Event Reports

Women's Engagement in the Media: An Uphill Battle

At the final #WomenInMediaUG event of the year, we took stock of women's constructive engagement in the media sector and identified a number of challenges, such as lack of representation and mentorship, that still remain.

Youth Participation Should Go Beyond Political Party Confines

At a roundtable discussion held on Thursday, 23rd November 2017 in partnership with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) at Makerere Institute of Social Research – Makerere University, youth upheld the need to expand their participation outside the boundaries of political parties.

Refugees – social burden or economic opportunity?

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 impact of refugees in the country was at the center of the #OpenDoorsUG public dialogue, which included a panel discussion and a variety of Ubuntu Talks.

Appointed and Elected Leaders Working Together In A Multiparty System

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung held a two day workshop together with the Directorate of National Guidance to educate district leaders from Katakwi, Soroti and Amuria on their roles in the multiparty system.

Youth encouraged to embrace dialogue as JEEMA retains IYOP Football Championship

The 11th of November was an activity packed day at KCCA FC grounds as youth from eight political parties participated in an interparty youth league football tournament. The tournament started with a public dialogue on the theme “Youth as key stakeholders in peace building and development”. The annual tournament aims at promoting a spirit of peaceful co-existence and reducing violent political participation which is common among the youth. It was organised in partnership with Interparty Youth Platform and the International Republican Institute (IRI).

Empowering Young Women to Make Their Voices Heard in Politics

A two-day training for Secretaries for Female Affairs from eastern Uganda was held in cooperation with the National Youth Council in Soroti. It was aimed at influencing and informing the opinions of newly-elected female youth leaders to champion the women’s youth agenda in Uganda and to enhance their understanding of the professional ethics of being a youth leader.

KAS Scholarships - Enabling Young Leaders To Become Drivers For Positive Change

The Network Meeting held for current and former holders of the scholarship between KAS and Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) focused on transformative leadership and offered useful networking opportunities for all participants.

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR EFFECTIVE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AT LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEVELS

With increased access to internet and social media usage around the country, local governments can tap into these platforms to facilitate their work and increase citizen participation in development and other related projects.

INCLUSIVENESS AND PROPER COORDINATION KEY TO GREEN GROWTH STRATEGY

A roundtable conversation held at Golden Tulip Hotel was aimed at stimulating discussions in linking the principles of a Social Market Economy to the implementation of the National Green Growth strategy in Uganda. The discussion included policy makers, representatives from the private sector, government, CSOs, as well as academicians.

GOVERNANCE UNDERLINED AS UGANDA’S MAIN CHALLENGE TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION, ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE

An experts’ roundtable by UNIFOG addressed Uganda’s climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience strategy. Participants noted that several climate change response policies and actions are underway. However, governance gaps in the form of limited capacities, poor coordination, and corruption present major challenges.

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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