Event Reports - Uganda Office
Inspiring the Next Generation of Media Professionals in Uganda
In 2017, we partnered with Media Challenge Initiative and the DW-Akademie to implement the Media Challenge Academy project which took us to over 20 universities and media institutes in Uganda providing practical training and lessons on broadcast journalism to a total of 500 students. At both the Media Challenge Expo where students showcased their skills and at the Media Challenge Awards night were best students were recognized, up to 1,000 students, most of them undertaking media studies actively participated.
Achieving Peace in South Sudan: What Role for Civil Society?
Since the outbreak of violence in South Sudan in 2013, attempts at achieving lasting peace have been unsuccessful and criticized for not including all relevant stakeholders. KAS hosted a roundtable with representatives of South Sudanese women, youth, artists and religious leaders to explore how CSOs can contribute to achieving sustainable peace in the country.
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.
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