2017

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.

2017

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.

2017

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.

2017

New Windhoek Dialogue

by Christoph Plate

Konferenz der Mitte-Rechts-Parteien aus Afrika und Europa vor dem 5. AU-EU-Gipfel
Wie sich das Verhältnis zwischen Afrika und Europa durch die Flüchtlingskrise und den zunehmenden chinesischen Einfluss entwickelt, haben mehr als 50 Parlamentarier und Parteienvertreter aus Afrika und Europa beim New Windhoek Dialogue in der Elfenbeinküste diskutiert.

2017

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.

2017

POLITICAL PARTIES NOT PROVIDING SUFFICIENT SPACE FOR YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN POLITICAL PROCESSES

While youth constitute a significant percentage of Uganda’s population, their participation in national governance and policy discussions continues to be very low. The Northern Region Youth Debate hosted at Gulu University on the 22nd of September 2017 revisited the debate on youth participation within political parties in Uganda. It was organised in partnership with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG).

2017

GOOD GOVERNANCE AND MULTIPARTYISM

THE ROLE OF APPOINTED AND ELECTED LEADERS IN PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNANCE IN A MULTI PARTY SYSTEM AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL
Despite the reintroduction of multipartyism to Uganda over a decade ago, shortcomings in democratic practice still prevail, both on a local and a national level. Furthermore, the last general elections held in early 2016 stood out for the high numbers of elected leaders entering office for the first time. In order to spread awareness on the functions of democracy in a multiparty system and ensure better service delivery to ordinary citizens, the Directorate of National Guidance, together with KAS, have set out to facilitate workshops for elected councilmembers across the country.

2017

Hochrangige Vertreter von Oppositionsparteien aus Uganda in Deutschland

Studien- und Dialogprogramm vom 10. - 16.09.2017
Auf Einladung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung sind in dieser Woche hochrangige Vertreter von Oppositionsparteien aus Uganda zu Gast in Berlin und Dresden. Das Programm soll die internationale Vernetzung fördern und interessierte deutsche Vertreter aus Politik und Zivilgesellschaft für die Lage in Uganda sensibilisieren.