Event Reports

THE AGENDA 2063 AND DEVELOPMENT IN UGANDA

The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives interrogates Agenda 2063 visa-vie the other development frameworks.

In 2013, African heads of government agreed to form an agenda that would guide national development frameworks of the member states in achieving certain development aspirations that the continent is aiming to attain over the next 50 years.

PRIVATE SECTOR AND CLIMATE CHANGE FORUM

Understanding the required leadership of Private Sector in addressing climate change in Uganda

It is now an “inconvenient truth” that Climate Change is a major threat to development in Uganda and beyond. There is no longer any doubt that the global climate system is changing. Apart from the roles played by the governments and civil society organizations, the Private sector is recognized globally not only as a gate-keeper, but also a leader in the efforts to address climate change.

REGIONAL DEBATING SERIES ON YOUTH PARTICPATION IN POLITICAL PROCESSES

Beyond Elections: Fostering and Sustaining Constructive Youth Political Engagement.

The Lira debate was a second in the 2016 debating series which seeks to evaluate youth engagement in the 2016 polls as well as identify and document strategies for a more constructive and sustained youth political engagement beyond elections. The debate is also build-up into the 2016 annual youth conference portended for May 2016, which will also address the same topic from a national perspective.

STRENGTHENING ACCOUNTABILITY, INCREASING PARTICIPATION

GAIN-Uganda to develop civic education measures targeting the local level

GAIN-Uganda intends to scale up its civic education engagement with the community as one of the ways to promote good governance and accountability at the local level in Uganda. GAIN- Uganda is comprised of local organisations that have interest in promoting accountability at the local level. The membership which is spread across 11 districts of Uganda provides a wide reaching effect once effective strategies and tools for engaging the public are developed.

MULTIPARTYISM AND GOOD GOVERNANCE IN UGANDA

The role of appointed and elected leaders in promoting good governance in a multiparty system at the district level

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) together with the Directorate of National Guidance (DNG) hold a two day workshop for elected and appointed leaders on their role in promoting good governance in a multiparty system.

MBARARA UNIVERSITY GUILD PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

NURTURING A NEW BREED OF YOUNG LEADERS IN UGANDA

The debate aimed at nurturing and inculcating the key tenets of democratic electoral competition amongst the young Ugandan elite who are in this case viewed as the next generation of the country’s politicians and election managers. A series of student dialogues and intellectual engagement organized in partnership with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG), the 2016 Mbarara University of Science and Technology Guild Presidential debate contest brought together eight guild presidential aspirants and offered them a leveled ground to lay their political manifestos.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE IN UGANDA

Social Media for Effective Local Government Service Delivery

With the deepening of internet penetration and the increasing popularity of social media, technical savviness is a necessity if such platforms are to be used as a democracy advancement tool. During a three days residential workshop, 20 senior local government officials including the Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs), District Information Officers and Community Development Officers from 5 districts of Eastern Uganda received a special and practical training on social media usage to enhance their skills of using these platforms as a tool for improving local government service delivery.

2016 MAKERERE UNIVERSITY GUILD PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

Promoting democratic principles and values by deepening the debate culture in Uganda’s Leadership Competition

An annual event organized in partnership with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG), the 2016 Makerere University Guild Presidential debate contest brought together 12 guild presidential aspirants and offered a contest for formal argumentation and a ground for intellectual engagement on their campaign manifestos.

CO-OPERATION FOR POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

Fostering Constructive Youth Political Engagement through Organisations

Together with our partner, the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG), we held a public debate at the Civil Service College in Jinja to discuss mechanisms for enforcing effective and meaningful cooperation among youth groups and organizations. The debate which attracted 120 participants, mostly students and young leaders from Busoga University and the Jinja Branch of Makerere University offered an exciting learning and dialogue platform on topical issues related to political and organizational development.

IN LIGHT OF PEACEFUL ELECTIONS IN UGANDA

A Spoken Word Poem on Peaceful Elections in Uganda

Between 1990 and 2015, more than half of the over 300 elections held in Africa were characterized as violent. In this spoken word piece Donnas Ojok explores the context of electoral violence and implores every rightful thinking Africa not to be naïve about the dangers electoral violence pose.

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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