Event Reports

Politicians and Academics Make Strong Call for Judicial Resolution Rather than Election Violence

Benedicto Kiwanuka Memorial Lecture 2015

On 13 October 2015, the Foundation for African Development and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Uganda and South Sudan organized a lecture on the possibility of election violence in Uganda and what measures can be taken to prevent it.

Strengthening the Network of KAS Scholarship Holders and Alumni

Networking Meeting of Current Scholarship Holders and Alumni

For more than a decade the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) has been giving out scholarships for distance learning programmes at the Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) in the fields of Democracy and Development Studies and Local Governance for students from Uganda and South Sudan. The meeting of current scholarship holders and alumni was held to improve the communication between the scholarship holders and KAS as well as building a stronger network among scholarship holder and alumni.

Emerging Leaders Discussing the Post 2015 Era

The Potential of the Sustainable Development Goals for Young People in Uganda

The LéO Africa Forum in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator organised a conference for emerging young leaders. The Emerging Leaders Forum gave youth representatives, CSOs and political and economic stakeholders the opportunity to discuss the role, challenges and potential of young people in the post 2015 era.

Youth Need to Use Their Full Potential, Demand Debaters

Kickoff of a Countrywide Youth Debate Series in Jinja

The University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invited students and youth leaders from the Eastern Region of Uganda to have a discussion on youth participation in democratic governance. Besides current challenges the youth is facing, the students also talked about possible solutions to fight the identified problems.

Young Leaders Think Tank Second Residential Workshop

Uganda’s Compliance to the EAC Common Market Protocol with Regard to Free Movement of Labour

The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives (Think Tank) discussed the Free Movement of Labour within the EAC during its second residential two days workshop. Members of the Think Tank discussed a draft paper of the EAC-working group and provided deeper research which will be included in the final paper.

Training Workshop for Young Debaters

Kampala Training Kicks Off Regional Youth Debate Initiatives

In a bid to foster spaces for constructive engagement of young women and men in political discourses, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) have launched a youth debates initiative. The platform presents a cross-ideological forum for debating challenges to youth political participation and generating solutions.

Consolidating Democracy and Social Order through Political Coalitions

Prospects and Challenges for „The Democratic Alliance” (TDA)

The University Forum on Governance in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung successfully held a dialogue on the 17th of September 2015 in Makerere University. The dialogue analysed pre-election coalitions in Africa by using examples from other countries as well as the current pre-election coalition in Uganda and their impact on democratic stabilisation. The dialogue combined scientific analysis with political discussions and attracted an audience of around 200 participants.

Stakeholders Demand for More Investment in Tourism

Fourth conference on the sustainable use of oil and gas in Uganda held

On 15th September 2015, KAS in cooperation with the LéO Africa Forum hosted its fourth conference on the sustainable use of oil and gas in Uganda. This year’s conference, just like the one last year, was organized and implemented in cooperation with the LéO Africa Forum. The question that was deliberated on and sparked lively debates was that of mutually beneficial coexistence of the extractive industries sector with other sectors of the society, such as agriculture or tourism.

Women’s Participation in Politics

Grass Roots Citizens Conversation in Apac District

ACFODE and KAS organized grass roots citizens conversations in three Ugandan districts as voter education ahead of the 2016 general elections. Between 9th and 10th September 2015, the conversations took place in Ibuje and Akokoro Sub-Counties in Apac, as well as in Butebo and Kasodo Sub-Counties in Pallisa.

Young Leaders Think Tank Residential Workshop

Young People and their Participation in Agriculture

This year, the Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives (Think Tank) is discussing the issues of EAC integration and youth participation in agriculture. During a two day residential workshop, the members of the Think Tank discussed the paper on agriculture in preparation for further engagement with policy makers and subsequent publication.

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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