgatherings in Uganda. If it’s not dwelling on pests and diseases, they are probably talkingabout weather effects, produce handling, market access and other elements of the valuechain.

South Sudanese Journalists in Uganda trained on Hate Speech Mitigation and Mobile Reporting

South Sudan finds itself mired in a complex web of social, economic and politicalconundrums that require multi-stakeholder approaches to find sustainable solutions.Journalists are one such stakeholder that plays crucial roles in creating avenues not only forsensitizing the general public and promoting access to information which is a fundamentalhuman right.

South Sudanese Artists and their role in Building Peace and National Unity

When artists use verbal and nonverbal communication strategies which challenge, teach and inspire, communities begin to idealize and disclose the hidden truths that are deeply rooted in their human experiences. It is upon this background that NoSSCOU, the network of south Sudanese civil society organizations in Uganda through their member organization, AnaTaban organized a public dialogue to discuss the role of the south Sudanese artists in promoting peace and national unity in the conflict ravaged country. The dialogue took place on 20th May 2018 at Makerere University.

KAS Scholars in Uganda reflect on the meaning of democracy and how to make it work

On 18th of May, 2018, scholars and the alumni members of our Scholarship program atUganda Martyrs University gathered in Kampala to reflect on the fundamentals of democraticgovernance and how to make it work for all.

Political Leadership Advancement for Kigezi Youth Leaders

On 12th March, 2018, 30 young leaders from Kigezi region were participants at day-long training on advocacy, social mobilization and political economy analysis. The training, part of our political leadership advancement project (PoLA LAB) with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) was the third in the series after previous ones held in Lango and Basoga sub-regions.

KABAKE@15: CELEBRATING 15YEARS OF COMMUNITY RADIO

REFLECTIONS ON RECOVERY IN NORTHERN UGANDA

April 2018 would mark fifteen years since the commencement of the Kabake community radio programme. Uniquely, this radio programme has been consistently supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung for all these years singlehandedly making it the longest most sponsored radio programme in Uganda.

Inspiring a generation of Young and Emerging Leaders in East Africa

As part of a flagship youth leadership programme with the LeO Africa Institute, supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Stanbic Bank, the second cohort of young and emerging leaders from the five EAC member states commenced their stimulating fellowship expedition in mid-April 2018.

Training for Journalists and Human Rights Activists on access to Information

From 16th - 18th April 2018, a workshop on Access to Information Act was held in Mbarara district hosted by KAS in cooperation with Hub for Investigative Media (HIM) to widen the knowledge of Journalists and Human Rights activists about the provisions of the constitutional instrument.

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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