Event Reports

Strengthening Women's Participation in Politics

Grassroots Citizens Conversation with Citizens and Representatives in Kiboga District

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in cooperation with Action for Development (ACFODE) invited more than 160 citizens and representatives of Kibiga and Lwamata Sub-Counties in Kiboga District to have a discussion about the participation of women in politics and to popularize the National Women's Manifesto.

Enabling Youth Structures and Youth Participation at the District Level

Workshop with District Youth Councillors on the Challenges and Ways Forward for Youth Leadership

he Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) through their partnership with the National Youth Council (NYC) called Youth Councillors from 12 Districts in the Eastern Region together to hold a workshop on improving and enabling youth participation at the local level.

KAS Scholarship Holders Meeting for South Sudan 2015

Juba, South Sudan

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung held a meeting in South Sudan for KAS-Uganda Martyrs University Scholarship Holders. The meeting was aimed at strengthening the network of scholarship holders and alumni of South Sudan and building a stronger relationship to KAS. The event took place in Juba, south Sudan on Thursday 6 of August 2015.

KAS-ACFODE Training and Capacity Building for Aspiring Women Leaders

Pallisa District

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in conjunction with Action for Development (ACFODE) implemented the third in a series of workshops across the country, that aim at preparing aspiring women leaders to ready them for participation in the 2016 elections. The idea is to empower and motivate more women to run and enable them to effectively and efficiently campaign for themselves.The third workshop took place in the Eastern Uganda District of Pallisa from the 7th to the 10th of July 2015, at Kasodo and Butebo Sub-County Headquarters.

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung office in Uganda and South Sudan hosts Lively Social Media Conference

Conference was hosted in partnership with the African center for Media excellence (ACME) & CEMCOD

The discussion involving civil society, public communicators, and media focused on the social media phenomena, how it is influencing citizen – state relations, and challenges it presents to media reporting and dissemination of news. It conference held on July 14th 2015 at Kampala Serena Hotel. Over 178 participants attended the full day meeting.

Capacity Building for a Growing CSO Network

GAIN-Uganda Member Organisations Participate in Workshop

The political environment in Uganda and strategic alliance building were just two of the issues that were discussed at the capacity building workshop for member organisations (MOs) of the Governance and Accountability Inter-District CSO Network Uganda (GAIN-Uganda). The workshop took place from 1st to 4th of July 2015 and brought together one representative of each MO.

KAS engages Private Sector Players in discussion of attaining Inclusive Growth in Uganda

Conference Hosted in Conjunction with Private Sector Foundation-Uganda & Uganda Small Scale Industries Association-USSIA

The role of private sector players in engendering inclusive economic and social growth was at the center of the just concluded conference hosted by KAS in conjunction with Private Sector Foundation Uganda-PSFU, and Uganda Small Scale Industries Association-USSIA. The conference hosted at Protea Hotel on June 30th 2015 in Kampala included high level speakers such as the Minister of Trade Industry and Cooperatives Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, the Chairman of PSFU Mr. Patrick Bitature and 170 other participants.

Youth Discuss Peaceful, Free, and Fair Elections

2nd National Youth Conference Held at Makerere University

More than half of Uganda's population of voting age will be under 30 in the 2016 general elections. However, young people are not fully integrated in the democratic processes of the country and already today there are worrying trends that indicate that some degree of election violence seem likely in 2016. In light of these developments, KAS in cooperation with UNIFOG, CCG, and UYONET implemented a conference which brought together over 100 young people from all over the country and focused on the theme “2016 and beyond; Young people for a peaceful and credible election experience”.

Ugandan Political Delegation Visiting Berlin

Following an invitation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the "Stiftung für Grundwerte und Völkerverständigung", a group of political representatives from Uganda visited Berlin from 10 to 13 June. The 10 delegates wer led by Deputy Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah. Among others, the delegation included the chairman of the parliamentary Human Rights Committee, the speaker of the Ugandan delegates within the East African Legislative Assembly, and several Members of Parliament and advisors from different ministries.

Capacity Building as Preparations for the 2016 General Elections

(Aspiring) Female Politicians in Apac District Trained

From 19th to 21st May 2015, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Action for Development (ACFODE) implemented the second workshop in a series of workshops which aim at preparing aspiring women leaders and women who are already in elected office but are going to aim for higher offices for the 2016 general elections. By capacitating and empowering the participants, ACFODE and KAS hope to motivate more women to run, as well as to enable them to effectively and efficiently campaign for themselves.

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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