2015

Enabling Youth Structures and Youth Participation at the District Level

by Anna Hoffmann

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.

2015

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.

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.

2015

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

by Awel Uwihanganye

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.

2015

Capacity Building for a Growing CSO Network

by Maike Messerschmidt

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.

2015

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

by Awel Uwihanganye

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.

2015

Youth Discuss Peaceful, Free, and Fair Elections

by Maike Messerschmidt

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”.

2015

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.

2015

Capacity Building as Preparations for the 2016 General Elections

by Maike Messerschmidt

(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.

2015

Stakeholders Meeting in Discussion of Pension Sector Reforms

by Awel Uwihanganye

Rethinking Pension Sector Reforms as a Means of Strengthening Social Security Sector Frameworks in Uganda
On May 7th 2015, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Uganda and South Sudan convened a high level stakeholders meeting to discuss the reforms being proposed in the pension sector in Uganda with the goal of contributing to strengthening social security frameworks in the country. The round table meeting was convened in line with KAS efforts of promoting the concept of Social Market Economy around the world. The Social Market Economy idea considers balancing economic growth and the preservation of individual and market freedoms with social justice.