Event Reports

JEEMA wins the interparty youth soccer challenge 2016

The interparty youth platform challenges the thinking that youth cannot work together regardless of their political affi

On the 22nd October 2016, eight political parties that constitute the Interparty Youth Platform (IYOP) decided to play soccer in a bid to promote peace and tolerance. It was the first time these youth from across the political divide took such a bold step to engage each other based on fair play and fair rules.

Boosting Exports: Reversing Uganda’s Trade Deficit

Private Sector Forum on the role of industry in Uganda’s quest for economic growth

Uganda is burdened with a trade deficit – and it is growing. This deficit in exports is harmful to Uganda’s development, employment situation and society. How can Uganda nevertheless turn itself into a big exporter in the global economy? And which role does the private sector play in this regard? To discuss these questions, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Uganda, in cooperation with the African Center for Trade and Development (ACTADE), organized the Private Sector Forum 19th October in Imperial Royale Hotel for the second time this year.

The KAS scholarship programme gave my career a new direction

Annual KAS scholarship and Alumni holder meeting in Kampala

Since 2001, the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation continues to offer scholarships to students in the various fields related to democracy in partnership with the Uganda Martyr's University, Nkozi. On 14th of October the annual KAS scholarship and Alumni holder meeting took place in Kampala. The programme supports the studies in Democracy & Development, Governance & Human Rights as well as the newly introduced Research & Public Policy offered at undergraduate and post graduate levels.

National Youth Council Orientation Meeting for Secretaries for Female Youth Affairs in Iganga

YOUNG FEMALE LEADERS RECEIVE WORKSHOP ON CAPACITY BUILDING IN IGANGA

In Corporation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 23 elected Secretaries for Female Youth Affairs of the National Youth Council (NYC) met from 4th until 6th of October at Continental Hotel in Iganga. The meeting not only created a platform for the participants to share challenges that they face and the solutions they have come up with but also gave them the opportunity to strengthen their problem solving and leadership skills they have used in the past few months that they have been in youth leadership.

Roundtable Discussion on Effective Youth Participation

Beyond elections: fostering and sustaining constructive youth political engagement

On 04th October, a roundtable discussion on constructive youth political engagement was held by the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Uganda and the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG). Under the theme “Beyond elections: fostering and sustaining constructive youth political engagement” the roundtable brought together distinguished youth from the academia, political parties, civil society and government. UNIFOG and KAS representatives, including special guest Miriam Fischer, Desk Officer of KAS Headquarters in Berlin too were present to discuss prospects for youth mobilization in Uganda.

Harnessing Youth Energies in Promoting Gender Equality and Good Governance

Encouraging university students to eloquently voice their opinion and engage in political participation through debate

ACFODE and KAS continue to encourage youth participation in the governance of their country. Between 4th and 6th October, KAS supported the annual Inter institutional debate competitions held at Nob View Hotel. This year's theme was harnessing youth energies in promoting gender equality good governance. Makerere University was crowned the champions for 2016.

Strengthening the democratisation in Uganda

NGO-representatives from Uganda visit Berlin and Bonn

How does good governance and local democracy work in Germany? Nine representatives from the African country visited Germany from 18th – 24th of September 2016 as guests of KAS in a “Germany seminar” to gain impulses for their work in their home country.

SOUTH SUDAN NATIONAL WOMEN'S STRATEGY

ENHANCING WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN VARIOUS DECISION MAKING STRUCTURES DURING AND AFTER THE TRANSITION PERIOD

The South Sudan National Women’s Strategy for enhancing women’s participation in decision-making during and after the Transitional Period is developed as a result of a lengthy rigorous consultative process with South Sudanese women from different sectors mentioned below.

WORKSHOP ON POLICY BRIEFS WITH YOUNG LEADERS THINK TANK FOR POLICY ALTERNATIVES

Young Leaders Think Tank receives training on producing effective policy recommendations

The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives is an initiative of KAS to enhance youth participation in governance and policy formulation in Uganda. The 25 members are young, highly qualified Ugandans engaged in different sectors and meet regularly to discuss important policy issues and develop policy papers (the last one on Agriculture was even presented to the Vice-Minister of Uganda). Therefore, developing skills to write well-structured and relevant policy briefs and blog posts was the goal of the two-day-workshop from 3rd to 4th September at Esella Country Hotel in Kampala.

REGIONAL YOUTH DEBATE SERIES GOES TO NKUMBA UNIVERSITY

Beyond Elections: Fostering and Sustaining Constructive Youth Political Engagement

Often times, many young people participate in political processes only during the election peaks. To inculcate youth participation at all times, we hold public dialogues and debates to continue providing a platform where youth can engage and discuss real political issues.

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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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