Event Reports


Interparty Youth Statement denouncing violence during the 2016 General Elections

Do young people have a voice in determining the peacefulness or violent tendencies of electoral democracy? Together with our partner, the Interparty Youth Platform (IYOP), we have been working tirelessly to ensure peaceful electoral processes in the buildup to the 2016 general elections. As such, we started a series of initiatives with the youth political wings of the various political parties in Uganda. The first initiative was holding a workshop to discuss the broad analytical and conceptual framework of electoral violence in the context of Africa.

Social Media no Replacement for Traditional Media, State Experts

KAS launch of reality check on social media and new year reception

On 22 January 2016, KAS Uganda and South Sudan invited its partners and friends to a festive launch of the eight edition of the successful publication series Reality Check. The collection of articles focuses on "Assessing the Impact of Social Media on Political Communication and Civic Engagement in Uganda". At the same time, the launch was KAS' new year reception and provided ample space for conversations and networking.


A journey of passion for a just society

In December 2015, Acfode celebrated 30 years of empowering women to be effective leaders in their different roles. With KAS's over 25 years partnership, many lives have been transformed making it worth celebrating the passion for a just society

Stimulating meaningful youth participation in agriculture – policy proposals for Uganda

Mind-set change will transform the youth perception on agriculture and thus interest them in joining the untapped source

The young leaders’ think tank for policy alternatives held a one day meeting to discuss policy proposals generated by the think tank with a cross section of experts working in the agriculture sector. The meeting which took place at Protea hotel on the 1st of December 2015, brought together over 40 experts in the agriculture sector including the academia

South Sudan Journalists urged to be patient with the fragile state in the world’s newest capital

Workshop for Journalists in Juba

KAS in partnership with the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) successfully held a four day training for journalists in South Sudan from 23 to 27 November 2015. Focusing on the role of the media in nation building and the promotion of sustainable peace in the world’s newest state, the media practitioners were skeptical about the government’s commitment to protect and promote the media in South Sudan. They called on their government to assure them of protection and also demonstrate to the media fraternity that they are a relevant player in the rebuilding of their country.

Decentralization as a Hindrance or a Catalyst for Sustainable Peace in South Sudan?

A Public Lecture by Hon. Betty Bigombe followed by a Panel Discussion

After an expert round table discussion in the morning of 19 November 2015, Hon. Betty Bigombe, Senior Director for Violence, Conflict and Fragility at the World Bank, held a public lecture on perspectives for sustainable peace and development in South Sudan at Makerere University. The University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invited students from Makerere University to the public lecture which was followed by a panel discussion.

Hon. Betty Bigombe Demands for a Stronger Involvement of Women in South Sudan’s Peace process

Round Table Discussion with Experts on Sustainable Peace and Development in the World’s Newest State

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invited experts from Uganda and South Sudan to discuss challenges and possibilities of the recent peace agreement in South Sudan. To find ways of a more effective work for KAS in South Sudan, the round table discussion contributed to identify promising areas for KAS to engage in a peaceful and democratic development in South Sudan. KAS was very glad to receive Hon. Betty Bigombe, Senior Director for Fragility, Conflict and Violence at the World Bank, as chief guest to give her input on the progress in South Sudan.

Addressing Leadership Problems in Karamoja

Follow up Workshop on Political Accountability and Good Governance in Moroto

The one and a half day follow up workshop organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in cooperation with the Governance and Accountability Inter-District CSO Network Uganda (GAIN-Uganda) was implemented to monitor the outcomes of a previous workshop, which had been taken place from 3 to 4 November 2015.

Students Demand for a Stop to the Blame Game when Discussing Youth Participation

Discussing effective youth participation in Mbarara

On 13 November 2015, the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) implemented the last of four youth debates in Mbarara and ended a successful countrywide series of youth debates. Students from the Western Region were invited to discuss meaningful youth engagement in democratic governance and find ways forward.

Debate Alumni Demand for Free and Fair Elections

Youth Democracy Forum Held to Celebrate ACFODE@30

On 10 November 2015, Action for Development (ACFODE) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) held a Youth Democracy Forum which did not only address civil society and party youth, but also alumni from different universities who participated in the KAS and ACFODE inter-university debating competitions in 2013.

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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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