Event Reports - Uganda Office
The Young Leaders Think Tank launches its research topics for 2017
The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives is a group of highly qualified and committed young Ugandans from varied professional backgrounds. They aim to generate new policy ideas on issues that affect the young people in the country and to enhance youth participation in governance and policy formulation. On the first weekend of March, the Think Tank met for a residential workshop in order to enable a productive start into a new year of research and to broaden its capacity for effective public engagement.
LEADERSHIP BEYOND POLITICAL AFFILIATION FOR BETTER SERVICE DELIVERY
Responsible citizenship, pluralism and cooperation across the political divide
In the second round of “the DNG signature” workshops for local leaders, KAS continues to promote measures aimed at strengthening local leaders in partnership with the Ministry of information, ICT and National Guidance to promote good governance. The workshop series are aimed at breaking the barriers between the elected and appointed leaders at the local level in a bid to smoothen service delivery.
Empowering district councillors to advocate for women's rights
Action for Development and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung facilitated workshops in Pallisa and Apac in order to encourage and empower district leaders to effectively advocate for women’s and girls’ interests in their political work.
“Leadership comes with responsibility, not opportunity” – The Young & Emerging Leaders Fellowship
On 25th-26st of February 2017, the Y&ELP started a fellowship program designed to train values of self-advancement, integrity, social responsibility, and socioeconomic transformation for passionate and young emergent leaders. In a bid to build quality networks of transformative leaders on the continent, the LéO Africa Institute is committed to providing platforms that train and harness ideas in order to stimulate the energy of young and emerging leaders into engines for growth and transformation.
“There is no way Local Governments Officials can run away from Social Media”
Social Media for improved local governance and service delivery in Uganda
Despite closeness to their constituencies which should ensure better service delivery and accountability, local government units in Uganda face a gigantic communication roadblock which makes the concept of citizen-state engagement in the country an illusory catchphrase. This gap presents a unique opportunity to use social media to advance better local governance and better service delivery.
REGIONAL YOUTH DEBATE: WHEN THE DEMOGRAPHIC ADVANTAGE IS NOT BEING TRANSLATED INTO POLITICAL POWER
On the 8th of January, an enthusiastic discussion at Busitema University with University students from Eastern Uganda Universities interrogating whether or not political parties are providing the right platform for youth participation in politics started the 2017 Regional Debate Series, a project co-implemented with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG).
JOURNAL OF AFRICAN DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT, SECOND EDITION
In recognition of the need to generate new ideas and knowledge and promote conversations on democracy and development in Africa, we are happy to continue our partnership with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) in order to support scholarly thoughts and perspectives on these crucial issues. The initiative of the Journal of African Democracy and Development (JADD) is motivated by the need to promote African scholarship by African writers, living and working Africa, to provide a scientific understanding of the patterns and dynamics of democracy and development.
BETWEEN INTEGRATION AND REPATRIATION: SUSTAINABLE REFUGEE POLICY IN UGANDA
CONCLUSIVE ROUNDTABLE OF THE “YOUNG LEADERS THINK TANK”
Since decades the region of the East African Community (EAC) deals with massive forced migration and still countries like Uganda remain remarkable liberal in their refugee policies. The “Young Leaders Think Tank on Policy Alternatives Roundtable on Sustainable Economic Approaches to Refugee Policy and Management in Uganda and the Region” met in Protea Hotel, Kampala for a final conclusive meeting in 2016.
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