Event Reports - Uganda Office
Talking about Peace Building & National Unity in South Sudan with South Sudanese Church Leaders
On 10.04.2018, we collaborated with the Network of South Sudan Civil SocietyOrganisations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) to organize a roundtable discussion on the role of theSouth Sudan church leaders in Uganda in promoting peacebuilding and national unity.Various church leaders from South Sudan assembled to critically evaluate, learn and rethinkabout their work and what they can do to reduce the emotional and psychological impact ofthe conflict on South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.
Less talk, more action for better service delivery greater masaka region
The signature civic education training for appointed and elected leaders took place inMasaka from 27 th to 28 th March 2018 with participants from Kyotera, Kalungu and Masakadistricts.
PoLA-Lab goes to Iganga, Eastern Uganda
“Now I know politics is more than elections and political parties”
Ugandan youth make up almost half of the voting population. However, youth voices have failed to be reflected in policy outcomes, especially youth interest areas like education, health services and employment. Youth rarely come together to collectively pursue common interests, the result of a lack of coordination as well other resources. Although reforms have created a number of leadership spaces for youth to participate in national governance and development.
How digitization enhances development & growth of agriculture value chains in Uganda
On 29th of March, KAS cooperated with its partner ACTADE (African Center for Trade and Development) to host a roundtable discussion at Sheraton Hotel Kampala and to come up with ideas on how to digitize agricultural value chains in Uganda. Experts and practitioners discussed about challenges and opportunities to support the growth and development of the agriculture sector.
Young female leaders are eager to shape the women´s youth agenda in Uganda
On 14th to 16th of March the National Youth Council in cooperation with KAS hosted a training of Secretaries for Female Affairs in Arua, in order to enhance and professionalize female participation in Ugandan politics. The 2-days training was organized to give a platform to young women leaders to address challenges and receive skills for sustainable conflict resolution and to actively participate and shape the democratic processes in Uganda.
Making the Access to Information law work towards improving local governances in Uganda
On the 12th to 14th march 2018, Hub for Investigative Media (HIM) with support from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) carried out a sensitization training on access to information that targeted local government officials such as Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) and District Information Officers (DIOs) from the districts of Jinja, Bugiri, Buyende, Luuka, Kamuli, Kaliro and Mayuge in eastern Uganda to empower them with the access to information law and regulations.
Mobilisation and Advocacy: Keys to Effective Youth Political Participation
On 03 March, the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) partnered to hold the first POLA-LAB workshop in Lira, Northern Uganda. The platform for political leadership advancement aims to mentor effective young political and community leaders by training them in the areas of political and social mobilisation, advocacy and political economy analysis.
Understanding the High Level Revitalization Forum and Its Mediation Role in the South Sudan Conflict
On the 2nd March 2018, the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NOSSCOU) organized a public dialogue to discuss the role of the current IGAD mediated High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF). The dialogue, co-organized with the International Youth for Africa (IYA) and supported by KAS brought together 160 South Sudanese politicians from both SPLM-IO and SPLM-IG and civil society actors with a core aim of stimulating constructive conversations about the prospects of the HLRF talks and its likely implications to receive peace in the conflict ravaged country.
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